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Now, it’s ‘No Muslims Need Apply’

The first Irish immigrants who sought refuge in the United States during the 1850s potato famine were the poorest of the poor, a despised minority capable of little more than unskilled labor.

Trump should remember the fates of LBJ and Nixon

On his way out of the White House last week, President Obama assured the country that all would be well. But Obama is not returning to Chicago, which is engulfed by the violence of social disintegration, nor even to Illinois, the most insolvent of states, and if everything were well he wouldn’t be delivering the White House to anyone like Donald Trump.

Plans are good, but so is action

In early January, consultant Goman+York of East Hartford issued a report with recommendations on how Winsted should proceed with economic development.

The report was issued after a Envision Winsted meeting was held at Town Hall in December, when more than 70 residents gave ideas for economic development and the important priorities the town should tackle.

The full 23-page report is available online at www.townofwinchester.org/sites/winchesterct/files/gomanyork_report_jan_2...

Longing for some sense from chaos

The land of the free and the home of the brave. I have wanted to support our new president. But I have two huge issues.

Mexico: When I was a child, at an age of perhaps eight, my father took us in our Studebaker station wagon to Tijuana, Mexico. He had bought some bags of candy. He wanted to show us, his children, how much different our lives were as Americans from those of other parts of the world.

Global Warming

George H. Haddad: Unsung excellence in medicine

Ever wonder about the people who make our health care system work at a time when reports of greed, fraud, profiteering and harmful malpractice are rampant and remedies are not advanced?

Dissent is patriotic

On Friday, Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.

On that day, protests against Trump’s inauguration were held throughout the Northwest Corner, including separate protests in New Hartford and Torrington.

The day after the inauguration, Saturday, Jan. 21, the Women’s March on Washington, D.C., was held.

Time for binding up the nation’s wounds

One thing is abundantly clear after the election. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are exactly the same — except that they are completely different.

That is, they are both really, really bad, but in different ways.

Trump was so erratic and ignorant during the campaign that no sane person could have voted for him. Hillary was so smug and evasive that no sane person could have voted for her either. Did you?

America first: Great and dreadful inaugural addresses over the centuries

It’s been a week since Donald Trump made what the eminent conservative columnist George Will called “the most dreadful inaugural address in history.” 

It was easily the most awful in my memory, but it prompted me to wonder about the competition. What other presidents have made truly terrible inaugural addresses or, conversely, how many have made great, memorable speeches to launch their presidencies?

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