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Opinion archive

Letters to the Editor, Opinion columns, Editorials

Showing 11/7/2020 to 6/19/2020

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Has Donald Trump had his Joe McCarthy moment?

When CBS, NBC and ABC cut away from President Donald Trump’s news conference at the White House on the... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2020

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How votes are counted in Pennsylvania: Changing numbers are a sign of transparency, not fraud, during an ongoing process

Last week I was grading an online exam for my students. We’re working with a new learning management system... (Read more)

11 / 7 / 2020

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What an unprecedented and unpredictable year it has been. From the pandemic, to civil unrest, to this week’s historic... (Read more)

11 / 1 / 2020

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Marking 100 days as Norwalk Superintendent of Schools

I am proud to report that I have officially completed my 100th day as superintendent of Norwalk Public Schools!  During... (Read more)

10 / 17 / 2020

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Republican lawsuit to overturn the ACA is as inexplicable as it is unforgivable

America is in the midst of unprecedented public health and economic crises that have shaken the foundations of our... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2020

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg helped shape the modern era of women’s rights – even before she went on the Supreme Court

  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the Supreme Court announced. Chief Justice John Roberts said in a... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2020

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Unions can revive the American Dream

As an executive board member of the Greater New Haven Labor History Association, I find it extremely important to know... (Read more)

9 / 19 / 2020

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Video may clarify harmful misperceptions

This statement was issued Tuesday in response to video being released to NancyOnNorwalk through a Freedom of Information Act... (Read more)

9 / 16 / 2020

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How Central American migrants helped revive the US labor movement

In the United States’ heated immigration debate, two views have predominated about Central American migrants: President Donald Trump portrays... (Read more)

9 / 7 / 2020

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Hurricane Laura was the latest storm to strengthen fast, but is rapid intensification really becoming more common?

Hurricane Laura blew up quickly as it headed for the Louisiana coast, intensifying from a tropical storm to a... (Read more)

9 / 6 / 2020

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Nearly two centuries ago, a QAnon-like conspiracy theory propelled candidates to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Republican congressional primary win in Georgia ensures, in all likelihood, that the heavily Republican district will... (Read more)

9 / 5 / 2020

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If Trump refuses to accept defeat in November, the republic will survive intact, as it has 5 out of 6 times in the past

During the 2016 presidential campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump refused to promise to accept the results of the election. Likewise,... (Read more)

9 / 5 / 2020

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Affordable housing requires State support beyond Zoning reform

Three recent opinion pieces, “Let’s tax Connecticut’s segregation” by New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, “Connecticut property taxes define structural... (Read more)

8 / 29 / 2020

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Opinion: Ending segregation will stimulate Connecticut’s economy

Throughout the last decade, I’ve worked in several capacities within the affordable housing sector, and one thing has stayed... (Read more)

8 / 15 / 2020

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Safe voting in the time of COVID-19

More than 6,000 Norwalk Democrats and Republicans will be voting by Absentee Ballot in the August 11, 2020 Presidential... (Read more)

8 / 11 / 2020

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Norwalk responding to widespread reports of damage from Isaias

NORWALK, Conn. — The City continues cleanup and recovery activities from Isaias. DPW crews continue to clear city streets... (Read more)

8 / 6 / 2020

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Is classroom teaching advisable during COVID-19? Response: Absolutely not.

On July 17, Dr. Sten Vermund, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), published a piece outlining his support for... (Read more)

8 / 1 / 2020

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Every vote matters

Every vote matters. That is the lesson from the recent Connecticut State House passage of the Police reform bill... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2020

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Ned the Enforcer

Following the lead of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has now unveiled the sanctions he... (Read more)

7 / 25 / 2020

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We need mail-in absentee ballots now in Connecticut!

Today, the House of Representatives took up a critical bill that will help protect the right to vote for... (Read more)

7 / 24 / 2020

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Federal agents should not be operating on City streets without local approval

This is an open letter to the Connecticut Congressional Delegation. We are profoundly concerned by the actions of federal... (Read more)

7 / 24 / 2020

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Moving on with pride, disappointment in ‘underhanded’ NHS process

NancyOnNorwalk asked Nora King for her thoughts on not being reappointed to the Norwalk Planning Commission. This is her... (Read more)

7 / 14 / 2020

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Is the COVID-19 pandemic cure really worse than the disease? Here’s what our research found

The big idea The coronavirus pandemic catapulted the country into one of the deepest recessions in U.S. history, leaving... (Read more)

7 / 11 / 2020

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Breaking news: Chapman takes a (mostly) vacation

For the first time since anyone can recall, Nancy Chapman is taking a week off. Sort of. Chapman, who... (Read more)

7 / 6 / 2020

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The ‘new norm’ — permanent or temporary? — a reality check

The “new norm” implies both that it is here (and indeed it is) and that it is permanent. However,... (Read more)

7 / 5 / 2020

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Why are so many people lighting off fireworks?

The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light... (Read more)

7 / 3 / 2020

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How do we keep getting here?

Another City Development Plan. Another Neighborhood Concerned How does Norwalk do it? How is it that large-scale development plans... (Read more)

6 / 30 / 2020

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Devil in the detail of SCOTUS ruling on workplace bias puts LGBTQ rights and religious freedom on collision course

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling extending workplace discrimination protection to cover sexual orientation and gender identity was cheered by... (Read more)

6 / 23 / 2020

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Supreme Court ruling on Dreamers sends a clear message to the White House: You have to tell the truth

When it came down to it, the fate of 700,000 immigrants brought to U.S. as children hung on a... (Read more)

6 / 20 / 2020

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Is it time to look again at ‘black commons’ and collective ownership?

Underlying the recent unrest sweeping U.S. cities over police brutality is a fundamental inequity in wealth, land and power... (Read more)

6 / 19 / 2020

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