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Opinion

Chickens raised for their meat are part of Sunrise Farm's operation in Hartford, Vt. (Photo by Geoff Hansen)

Column: The Chicken Count — Small Farmers Could Use Flexibility in Slaughter Rules

Sunday, March 1, 2015

This past year, we raised and sold 1,000 chickens on our farm outside White River Junction. We have a strong market for chicken, and every …

Editorial: Saving the Internet

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Anytime David fells Goliath, it is almost by definition news — chiefly because it happens so rarely, and especially when powerful economic interests are on …

Column: Each Generation Invents the Monsters It Needs

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A search for “zombie fiction” on Amazon currently provides you with more than 25,000 options. Barely a week goes by without another onslaught from the …

Column: What Does the Public Get in Privacy Trade-Offs?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Suppose that the government were to ask each of us to wear an unremovable bracelet that allowed our location to be determined in an emergency. The responsible agencies would promise never to use this authority in the absence …

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Tom Toles, Glenn McCoy, Mike Marland and Signe Wilkinson …

Column: America Needs Caring Love and Tough Love Too, Mr. Giuliani

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The late Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr. described his relationship with America as that of a critical lover. I can state with confidence that he would have been deeply troubled by Rudy Giuliani’s gratuitous attack on President Obama. As has been widely reported, Giuliani said, “I do not …

Sunday Forum: Self-Defense Is a Natural Right; the Hartford Fire Department Goes Above and Beyond; Brian Williams Wasn’t Seeing Us, Either

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Natural Right to Self-Defense To the Editor: One of the core principles upon which our nation was founded is that we are endowed by our Creator with “certain unalienable rights,” among which is life. If we have an unalienable and unfettered right to life, do we not …

Friday, February 27, 2015

Column: The Crorys Gave Me the Chance of a Lifetime, and Even More

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Longtime state representative Elizabeth Crory of Hanover passed away this month at age 82. She was a tireless advocate for the underserved, a dedicated public servant and someone who touched the lives of many, including my own. Elizabeth …

Raises at Wal-Mart

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wal-Mart would have to go a long way to match Henry Ford’s 1913 salary surprise, when he raised the daily wage at his auto plant to a princely $5. Inflation has made that number seem tiny, but at the time, Ford was more than doubling worker pay. Competing …

Column: Concessions to Iran Would Be Dangerous

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Washington A sunset clause? The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the “right to enrich.” It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of the Arak plutonium reactor. Yet so thoroughly was Iran …

Column: China’s Fertile Ground for Islamic State recruiters

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Three hundred Chinese citizens, members of the country’s Uighur ethnic group, have recently traveled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State. Those Uighurs are part of a broader Muslim migration, spurred by a government crackdown, away from China’s western province of Xinjiang, where Muslims have lived …

Forum, Feb. 28: Help Make Skating Fun in Lebanon; Keep Dogs Out of Cemeteries; Unintended Consequences of Transfer Station Decals

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Help Make Skating Fun in Lebanon To the Editor: Friends of Lebanon Recreation & Parks hosted its first “Community Skating Party” at Walsh Park a week ago Friday. The purpose was to introduce the community to the mission of our organization and to encourage children and adults to …