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Opinion

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Editorial: In Children’s Best Interest, Vermont Needs Transparency

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Anyone who doubts that Vermont’s child protection system is a mess need only to consult Attorney General Bill Sorrell’s remarks this week to a legislative …

Column: When Can Israel, or Hamas, Declare Victory and End the Fight?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

I’ve written a couple of posts already about why all the international calls for a cease-fire in Gaza haven’t yet borne fruit — it’s mainly …

Column: Independent Scotland Could Be Nuke-Free

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Novelist and longtime Scotland resident J.K. Rowling did not mention national security issues when she recently donated 1 million pounds ($1.71 million) to the Better Together Campaign, which wants Scottish voters to reject the independence option in the …

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Editorial: Mending The VA

Friday, August 1, 2014

House and Senate conferees have agreed on a $17 billion bill to address the scandal over poor health-care service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation was easily passed by the House Wednesday and was expected to be taken up in the Senate soon after, showing that …

Column: Boehner Fiddles, Far Right Burns to Impeach

Friday, August 1, 2014

If you attack the president repeatedly for law-breaking, executive overreach and deceiving the public and Congress, do you have an obligation to impeach him? This is the logical question Republicans are now trying to duck. There is a reason why impeachment is a big deal in Washington this …

Column: First Lady Calls for an End to Homelessness Among Veterans

Friday, August 1, 2014

At the beginning of June, 85 mayors, governors and county officials from across the country — and across the political spectrum — signed on to the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness. Today, we’re announcing that in the two months since then, 97 more state and local leaders …

Column: No Denials From GOP on Impeachment

Friday, August 1, 2014

If Republicans want to know why Democrats are talking incessantly about impeachment, even fundraising off the possibility, they need only look to themselves. The GOP leadership has resisted every opportunity to kill the idea. Sure, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, called it “all a scam started by Democrats …

Forum, Aug. 1: Columnist Fatigue; Co-op Principles; Shop Locally, but Be Earth-Friendly

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Case of Columnist Fatigue To the Editor: Experiencing Co-op fatigue? No, I’m experiencing a severe case of Kenyon fatigue. In his latest screed (“Bunker Mentality,” July 27), he dismisses the letters and testimony of employees who claim to be happy with their jobs and well-treated as being …

Editorial: Deep-Pockets Parks in Hartford?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Hartford Selectboard is moving ahead with a plan to efface the ugly scar left across the north face of the Quechee Covered Bridge by Tropical Storm Irene nearly three years ago, agreeing last week to seek engineering and design studies for building pocket parks on either side …

Column: Anti-Gay Facebook Post Costs Editor His Job

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In February, the editor of a small daily newspaper in Iowa called the Newton Daily News posted on his personal Facebook page, “Russia gets a lot of things wrong, but they got one thing right.” Below it was …

Column: Torture Is Not a Public Relations Problem

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The CIA is on a “charm offensive.” In June, it opened a Twitter account. (Its first tweet? “We can neither confirm nor deny that this is our first tweet.”) Later that month, it held its first public conference, at Georgetown University. On a full day of panels, David …