Opinion

Column: The Case for a Presidential Love Deficit

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is it possible that a reasonable person could think President Barack Obama doesn’t love America? Well, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has faced heavy …

Editorial: Restricting Compassion in Lebanon

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Lebanon City Council will consider this spring adopting zoning amendments that would limit where a medical marijuana dispensary could be located. This is not …

Column: My Story: The Cancer Cure That Wasn’t

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I’ve …

Forum, Feb. 26: Norwich Project Explained; Keep Royalton’s Treasurer; Re-elect West Windsor’s Clerk; Drugs in Hartford

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Norwich Project Explained To the Editor: A full house came to hear the Norwich Selectboard presentation Monday on the $3 million bond article, supporting the construction of a combined police and fire department administration building, improvements to the current firehouse, the repair and expansion of the town garage …

Editorial: Who Loves America Most?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

“I know this is a horrible thing to say,’’ former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani began, signaling that he was about to go to the “don’t go there’’ place, as have so many declining grandparents, slightly inebriated …

Willem Lange: The Temperatures Can Only Go Up From Here

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Montpelier If you’ve ever competed in a tug-of-war — at a picnic, maybe, or summer camp — you probably remember the first few seconds of effort after the starting signal, when you could sense whether or not the next few minutes were likely to go well. Your opponents’ …

Israel-U.S. Bonds Were Tested at Birth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Washington A new Israeli election ad released by the Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invokes the past to boost his political future. The video harks back to the moment of Israel’s founding in 1948, “painting a picture,” as the Times of Israel puts it, “of an …

Forum, Feb. 25: The New England Pipeline Scam; Cherish Windsor’s Trees; Historic Weather; Ukraine Disinformation

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The New England Pipeline Scam To the Editor: “Firms: Ratepayers Can Fund Pipeline,” Feb. 19), and a series of other recent news stories present one-sided industry information urging construction of new gas pipelines across New England. The twisted logic is, “help save ratepayer dollars by charging ratepayers more” …

Column: Speak Carefully About Religious Wars

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For weeks, Republicans have lambasted President Obama for what they claim is a major foreign policy failure: His refusal to use the term “Islamic” to describe the terrorists of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “The president and …

Editorial: America Incarcerated

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

News that the arch-conservative Koch brothers and the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress are collaborating suggests that the reported death of bipartisanship may have been exaggerated. Let’s hope so, because the cause that is bringing these two adversaries together as unlikely allies is compelling: the need for criminal …

Column: A Barrier-Breaking Basketball Player Deserves Recognition

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

As the NCAA’s “March Madness” approaches, it should be of interest to the hundreds of black basketball players seeking the fame and fortune of making the “big dance” and those youngsters who aspire to be there one day to note the name, William Leon Garrett. Never heard of …

Column: Attention Schools: Iditarod Isn’t Fun for Dogs

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Good teachers try to bring vitality into their classrooms by using real-life examples to enhance what’s in the curriculum. But just as no conscientious educator would take kids to a strip club for a lesson on “the birds …

Forum, Feb. 24: Hold the Line in Windsor, and Lebanon; Guns and Public Safety

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hold the Line on Taxes, Windsor To the Editor: As a longtime Windsor resident, I feel I must reach out to my fellow working-class property owners. Windsor property taxes have exceeded working-class people’s ability to pay for some time. Think about the impact these taxes are having on …