Opinion

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Column: Roberts Is Wrong About Marriage Backlash

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Washington Writing a judicial opinion can be like fencing. One of the most effective ways to jab at an opponent is to use his — …

Editorial: Loyalty Pays at Market Basket

Thursday, July 2, 2015

When we left off with the Market Basket saga late last summer, Arthur T. Demoulas, the deposed chief executive of the grocery store chain, was …

Column: I Learned The Limits of Dialogue During Vermont’s Gun Debate

Thursday, July 2, 2015

When I retired from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in 2012, I enrolled in The Dartmouth Institute’s Master’s in Public Health program. My internship this year …

Column: Dear Gov. Christie: Candor Isn’t Everything

Thursday, July 2, 2015

In anticipation of his presidential kick-off announcement, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday put out a video trying to explain his personality in positive terms, as an over-abundance of candor. He tells a story about his mother who told him never to hold back, to always say …

Forum: A Newspaperman’s Pulpit; Shareholders Vs. Patients; Old News on Unhealthy Oils

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Newspaperman’s Pulpit To the Editor: Kevin O’Connor’s otherwise touching remembrance of newspaperman Norman Runnion (June 29) gives short shrift to his decade of witness as an Episcopal priest and rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Fairlee. Norm fought the good fight on all fronts, and was …

Column: In Defense of Gov. Hassan’s Veto

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Let’s talk about three governors: our Gov. Maggie Hassan, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and former one-term New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson. First, Gov. Hassan. I am proud that Gov. Hassan vetoed the budget written by the Republicans. The …

Editorial: Party On, Lebanon

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You can’t please all the people all the time, the saying goes. While we have found that to be true, we offer a corollary: You can nearly accomplish it with fireworks. The City of Lebanon is providing proof of that this year as it brings back the traditional …

Column: Show Me the Money, and Make it Funny

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

America’s been discussing women’s influence on our nation’s history, destiny and character. And we managed to talk about women’s contributions for almost, oh, an entire quarter of an hour until the conversation veered back to men. Makes you proud, doesn’t it? The topic under discussion was, “Which women, …

Willem Lange: School Reunion, for a Teacher, Too

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Willsboro Point, N.Y. Mother and I have been here a few times before. It’s a pleasant little restaurant attached to a marina on the east shore of the north-facing bay. Directly across from it, the cliffs buttressing Rattlesnake Mountain rise sheer from the shore. A distinct horizontal line …

Forum: Thanks, Dr. Conger; One More Upper Valley Graduation; Corporations Protest Too Much

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thanks, Dr. Conger To the Editor: The June 21 Sunday Valley News article concerning Dr. Beach Conger described a physician well known to this Vermont community. This letter is from the standpoint of another physician, myself, who was also his patient and one thankful to him. I have …

Column: The Court at Its Best

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In his powerful dissenting opinion from Friday’s same-sex marriage decision, Chief Justice John Roberts asks an excellent question: “Just who do we think we are?” That question deserves an answer. If we look at the arc of the …

Editorial: Change in the Air

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Last week felt like one of those rare occasions in the national life when it becomes clear within the space of a few days that things have changed decisively and will never be the same again. Usually, these are times of national trauma — Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy …

Column: Confederacy’s Ugly History Is Not Forgotten

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The lowering of Confederate battle flags across the South is not a victory. It’s a correction, a small one, and to treat it like a victory is wrong and divisive given the example in Charleston, S.C., where the forgiving grace of nine families in funeral corteges is a …