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Opinion

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Editorial: Your App, Yourself; Smartphones Will Watch Over You

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

When the developer of a new smartphone application says it has aspects that are “a bit creepy,’’ we sit up and take notice. And so …

Willem Lange: On Mountain Day, Students Bond With a Peak Experience

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It happens once a year, and with only a couple of minor breaks, has been happening for over 150 years. It’s Mountain Day at Colby-Sawyer …

Column: The Hawks at Home, and a Soldier Who Paid the Price

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

In the first days of the Iraq war 11 years ago, Army reservist Jay Briseno was shot in the back of the head at a Baghdad market. The bullet left him blind, brain-damaged, paralyzed from the neck down and unable to communicate, eat or breathe on his own. …

Column: In Hong Kong, Crackdown Is the Real Threat

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What’s worse for big business in Hong Kong: street protests, or the tear gas fired to disperse the protests? That’s the uncomfortable question now confronting Hong Kong’s button-down business community, which has coexisted relatively peacefully with the city’s Communist overlords since the handover to Chinese rule in 1997. …

Forum, Oct 1: Bad Policies, Continued; Republicans Against Choice; A Loser in the Debate

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bad Policies, Continued To the Editor: With all the failures of the last six years, both domestic and international, how can anyone support a candidate who favors the continuation of this president’s misguided policies? Jeff Lehmann Lyme Center Republicans Against Choice To the Editor: A little more than …

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Editorial: Improving Mental Health Services in Vermont

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Anyone who thought that the opening of the new Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital in Berlin this summer meant that the state had finally overcome its shortcomings in providing care to the mentally ill was sadly mistaken, as demonstrated by staff writer Rick Jurgens’ overview in this week’s Sunday …

Column: Let Others Stand for Health and Fitness; Seated I Shall Remain

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Stand up, if you want to live.” This seems to be a theme, lately, among health writers. If you stand more and exercise more, you will be healthier than if you simply exercised more. Stand up. Stand up right now. Keep standing up. Write everything standing. It lengthens …

Column: Eric Holder’s Civil Rights Achievements

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

On Thursday the families of Michael Brown and Eric Garner joined with the NAACP, the National Urban League, the National Action Network, the National Bar Association and the Black Women’s Roundtable to call for a full federal investigation in the police killings of the two young men. The …

Forum, Sept. 30: Equal Care for Mental Health; Who’s Best for New Hampshire?; A Flawed History of the GOP; ‘Into the Woods’

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Equal Care for Mental Health To the Editor: Thanks for your front page article, “Challenges Abound for Vermont’s Mental Health Care System,” (Sept. 28) which they certainly do. And chief among them is that while passage of the Affordable Care Act offers the promise of incremental improvement in …

Column: CEO Tim Cook and the Imperfect Apple

Monday, September 29, 2014

Apple’s triumphant product launch turned into a public relations mess in less than a week. Some users couldn’t make phone calls after they updated their mobile software. Some new iPhones bent. Bent! Amid all the bad press, Apple …

Column: Amenities, not Academics, at the Colleges

Monday, September 29, 2014

No film more deftly portrays college-age ennui than Mike Nichols’ classic 1967 movie, The Graduate. “What are you doing?” Benjamin Braddock’s father demands of his son, who’s been spending his time since school lying on an air mattress in the backyard pool. “Well,” Benjamin replies, “I would say …