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Opinion

Column: A Voter’s Last Wish; Lebanon’s Debbie Cooper Wanted to Cast Her Ballot, and She Did

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Voting. What is voting to you? Sacred duty? Right? Option? Privilege? Obligation? Off-year election pain in the neck on a cold day? It is, of …

Editorial: Single-Payer Slowdown?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Scott Milne, the Republican candidate for governor of Vermont, has pronounced single-payer health care “dead for 2017.” This is not because Milne is convinced that …

Column: Separating Secret Service Fact From Fiction

Sunday, October 26, 2014

During the past five years, the U.S. Secret Service inadvertently let uninvited guests crash a state dinner, fired 10 agents for allegedly hiring prostitutes, pulled …

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Editorial: What the Pentagon Knows About Climate Change

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Americans love to be scared to death, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of horror movies and Halloween. The terror of the moment is the Ebola virus, which succeeded in the national consciousness the Islamic State, which took the place of Ukraine, which was preceded by Central American …

Column: Monica Lewinsky Rejects the ‘Shame Game’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us. Not so good, of course, for Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign, but not fatal either. Lewinsky’s decision to re-emerge …

Column: Safe Sext: Getting the Message to Teens

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Teens sext. Does that mean they need sext ed? The logic is compelling. Sex is an activity in which some teens (and adults!) participate. It can be enticing. It can be dangerous. It can have life-changing ramifications. Thus, sex education. Sexting is also an activity in which some …

Forum, Oct. 23: A Good Cause; Fair, or Partisan Coverage?; Windsor Needs a Tree Ordinance

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Article Highlighted a Good Cause To the Editor: On behalf of the community of people with any kind of special need, and their families, thank you for the wonderful and exquisitely written article by staff writer Aimee Caruso about transitioning for young adults with special needs (“Deciding Who …

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Editorial: The Girth of a Nation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Economics is sometimes called the dismal science, but the study of weight loss is nearly as dreary. A recent story in this newspaper, however, seemed to offer a morsel of hope when its headline declared: “Study: Rapid Weight Loss Just as Good.” Or, just as good as the …

Column: Beware a Republican-Controlled Congress

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

With two weeks to go until the midterms, and with polls pointing to the prospect that Republicans could take control of the Senate, the stakes are high — not just for the Obama administration and congressional Democrats, but for the United States. The consequences of Republican control of …