Opinion

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Editorial: Cut Or Boost Social Security?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., is being lauded for courage and gravitas in Washington policy circles for daring to advocate changes to Social Security. We suspect …

Column: California Demonstrates the GOP’s Demographic Problem

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Los Angeles Jim Brulte, California’s Republican chairman, has sobering but useful words for his party’s leaders and 2016 candidates: If they don’t learn from what …

Sunday Forum: Train Safety

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Speak Up About Railroad Safety To the Editor: “ Hartford Town Manager Hunter Rieseberg does not mince words when talking about what might happen if a major rail catastrophe were to take place in White River Junction. It would obliterate the downtown,” he said. “I use that term …

Column: Leaving Las Vegas, and Back Home to the Upper Valley

Sunday, April 19, 2015

On a recent weekend, I won $502 on a penny slot machine in the MGM Grand Las Vegas. That’s half a grand at the Grand. I was overjoyed, since I’m not much of a gambler and it was …

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Tom Toles, Mike Marland, Signe Wilkinson and Glenn McCoy. …

Friday, April 17, 2015

Editorial: Art, Politics And Hope

Friday, April 17, 2015

We applaud the gumption of a pair of Hanover High students who question the appropriateness of a school mural that includes a representation of President Obama’s famous “Hope’’ campaign poster — even though we think they are entirely …

Column: Japan Gets Left Behind As Cheaper Yen Drives Toyota Profits

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nobody should be surprised that Toyota, flush with $18 billion in profits this year, has emerged as a major beneficiary of Abenomics. After all, the weakened yen at the center of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic program was designed to help the bottom lines of major exporters. …

Column: Me and My Wheelchair: People Assume a Lot

Friday, April 17, 2015

I recently was out on a dinner date with my lovely girlfriend Anna when a stranger approached to have a friendly conversation. He turned to my girlfriend and asked, “Are you his sister?” There is nothing inherently wrong with his question, but if I saw two young people …

Column: Geisel Should Produce More Family Doctors

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Geisel School of Medicine is an excellent medical school doing a great job at turning out the medical specialists of tomorrow. I have had the privilege of following a group of superb students who will embark upon their residencies shortly. I am pleased that they are following …

Forum, April 18: Train Safety; Limits of Science; Bullying and Religion

Friday, April 17, 2015

Train Safety Is a Top Priority To the Editor: Congratulations to the Valley News for the April 12 article “Trains Freighted With Risk.” Finally, someone in the Vermont press has had the guts to alert the general public about the ever-increasing amounts of hazardous materials being transported by …

Column: Rubio Tries the Generational Strategy

Friday, April 17, 2015

Washington In all of rock ‘n’ roll history, one of the most misguided if entirely memorable refrains came in an otherwise excellent 1965 song by The Who. “I hope I die before I get old,” they declared in …