Opinion

Yes supporters celebrate as first results begin to filter through in referendum at Dublin castle, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Ireland has voted resoundingly to legalize gay marriage in the world's first national vote on the issue, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday even as official ballot counting continued. Senior figures from the "no" campaign, who sought to prevent Ireland's constitution from being amended to permit same-sex marriages, say the only question is how large the "yes" side's margin of victory will be from Friday's vote. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

Column: Winners, No Real Losers, in Irish Vote

Friday, May 29, 2015

Boston Consider the stunned disbelief, perhaps of a somewhat aggressive sort, that would have greeted anyone who might have told a tavern crowd in Dorchester …

Editorial: Ugly Moment for a Beautiful Game

Friday, May 29, 2015

Soccer is a game, a beautiful game — but it isn’t only a game. It is a global cultural obsession, and its quadrennial showcase, the …

Column: Does Sanders Deserve Coverage?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination on Tuesday, raising a tricky question: How should the media cover candidates …

Forum, May 27: Resolve Quechee Dispute; Wallet Returned, Safe and Sound; Accolades for Bob Hingston

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Resolve Quechee Dispute To the Editor: Can’t resolve a conflict? Call in a mediator. We have excellent professional mediators in the Upper Valley. As a business owner of property in Quechee and thereby a member of Quechee Lakes Landowners’ Association, I am both dismayed and embarrassed by this …

Column: Exercise Is Great, but Diet Drives Weight

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The fitness industry has never been stronger. Health clubs in the United States brought in $22.4 billion in 2013, doubling their revenue in just 15 years. Sales of fitness trackers (the wearable devices that measure everything from your …

Column: As Whites Are Poised to Lose Majority Status, Backlash Is Muted

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transition unlike any in history. No nation with a white European ethnic majority has evolved to become a nonwhite-majority nation, a shift the U.S. is on track to achieve by mid-century. Certainly no nation has done so after half …

Editorial: For Hillary Clinton, Mum’s the Word

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Hillary Clinton campaign staged an event for the New Hampshire media recently that struck us as the antithesis of what the New Hampshire primary is about. Clinton operatives held a conference call about efforts the campaign is making to bulk up a social media outreach campaign and …

Column: A Veteran Scorns ‘Happy Memorial Day’

Monday, May 25, 2015

I have friends buried in a small corner of a rolling green field just down the road from the Pentagon. They’re permanently assigned to Section 60. For those of you unfamiliar with the term, it’s 14 acres in …

Column: Honk if You Hate Political Bumper Stickers

Monday, May 25, 2015

The other day I spotted an arresting bumper sticker: “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for the Other Guy.” Unlike so many similar decals, it bore no hint of which “other guy” was under discussion. Just blue words on a plain white background. The driver might have been a …

Editorial: The Bee Problem

Monday, May 25, 2015

A crucial agricultural workforce in the United States that produces some $15 billion worth of economic value every year, according to the Obama administration, has been struck by alarming losses recently, frightening advocates and demanding attention from Washington. Yes, the country’s bees are in trouble. President Obama has …

Column: As Whites Are Poised to Lose Majority Status, Backlash Is Muted

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The U.S. is in the midst of a demographic transition unlike any in history. No nation with a white European ethnic majority has evolved to become a nonwhite-majority nation, a shift the U.S. is on track to achieve by mid-century. Certainly no nation has done so after half …

Column: Exercise Is Great, but Diet Drives Weight

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The fitness industry has never been stronger. Health clubs in the United States brought in $22.4 billion in 2013, doubling their revenue in just 15 years. Sales of fitness trackers (the wearable devices that measure everything from your …

Editorial: For Hillary Clinton, Mum’s the Word

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Hillary Clinton campaign staged an event for the New Hampshire media recently that struck us as the antithesis of what the New Hampshire primary is about. Clinton operatives held a conference call about efforts the campaign is making to bulk up a social media outreach campaign and …