Opinion

Column: Minivan Mom Looks to Score Some Weed

Monday, March 2, 2015

Washington If marijuana is going to be as mainstream as chardonnay in our country’s capital, it shouldn’t be tough for a minivan-driving mother of two …

Column: Britain’s Military Lacks Defenders in the Battle of the Budget

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Conservative Party has traditionally been the champion of a strong defense in Britain (just think Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher). So with elections approaching …

Editorial: Dangerous Air Bags

Monday, March 2, 2015

You would think a company that makes vehicle air bags — a critical safety feature — would go all-out to assure the world that its …

Raises at Wal-Mart

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Wal-Mart would have to go a long way to match Henry Ford’s 1913 salary surprise, when he raised the daily wage at his auto plant to a princely $5. Inflation has made that number seem tiny, but at the time, Ford was more than doubling worker pay. Competing …

Column: Concessions to Iran Would Be Dangerous

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Washington A sunset clause? The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the “right to enrich.” It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of the Arak plutonium reactor. Yet so thoroughly was Iran …

Column: China’s Fertile Ground for Islamic State recruiters

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Three hundred Chinese citizens, members of the country’s Uighur ethnic group, have recently traveled to the Middle East to join the Islamic State. Those Uighurs are part of a broader Muslim migration, spurred by a government crackdown, away from China’s western province of Xinjiang, where Muslims have lived …

Forum, Feb. 28: Help Make Skating Fun in Lebanon; Keep Dogs Out of Cemeteries; Unintended Consequences of Transfer Station Decals

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Help Make Skating Fun in Lebanon To the Editor: Friends of Lebanon Recreation & Parks hosted its first “Community Skating Party” at Walsh Park a week ago Friday. The purpose was to introduce the community to the mission of our organization and to encourage children and adults to …

Friday, February 27, 2015

Editorial: The Cost of Deportations

Friday, February 27, 2015

Julissa Arce personifies a lot about what makes America great — and what’s not so great about its immigration policy. Arce came to the United States from Mexico at age 11 already possessed of brains, ambition and a powerful, relentless work ethic. To support herself as a student …

Column: Engineering the Climate

Friday, February 27, 2015

What makes climate change dangerous isn’t just what we know, which is that human activity is warming the planet. It’s also all that we don’t know. How far will temperatures rise, and how fast? What damage will it cause? Will governments finally confront the problem seriously, and how …

Column: ‘Mein Kampf’ and the Lure of Martyrdom

Friday, February 27, 2015

Washington As The Washington Post reported this week, Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is expected to be reissued in Germany for the first time since the end of World War II. Although widely available elsewhere in the world, the book — Hitler’s testament and what’s considered the founding text …

Column: A Liberal View of American Exceptionalism

Friday, February 27, 2015

“I don’t hear from Obama . . . what an exceptional country we are,” former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently declared. “With all our flaws we’re the most exceptional country in the world.” Giuliani has been roundly — and rightly — criticized for his statements, since President …

Friday, February 27, 2015