Opinion

Monday, April 27, 2015

Editorial: Hello, Pluto

Monday, April 27, 2015

People of Earth: Only rarely do you get the chance to explore a new world, so buckle up because the moment is approaching at a …

Column: Trade, Yes, but Help American Workers

Monday, April 27, 2015

Washington No, President Obama, Elizabeth Warren isn’t wrong. Obama told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews last Tuesday that the populist Democratic senator from Massachusetts is in error …

Columnist: The Billionaires Choose Their Candidates

Friday, April 24, 2015

The news that delivered the biggest jolt to the 2016 presidential campaign this week wasn’t anything the candidates said or did. It was an offhand comment from a billionaire, David H. Koch, at a dinner of wealthy Republicans …

Column: Sexism Hindered, And Helped, My Career

Saturday, April 25, 2015

I got my job as a reporter at The New York Times in 1977 partly because I was a woman. Some said that I lost my job at the paper almost 30 years later for the same reason, but, while I was certainly affected by sexism, my departure …

Column: U.S. Isn’t a Good Neighbor to Canada

Saturday, April 25, 2015

In a world full of bad news, North America has been having quite a good run lately. Energy production is off the charts in the United States and Canada, and much-needed political and economic reforms are steadily advancing in Mexico, while fewer Mexicans are moving to the United …

Forum, April 25: Don’t Overlook Claremont; Tossing Butts Is Thoughtless; Diplomats Serve, Too

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Talk to Local Experts To the Editor: The front page Tuesday included a fascinating Washington Post article with a bit of jarring information about predictions for increasing numbers of breast cancer diagnoses (“Breast Cancers to Rise In U.S. Women by 50%,” April 21). Since we have such fine …

Editorial: The Tax Code Enables Inequality

Friday, April 24, 2015

“Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion.” So said Hillary Rodham Clinton in announcing her 2016 presidential campaign. The former first lady, senator and secretary of state is preparing to run under the banner of progressive populism, not the more moderate “third way” …

Column: The Campaign Finance Mess

Friday, April 24, 2015

I’m embarrassed by our campaign finance system. And as a long-time participant in the system, for me to get here, it must be pretty bad. So-called “campaign finance reform laws” have created a surreal world where the official campaigns aren’t where the campaigning is being done. I can’t …

Column: When Child-Support Law Punishes Parents

Friday, April 24, 2015

In the 1980s and 1990s, the government found itself financially supporting a lot of single-parent families in which one parent was not contributing to the children’s support. Unsurprisingly, this led authorities to crack down on “deadbeat dads,” with stiff penalties for parents who didn’t pay the money they …

Forum, April 24: Co-op, Pro and Con; Good Plan for Hanover

Friday, April 24, 2015

Why Silence Co-op Official? To the Editor: In Jim Kenyon’s April 22 column, “Election Failure,” he takes the extraordinary position that in a democratic election less information can be better. He severely criticizes the second-in-command of the Hanover Co-op for sharing his views of the candidates for the …

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Editorial: Sorrell Exonerates Himself

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Earlier this month, we assailed Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell for bringing a “problematic and punitive” enforcement action against Dean Corren, a publicly funded candidate for lieutenant governor in last fall’s election. Sorrell alleges Corren violated the state’s campaign finance laws, and the attorney general is seeking what …