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Column: Big-Game Hunting Isn’t a Test of Manhood

Monday, August 3, 2015

The unseemly saga of Cecil the lion versus Walter Palmer, Minnesota dentist, reminds me of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece on big-game trophy hunting, The Short Happy …

Editorial: Keeping Faith With Sanders

Monday, August 3, 2015

In the age of gridlock, politics is less the art of the possible than the art of the improbable. Nowhere is that more in evidence …

Column: Do You Know Where Your Solar Energy Is Going?

Monday, August 3, 2015

Vermonters are signing up for solar energy in record numbers. With current federal and state incentives, going solar has never been cheaper and is a …

Sunday Forum: Upper Valley Has Many Mental Health Resources; a Bad Ride on Route 120; Sanders’ Silence on Gun Violence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Upper Valley Mental Health Resources To the Editor: We commend staff writer Rick Jurgens for his excellent series last month on mental health care in Vermont and New Hampshire. He captures the suffering of clients and families struggling to survive within these broken and woefully underfunded systems. We …

Column: Clinton Gets Specific on Corporate Reforms

Saturday, August 1, 2015

By any measure, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent and avowed democratic socialist, is running to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s left as they seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Surprisingly, though, it’s Clinton who has been proposing to push …

Editorial: Seuss in the News

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It’s good news for children, and those who read to them, that a lost Dr. Seuss work has been rediscovered, and that contains nothing like the unsettling revelation of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman — that saintly Atticus Finch, at least in this imagining, was something of …

Column: Death Panel Hoax Is Put to Rest

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Washington Sometimes it’s good news when a story isn’t news. Such was the case when Medicare announced in early July that it intended to reimburse physicians for time spent counseling patients about choices for their “advanced care,” that is, medical treatment when they are very sick and near …

Column: A Rescue of Syrian Christians

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Washington Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim Brotherhood government, they know how precarious their …

Forum: Bad Site for Solar Panels in Windsor; Bright Outlook in Claremont

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bad Site for Solar Panels To the Editor: Let me begin by stating that solar power is a good thing and certainly in our future as an alternative energy source. But at what cost? There are 900 acres of state-owned land in Windsor that Green Mountain Power has …

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Editorial: Fund Alzheimer’s Research

Friday, July 31, 2015

The fight against Alzheimer’s disease tallied a small victory last week, when two new drugs were found that possibly slow its relentless attack on brain cells. But the search for a cure isn’t moving nearly quickly enough. Alzheimer’s kills about 100,000 Americans every year and undermines the final …

Column: An Attack on Planned Parenthood, and on Women’s Health Care

Friday, July 31, 2015

Planned Parenthood has been a trusted nonprofit provider of women’s health care for nearly a century. Each year, 2.7 million people come to our health centers for high-quality, nonjudgmental, compassionate care. Since our very beginning, our health centers, …

Column: Scouts’ Decision Isn’t About the Kids

Friday, July 31, 2015

Any Boy Scout can tell you that there are a lot of different types of knots. Square knots. Slip knots. Rope knots. Figure eight knots. They each have a different purpose, significance and importance, and they’re not interchangeable. Kind of like men and women. Of course, these days …