Opinion

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Editorial: Tight Squeeze In Coach

Saturday, April 25, 2015

If you’ve flown in coach lately, you know how it feels to be a foot in a shoe that’s a size too small. And attention …

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 …

Column: Death Penalty and the Boston Marathom Bomber

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Washington How should we think about whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev deserves the death penalty? Perhaps you oppose the death penalty in all cases, on the grounds that state-sanctioned homicide is wrong, that it diminishes the moral authority of the state and its citizens. As Pope John …

Column: Greece Needs a New Government

Thursday, April 23, 2015

As Greece stumbles toward an exit from the European Monetary Union, it may still have a chance to avert calamity — on one critical condition: If snap elections were held to replace the Syriza government with one that would bring some reason to the negotiations with international creditors. …

Forum, April 23: No Hidden Agenda in Co-op Challenge; ‘Live Free,’ From France?; Leave Dead Birds Where They Are

Thursday, April 23, 2015

No Hidden Agenda Here To the Editor: I would like to respond to the statements that Tony White, the Co-op director of operations, is spreading through email to his community of vendors that sell to the Hanover Food Co-op. I believe he is spreading misinformation about three of …

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Editorial: A Shrine Upon a Hill in Enfield

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

We aren’t qualified to say whether prayers are ever answered — if a higher power spoke to journalists, it would be to say “no comment.” But some believe that faith was rewarded when it was announced last week that La Salette Shrine in Enfield will remain open. The …

Column: A Mortal Danger in Same-Sex Marriage?

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Washington As the Supreme Court prepares to take up same-sex marriage next week, conservative scholars have produced a last-ditch argument to keep the scourge of homosexual unions from spreading across the land: Gay marriage kills. They’re saying that legalizing same-sex marriage will cause 900,000 abortions. The logic is …

Willem Lange: On the Road Again; Just Can’t Wait to Be Back in My Own Bed

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Oneonta, N.Y. This is our last night on the road — I hope. We should be pulling into our driveway in Vermont about midafternoon tomorrow. Sipping my evening coffee and looking around our room here at the Holiday Inn, I can’t help but reflect on the history of …

Column: Campaign Money Talk Is Safe for Clinton

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Why has Hillary Clinton taken up campaign-finance reform as a big issue in her presidential campaign? Some people say she is trying to inoculate herself from attacks on her own campaign’s prodigious fundraising and on contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Others say it must be because campaign finance …

Forum, April 22: Co-op Votes Will Count; Bring Back Old Co-Op Values; Reconsidering Lincoln

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

About Co-op Voting To the Editor: I would like to address misinformation published in the Valley News regarding the disqualification of paper ballots submitted by Co-op members during the current board of directors election. In both a recent letter to the editor and in a transaction ad published …

Tuesday, April 21, 2015