Opinion

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Column: GOP’s Denali Denial

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Washington Come now the Denali deniers. President Obama’s conservative critics have long said there is no depth to which he will not sink in his …

Editorial: Hartford’s Poor Policies

Thursday, September 3, 2015

After Hartford School Board member Paula Nulty lodged and pursued a parental complaint against the high school’s boys varsity basketball coach earlier this year, her …

Column: Don’t Mock ‘Micro-Aggressions’

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Everyone knows that kids find their elders deeply uncool. We’ll reveal our own uncoolness by citing John Sebastian’s 1969 song Younger Generation to prove the …

Steve Nelson: Real Men, Real Guns

Saturday, August 29, 2015

“Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” This absurd gun rights excuse has been offered again in the wake of the highly publicized and utterly horrifying murders of a television reporter and cameraman in Virginia. Offensive NRA propaganda aside, I’ll concede that the problem is indeed that people …

Column: Goodell Takes a Page From the Autocrat’s Playbook

Saturday, August 29, 2015

On the surface, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is acting strangely in the “Deflategate” controversy. He launched an expensive crusade against one of the league’s great players over what is at most a tiny rules infraction, without much evidence. …

Column: Meet Roger Stone, Practitioner of the Political Dark Arts

Saturday, August 29, 2015

“Oh, I went to an orgy there once.” That was Roger Stone’s response after I answered his question on my New York City hotel of choice. He’s standing shirtless and wearing khakis inside his pied-a-terre on the Upper …

Sunday Forum: Urgent Care Costs; the Upper Valley at My Doorstep; Plan A for Quechee

Saturday, August 29, 2015

More On Urgent Care Costs To the Editor: With all due respect, Dr. Deborah Glazer (“The Best, Cost-Effective Care,” Forum, Aug. 27) appears to have taken my remarks out of context and misunderstood them when she wrote that I was “quoted as saying that the average price for …

Friday, August 28, 2015

Editorial: Bottled Water Everywhere

Saturday, August 29, 2015

There are legendary stories of old-time football coaches who denied water to players practicing in scorching heat to toughen them up. Real men don’t get heat stroke, after all. That school of thought, built on grit and perhaps repeated concussions, is thankfully passe in an age when many …

Column: So Much to Do in the Upper Valley, So Little Time

Saturday, August 29, 2015

It appeared to be a mirage in the middle of West Lebanon. Earlier this summer, during a drive on Route 10 near the Wilder Dam, my husband and I stopped at the Boston Lot parking area. We’d driven …

Column: Obama Watches While Putin Pushes Limits

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Washington On Sept. 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO secretary-general issued a tweet. Neither did anything. The European Union …

Forum: Rieseberg Deserved Better; Confusing the Abortion Issues; A Life Worth Reading

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Rieseberg Deserved Better To the Editor: It was a sorry day for Hartford when Hunter Riesberg resigned as town manager after almost 20 years. However, it was almost amusing reading that the way it was done was “rude” and he had not been a “collaborator.” Petitioning to have …