Opinion

Friday, May 22, 2015

Column: Debates Promise Cheap, Watchable Entertainment for Cable

Saturday, May 23, 2015

We’re about to see some wild behavior from the Republican presidential candidates. At least that’s what the cable networks are trying to arrange. To understand …

Column: What Bin Laden Was Reading — Conspiracies

Saturday, May 23, 2015

While the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has been busy clouding the history of Osama bin Laden’s years on the lam in Pakistan, the Office of …

Column: No Such Thing as a Shovel-Ready Project

Monday, May 18, 2015

The deadly Amtrak derailment last Tuesday is just another symptom of Congress’ refusal to address the United States’ decrepit infrastructure. Amtrak is notoriously underfunded, with a huge capital expenditure backlog. While the cause of the crash is not …

Column: Sanders, in the Grand Democratic Socialist Tradition

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is the first such effort by a democratic socialist since Norman Thomas waged the last of his six such campaigns on the Socialist Party ticket in 1948. It’s about time. Historically, the role …

Editorial: Saving for Retirement

Monday, May 18, 2015

America’s middle-class workers have plenty to worry about — but for many, the biggest anxiety is what happens when they are workers no longer. Many will reach retirement only to find they have saved too little to live comfortably. Some will choose to postpone their retirement; others may …

Forum, May 18: Corporate Power; It’s a Woman’s World; ‘Guys and Dolls’

Monday, May 18, 2015

Corporations Are Too Powerful To the Editor: What have we created? Imagine an entity that can only exist in one’s mind (a corporation). It lives indefinitely. It amasses great wealth and power. It’s granted the rights of a human being, yet it cannot feel the pain or wisdom …

Column: A Norwich Expat Is Moved by French WWII Commemoration

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I’ve always been prone to crying. The Star Spangled Banner got me when I was a high school hockey player on the ice at Campion Arena before a game. My eyes have leaked during the Norwich Memorial Day …

Editorial: Divided Norwich

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Is it time to call in a Norwich whisperer? The Upper Valley’s politically contentious town has for the second time in just two months slammed the door on a proposal to borrow money — about $3 million this time — to renovate municipal facilities. If estimates were correct …

Be Better, and Be Humble, Advises David Brooks

Sunday, May 17, 2015

David Brooks wants you to be in a Bible study. You’ll get more out of it than you would at a dinner party, he says, if you find places where you can talk about pain and suffering. In …

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Signe Wilkinson, Glenn McCoy, Mike Marland and Darrin Bell …

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tenure and Teachng at Dartmouth To the Editor: Your May 14 editorial, “Teaching and Tenure at Dartmouth College,” is right to declare that good teaching should be the central aim of every academic institution; however, it falls short in its understanding of teaching at Dartmouth. The legendary “Dartmouth …

Friday, May 15, 2015