Opinion

Column: Whites and Blacks See Obama’s Legacy Far Differently

Monday, February 8, 2016

Who was Obama, and how will he be remembered? Now that he’s on his way out — the Iowa caucuses being the official prelude to a new political era — the consensus that’s been building …

Column: There’s a Sucker Born Every Minute, and He Thinks He’s Extraordinary

Monday, February 8, 2016

A few years ago, an internationally respected 68-year-old physicist fell for a sweetheart scam. Paul Frampton met a young supermodel online, became convinced he was …

Editorial: Be Frank With Asian Leaders

Monday, February 8, 2016

President Obama has invited 10 heads of state from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to an unprecedented summit in California later this month — …

Forum: Invest in Vermont Children; Reject HCRS Request, Hartford; ‘Girl Power’ Wasn’t Appropriate

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Invest in Vermont’s Children To the Editor: I believe every Vermont family and community should have access to quality after-school and summer learning programs for their children. I work with 40 kids per day at the One Planet after-school and summer program in Sharon who love our program. …

Column: Whither Conservatism in the Season of Trump?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Washington It’s hard to believe that the United States, having resisted the siren song of socialism during its entire 20th-century heyday (the only major democracy to do so), should suddenly succumb to its charms a generation after its …

Column: Get Off Your High Horse and Admit You’re a Snob

Monday, February 1, 2016

Snobbery, like snoring, is universal. You might believe it doesn’t apply to you, but your intimates would tell a different story. Don’t get huffy: Everybody’s a snob about something. Snobs are those who imagine that their sensibilities, tastes or responses in a specific arena are more discriminating, more …

Column: Don’t Rule Out an Iowa Surprise

Monday, February 1, 2016

J. Ann Selzer, who has conducted polling on the Iowa caucuses since 1988, says the contests almost always yield surprises. With each election, it increasingly becomes more difficult to reliably predict the outcome, and this year is the toughest yet. Pollster.com lists 20 Iowa Republican caucus polls for …

Editorial: Billionaires for President?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Just when it seemed as if the presidential race couldn’t get any stranger, billionaire former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed that he may run for the White House as an independent if the two major parties nominate their least- mainstream candidates. Having more choices on the ballot …

‘We Believe in America, and We Love Our Freedom’

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Following is the text of Sarah Palin’s Jan. 19 endorsement of Donald Trump, as transcribed by BuzzFeed, via The Washington Post. “Thank you so much. It’s so great to be here in Iowa. We’re here just thawing out. …

Editorial: Success and School Reform

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Like soldiers marching off to war, reformers launched No Child Left Behind in 2002 with soaring speeches and brass bands — or at least the bureaucratic equivalent. But in December, Congress and President Obama declared an end to the massive federal intervention in education. The nation had reached …

Column: Take Care, Pedestrians, in the Upper Valley

Sunday, January 31, 2016

There she was . . . latte in hand, phone up against chin, peacoat perfectly buttoned. She was standing in the middle of Lebanon Street in Hanover. I slammed on the brakes. She kept talking on her phone and waved briefly before continuing her jaunt across the street. …

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Tom Toles, Clay Bennett, Glenn McCoy and Signe Wilkinson …

Sunday Forum: A Contemptible Response to McKibben; Fiorina Champions Educational Choice; Sanders Is Not for Sale; Giving a Hand to Those in Need

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Contemptible Response to McKibben To the Editor: I had trouble detecting the “contempt for opposing views” displayed (according to a letter writer on Jan. 27) by Bill McKibben in his recent op-ed piece (“Can Zombie-Like Fossil Fuels Be Killed?,” Jan 25). That a proposed gas pipeline may …