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Opinion

Clay Bennett, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Editorial: Deep-Pockets Parks in Hartford?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The Hartford Selectboard is moving ahead with a plan to efface the ugly scar left across the north face of the Quechee Covered Bridge by …

Column: Anti-Gay Facebook Post Costs Editor His Job

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In February, the editor of a small daily newspaper in Iowa called the Newton Daily News posted on his personal Facebook page, “Russia gets a …

Column: Life Inside a Predatory For-Profit College

Friday, July 25, 2014

It happened the same way that anyone falls in love: the slow build of excitement, the sheer anticipation of each day propelling you forward, the blind haze of overwhelming joy clouding all reason and logic. I developed a passion for teaching at a for-profit school in Southern California, …

Forum, July 25: Enough About the Co-op; More About the Co-op; Hartford Track Vote; The Hole Story on Interchange Drive

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Co-op, in Two Words To the Editor: Enough already. Edmund Coffin Strafford Those With a Vested Interest To the Editor: At Wednesday’s board meeting of the Hanover Co-op, 14 people spoke in favor of the management. Of the 14 who supported them, seven had a vested economic …

Column: How to Stop Putin’s Drive for Domination

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has focused the world’s attention on Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. But the most basic questions are still unanswered: What is Russian President Vladimir Putin up to? How far will …

Editorial: Safer Diving on Route 4 in Vermont

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The news is not exactly overburdened with success stories these days, especially ones involving government action. But it does appear that one may be quietly unfolding along Route 4 in Vermont between Bridgewater and Hartford. Within a few months last year, that 23-mile stretch of road was the …

Column: Style and Substance: Bobby Jindal Could Be a Contender in 2016

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Bobby Jindal once gave a speech disturbing TV entertainer-commentator Jon Stewart to the point of satiric torture, which is to say, the speech wasn’t just a little awful, but laughably awful. The other day, I saw Jindal give …

Column: Don’t Imprison Heroin Mothers and Babies

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I’m told the first months of my life were torture. I screamed constantly, spat out milk, and vomited all the time. I was going through withdrawal. I was a heroin baby. My mother began using drugs as a teen. By the time I was born, she’d done several …

Forum, July 24: More Co-op; Less Greed; ‘Tabasco?’; All This and Chocolate Chips

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Employment Issues Are Complex To the Editor: With regard to Sunday’s editorial (“The Co-op Firings,” July 20): Everyone who has ever managed a business with many employees is familiar with the difficulties of personnel management and the delicate balance required between the need for fairness and transparency, on …

Column: In a Time of Crisis, the Usual Petty Politics

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tragedies concentrate the mind. American politics was trundling along on its usual unserious and trivial trajectory when news of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine shook the world. Suddenly, the stakes in public life and …

The Highs And Lows

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

As the country gradually liberalizes marijuana laws — pot is now legal in Colorado and Washington state and medicinal marijuana is allowed in 23 states and the District of Columbia — the debate goes on over whether cannabis could be a tax boon for states, poses a danger …

Willem Lange: Even in the Bustle of the City, People Crave the Natural World

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The TV crew and I stood this morning beside a couple of fortresslike granite buildings with 19th-century-style hip roofs, ocher-colored grout, and fancy exposed rafter tails. They were designed, a brochure informs me, by the famous architect Henry Hobson Richardson. There was water on one side of the …