Opinion

Friday, November 21, 2014

Editorial: Is Scott Milne Overplaying His Hand?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

One of the most notable things about Republican Scott Milne’s campaign for governor of Vermont this fall was that he didn’t seem to have any …

Column: The GOP Needs a Moderate; If Not Jeb, Who?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Washington President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in American politics over …

Column: The United States Needs a National Food Policy

Sunday, November 16, 2014

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans’ well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate …

Editorial: ‘Can-Do’ Republicans

Sunday, November 16, 2014

In recent photographs, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, soon to be majority leader of the new Republican-controlled Senate, resembles nothing so much as a bespectacled chipmunk whose grin — or is it a smirk? — strongly suggests that he just ate the cat. Perhaps he did. Certainly a …

Column: Bad Projects Don’t Belong in Anyone’s Beautiful Backyard

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The term NIMBY — “not in my back yard”— has long been used to criticize people who oppose commercial or industrial development in their communities. Invariably pejorative, it casts citizens as selfish individualists who care only for themselves, …

Column: Liberty and Equality Are Mutually Reinforcing Concepts

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Our country is in trouble. Congress’ approval rating hovers near its lowest level since Gallup polling began, social protest rates are as high as they’ve been since the 1960s and the least among us — poor African Americans …

Sunday Forum

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Greek Plan Falls Short To the Editor: Although many of their proposals have merit, Greek leaders at Dartmouth have failed to address the most disturbing and anachronistic characteristics of their organizations’ social structure: discrimination and exclusivity. Under the proposed “New Social Contract,” Greek houses will still be permitted …

Sunday, November 16, 2014

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

Column: Americans, Left and Right, Are Warlike

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Remember when pundits were worried that Americans had turned isolationist? As recently as August, polls showed big majorities opposed to military intervention in Iraq, Syria or anywhere else. But it only took a couple of beheadings by Islamic State to turn a nation of war-weary noninterventionists into an …

Column: ‘Thank You for Your Service’ Trivializes Vets’ Experience

Saturday, November 15, 2014

During a recent gathering of Vietnam veterans, our conversation went from Vietnam to the often heard “Thank you for your service,” which has become more popular since Iraq and Afghanistan. We all agreed that it made us uncomfortable, not because we don’t appreciate service, but because the statement …

Editorial: The Office Cubicle

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The word “cubicle” conjures rows of office workers toiling in anonymity behind low walls that keep out neither noise nor nettlesome colleagues. But apparently there are those who aspire to the corner cubicle. The New York Times reported recently that some eminent publishing houses, including HarperCollins and the …

Saturday Forum: Immigration Reform; Library Survey in Weathersfield

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Immigration Reform Is Imperative To the Editor: A number of Americans are angry with undocumented immigrants because they contend that they are breaking civil laws. They fail to acknowledge the fact that not all of our laws are necessarily moral or just; one only has to look back …