Opinion

Column: How Investors Won, and Middle Class Lost

Friday, March 6, 2015

From the 1940s through the 1980s, back when the mob ran Las Vegas’ casinos, the essence of the city’s economy was the skim. Before the …

Editorial: Clinton’s Email Trail

Friday, March 6, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton has served as first lady, a senator from New York and secretary of state. She is no newcomer to the corridors of …

Column: Saudi Arabia Honors a Critic of America

Friday, March 6, 2015

Washington Over the weekend, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman awarded a prestigious prize to Zakir Naik, a televangelist and religious scholar from India, heralding him as …

Forum: Feb. 27: Hartford Candidates; What’s Up in Orford?; Memories of Iwo Jima

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hartford Candidates’ Agenda To the Editor: We are asking Hartford voters to vote for School Board candidates Ron Dwinell (three-year term) and Jeff Arnold (two-year term) on March 3. Together, we will make academic outcomes as they relate to budget inputs clearer for the public to understand; work …

Column: The Case for a Presidential Love Deficit

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Is it possible that a reasonable person could think President Barack Obama doesn’t love America? Well, former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has faced heavy criticism for saying just that, but Giuliani isn’t crazy. His thoughts are usually …

Editorial: Restricting Compassion in Lebanon

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Lebanon City Council will consider this spring adopting zoning amendments that would limit where a medical marijuana dispensary could be located. This is not a purely speculative exercise: One such application is pending with the state Department of Health and Human Services, and representatives of the so-far …

Column: My Story: The Cancer Cure That Wasn’t

Thursday, February 26, 2015

I am dying, literally, at my home in Hollywood, of metastatic breast cancer, the only kind of breast cancer that kills. For six years I’ve known I was going to die. I just didn’t know when. Then, a couple of weeks before Christmas, a new, deadly diagnosis gave …

Forum, Feb. 26: Norwich Project Explained; Keep Royalton’s Treasurer; Re-elect West Windsor’s Clerk; Drugs in Hartford

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Norwich Project Explained To the Editor: A full house came to hear the Norwich Selectboard presentation Monday on the $3 million bond article, supporting the construction of a combined police and fire department administration building, improvements to the current firehouse, the repair and expansion of the town garage …

Editorial: Who Loves America Most?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

“I know this is a horrible thing to say,’’ former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani began, signaling that he was about to go to the “don’t go there’’ place, as have so many declining grandparents, slightly inebriated …

Willem Lange: The Temperatures Can Only Go Up From Here

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Montpelier If you’ve ever competed in a tug-of-war — at a picnic, maybe, or summer camp — you probably remember the first few seconds of effort after the starting signal, when you could sense whether or not the next few minutes were likely to go well. Your opponents’ …

Israel-U.S. Bonds Were Tested at Birth

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Washington A new Israeli election ad released by the Likud party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu invokes the past to boost his political future. The video harks back to the moment of Israel’s founding in 1948, “painting a picture,” as the Times of Israel puts it, “of an …

Forum, Feb. 25: The New England Pipeline Scam; Cherish Windsor’s Trees; Historic Weather; Ukraine Disinformation

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The New England Pipeline Scam To the Editor: “Firms: Ratepayers Can Fund Pipeline,” Feb. 19), and a series of other recent news stories present one-sided industry information urging construction of new gas pipelines across New England. The twisted logic is, “help save ratepayer dollars by charging ratepayers more” …

Column: Speak Carefully About Religious Wars

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

For weeks, Republicans have lambasted President Obama for what they claim is a major foreign policy failure: His refusal to use the term “Islamic” to describe the terrorists of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. “The president and …