Opinion

Friday, April 17, 2015

Editorial: Art, Politics And Hope

Friday, April 17, 2015

We applaud the gumption of a pair of Hanover High students who question the appropriateness of a school mural that includes a representation of President …

Column: Japan Gets Left Behind As Cheaper Yen Drives Toyota Profits

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nobody should be surprised that Toyota, flush with $18 billion in profits this year, has emerged as a major beneficiary of Abenomics. After all, the …

Column: Things Ken Burns Gets Wrong About Cancer

Friday, April 10, 2015

It’s almost mandatory that any documentary or news segment describing a new treatment for cancer must pulse with the twin themes of tragedy and hope. The camera follows patients through hospital corridors and rooms as their narratives unfold …

Editorial: Cameras Can Change Police Behavior

Friday, April 10, 2015

The video showing North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael T. Slager shooting Walter L. Scott dead is sickening. There is a full-color record of Slager firing eight shots at the back of a fleeing Scott, then deserting the felled body, possibly to tamper with the crime scene. By …

Column: GOP Take Notice: Voters Think About the Future, not the Past

Friday, April 10, 2015

Over the last 65 years, three Democrats — John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama — captured the presidency by running as candidates of generational change against the political status quo. But in 2016, those dynamics could be reversed. Democrats are poised to nominate a 67-year-old veteran …

Forum, April 11: Sierra Club and Science; Reporters Need Monitors; Rent Subsidy Loss Will Hurt Many

Friday, April 10, 2015

Sierra Club and Science To the Editor: The Sierra Club nationally was in favor of nuclear power many decades ago. I have a nuclear scientist colleague who was a member at the time, but quit when the club switched to being anti-nuke. The local club chairman charges “climate …

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Editorial: The Libertarian Candidate

Thursday, April 9, 2015

New Hampshire welcomed newly announced presidential candidate Rand Paul to the state yesterday, and we’re bound to say that the first-term senator from Kentucky is one of the most intriguing Republican hopefuls to come this way in many a year. Combining, as The Wall Street Journal describes it, …

Column: The Dangers of Unlimited Campaign Contributions

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Federal corruption charges against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., challenge the reasoning behind a court decision that has allowed wealthy donors to pour more than $2 billion into “independent spending” groups in the last two election cycles. The Justice …

Column: Who’s to Say Jeb Bush Isn’t Really Hispanic? Not the Census

Thursday, April 9, 2015

So the son of George H.W. Bush (Greenwich Country Day, Phillips Academy) and Barbara Pierce (Rye Country Day, Ashley Hall) thinks he’s Hispanic. Or thought he was. The New York Times reported that Jeb Bush marked “Hispanic” on a 2009 voter registration application in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Bush …

Column: N.H. Could Lead on Curbing Title Loans

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Across the country predatory lenders are siphoning money out of the pockets of our hardworking neighbors. These companies attract borrowers with the promise of fast cash without credit checks. What they really do is charge usurious rates that trap people in a cycle of debt, paying rates that …

Column: Feed the Poor, Yes, but Nothing Too Fancy

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Washington Rick Brattin, a young Republican state representative in Missouri, has come up with an innovative new way to humiliate the poor in his state. Call it the surf-and-turf law. Brattin has introduced House Bill 813, making it illegal for food-stamp recipients to use their benefits “to purchase …