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Column: Stop the Insanity of Weak Gun Regulation

Monday, August 31, 2015

Last Wednesday, my daughter Alison was brutally struck down in the prime of her life by a deranged gunman. Since then, I have stated in …

Editorial: Changing Health Care — The DH-APD Affiliation

Monday, August 31, 2015

There has been much conjecture in recent years about how the nation’s health care system will evolve to address issues of access and cost. In …

Column: Many Share Blame in St. Paul’s School Case

Monday, August 31, 2015

Surfing on television the other day, I lingered on a movie, Little Miss Sunshine, only long enough to hear the irascible Alan Arkin, with typical …

Roaring 20s Series: A Sense of Where You Are, and Why, Contemplated by Grafton’s Andrew Cushing

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Andrew Cushing loves Grafton. A lot. So much so, the 25-year-old jokes, that his dating situation in Philadelphia, where he’s halfway through graduate studies in historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, has gotten to the point where …

Editorial : Jail Is No Place for the Mentally Ill

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Although his investigation is continuing, Vermont Defender General Matt Valerio told a legislative panel earlier this month that he finds the circumstances surrounding the suicide of an inmate at Southern State Correctional Facility earlier this year “troubling.” Based on what has been revealed so far about the death …

Column: Article on Amazon Workplace Culture Presented a Rorschach Test

Sunday, August 23, 2015

It was last weekend’s great litmus test. After reading Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld’s epic New York Times account of what it’s like to work at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, were you appalled or impressed? Would you never …

Column: Yoga Is Much Misunderstood

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Yoga has become more popular in the United States in recent years, with the number of people taking part in the discipline almost doubling between 2002 and 2012. Today, nearly 10 percent of Americans have tried it, and …

Sunday, August 23, 2015

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

Sunday Forum: On the Wrong Track in Vermont; Faith-Based Climate Action; Football Isn’t About Live; Defunding Planned Parenthood Makes No Sense

Sunday, August 23, 2015

On the Wrong Track in Vermont To the Editor: According to the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the period for public comment on the state’s proposed new rail plan has been extended to Sept. 15 after many requests from Vermonters to review and speak about the plan. This is …

Column: Summer’s Lease Hath All Too Short a Date, But It Is Renewable

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A friend of mine recently said that it seemed like I’d had a good summer, and I did, but the word had made me sad. Like most Midwesterners who endure brutal winters, I never want summer to end. This time of year, after the sunflowers have bloomed and …

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Column: A Cinderella Story That Traversed a Slippery Slope

Saturday, August 22, 2015

When I was a student in England I walked almost everywhere. Everywhere I couldn’t reach by walking, I reached by bicycle. Cinderella I wasn’t; glass shoes would not have withstood the mileage. At Cambridge University, my college was up a steep hill. New Hall was a modernist building …

Editorial: A Modest Step in Fighting Heroin

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Not even the federal government can solve the nation’s growing heroin epidemic on its own, but it could always do more. That’s probably the best way to think about the new anti-heroin initiative unveiled by the White House …