Opinion

Friday, March 27, 2015

Editorial: A Community of Broadcasters in Royalton

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Facebook, Twitter and the social networks du jour have soaked up the creative juices of the populace, to the point where some fear there’s nothing …

Column: Sleep for a Better You, and a Better America

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The other day President Barack Obama ruefully told The Huffington Post that he probably doesn’t get enough sleep. Our response to that was, duh! We …

Column: N.H. Fails on Minimum Wage

Friday, March 20, 2015

The test of our faith to our values is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who already have much, it is whether we provide opportunity for those who have little. Tests of faith are never easy. They challenge us to examine our conscience and …

Column: Good Day for Netanyahu, but Not for Israel

Friday, March 20, 2015

Washington Wednesday was a hard day for pro-Israel liberals. Some of the dejection arose from sheer surprise over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s victory, and especially the size of his margin. The pre-election polling — by law, polls can’t be published within five days of voting — showed Netanyahu’s …

Column: Origins of the Logan Act

Friday, March 20, 2015

It’s been more than a week since 47 Senate Republicans sent that letter to Tehran, and commentators can’t get enough of asking: What about the Logan Act? The law, passed by Congress and signed by President John Adams …

Forum, March 20: Bastions of Rampant Socialism; My Statement About the Co-op; Low Wages Are Not Always Bad

Friday, March 20, 2015

Bastions of Rampant Socialism To the Editor: I read with great interest the March 5 Forum letter, “The Taxing Ways of Vermont.” As a resident of Vermont’s neighbor to the east, I was stuck by the similarities between the behavior that has been driving Vermont into ruin and …

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Editorial: Caller Seeks Medical Help, Gets a Lebanon Police Search Too

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The tangled tale of a Lebanon resident who called for emergency medical assistance and ended up being charged with possession of a small amount of pot, as related by our colleague Jim Kenyon in the Sunday Valley News, raises many troubling questions about police practices. The main one …

Column: When Labor Unions Are Targeted, Workers Take Economic Hit

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Joining a union is the best investment a worker can make. Unions need defending, maybe more than ever, because of the attacks they face. The passage of a right-to-work law in Wisconsin and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal for right-to-work zones show how distorted the lens is when …

Column: GOP Denies “War on Women”

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Washington There were a couple of problems right off the bat when would-be Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and the top Republican woman in the House, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, sat down with conservative interest groups Monday afternoon to …

Column: The Billionaire Advantage in the 2016 Race

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jeb Bush is trying to lock in a top spot in the Republican presidential field by banking $100 million by the end of this month, a financial “shock-and-awe” strategy that helped his brother clear candidates from the field in the 2000 Republican presidential primary. In recent elections, however, …

Wednesday, March 18, 2015