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Column: Big-Game Hunting Isn’t a Test of Manhood

Monday, August 3, 2015

The unseemly saga of Cecil the lion versus Walter Palmer, Minnesota dentist, reminds me of Ernest Hemingway’s masterpiece on big-game trophy hunting, The Short Happy …

Editorial: Keeping Faith With Sanders

Monday, August 3, 2015

In the age of gridlock, politics is less the art of the possible than the art of the improbable. Nowhere is that more in evidence …

Column: Do You Know Where Your Solar Energy Is Going?

Monday, August 3, 2015

Vermonters are signing up for solar energy in record numbers. With current federal and state incentives, going solar has never been cheaper and is a …

Forum: Assessing Suicide Risk in Jail; Better Than One-Liners

Monday, July 27, 2015

Assessing Suicide Risk in Jail To the Editor: In an Associated Press article printed in the Valley News last week, there were disturbing revelations in the case of Sandra Bland, the African-American woman who has been reported to have committed suicide after she was arrested after a minor …

Column: The Cars of My Youth Live On in Cuba

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Cuba, diplomatically unfrozen after 50 years, is more than an economic treasure for investors now that the Cuban flag flies over an embassy in Washington. It is an automobile time capsule. And it should be preserved as such, …

A Soiled Symbol

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Twin State residents of 150 years ago would have had no mixed feelings about the display of a Confederate battle flag after so many sons and fathers had been killed or maimed in what they called “The War of the Rebellion.” It would have been treasonous to them, …

Column: Neville Chamberlain Deserves a Fairer Hearing Than History Has Provided

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Washington After the final agreement with Iran over its nuclear program was announced in Vienna earlier this month, references to one long-gone politician surged on social media: Neville Chamberlain. This is not surprising. The late British prime minister, …

Column: Ronda Rousey’s Powerful Argument for Women’s Sports

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Everyone has been talking about Caitlyn Jenner’s inspiring ESPYs speech earlier this month — and with good reason. The recipient of the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage pledged to use her platform to shed light on the plight …

Column: Long Live Long Lunches in France

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Like nearly everyone with roots in Norwich, I have long known the operating hours of Dan and Whit’s General Store. If it is between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., the store is open, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas …

Sunday Forum: Soup Kitchen Firing Was Insensitive; Woodstock Parking Policy Is Fair; Tear Down This Wall

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bunnell Firing Was Clumsy, Insensitive To the Editor: I read with considerable disappointment that the Claremont Soup Kitchen’s board of directors had fired Jan Bunnell. I don’t pretend to know the motivation of the board members or the factors that caused them to take this action. But as …

Friday, July 24, 2015

Editorial: Doing-Good Business at CVS

Friday, July 24, 2015

If coverage of business news tends to accentuate the negative, it’s largely because there’s so much negative to accentuate. For every Market Basket that prides itself on treating its employees and customers well, there are dozens of big corporations whose only goal is to maximize shareholder value and …

Column: Gossip Is Good

Friday, July 24, 2015

Last week the gossip site Gawker published a story apparently outing a heterosexually married New York media executive of high social class, connections and reputation. The material came from a gay male escort who had tried and failed to persuade the executive in question to help him resolve …