• Cancellation doesn't damper celebration - 02/05/2016 11:04 PM EST
    Our Opinion: Obama's speech at U.S. mosque a strong success

    02/05/2016 08:28 PM EST
    In the last year of his presidency, President Obama has cast off the self-restraint he seems to have exercised since the beginning of his first term in 2008. Some of this has been rhetorical and other parts of it have been actions, such as his executive order to upgrade gun sale background checks. The president took a bold action on Wednesday when he visited a mosque for the first time in his 
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    Our Opinion: Serious questions about Wounded Warrior Project
    02/04/2016 05:34 PM EST - Few things tug at American heartstrings, and rightly so, than severely wounded military veterans, particularly the young men and women from our most recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Wounded Warrior Project charity began in the early 2000s when a Marine Corps veteran named, John Melia – who had been wounded in a helicopter crash in 1992 off the coast of Somalia – began visiting Full Story

    Editorial: Riding the localvore wagon train
    01/28/2016 07:50 PM EST - When Vermont's Farm to Plate initiative was launched five years ago many had high expectations for what this effort could do for the state's farmers and its overall economic future. Now that we're at the half-way point one thing is clear: Those initial rosey predictions actually proved rather conservative. Full Story

    Our opinion: Bigger than a handful of men with guns
    01/27/2016 08:10 PM EST - The death of an armed militant in Oregon is a tragedy but it is not surprising. LaVoy Finicum, one of the de facto spokesmen of the illegal occupation of the Malhuer National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, vowed that he would rather die than be taken into custody. This Mormon rancher, father of 11 and grandfather of 19, had his vow fulfilled on a lonely stretch of Highway 395 when a vehicle he was Full Story

    Our Opinion: Supreme Court must put politics aside on immigration
    01/24/2016 09:10 PM EST - If logic and legal precedent still mean anything, the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold President Obama's actions protecting a specific group of undocumented immigrants from deportation. However, we are talking about the Supreme Court. Immigrants' advocates and some top Democrats, including Senate party leader Harry Reid, welcomed the Supreme Court's action in the hope that the justices will Full Story

    Editorial: Is 2016 already one for the history books?
    01/22/2016 08:47 PM EST - 2016 is shaping up to be one of those bellwether, turning point historical markers, at least when it comes to the U.S. presidential election. You have go back at least to 1968 to find a comparable election and global combination. Rarely has there been a year when so many "known unknowns" — the Middle East, China, Ukraine, terrorism, the world economy — cohabited with the breathtaking Full Story

    Editorial: The spectacle of the 2016 election just got more spectacular
    01/20/2016 09:10 PM EST - Surely we have entered some parallel reality — like Bizarro World in the Superman comic books — where reason has been replaced by knee-jerk emotional reactions and sanity has been replaced by self-delusion. We've been walking on the edge of falling into absurdity ever since Donald Trump announced he was running for president and with his poll numbers on the rise, the whole nation has Full Story

    Editorial: Government should not do nothing in Oregon
    01/14/2016 11:07 PM EST - Once again, members of Nevada's Bundy clan have illegally seized public property and dared federal agencies and law enforcement to do anything about it. As we write, Ammon Bundy, one of the sons of the self-professed constitutional scholar and rancher Cliven Bundy, and a band of anti-government "delusionistas" occupy a cottage on the 188,000-acre Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Burns, a small Full Story

    Our View: America is still great; let's keep moving ahead
    01/13/2016 10:02 PM EST - President Obama's State of the Union message on Tuesday night focused on the future. This, his final such message, was not a predictable wish list of goals and hopes for the coming year. Rather he took the long view, in his words, "I want to focus on the next five years, the next 10 years, and beyond. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Sanders' anger is more righteous than that of Trump
    01/10/2016 09:42 PM EST - The nation is angry, say the people and the pundits, and it generally appears to be true. There are many shades of anger, however, which perhaps most significantly can be constructive or destructive in nature. There are two prominent angry presidential candidates this election year, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Full Story