Our opinion: How long is the fuse on Trump's powder keg

04/29/2016 09:06 PM EDT
If you want a taste of what it will be like for the media to cover a Donald Trump administration, just ask GQ's Julia Ioffe, who has been receiving death threats and anti-Semitic insults since an article she wrote on Melania Trump, The Donald's wife, appeared a few days ago. It's no secret that Trump holds the media in contempt and has publicly sneered at it during his versammlungs, much to the 
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Our Opinion: New Era for Banner, NENI
04/21/2016 10:15 PM EDT - After two decades in which dramatic changes rocked the newspaper industry, The Bennington Banner and New England Newspapers Incorporated, which experienced all of those changes, have returned to local ownership. During those years, a digital revolution quickly transformed a business that had been print-based for centuries. Full Story

Our Opinion: Baseball is particularly welcome this election year
04/03/2016 10:14 PM EDT - Last April, the start of the Major League Baseball season was a reward for enduring a brutal winter. This April, it constitutes a celebration of a winter that never was. The beginning of the baseball season today is welcome, as it is every year regardless of the nature of the winter that preceded it. Full Story

Our opinion: GOP should stop its awful obstruction
04/01/2016 08:49 PM EDT - The hypocrisy of the GOP is often readily apparent to those who have the inclination to look beneath its sound bites. The public should also look beyond the GOP's exhortations meant to induce terror and anger, and its stated belief that government is not the solution, it's the problem (while its puppet masters profit greatly from government programs). Full Story

What Others Say: FBI should tell Apple how it unlocked iPhone
04/01/2016 07:39 AM EDT - It might gall the FBI to no end, but now that it has unlocked the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino terrorists without Apple's help, it should tell Apple how it managed the feat so the company can patch the weakness as quickly as possible. Otherwise data belonging to many iPhone 5c owners could be vulnerable to hackers, and that is in no one's interest — not the government, Full Story

Editorial: Time to end the war on drugs
03/30/2016 09:05 PM EDT - In 1971, Richard Nixon labeled drug abuse "America's public enemy No. 1." "In order to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new, all-out offensive," said the now-disgraced president. Forty-five years later, the United States, with less than 5 percent of the world's population, has nearly 25 percent of the world's prison population. Full Story

Our Opinion: GOP's 'repeal and replace' strategy for ACA looks increasingly hollow
03/27/2016 10:04 PM EDT - The latest information on the success of the Affordable Care Act is a further reminder of what is at stake on Election Day. Voters should cast a wary eye on the vague "repeal and replace" slogans offered by Republican presidential and congressional candidates. Statistics released last week revealed that even though there has been little or no growth in health insurance coverage in recent years Full Story

Editorial: After Brussels, reckless words from Trump and Cruz
03/25/2016 10:10 PM EDT - When Donald Trump first raised the idea last year of deploying torture in the fight against terrorism, we thought he might just be unaware that it is banned under international, domestic and military law and that almost no one of stature supported its revival. But it has become clear in the months since that he wasn't just striking a tough-guy pose: He truly believes torture is a proper tactic. Full Story

Editorial: Dissenters pay a high price in Israel
03/23/2016 09:09 PM EDT - Israel's far right has asserted its total control over the government and continues its policy of apartheid against the Palestinian people. It was only a matter of time before it began to lash out at its own people. According to David Shulman, writing for the New York Review of Books, Israel's security agencies have been mobilized to crush any dissent or opposition to the country's policies that Full Story

Our Opinion: Do-nothing Republicans take pay under false pretenses
03/20/2016 10:22 PM EDT - Imagine getting up and going to work in the morning knowing that your goal will not be to accomplish anything of value but to prevent your colleagues from doing so. How sad and unfulfilling. No wonder Washington Republicans always seem to be so angry. Washington's do-nothing party has actually managed to exceed its own low standards in recent weeks. Full Story