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  • Our view: A loud roar for forgiveness - 07/31/2015 10:20 PM EDT
    Our view: A loud roar for forgiveness

    07/31/2015 10:20 PM EDT
    The killing of Cecil the lion by an American big-game hunter is a regrettable incident. Whether this was illegal or not remains to be seen. As the world has become more and more aware of the environment and the loss of species, the hunting of prized rare animals in exotic locations by wealthy tourists is not particularly admired. 
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    Our Opinion: Health care should be a birthright
    07/30/2015 11:07 PM EDT - As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare the discussion of expanding the program and offering universal health care is resurfacing. It's not a new debate. Fifty years before Medicare's enactment, progressives had fought unsuccessfully for universal, government-provided health insurance, wrote Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works, for the Huffington Post. Full Story

    Editorial: Heated rhetoric on Iran deal does nothing but enrich the few
    07/29/2015 10:03 PM EDT - Just when we thought the commentary coming out of the GOP slate of candidates for the 2016 election couldn't get any more despicable than calling Mexicans rapists, up pops Mike Huckabee. "This president's foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. Full Story

    Another opinion: Congress is afraid to really reform Social Security
    07/25/2015 12:22 PM EDT - You can bet Congress won't let the 11 million Americans who receive Social Security disability benefits see their checks reduced next year, as will happen if nothing is done because the program is running out of money. Congress will likely step in at some point, after much wrangling, and shift money from Social Security's larger retirement fund to prop up the disability program. Full Story

    Editorial: Raising healthy, well-balanced kids
    07/23/2015 10:28 PM EDT - Vermont is slipping in the care and well-being of its children. That's not to say Vermonters do a bad job of raising their children. In fact, Vermont still ranks among the best in the nation when it comes to how we care for our kids, but the latest Kids Count Data Book shows the Green Mountain State dropped a few points in the national ranking. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Potential for peace terrifies war hawks
    07/19/2015 10:26 PM EDT - Judging by the hysterical reaction of Washington Republicans one might have thought President Obama had sold Alaska back to the Russians. But no, it was just a deal with Iran that may bring some semblance of peace to the Middle East. Any deal between foreign rivals involves compromise, and any compromise means concessions, but whatever one thinks of the potential flaws in the nuclear weapons Full Story

    Editorial: Obama on target on broken criminal justice system
    07/17/2015 10:32 PM EDT - When President Obama this week deplored this nation's "broken system" of criminal justice, he wasn't so much expressing a daring viewpoint as putting himself at the head of a growing coalition of both the political left and right that has been saying the same thing for some time. The system of mandatory minimum sentences goes too far, these critics argue. Full Story

    Editorial: Overhauling the criminal justice system
    07/16/2015 10:31 PM EDT - President Obama has gone where no sitting U.S. president has gone before — to federal prison. No doubt there are some who would rejoice at that idea, but alas, the president was just visiting. He was at the Federal Correctional Institution El Reno, a medium-security prison in Oklahoma on Thursday to top of a week-long effort of promoting one of his top domestic policies: Overhauling the Full Story

    Editorial: Look who's driving the clown car
    07/15/2015 09:49 PM EDT - We've tried to avoid it, because ridiculing Donald Trump is easier than shooting fish in a barrel, but the fact that he is at the top of the leaderboard for the Republican nomination for president, it seems irresponsible of us to avoid our duty. Fortunately, we are not alone in heaping scorn on the Donald, because whenever he opens his mouth, comedians and satirists have a field day. Full Story

    Death penalty drug wrangling a waste of time
    07/12/2015 09:35 PM EDT - With the Supreme Court's 5 to 4 decision that the controversial drug midazolam is legal for executions, the responsibility to administer the death penalty falls back squarely on states, including California, that still embrace it. But whether this particular drug is cruel or ethical to use — if you believe deliberately killing someone who is not endangering others ever is ethical — Full Story

    Chicago's Lollapalooza resumes after storm evacuation

    CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of Lollapalooza say they are reopening the music festival after the threat of a storm prompted them to evacuate attendees. Full Story
    J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

    The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back.