Working class should listen to the message but reject this messenger

10/24/2016 06:47 AM EDT
Working class Americans — especially working class white males — have rallied around Donald Trump this election season. And despite the ongoing spectacle playing out, apparently few have jumped off his dysfunctional, out-of-control campaign bandwagon. This, despite daily proofs that Mr. Trump is spectacularly under-qualified for the presidency — and that in his career, he has 
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Our Opinion: Striking the shackles of oppression
10/14/2016 10:01 PM EDT - During the days leading up to the second presidential debate and the days following it, the miasma enveloping the run-up to Nov. 8 had become a fetid brume most of us have been trying to avoid. But on Thursday, a breath of fresh air in the form of Michelle Obama swept away the occluding gloom and delivered what might have been the most eloquent and courageous message we are liable to hear for Full Story

Our Opinion: Congress acts! — then gets override remorse
10/02/2016 09:41 PM EDT - The failure of Congress to act on important issues like the Zika virus and a Supreme Court vacancy is infuriating. But the nation saw last week that there are times when it is preferable that Congress do nothing. Last Wednesday, on a strongly bipartisan vote, The House and Senate overrode President Obama's veto of a bill allowing the families of victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, Full Story

Our Opinion: Town would risk little on hotel study
09/29/2016 10:35 PM EDT - The Select Board is right to take more time before deciding whether to fund a study of the economic viability of a hotel in downtown Bennington. But considering the amount requested — up to $10,500 — this represents a small risk worth taking with the chance of significant reward. Town Economic and Community Development Director Michael Harrington outlined the proposal before the board Full Story

Good things happen when locals step up
09/21/2016 08:48 PM EDT - In early 2015, the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce announced that would no longer be putting on the Bennington Car Show, effectively ending the show's 48-year run. The Chamber cited various reasons for this, among them diminishing returns on the investment and an aging volunteer pool stretched thin by the immensely popular Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival. Full Story

Editorial: Kaepernick should not be shouted down
09/15/2016 07:17 AM EDT - An NFL quarterback's decision to sit down during the national anthem has irritated many Americans, though many in the media have applauded him for it. Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers said he was doing so as a symbolic protest against injustice in America. "I'll continue to sit. I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. Full Story

Our Opinion: Terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 resonate today
09/12/2016 07:09 AM EDT - Sunday was the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the memory is fresh for anyone who sat in horror before a TV set and watched it unfold. But 9/11 is far more than a terrible memory. The aftershocks of that event still resonate today. The spectacle of two passenger jets flying into the iconic towers of the World Trade Center in New York is unforgettable, and the Full Story

Our Opinion: Sept. 11, 2001, the day that changed everything
09/09/2016 06:11 PM EDT - The weather on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001 was bright and clear in Manhattan, Shanksville, Pa., and Washington, D.C. It was also a fine morning in New England, a morning like any other, with no warning that it would soon be seared into our national consciousness as a morning unlike any other. Full Story

Editorial: Congress dithers while Zika spreads
09/01/2016 07:05 AM EDT - It may seem like New Hampshire is a long way from the white sand beaches of Florida and the Zika virus, but no place on Earth is more than a few days and a credit card away. Florida, as of Tuesday (Aug. 23), had 42 cases of Zika. The state's mosquito season is year-round, particularly in the semi-tropical south. Full Story

The scofflaw sheriff meets real justice
08/26/2016 10:12 PM EDT - In a democracy that prizes rule of law, calls to lock up public figures are jarring and usually out of place. But what to do if it's a public figure such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the crusading racial profiler of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has spent the past several years systematically flouting a federal judge's orders while hiding behind a smokescreen of obfuscation, manipulation and impunity? Full Story

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