When student protesters defeat their own cause

At Middlebury College, student demonstrators recently shut down a speech by Charles Murray, the conservative author, in the process injuring a Middleb...

April 24th, 2017 |  


The poetry of veterans, then and now

Davelle Barnes didn’t know how to talk about what she’d experienced as an Army reservist in Afghanistan: 10-hour days spent laying fiber-o...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Earth dances like nobody’s looking

Earth dances like nobody’s looking

I never could do a jig to the choreographed exercises like Zumba, but I can tap dance across a meadow, feeling as coordinated as a bird prancing on a ...

April 24th, 2017 |  


The day Bill O’Reilly got fired

On the day Bill O’Reilly was fired, Serena Williams announced she was 20 weeks pregnant.Fans did the math and concluded Williams must have had a...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


Let’s focus on nukes, not tax returns

I don’t really care what’s in President Donald Trump’s tax returns.Sure, I think Trump shows real contempt for citizens and good gov...

April 23rd, 2017 |  


The beginning of wisdom

The beginning of wisdom

I followed the nurse’s directions but I wondered if I’d taken a wrong turn. I was relieved when I finally saw the campground sign at the c...

April 21st, 2017 |  


A dishonest argument

The debate over the death penalty can be infuriatingly dishonest.Consider the April 17 broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “Special Report wit...

April 21st, 2017 updated: April 21st, 2017. |  


Positive signs at an agency plagued by scandal

In recent days came a welcome sign that new Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin won’t tolerate business as usual at his notoriously dysfunc...

April 21st, 2017 |  


Trump’s Kenosha doctrine is good for America

Are you an American with expertise in computer programming, engineering or business analytics? If so, you probably have a good job, because employers ...

April 21st, 2017 |  


A perfect turkey

A perfect turkey

The two turkey hunters sat inside the blind, arrows strung, watching the two gobblers on the distant side of the clearing.Seth Perry and Sarah Rice we...

April 20th, 2017 |