Editorials

The US military's mystery detainee

Nearly three months have passed since the U.S. military took custody of an American citizen believed to be an Islamic State fighter. Since early September, the Defense Department has detained the man …

Our opinion: Another attack on the Establishment Clause

In 2016, the Vermont Legislature passed and then-Gov. Peter Shumlin signed into law H.620, requiring health insurance plans to provide free contraceptive coverage. However, in October, the Trump …

Defending the indefensible

We won't pretend to know what's going on in the head of Alabama's senatorial candidate Roy Moore. In fact, for this purpose we're not here to determine the truth behind the claims of sexual …
Letters
Letters: Your Thanks

Editor of the Reformer:Write Action wishes to thank the generous businesses whose food donations made the Brattleboro Literary Festival Cafe, Write Action's annual fundraiser, a great success. …

Letter: He won't be overlooked

Editor of the Reformer:I think I finally figured out why President Trump is making decisions and enacting policies that are so harmful and damaging, even detrimental and extremely dangerous to the …

Letter: A true ambassador

Editor of the Reformer:I stay at the Latchis nearly every week for work and I was delighted to read your profile of concierge John Paxton ("John Paxton: An ambassador for Brattleboro, Dec. 7). I was …

Letter: Red tape and dental care

Editor of the Reformer:I am a nurse who has practiced in Vermont since 2000. I have always been a patient advocate.This week I met a patient who told me he had to travel from Brattleboro to …

Letter: Justified fears come true

Editor of the Reformer:I went to bed on Dec. 1 dreading that I would wake up to world in which the Republican party had completely abandoned the people of this country. I woke up on Dec. 2 to …

Letter: More than a trail

Letter to the Editor:I'm writing in reference to the decision regarding the Nov. 8 West River Trial decision.The Reformer published a story in the weekend edition of Nov. 11/12 about this decision. I …

Letter: McCarthy was a hero

Editor of the Reformer:When I read Nancy A. Olson's Dec.2 story, "Son of Legendary Journalist to Speak About Father's Legacy," with the usual establishment version of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and …

Our Opinion: A legacy and a future, imperiled by a presidential decree

In another move that signals the current administration is more about rewarding the new generation of robber barons than serving the American public at large, the Tweeter in Chief declared on Monday …

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Commentary: Together we are strong

I have been thinking about sexual predators of all kinds and the women, children and yes men that they hurt. The amazing thing that has come out of this last few months is that high profile people …

The View From Faraway Farm: The Nordic zeitgeist equals across-the-board happiness

Scandinavia is hot right now. The Nordic countries are currently considered the world standard for lifestyle. Finland's schools are considered among the top schools in the world. While measuring …

Becca Balint: Why we in Vermont should support Doug Jones

It's been challenging for me to start my column this week. I keep returning to the same idea when I read the news these days: moral rot. Alabama's special election for U.S. Senator spotlights my …

Commentary: Time to stop giving a pass to men in power

We are in the midst of a culture change. Women are finally finding the courage to come forward and talk about the indignities that they have suffered over the years as targets of sexual harassers. …

Fraud Watch: Be aware of the holiday scam artists

Less than 20 shopping days until Christmas (even fewer if you are lighting a Menorah on Dec. 12). I understand if you don't have time to read this final installment of holiday fraud tips but take a …

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