Editorials

'Can you imagine anyone other than Trump?' Time magazine publishes a perfectly fitting answer

Never before has Time magazine recognized a "person of the year" who was no longer living. But Jamal Khashoggi's face graces its cover this year, with the murdered Washington Post contributing …

Another View: Young journalists - again - school adults

It is profoundly discouraging to witness adults failing in their obligations to the young people in their charge. Examples abound, from the thoughtless to the tawdry to the traumatic, and in each …

Jared Bernstein: In defense of Biden's realness and pragmatic competence

Before I offer some pushback to Frank Bruni's New York Times op-ed Saturday on why Joe Biden shouldn't run for president in 2020, I've got two big disclosures. One, I worked closely with Biden when …
Letters
Letter: Dismissive attitude toward climate report is scary

Editor of the Reformer,Last Thursday (Dec. 6) I opened the Reformer to the editorials, and my eyes were immediately drawn to a three-column commentary in the middle of the page called, "That really …

Letter: Disparaging science in service of idealogy

Editor of the Reformer,John McClaughry's column "That really scary climate report" disparages the recent National Climate Assessment. From this one would imagine that Mr. McClaughry is a …

Letter: Preaching to a tiny, elite choir

Editor of the Reformer,I usually read John McLaughry's column to try to learn something. The latest ("That really scary climate report," Dec. 6) on climate change did a good job cherry-picking enough …

Letter: We must take control of our future

Editor of the Reformer,Despite the failing United Nations Climate Change "Conference of the Parties" (COP 24) in Poland this week involving 197 nations, I have four simple suggestions what we can do …

Letter: If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Editor of the Reformer,I live in the Sam Elliot apartment house, downtown by the firehouse.I'm quite pleased living there. It's convenient to downtown, and the Brattleboro Housing Partnership takes …

Letter: Train station needs a master plan

Editor of the Reformer,The Brattleboro Amtrak Station needs a master plan to increase museum visitors and Amtrak riders.The Amtrak station is currently a cramped, unattractive space on the bottom of …

Letter: Not loving a new wall

Editor of the Reformer,In 1989 the Berlin Wall came down. All America cheered. Now Mr. Trump wants to rebuild the Berlin wall, only this time between the United States and Mexico.As Robert Frost …

Letter: Hang on and hope for the best?

Editor of the Reformer,I was warmed by John McClaughry`s commentary ("That really scary climate report," Dec. 6) about how climate change will make our lives better. It was pretty cold this week, so …

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Columnists
Richard Davis: Ozzie and Harriet have never lived here

The death of former President George H.W. Bush has caused some Americans to believe that Bush led a kinder, gentler nation when he was in charge. That is a good example of delusional thinking and we …

Peter 'Fish' Case: Time to defend your cable access and First Amendment rights

If you think at this point that our First Amendment isn't under attack, you're wrong! I'm not talking about the simple attacks The Trumpocalypse does on a daily basis with claims of fake news and …

Lisa Byer: The FCC wants to pull the plug on local public access stations

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing rule changes that could have a devastating impact on CAT-TV and similar public access stations throughout the country. These newly proposed …

Christine Emba: Ivy League mania warps students and colleges alike

T.M. Landry College Preparatory, a scrappy independent school in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, gained fame over the past five years for sending many of its underprivileged African-American students off …

Arlo Mudgett: The View From Faraway Farm: Fond memories of flying with a bluebird

What car did you learn to drive on? I learned to drive a standard on my sister's best friend's VW beetle. I would drive it all over our huge, perfectly flat lawn. Her friend Kay never seemed to mind. …

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