Opinion

School situation is no surprise
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
letter to the editor:
Three years ago, when I was forced into retirement (after 30 years of excellent performance reviews in Michigan and Clark County) and replaced by a younger, grant-sponsored, less expensive “newbie,” I contacted the personnel department about substitute teaching. While still employed by the district, I was instructed to go online and complete the application process, including new transcripts (from the 1960s-70s no less), a new tuberculosis test and new fingerprinting — all at my expense.
Is everyone a little bit racist?
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
other voices:
Let’s start with what we don’t know: the precise circumstances under which a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., shot dead an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown.
Could Disney drones make us spend even more at theme parks?
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
other voices:
I’m trying to imagine the future of drones flying over Disney World.
Get ready for a smoke-free Las Vegas
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Letter to the Editor:
Smoke-free casinos in Las Vegas? Absolutely, yes!
My electronic summer by the lake
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
other voices:
It’s a lovely evening at my wife’s shared summer home, next to Lake Winnipesaukee. The water is perfectly calm, and the night is clear; the occasional late-August shooting star rushes up the sky dome to the Milky Way.
Passing more laws isn’t the answer
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
letter to the editor:
In the Aug. 24 letter “Will NRA back this plan?” responding to Nicholas Kristof’s comment comparing gun and auto deaths, the writer states “at least auto operators must have insurance to protect second and third parties.”
Renaming ISIS condos a wise move
Monday, September 1, 2014
other voices:
In the early 1980s, Larry King used to pitch an appetite-suppressant candy on his nationally syndicated radio talk show.
Understanding what ‘natural’ is
Monday, September 1, 2014
Letter to the Editor:
Thanks for the meaningful Aug. 25 article “What does ‘natural’ really mean?”
Fix immigration fully
Monday, September 1, 2014
other voices:
Fix what ails immigration now or risk another 11 million unauthorized workers later.
No excuses if the U.S. is attacked
Monday, September 1, 2014
Letter to the Editor:
If, in the future, America sees another catastrophe perpetrated by terrorists and commentators in the media start saying “how could this happen?” think back to what I’m about to say.
He has a dream
Monday, September 1, 2014
other voices:
As he has grown weary of Washington, President Barack Obama has shed parts of his presidency like drying petals falling off a rose.
United States must exterminate ISIS
Monday, September 1, 2014
letter to the editor:
Today the civilized world as we know it is threatened by the ignorance of left-wing extremism blinded by its ideological resistance to an all-out eradication of the savagery of radical Islam.
2014 and the limits of rage
Sunday, August 31, 2014
other voices:
The short-term future of politics in the nation’s capital will be determined in large part by which party ends up in control of the Senate. But for a sense of the long-term future of politics in the country as a whole, watch the governors races.
Press freedom under fire in Ferguson
Sunday, August 31, 2014
other voices:
Journalists in Ferguson, Mo., don’t face as many risks as our colleagues in Syria, but that’s not much to brag about.
Different views on the U.S. wealth gap
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Letter to the Editor:
An analysis by the rating agency Standard & Poor’s says the wealth gap is slowing the United States’ economic growth. We the nonrich already knew that.