Dec. 5 - Guest Opinion
published: 12/4/2012 3:31:59 PM
In a couple of days, the top operatives of the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns will gather at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics to discuss the strategies and tactics they used this year.
Dec. 5 - Guest Opinion
published: 12/4/2012 3:33:45 PM
Insider trading leads the news again, casting a cloud over Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors $14 billion hedge fund. The SEC charged Mathew Martoma, who used to manage a SAC Capital division, with using inside information about tests on an Alzheimer’s drug to trade stock of the company working on it.
Dec. 5 guest opinion: For GOP, losing might be the only way to win
published: 12/7/2012 4:42:40 PM
According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, 73 percent of Democrats and 63 percent of independents — and even 39 percent of Republicans — now favor raising taxes on those making $250,000 or more a year.
Dec. 8 guest opinion: How the consumer became king
published: 12/7/2012 4:44:45 PM
Some 200 retailers nationally opened their doors on Thanksgiving Day, and a lot of others did so at midnight. Shoes, jewelry, sporting goods, flat-screen TVs, fancy chocolate — if you wanted it, you could buy it before the football games were finished.
Dec. 12 guest opinion: The earth’s climate was changing long before we got here
published: 12/11/2012 3:00:11 PM
Will Rogers was to have said that “Everyone complains about the weather, but no one is willing to do anything about it.” Analyze that satirical statement for a minute and then look at the editorial cartoon in the Nov.
Dec. 15 guest opinion: Living with teenage werewolves in the digital age
published: 12/14/2012 12:17:31 PM
Back in the 1950s, “Little Joe Cartwright” starred in a movie called “I Was a Teenage Werewolf.” That’s right, after seeing a full moon, Michael Landon ran around a public high school foaming at the mouth and pretty much out of control.
Dec. 19 guest opinion: After 2012, picking a president will never be the same
published: 12/18/2012 2:22:30 PM
Over the past 10 presidential campaigns, the first two — and the most influential — battles in the nominating process have been the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses quickly followed by the New Hampshire primary.
Dec. 22 guest opinon: Nation can no longer wait for the good guys
published: 12/21/2012 11:39:16 AM
After the sick feeling had passed, after the tears had been shed, a sense of outrage and grim determination filled many Americans.
Something must be done, they felt, to end the gun massacres in this country.
Dec. 26 guest opinion: Smoking pot and tying the knot just got easier
published: 12/24/2012 9:57:53 AM
On Dec. 14, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed for the first time to take on the issue of gay marriage. No matter how it rules in the two cases it will hear next spring, polling data suggest it is only a matter of time before legal recognition of same-sex unions is the norm throughout the country.
Dec. 29 guest opinion: Teachers provided more than just an education
published: 12/28/2012 10:16:18 AM
Anne Marie Murphy was 52 years old — the mother of Kelly, Colleen, Paige and Thomas — as well as the wife of Mike. Her 86-year-old mother, Alice McGowan, herself, the mother of seven, said straightforwardly: “She was a very good daughter, a good mother, a good wife.
Jan. 2 guest opinion: Veterans denounce neoconservative ‘Swiftboating’ of Hagel
published: 12/31/2012 3:29:13 PM
If Chuck Hagel is nominated by President Obama to serve as Secretary of Defense, there will be at least three compelling arguments in his favor.