The Lakeville Journal Opinion/Viewpoint

Who are the Tea Party members?

A View From the Edge

Part 1 of 2

Tea Party members were once, mostly, faithful Republican Party members. They felt, increasingly, that the way of life they had become accustomed to was under threat, economic and cultural.

They became filled with a sense of governmental injustice against fellow citizens, the loss of the U.S. manufacturing base, increased involvement in free trade spending, the loss of U.S. jobs, a dwindling sense of respect among the young and the creeping spread of everything politically correct, all of which they believed was happening without the people’s consent.

Turning Back The Pages 10-27

75 years ago — October 1936

Reflections of the Season (editorial): Remember the old torch light parades of years ago. They might have been foolish but they furnished lots of fun and excitement. The parades of today are usually lighted by automobile headlights which are not half so romantic and thrilling as the old oil torch on a stick used to be. “Them was the happy days” — and all said and done they were American days with no taint of radicalism and communism.

Trick or Treat

Editorial Cartoon

Our endorsements

The Lakeville Journal Editorial

Local elections are different from statewide or national ones, or at least they ought to be. The partisanship that reigns in the wider elections should find some respite at the municipal level. In small towns such as those of the Northwest Corner, candidates are often known personally by many voters, who are also their neighbors. So one might hope that political lines would be more lightly drawn during these elections.

Letters to the Editor - October 27

Letters to the Editor - The Lakeville Journal

Salisbury choices obvious

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Seeking stillness

Nature's Notebook

I was up before dawn on a cool autumn morning to listen to silence. The air was still and sounds carried from far beyond my range of sight. I heard a crow calling high in the pines, and a loon somewhere out on the water. I heard dry leaves landing, and an engine, far away.

Political Consultant

Editorial Cartoon

Occupy Wall Street: protest is clear as the sky above

The Independent Investor

Occupy Wall Street, contrary to press reports, did not “come from nowhere.” The American grassroots movement that has spread to over 40 cities is a natural progression of protests that began in the Arab world this spring.

The flu is with us again, but maybe not forever

The Body Scientific

Two impressive articles in Science magazine caught my eye a few weeks ago. They suggest that it is possible to make a vaccine that will work against all flu viruses and will not have to be changed every year.

When teachers cheat

If You Ask Me

When a principal and more than a dozen teachers in Waterbury were caught changing the answers on the State Mastery Test, I naively assumed that tenured or not, they’d be fired, maybe even charged with a crime.

I thought, again naively, as it turned out, parents would be furious and demand that the teachers who cheated would never teach their children again.