Matters of Opinion

  • Can Cape Cod handle the love?

    Posted: August 21st 2013 @8:31 PM

     

     
  • Can you smell the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant?

    Posted: August 21st 2013 @8:22 PM

    On almost any given week there’s a demonstration protesting the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant. Or should I say, yet another demonstration protesting the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant? It’s not that I’ve got anything particularly exciting lined up as an alternative. …

     
  • Congratulations! (But do I have to go to the wedding?)

    Posted: August 20th 2013 @7:40 PM

    Last June the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, the truly hateful law that barred the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in states that permit them. Right now, thirteen states and the District of Columbia have …

     
  • Do you have cats? Or tomatoes?

    Posted: August 20th 2013 @7:24 PM

    Listen now. Do you have cats? Or do you grow tomatoes? Although this might seem like a ridiculous dichotomy, I can assure you that it not only makes sense to me but is a choice I’ve been grappling with for …

     
  • Schadenfreude is an all too human emotion

    Posted: August 20th 2013 @7:07 PM

    Listen now. One morning this week I opened the newspaper to an article reporting that the chief of cardiac surgery at Cape Cod Hospital was pursued and arrested after allegedly running over a state police trooper’s foot while fleeing police …

     
  • Do I have to censor my ipod in Provincetown?

    Posted: August 20th 2013 @6:54 PM

    Listen now. I’ve waited awhile to write about the Provincetown Banner article headlined, ‘Witness says chief flew into rage at local restaurant?’ because it was troubling and I wanted to figure out exactly why I was troubled. When we read …

     
  • Should we tax people for being stupid?

    Posted: August 20th 2013 @6:43 PM

    An intriguing article in the New York Times broached the idea of something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, and that is, taxing people for being stupid. Okay, the word stupid may be a bit impolite, although it’s …

     
  • Matters of Opinion

    Posted: August 7th 2013 @3:55 PM

    Coming soon from the desk of Ira Wood