That's the Way I See It

The Point (or WNCS) was a Montpelier radio station, which offeres commentary three times a week from a panel of a half-dozen Vermonters selected to present a range of opinions.  I had been a WNCS contributor for twenty years.  My pieces were broadcast every other week from September through early June.  The person with whom I worked at WNCS in Montpelier has left the station. So that means there will be no more "That's The Way I See It." Consequently, we've decided to drop it from our list of active topics and keep it on the site simply as an archive.
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June 9, 2005:
Increasingly, most of the news accounts I read are peppered with warnings that the United
States is headed for financial disaster...

May 26, 2005:
I saw Senator Joseph Lieberman on the TV last Sunday saying that the serious problem in
America now is that partisans are driving the agenda...

May 12, 2005:
Now we have reports from Afghanistan that, during interrogation, American soldiers flushed
the Koran down a toilet...

April 28, 2005:
With the death of John Paul II...   there has been on TV and in the newspapers a great deal of
talk about the importance of religion in public life...

April 14, 2005:
I was in Washington a few days ago and walked down along the tidal basin to see the cherry
trees in bloom...

April 1, 2005:
Scientists at a leading research university recently announced the completion of a project
that has been underway for years to perfect a device that can detect the flow of muons...

March 17, 2005:
The faculty at Harvard University have delivered what the Boston Globe calls a "stunning
rebuke" to university president Lawrence Summers...

March 3, 2005:
I was glad to read an article in this month's Harper's Magazine by Kathie Dobie about what
happens when a soldier runs away from the army...

February 17, 2005:
There's a medical development underway in America now that's full of potential trouble...

February 3, 2005:
There was an interesting article in the New York Times a couple days ago, by Cornelia Dean,
about the teaching of science in the public schools...

January 20, 2005:
Today we have the inauguration of George Bush for his second term. As a consequence we'll
hear dozens of comments...

January 6, 2005:
I've seen several cartoons and columns lately arguing that 2005 is going to be a disaster. It's
hard to imagine that it could be worse than 2004...

December 23, 2004:
A few weeks ago, I started a new page on my web site titled "Using 'Family' as an Adjective."
It's devoted to examining the arguments of those who...

December 9, 2004:
Bill O'Reilly and other right-wing pundits are making a big stir over what they say is a
liberal-secular attack on Christmas...

November 25, 2004:
Thanksgiving is a curious holiday...an acknowledgment of all our blessings, the goods of
life, so to speak...

November 11, 2004:
I spent the last two weeks before the election in Florida. Never before have I been as aware
of the difference...

October 28, 2004:
A debate is developing over whether state governments should take person who committed
a crime...

October 14, 2004:
I heard that an associate thought I was wrong to say that people who haven't yet made up
their minds...

September 30, 2004:
In the presidential debate tonight the American people face a big problem...

September 16, 2004:
Most Americans, caught up in what is probably the most intense political campaign of our
era, haven't paused...

June 17, 2004:
Mr. Reagan's funeral produced a great deal of commentary about Alzheimer's Disease...

June 3, 2004:
More and more frequently I hear assertions, particularly from persons of a right-wing
persuasion, that the United States should have declared war...

May 20, 2004:
Recent events in the prisons in Iraq have revived an ancient discussion...

May 6, 2004:
My daughter recently had her first baby. And the advent of this child.....

April 22, 2004:
Looking over some figures about how the black vote is likely to divide in this year's...

April 8, 2004:
One wonders whether high-ranking American military officials...

March 25, 2004:
I just returned from a trip to Chicago, where I met my new, and first, grandchild...

March 11, 2004:
I was invited yesterday to go to Lyndon State College... The topic I was asked to address
was the cost of war in the modern age....

February 26, 2004:
The Passion of the Christ, which opened in movies houses all around the nation...

January 15, 2004:
The Howard Dean campaign has highlighted a problem...

January 1, 2004:
Since this is the first day of a new year my thoughts seem naturally...



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