WordXWord celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, Dec 28 - In his letter to the editor, William Yehle writes: “WordXWord encourages poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape, to provoke and bear witness, to use their voice to advocate for social justice, to act as agents of change.”

Open enrollment: Notes from the front lines of health care coverage

Wednesday, Dec 27 - The Affordable Care Act’s subsidized health care should be viewed by our nation’s leaders as an investment – not a cost – in the health and wellness of everyone. My clients are employed, hardworking Berkshire county residents who are without access to workplace insurance.

Smoke Signals from The Swamp: Carter Page

Monday, Dec 25 - Like many of our protagonists, Carter Page's story keeps changing. He didn’t meet with Russians. He did meet with Russians. Nothing happened. Or maybe something did happen.

Four Freedoms contingency plans for emergency protest

Saturday, Dec 23 - The Four Freedoms Coalition, in partnership with Greylock Together, Indivisible Pittsfield, the Berkshire Democratic Brigades and others, is making contingency plans for a rapid response protest at Park Square in downtown Pittsfield, Mass.

CONNECTIONS: The Christmas Gift

Tuesday, Dec 19 - 'I was sad that there was not enough money for a gift for you, so I sat and reasoned it out. I remembered that not all gifts have to be store-bought gifts.'

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Monday, Dec 18 - Trump believes he commands the government with the same totality he commands his business. Trump does not accept the legitimacy of any legal restraint.

VIEWPOINT: Being decent again

Saturday, Dec 16 - Thanks to those people in Alabama, we have chosen not to dance with the devil just to obtain desired secondary gains.

U.S. Sen. Al Franken unfairly forced to resign

Wednesday, Dec 13 - In his letter to the editor, John Breasted writes: "Senators in Al Franken’s political lynch mob should heed the warning John F. Kennedy: 'Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.' "