LETTER TO THE EDITOR Jesus' birth is the reason for Christmas

In a recent letter to the editor, F. Nowak of Lowell asks: So what are children being taught to celebrate on Christmas Day? Full Story
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Patriot proud to have served
To the Citizens of Dracut: We are proud to have been your emergency ambulance provider for the last 18 years; it has been our honor to serve you. Full Story

Bale's scissor-kick gives Madrid 3rd straight Champions League title

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Gareth Bale's eye-catching scissor-kick helped Real Madrid to a third successive Champions League title on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over a Liverpool side thwarted by a pair of goalkeeping blunders. Full Story
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Pre-prom at Dracut High School (SLIDESHOW)

Pre-prom procession at Dracut High School. Full Story
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Crapweasel of the Week: Educrat Arne Duncan

05/26/2018 08:26 AM EDT
Educrat (ED-yoo-krat) noun, usually pejorative. A government school official or administrator whose primary function is to spend tax dollars telling other parents what to do with their children. 
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Jen Melanson: Physicians, not insurers, know what's best for patients
05/25/2018 02:45 PM EDT - Most people thankfully don't have to think twice about getting up, maybe going to the gym, and going to work. Full Story

Peter Lucas: If only Trump had followed Ike's playbook
05/25/2018 07:45 AM EDT - "I shall go to Korea." That's what President Donald Trump should have said. Instead he pulled out of the North Korean summit altogether. Full Story

Homelessness is a tragedy
05/24/2018 06:36 AM EDT - By Noah Smith Bloomberg Opinion First the good news: Homelessness in the U.S. is down. In the mid-2000s, President George W. Full Story

Kathleen Parker: Philadelphia's unnecessary war on Catholics
05/24/2018 08:27 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- At a time when more than 400,000 children are in foster care nationwide, the city of Philadelphia is threatening to cut ties with Catholic Social Services because of the group's policy against placing foster children in same-sex Full Story

Physicians -- not insurers -- know what's best for patients
05/23/2018 10:12 AM EDT -

Most people thankfully don't have to think twice about getting up, maybe going to the gym, and going to work. But for someone like me, who suffers from a rare disease, life's a little harder. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis when I was 39 years old. I'm not looking for pity in telling my story.  Full Story

George F. Will : Free-speech advocates taking the fight to campus
05/23/2018 07:39 AM EDT - WASHINGTON -- On election night 2016, Mark Schlissel, the University of Michigan's president, addressed more than 1,000 students, declaring that the 90 percent of them who had favored the losing candidate had rejected "hate. Full Story

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Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.