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Medical workers wheel the injured across the finish line during the 2013 Boston Marathon following an explosion in Boston, Monday, April 15, 2013. Two explosions shattered the euphoria of the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday, sending authorities out on the course to carry off the injured while the stragglers were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Column: Boston Marathon Bombing Still Shrouded in Misinformation

Saturday, April 12, 2014

As the Boston Marathon approaches this week, its host city is marking one year since Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev allegedly planted two bombs at the …

Editorial: Borrowing Trouble

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Which is more appalling: That town and school officials in Hartford asked voters to approve a package of capital projects so poorly vetted that the …

Column: Rising Tide of Income Inequality Is Politically Unsustainable

Sunday, April 20, 2014

New York Inequality has come out of the fiscal shadows. U.S. President Barack Obama, a scrupulous consensus-builder who long avoided all zero-sum formulations, is now …

Sunday, April 20, 2014

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Tom Toles, Clay Bennett, Mike Marland and Signe Wilkinson …

Column: When Full Disclosure Promotes Mischief

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Washington The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit. On the one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing to politicians or causes is the …

Editorial: Selfies and Self-Delusion

Saturday, April 19, 2014

As if there isn’t enough to worry about, we learned the other day that taking a “selfie” while driving might actually be legal. It might be fatal, but hey, when did the risk of death ever deter the 20- and 30-somethings most likely to engage in this bizarre …

Column: Snowden Story: Public Service or Betrayal?

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Washington On Monday, my Washington Post colleagues celebrated winning the Pulitzer Prize for public service along with the Guardian newspaper for their reporting on Edward Snowden’s revelations about the National Security Agency. On Wednesday, Post columnist Marc Thiessen held a counter-demonstration. Thiessen, who writes a weekly online column …

Letter: U.S. Debt Out of Control

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: The article about the U.S. deficit (“Shrinking Deficits Silence Foreign Scolds” front page , April 15), makes it sound as though our financial situation is rapidly improving: “the 2014 deficit will be the lowest in six years.” The latest estimate for the deficit from the …

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Headline To the Editor: On March 26, 2014, the “SPARK!” Community Center announced its plans to open a new center in the Upper Valley for adults with special needs, their families and caregivers. Co-founders, John Fenley and Lisa Green, shared their vision for creating the center—a place where …

Letter: Thanks to Foster Parents

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: May is National Foster Care Month, and we at the Department for Children and Families Family Services Division would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region. The …

Letter: Hartford Should Welcome Dogs and Their Owners

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: A recent Valley News article, “Hartford Adds Rules for Public Use,” included topics, issues and concerns discussed in detail at a recent Hartford Selectboard meeting with a focus on use of public lands. In reading the article, it was clear to me that the restricted …

Letter: Emerson Wouldn’t Approve

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Emerson Would Not Approve To the Editor: To both the Lebanon School Board and the Lebanon Zoning Board: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Toy Storey Norwich …

Letter: Step in Right Direction

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sex Assault: A Better Policy To the Editor: In his letter of April 16 (“Sex Assault and Civil Rights”), Thomas Curphey criticized Dartmouth College’s proposed policy for adjudicating cases of sexual assault. Mr. Curphey appeals to constitutionally guaranteed rights of those who are accused and argues that guilt …