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In this undated photo provided by International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) the Random Access Method of Accounting and Control (RAMAC) IBM RAM 305 from the 1950's, is shown. IBM was formed on June 16, 1911, as the Computing Tabulating Recording Co. in a merger of four separate companies. The new business with a plant in Endicott, N.Y., made scales, time clocks, cheese slicers and _ significantly for its future _ machines that read data stored on punch cards. (AP Photo/IBM Corp.)

Column: Big Blue Sings the Blues, and Here’s Why

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Big Blue’s got the blues. On Monday, IBM’s stock tumbled by 7 percent after it unveiled a dismal quarterly earnings report that showed a 4 …

Column: Hey, Senate Colleagues: Let’s Do Lunch

Saturday, October 25, 2014

So two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, are marooned for a week on a deserted island. . . . Sounds like a lead-in …

Editorial: Contain the Islamic State

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Western leaders sometimes suggest that the Islamic State is its own worst enemy, so extreme in doctrine and practice that it will galvanize opposition within …

Column: From NOAA to Hartland, the View on Rapid Climate Change

Saturday, October 25, 2014

During a recent panel discussion at the First Universalist Society of Hartland, we were asked to talk about our fears and thoughts regarding climate change. Before going into my response, it may be helpful to mention my background in climate studies. I have been investigating the global atmosphere …

Forum: Saturday, Oct. 25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ending the Greek System To the Editor: Congratulations to Lindsay Ellis, editor of The Dartmouth, for challenging Dartmouth’s Greek system. In 1947 at Amherst, my then-fiance John Sibley and his roommate Harry Barnes became friends of freshman Tom Gibbs, who was black. They thought he would be a …

Friday, October 24, 2014

Editorial: Into the Fryer; A Hard Line at McDonald’s in Russia

Friday, October 24, 2014

In January 1990, when the dreary and declining Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev was opening to the world, McDonald’s arrived as a symbol of American prosperity and freedom. Long lines of Russians, used to stores with empty shelves, were stunned by the cornucopia of burgers, fries, Cokes and …

Column: It Takes a Hero to Be Humble in Politics

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts’ North Shore, has done something with little precedent in political campaigning: He was caught underplaying his war record. You read that right: An investigation by The Boston Globe found that unlike politicians who go to great lengths …

Column; Police Criminalize Misbehavior in Schools

Friday, October 24, 2014

Who among us has not inwardly been gleeful at having gotten away with something at school? Knowing the teacher didn’t like the subject of our theme but blowing her mind with how original it was. Pushing the line on a high school drama performance. Forcing the administration to …

Forum, Oct. 24: A Bad Idea for Claremont; Debating About the Candidates; Mental Health and Dental Health

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Bad Idea for Claremont To the Editor: It was a bad idea when it was raised. It was a bad idea when it was discussed. It’s still a bad idea! Under the proposed Claremont charter, citizens will lose more control over their elected officials than they will …

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Editorial: What the Pentagon Knows About Climate Change

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Americans love to be scared to death, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of horror movies and Halloween. The terror of the moment is the Ebola virus, which succeeded in the national consciousness the Islamic State, which took the place of Ukraine, which was preceded by Central American …

Column: Monica Lewinsky Rejects the ‘Shame Game’

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Monica Lewinsky is trying to make lemonade out of 16-year-old lemons. Good for her, and good, ultimately, for us. Not so good, of course, for Hillary Clinton’s nascent presidential campaign, but not fatal either. Lewinsky’s decision to re-emerge …