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Opinion

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Column: In an MRI Tube, a Captive Audience for Political Ads

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Lebanon In this election season there is no escaping the crass political pitch, even, it turns out, during the deep and dark seclusion of a …

Editorial: Putin Advances

Monday, June 9, 2014

Ukraine’s newly elected president, Petro Poroshenko, got a pledge of support from President Obama in Warsaw this week. But in the struggle over Ukraine’s future, …

The ‘Time Tax’ Discourages Do-Good Spirit

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Imagine that whenever you planned to do volunteer work, the government told you that you must also pay a small tax. Or suppose that whenever you gave money to charity, you were charged a levy. Or that every time you gave blood, you had to start by writing …

Pick One: Obama Is Too Weak, or Too Strong

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In July, when House Republicans voted to sue the president, they spoke of the urgent need to stop “tyranny” at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue. “Our freedom is in peril,” warned Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina, the man behind the lawsuit. “We cannot stand by and …

Borderline Scare Tactics

Thursday, October 30, 2014

During the past 14 years, under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the United States has sent more than 9,000 additional Border Patrol agents to the Southwest frontier, more than doubling the force there. It has built more than 600 miles of fencing; installed almost 12,000 underground …

Forum, Oct. 30: Meet the Candidates, and Their Supporters

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Get Off the Sidelines, Moderates To the Editor: To my fellow moderate voters: I know that you don’t feel very strongly for partisan politics, but I urge you all to make sure to show up at this year’s congressional elections. Even though it isn’t as exciting as a …

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Willem Lange: Let’s Talk Politics, or Should I Stick to Flowers and Swamps?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Montpelier The other day in the locker room, an elderly man only one year my junior advised me to limit my column topics to woods, fields and mountains, and to “stay out of politics.” It’s probably not a good idea for naked men, especially those of opposite political …

Column: The Ivy-Covered Past of the Supreme Court

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Washington, D.C. Reading about a widely reported visit to Yale University by three of its alums who are Supreme Court justices, I couldn’t help but notice that only three law schools are represented at the top of what …

Editorial: Hassan for Governor

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan is making the case that a vote for her Republican opponent, Walt Havenstein, is a vote to turn back the clock to the bad old days when Bill O’Brien, the once and would-be future speaker of the House, wreaked havoc on the state’s …

Forum, Oct. 29: Lose Weight, America; Election Letters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Americans: Eat Less, Lose Weight To the Editor: I was born and raised in the 1920s and lived through the Great Depression. There were no men with large bellies or women with large hips and butts that we see today. The solution is to “leave the food on …

Tuesday, October 28, 2014