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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Editorial: Making Connections

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Remember the good-old 1990s, when you could make a pot of coffee while waiting for the screeching dial-up modem to connect to the Internet at …

Column: Ambitious Presidents Often Labor Under Legislative Curse

Monday, April 21, 2014

Americans say they want politicians to tackle the big issues and get things done. In 2008, they even elected a presidential candidate who said he …

Letter: Opera, Thanks to Catamount Arts

Monday, April 21, 2014

Compete for Norwich Grants To the Editor: The Norwich Women’s Club has just completed its successful spring community projects fundraiser. The money raised from the Spring Gala, together with donations from our members and the community at large, are returned to the Norwich community through grants. This year, …

Column: Danger Lurks in Garment Factories of Dhaka

Monday, April 21, 2014

When I met Rajina Aktar in February of last year, her eyes were still red and her memory still fuzzy from the toxic smoke that had knocked her unconscious three weeks earlier. The 15-year-old had been sewing pockets onto winter jackets when a fire broke out at Smart …

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 finish line, killing three and injuring hundreds more. As the nation commemorates 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 cost estimates were wildly off base; or that they relied on a fundamentally flawed process to do so? We’re going with the process, …

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 rallying citizens to stand with him against “the relentless, decades-long trend” of income …

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 …