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Opinion

Column: How The American Psychological Association Lost Its Way

Monday, August 3, 2015

The American Psychological Association is in crisis. Last December, a Senate Intelligence Committee report laid bare the extensive involvement of individual psychologists in the CIA’s black-site torture program. Then, in early July, a devastating independent …

Column: Critics Hate Benghazi Film They Haven’t Seen

Monday, August 3, 2015

Michael Bay’s 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi might not turn out to be the biggest film of 2016, but it could prove the …

Editorial: Save Disability Insurance Program

Monday, August 3, 2015

By this time next year, a crucial federal safety-net program could be out of cash, or almost out of cash. We refer to Social Security …

Forum: Treated With Respect at the VA; Same Red Sox, Different Day; Support N.H. Drug Czar

Monday, August 3, 2015

Treatment With Respect at the VA To the Editor: I was thinking, how is it that we are quick to find fault and slow to give praise? When I returned from overseas in the early 1970s, the war was not popular and there was a very large anti-war …

Column: The Harm of Overdiagnosing Breast Cancer

Sunday, August 2, 2015

If you haven’t gotten this message already, you should heed it now: The benefits of screening for breast cancer are limited. We should be doing fewer screening mammograms, not more. The data that support this conclusion come from …

Editorial: In My Backyard? Maybe

Sunday, August 2, 2015

NIMBY — Not In My Back Yard — is the derogatory acronym applied to neighbors’ knee-jerk opposition to worthwhile development projects that they would not object to if located somewhere else. As with many caricatures, there’s a pinch of truth in it, along with a big dollop of …

Column: Why Bernie Sanders Will Not Be Able to Pull Off the Upset

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Hillary Clinton is once again campaigning for president as the prohibitive front-runner, and once again, she faces a challenge from an insurgent progressive outsider with grass-roots support. And once again, while Clinton (re)introduced herself to voters in a …

Column: Candidates Struggle to Relate to an Atomized Electorate

Sunday, August 2, 2015

This year’s presidential field is one of the most crowded and diverse in modern history. This has its carnival aspects — as with the furor over Donald Trump’s provocative statements on immigration and crime. But Trump’s remarks have …

Steve Nelson: Police, Minorities and Escalating Violence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Violent incidents between white police officers and black citizens seem a daily occurrence these days. This week, a white University of Cincinnati police officer was charged with murdering a black father of 10 whom he stopped for failure to display a front license plate. This indictment follows close …

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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

Sunday Forum: Upper Valley Has Many Mental Health Resources; a Bad Ride on Route 120; Sanders’ Silence on Gun Violence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Upper Valley Mental Health Resources To the Editor: We commend staff writer Rick Jurgens for his excellent series last month on mental health care in Vermont and New Hampshire. He captures the suffering of clients and families struggling to survive within these broken and woefully underfunded systems. We …

Column: Clinton Gets Specific on Corporate Reforms

Saturday, August 1, 2015

By any measure, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent and avowed democratic socialist, is running to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s left as they seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Surprisingly, though, it’s Clinton who has been proposing to push …

Editorial: Seuss in the News

Saturday, August 1, 2015

It’s good news for children, and those who read to them, that a lost Dr. Seuss work has been rediscovered, and that contains nothing like the unsettling revelation of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman — that saintly Atticus Finch, at least in this imagining, was something of …