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Opinion

Friday, October 31, 2014

Column: Fall Was My Father’s Season, and Halloween Was His Night

Friday, October 31, 2014

My father was reserved and taciturn, traits he inherited from his Edwardian mother, who wore her collars up to the chin and a perpetual look …

Editorial: Shaheen, Welch, Kuster

Friday, October 31, 2014

The U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire has outsized importance for the country this fall, as control of the Senate is in the balance. Republicans …

Column: Moderate Thunder Rumbles Out in Kansas

Friday, October 31, 2014

Iola, Kan. The several dozen citizens gathered at a street corner just off the main square of this southeastern Kansas town of 5,600 were polite and friendly in the Midwestern way. They did not look in the least like a band of counterrevolutionaries intent on reversing the direction …

Column: But What If the Republicans Don’t Sweep?

Friday, October 31, 2014

The prevailing assumption is that Republicans will take the Senate in the midterm elections on Nov. 4. It would be a surprise if they didn’t. But not a huge surprise. In the poll averages at RealClearPolitics, Republican Senate candidates have leads smaller than 2.3 percentage points in Alaska, …

Forum, Oct. 31: Dartmouth, Stanford Apologize; About the Candidates

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dartmouth, Stanford Apologize To the Editor: On behalf of Dartmouth College and Stanford University, we sincerely apologize for any confusion or concern caused by an election mailer sent in September to New Hampshire primary voters by Dartmouth and Stanford researchers as part of an academic research study. The …

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 private medical procedure. On Saturday morning, bright and early, I report to Dartmouth-Hitchcock …

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, Vladimir Putin was looking like the day’s winner. As Obama delivered another speech in Warsaw on the defense of freedom, Russian-backed forces were …

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 …