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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 …

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

Editorial: Reject a Strong Mayor in Claremont

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Managing a city and managing a major league baseball team have at least one thing in common: There is always a legion of spectators convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that they could do the job better. In baseball, this second-guessing is largely confined to talk radio. In Claremont …

Column: The Cure for Our Ebola Panic Is More Panic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Listen. A lot of people have been complaining about our Ebola panic. Turn on cable news, and you find people frantically asking if you can get it from a bowling ball (nope) and whether the virus is notably, magically different now that it has touched American soil (also …

Column: Secrets of the 2014 Midterm Elections

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There’s a hidden history to the nasty midterm election campaign that will, mercifully, end on Nov. 4. What’s not being widely talked about is as important as what’s in the news. Underappreciated fact No. 1: The number of Democratic seats that are not in play this year. In …

Forum, Oct. 28: The Elections; People, Pets and Disease; The Expense of Solar Power

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vote, and Be Informed About It To the Editor: It has been over 70 years, but I can still see him sitting in his rocker over the hot air grate with a wool blanket covering his lap while disapprovingly watching his mischievous great-granddaughter. In his day, he was …

Sunday, October 26, 2014