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Column: There Is Blame to Go Around in Bland Case

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Washington One would hope that it is possible for a white policeman and a black citizen to come into contact in a routine traffic stop …

Editorial: Seasons Never End for Young Athletes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

When it came to this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame inductions in Cooperstown, the attention of New England was understandably riveted on Pedro Martinez, the …

Column: What’s Behind Polarization of Voters?

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Washington So accustomed are we to highlighting the polarized nature of our politics that we often forget how many Americans decline to be painted in …

Column: Long Live Long Lunches in France

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Like nearly everyone with roots in Norwich, I have long known the operating hours of Dan and Whit’s General Store. If it is between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., the store is open, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas …

Sunday Forum: Soup Kitchen Firing Was Insensitive; Woodstock Parking Policy Is Fair; Tear Down This Wall

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Bunnell Firing Was Clumsy, Insensitive To the Editor: I read with considerable disappointment that the Claremont Soup Kitchen’s board of directors had fired Jan Bunnell. I don’t pretend to know the motivation of the board members or the factors that caused them to take this action. But as …

Friday, July 24, 2015

Editorial: Doing-Good Business at CVS

Friday, July 24, 2015

If coverage of business news tends to accentuate the negative, it’s largely because there’s so much negative to accentuate. For every Market Basket that prides itself on treating its employees and customers well, there are dozens of big corporations whose only goal is to maximize shareholder value and …

Column: Gossip Is Good

Friday, July 24, 2015

Last week the gossip site Gawker published a story apparently outing a heterosexually married New York media executive of high social class, connections and reputation. The material came from a gay male escort who had tried and failed to persuade the executive in question to help him resolve …

Column: The Risk of Sanctuary Cities

Friday, July 24, 2015

In reality, there is no free lunch. In the alternate reality known as the American political debate, however, that’s the only kind on the menu. Conservatives say tax cuts boost economic growth, which yields higher revenue. No need to worry about bigger budget deficits. Meanwhile, over on the …

Column: Mad as Hell, and Supporting Donald Trump

Friday, July 24, 2015

Donald Trump is now the 2016 GOP frontrunner. That sentence would have sounded ridiculous a month ago, but here we are. The billionaire real estate mogul and reality star has tough-talked his way to the top of the ticket for 24 percent of Republican voters, according to the …

Forum: A Very, Very Long Voyage; Paying It Forward

Friday, July 24, 2015

A Very, Very Long Voyage Ahead To the Editor: Scientists using the Kepler space telescope have caused a stir in the news by recently identifying “the most Earth-like planet.” I’m also a scientist and generally applaud new discoveries, but I find myself a little underwhelmed by the discovery …

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Editorial: A Poor Check-Up for Planet Earth

Friday, July 24, 2015

The climate got its annual physical last week, and the results were not good. The comprehensive report, compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found that last year was the warmest in the 135-year record of modern temperature measurement. One very hot year doesn’t prove that the …