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Opinion

Column: Questions for the Next Debate

Monday, August 31, 2015

In a few weeks, the Republicans will hold their second presidential debate, and if it’s anything like the first, it’s bound to be a doozy. …

Editorial: Yes, Guns Do Kill People

Monday, August 31, 2015

America’s ritualized response to gun violence is no more comforting for being so familiar. The initial burst of horror. The ricochet of blame. The benumbed …

Column: Islamic State Needs Oil Money

Monday, August 31, 2015

The battle for Baiji, site of one of Iraq’s major oil refineries, is heating up again. Since May, Islamic State fighters have been chipping away …

Column: So Much to Do in the Upper Valley, So Little Time

Saturday, August 29, 2015

It appeared to be a mirage in the middle of West Lebanon. Earlier this summer, during a drive on Route 10 near the Wilder Dam, my husband and I stopped at the Boston Lot parking area. We’d driven …

Column: Obama Watches While Putin Pushes Limits

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Washington On Sept. 5, 2014, Russian agents crossed into Estonia and kidnapped an Estonian security official. Last week, after a closed trial, Russia sentenced him to 15 years. The reaction? The State Department issued a statement. The NATO secretary-general issued a tweet. Neither did anything. The European Union …

Forum: Rieseberg Deserved Better; Confusing the Abortion Issues; A Life Worth Reading

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Rieseberg Deserved Better To the Editor: It was a sorry day for Hartford when Hunter Riesberg resigned as town manager after almost 20 years. However, it was almost amusing reading that the way it was done was “rude” and he had not been a “collaborator.” Petitioning to have …

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Editorial: Trouble Ahead on U.S. Budget

Thursday, August 27, 2015

If you think this summer of presidential campaign politics has been wild, and the news from Wall Street a bit scary, wait until Congress gets back after Labor Day. The federal government is heading toward a fiscal train wreck, and, at the moment, it’s far from clear how …

Column: Planned Parenthood Deserves N.H. Support

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I have been dismayed in recent weeks to hear some of our elected leaders in New Hampshire and in Washington, D.C., distort the science and ignore the tremendous public health contributions of a valued health care provider in favor of extreme political rhetoric and false, medically unsound claims. …

Column: Run, Biden, Run

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Washington Joe Biden, in the (still unlikely) event he runs for president, probably won’t beat Hillary Clinton. He’s been a lackluster presidential candidate in the past, and there’s no clear path for him to win the Democratic nomination …

Forum: Yes, Black Lives Matter; For the Benefit of Quechee Lakes; Thanks, Hank Tenney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, Black Lives Matter To the Editor: Were I to meet columnist Steve Nelson, I’d ask him some questions about the real motives of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In New York City recently, there were multiple shootings with numbers killed or injured. Don’t those black lives matter? …

Hunter Rieseberg’s Departure

Thursday, August 27, 2015

One television commentator recently suggested that “When a public official says he wants to spend more time with his family, it means he was fired.” It is clear to me that Hartford’s Town Manager, Hunter Rieseberg, was not fired. The board accepted his sudden resignation with high praise …