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Opinion

Column: How Do You Say Awkward Moment in French?

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Admit it: when you have friends in from out of town, you like confusing them with a little harmless local lingo. “Want to run down …

Editorial: Managing Change in Hartford, Lebanon

Saturday, August 29, 2015

This month marked the changing of the management guard in two of the Upper Valley’s biggest communities, with Dennis Luttrell being introduced as Lebanon’s new …

Steve Nelson: Real Men, Real Guns

Saturday, August 29, 2015

“Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.” This absurd gun rights excuse has been offered again in the wake of the highly publicized and utterly …

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Willem Lange: The Cod Fishermen Endure

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Petty Harbour, Newfoundland I’m not exactly a party animal, but I’ve been to a few shindigs now and then over the years. Some were a lot of fun, others not so much. The one I’m enjoying at the moment ranks up among the all-time best. It’s late afternoon, …

Editorial: Randolph’s Ironman Journalist

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

There is both burden and satisfaction in newspaper work: the rapid gathering of news and the endless vigilance against error — occasionally rewarded by a great story, a terrific edition. But while a ballplayer can savor a home run, a journalist is greeted by the next blank page. …

Column: Trump Has a Message Washington Should Hear

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

In many ways, Donald Trump’s campaign for the presidency is so preposterous that it demands to be dismissed as a joke. This would be a mistake. Trump deserves attention — though not because he’s likely to win the Republican nomination, much less the presidency. Almost anything is possible …

Forum: The Big Picture on Abortion; Palestinian Outrages; Social Security’s Problem

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Big Picture on Abortion To the Editor: Nita Norman may be right — perhaps Planned Parenthood does not sell body parts and is only reimbursed for costs and handling fees (“Scurrilous Is the Word,” Aug. 12). But her focus on the nature of the transaction is an …

Editorial: Treatment Delayed in N.H.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

By now, it’s hardly news that New Hampshire has a drug problem. The toll of heroin and prescription opioid addiction has been well documented: More than 320 lives were lost in the state last year to overdoses. But while that is the most serious drug issue the state …

Column: Women Don’t Need Protecting on Abortion

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

It’s been a month since the antiabortion group Center for Medical Progress released an undercover video purporting to prove that Planned Parenthood is illegally selling fetal parts. The charge was complete nonsense, and mainstream media sources quickly debunked …

Column: Celebrating Women Separately Can Be a Trap

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

When is “celebrating” women not all that good for women? Let’s face it. Something tagged exclusively for or about women is all too often a revenue-generating strategy alongside a way to deflect criticism about the lack of attention to women and an opportunity for the powers-that-be to say, …

Forum: Speak Out on Airport Proposal; Cooking Better Corn; Take the ‘Hillary Cure’

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Speak Out on Airport Proposal To the Editor: Our community is being pressed to reconfigure the Lebanon Airport to accommodate larger planes. These changes are being actively pushed by: the Federal Aviation Administration; Lebanon city administrators; airport employees; supporters of corporate jets that bring a few passengers each …

Speech Rights At School

Monday, August 24, 2015

Defenders of the Confederate battle flag insist that it symbolizes heritage, not hate, but many other Americans understandably see it as an emblem of white supremacy. That’s why South Carolina legislators were right to remove the flag from the state Capitol after Dylann Roof, who was photographed holding …