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Column: Why the Democrats Can’t Say ‘Radical Islamic Terrorists’

Friday, November 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton has twisted herself into a pretzel on the subject of terrorism and its connection to Islam. Like many Democrats, she says that we …

Column: America Doesn’t Have to Hate its History to Fight Racism

Friday, November 27, 2015

Calling on any nation to repudiate its history is asking a lot. Asking this of the United States — a country that is animated, more …

Editorial: End Tax ‘Magic,’ Fix the Corporate Tax

Friday, November 27, 2015

A tax inversion is a kind of magic trick. Driven by the dysfunction of the American tax code, U.S. companies can merge with smaller foreign …

Forum: Help Good Neighbor Clinic; Complaints Against McCoy; Carbon Tax Makes Sense for Vermont

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Case for an Exception To the Editor: Your Nov. 12 article about the Lebanon City Council budget process reported that, “Councilors also are being asked not to consider any funding requests from outside social service agencies that haven’t received city support in previous years.” In fact, there …

Column: How the 15-Minute Visit Undermines Good Medicine

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I have 15 minutes. I’m generally not happy that, as an internist who works for a large medical group (and most now do), I’m instructed to conform to this assigned length for visits with my patients. Being told …

Editorial: A Vision for Route 12A

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The closings of a Pizza Hut and a Friendly’s restaurant in recent months say more about those stale franchises than they do about Route 12A, the Upper Valley’s retail hub. But those now-empty spots, along with the long-shuttered Shaw’s in the Upper Valley Plaza, suggest that the shopping …

Column: Give Gifts With Meaning

Sunday, November 22, 2015

’Tis the season for giving gifts, or at least for starting to think about what to give. The usually joyful act of giving comes under some real pressure at this time of year, when good products and organizations are vying for finite dollars. Buy local! Support charity! To …

Column: Why Religions Turn Violent

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Paris is where a long trail of blood and tears, meandering through the centuries and from continent to continent, has now stopped — for a brief while. The Islamic State has taken the responsibility for the 129 dead …

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Tom Toles, Clay Bennett, Mike Marland and Signe Wilkinson …

Sunday Forum: Affordable Housing Preserved; a Simple Question for Presidential Candidates; the Origins of Hartford’s Budget Adoption Process

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Affordable Housing Preserved To the Editor: Thank you for your article on Pine Tree Lane Apartments last Sunday, which focused on the heart-rending difficulties people face when their housing situation is uncertain (“At Pine Tree Lane, The Living Is Uneasy,” Nov. 15). Our mission at Twin Pines Housing …

Friday, November 20, 2015

Editorial: Extras for Hanover, Zilch for Troops

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Veterans Day edition of the Valley News rewarded careful readers with two stories that provided quiet insight into the way we live now. One described how Zappos.com, an online retailer, mounted a clandestine operation under the cover of night to surprise 1,800 Hanover households with gift boxes …

Column: Can We Rally Against ISIS?

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Right after the massacre in Paris, the question on many a pundit’s lips was: How will the struggle against Islamic State terrorism affect the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign? Now, almost a week later, the more pertinent, and worrisome, question is: How will the 2016 campaign affect the struggle …