Opinion

Friday, April 17, 2015

Editorial: Art, Politics And Hope

Friday, April 17, 2015

We applaud the gumption of a pair of Hanover High students who question the appropriateness of a school mural that includes a representation of President …

Column: Japan Gets Left Behind As Cheaper Yen Drives Toyota Profits

Friday, April 17, 2015

Nobody should be surprised that Toyota, flush with $18 billion in profits this year, has emerged as a major beneficiary of Abenomics. After all, the …

Column: Sugar Lobby Explains Away Health Risks

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Washington Our mothers told us: Sugar is filled with “empty calories,” and it can rot your teeth, make you fat and give you diabetes. They told us this because, unfortunately, it’s true. But this is Washington, and things …

Editorial: Fix the N.H. Budget

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

There is little that the New Hampshire Legislature has done in recent years of more consequential direct benefit to thousands of state residents than expanding eligibility for the Medicaid program. Under a two-and-a-half year pilot program begun last year, nearly 38,000 low-income adults — made up overwhelmingly of …

Column: Women Face Inequality in Heart Treatment

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My eyes were opened to gender inequality when I was 26. I’d decided I wanted to make a movie based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s story of Yentl, a young woman who has to pretend she’s a man to get an education. It was hard to convince anyone that …

Column: So Much Talk About the Middle Class, but Not Enough Action

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Right now, the people aspiring to be president will say and do anything to appeal narrowly to their party’s base. But when the contest for the presidency really gets underway, they are likely to say and do anything to appeal broadly to America’s middle class. And that is …

Forum, April 14: Republicans Have a Point; Price of Exporting Oil; Vanishing Bees

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Congress Flexes Its Muscles To the Editor: Republicans in Congress, worried about President Obama’s talks with Iran on nuclear weapons, recently warned Iran about signing an agreement. To add insult to injury, the Republican Speaker of the House invited the leader of Israel to speak before Congress about …

Column: A Risky Deal With Iran

Monday, April 13, 2015

The framework concluded last week on Iran’s nuclear program was doomed to disagreement. Even the “fact sheets” issued by the United States, France and Iran — all parties to the talks — didn’t agree on the facts. Israel …

Column: Feeling Sad? Embrace Your Emotional Pain

Monday, April 13, 2015

“Can you believe how cold it was this winter? It was so bad that I had to increase my antidepressants.” “I think I’m going to have to do that too.” I recently overheard this conversation while dining at a restaurant and sat there in partial disbelief — but …

Editorial: Pandering to the Elderly

Monday, April 13, 2015

As the 2016 campaign approaches, the hot idea in Democratic Party circles is to increase Social Security benefits. Last month, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., staged a vote on a “sustainable expansion” resolution in the Senate, garnering 42 “yeas” and laying down a new orthodoxy from which only two …

Column: Lawmakers Should Stay Out of Medical Consulting

Monday, April 13, 2015

So-called conversion therapies to make gay people straight are based on poor science or none, and President Obama was right to condemn them. But the president was wrong to encourage the passage of more laws like the one in California that bans the use of such therapy on …

Monday, April 13, 2015

Alternatives for Panhandlers To the Editor: Alex Hartov’s April 9 Forum letter said, “Shame on you, Lebanon Police Department,” in reference to its request to the City Council to ban panhandling on Route 12A in West Lebanon, suggesting that this is unkind. Mr. Hartov is right that, as …