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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Column: Legalize Pot in Vermont

Saturday, July 4, 2015

As a state senator, I’m used to getting missives from countless Vermonters who wish to weigh in on various subjects. But rarely do I get …

Column: We Should Serve Those Who Served

Saturday, July 4, 2015

On the Fourth of July, our nation comes together to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy, freedoms our service members, veterans and their families have made …

Column: Confederacy’s Ugly History Is Not Forgotten

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The lowering of Confederate battle flags across the South is not a victory. It’s a correction, a small one, and to treat it like a victory is wrong and divisive given the example in Charleston, S.C., where the forgiving grace of nine families in funeral corteges is a …

Column: Open “The Arsenal of Democracy” for Ukraine

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I traveled recently with Sens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., to eastern Ukraine to meet with the courageous men and women fighting there for their country’s freedom and future. I arrived on a solemn day as Ukrainian volunteers grieved the loss of two young comrades killed …

Forum: An Outrage in the South; Information on Nonprofits; Supportive Hanover

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

An Outrage in the South To the Editor: I read your excellent editorial (“A Bad Connection,” June 25) with rising anger and then, when I reached the fifth paragraph, outright rage. You state that the Council of Conservative Citizens, the hate-filled, white supremacist group that inspired Dylann Root …

How I Learned to Hate, and Then Stopped

Monday, June 29, 2015

Since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with the idea of being a warrior. I learned to read early and would sit in the library pouring over books of Greek and Norse myths, gravitating to the parts about …

What Fast Track Means

Monday, June 29, 2015

By agreeing to put new trade agreements on a fast track, Congress accomplished something far greater than critics of the legislation acknowledge. Since the last fast-track law expired in 2007, the Obama administration hasn’t been able to close any major deals. Now the United States will be able …

Column: The First, Brief Flight of Dartmouth Airways

Sunday, June 28, 2015

It was approaching the end of May 1946 and the big excitement was that the Upper Valley was going to get its own airfield. A huge gathering was in the planning stages for the opening day — Girl …

Forum: Rating the Democrats; Sanders’ Independence; Everyone Loves a Parade, Why Not You?

Monday, June 29, 2015

Rating the Democrats To the Editor: WMUR recently aired the results of a poll of prospective New Hampshire Democratic voters as to their preference for their presidential nominee, with Hillary Clinton named by 41 percent, Bernie Sanders by 31 percent and Joe Biden by 7 percent. A very …

Editorial: Let’s Make a Deal in N.H.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Having reached a budget impasse with Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan, the Republican-controlled New Hampshire Legislature has adopted, and the governor has signed, a six-month “continuing resolution” to keep the state running when the new fiscal year begins July 1. “I would want to assure the public that New …

Column: Vermont Reads Abolitionist Frederick Douglass

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The following are excerpts from abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ July 5, 1852 address on T he Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro. T he Vermont Humanities Council is encouraging readings of the speech throughout the state …

Column: For Some Soldiers and Their Families, the War Is Never Over

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Joe Briseno wasn’t there for a lot of the early moments of his three kids’ lives. That’s not unusual for Army dads like him who were deployed to foreign countries when diapers needed changing. So now, at 57, …