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Friday, November 28, 2014

Editorial: The Evidence in Ferguson

Friday, November 28, 2014

After weeks of anticipation, protesters in Ferguson, Mo., heard on Monday night the news they had feared: A St. Louis County grand jury declined to …

Column: Immigration Order Isn’t Obviously Illegal, and That’s Scary

Friday, November 28, 2014

President Obama claims that his decision to defer deportations for millions of immigrants is within his legal authority. The scary thing about this wide-ranging suspension …


Monday, November 24, 2014

Guns and Hunting in Thetford To the Editor: I read with interest the recent articles about the Fish and Game Club of Thetford. Here is a little history of the club: My late husband, Ben Cadwell, Jim Banker, Arthur Palmer, Harry Nash, Frank Barker, George Davenport and others …

Column: Lebanon Woman Hopes Her Story Teaches Students Not to Hate

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I returned to Berlin last November as a guest of the Berlin Jewish Museum to tell German schoolchildren and teenagers about my experiences in the city during the years of Hitler’s ascension to power. I decided to return …

Editorial: Speaker O’Brien, Round Two

Sunday, November 23, 2014

“You don’t have Richard Nixon to kick around anymore,’’ groused the losing candidate in the 1962 California governor’s race, in what he called his “last press conference.’’ Who knew that the best, and worst, of Richard Nixon was yet to come? We were reminded of the rise and …

Column: Mathematician as Storyteller

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jonathan Touboul is a French mathematician and neuroscientist who typically publishes papers with titles like Pulsatile Localized Dynamics in Delayed Neural-Field Equations in Arbitrary Dimension and Propagation of Chaos in Neural Fields. Lately, though, Touboul has been thinking …

Column: Criminal Justice Reform Unites Progressives and Conservatives

Sunday, November 23, 2014

There isn’t much room for optimism among progressives these days. The president’s avenues to legislative achievement in his final two years are narrow and seem mostly to lead to the right — toward a corporate tax reform in one instance, and a NAFTA-style trade deal with the Asia-Pacific …

Column, Steve Nelson: Risk Helps Humans Take Flight, but How Much Is Too Much?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Just over a year ago, I stood in Avalanche Pass in the Adirondacks and, through powerful binoculars, watched my then 13-year-old granddaughter, Quinn, sitting calmly on a foot-wide ledge, two-thirds of the way up an 800-foot vertical cliff. My daughter, my brother and I had hiked in to …

Sunday Forum: Clean Air, Save Energy

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Action Needed on Clean Air To the Editor: Many of us consider climate change among the foremost issues requiring public action now that the flurry of the midterm election is behind us. Right after the election, Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, now majority leader, implausibly declared, “We (the …

Friday, November 21, 2014

Editorial: Is Scott Milne Overplaying His Hand?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

One of the most notable things about Republican Scott Milne’s campaign for governor of Vermont this fall was that he didn’t seem to have any burning desire to actually be governor. It struck many observers that Milne, a little-known and untested candidate, was content to score some points …

Column: The GOP Needs a Moderate; If Not Jeb, Who?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Washington President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress. But the most important struggle in American politics over the next two years will be inside the Republican Party. And the person who can play a decisive role in that battle is …