Opinion

A soldier walks on a path through the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund flag garden on Boston Common in Boston, ahead of Memorial Day, Thursday, May 21 2015. Each of the approximately 37,000 flags represents a Massachusetts military member who died in service from the Revolutionary War to the present. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Column: A Veteran Scorns ‘Happy Memorial Day’

Monday, May 25, 2015

I have friends buried in a small corner of a rolling green field just down the road from the Pentagon. They’re permanently assigned to Section …

Column: Honk if You Hate Political Bumper Stickers

Monday, May 25, 2015

The other day I spotted an arresting bumper sticker: “Don’t Blame Me, I Voted for the Other Guy.” Unlike so many similar decals, it bore …

Editorial: The Bee Problem

Monday, May 25, 2015

A crucial agricultural workforce in the United States that produces some $15 billion worth of economic value every year, according to the Obama administration, has …

Forum, May 19: More Hanover Ballots Next Time; Safety on Sidewalks; Diagnosis: Insensitive

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

More Ballots Next Time To the Editor: The frugality of the finance director undermined the town clerk’s smooth execution of the Hanover Town Meeting last week. The awkward thing: I currently hold both positions. To save a modest amount of money, I ordered machine-readable ballots based on voter …

Column: No Such Thing as a Shovel-Ready Project

Monday, May 18, 2015

The deadly Amtrak derailment last Tuesday is just another symptom of Congress’ refusal to address the United States’ decrepit infrastructure. Amtrak is notoriously underfunded, with a huge capital expenditure backlog. While the cause of the crash is not …

Column: Sanders, in the Grand Democratic Socialist Tradition

Monday, May 18, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is the first such effort by a democratic socialist since Norman Thomas waged the last of his six such campaigns on the Socialist Party ticket in 1948. It’s about time. Historically, the role …

Editorial: Saving for Retirement

Monday, May 18, 2015

America’s middle-class workers have plenty to worry about — but for many, the biggest anxiety is what happens when they are workers no longer. Many will reach retirement only to find they have saved too little to live comfortably. Some will choose to postpone their retirement; others may …

Forum, May 18: Corporate Power; It’s a Woman’s World; ‘Guys and Dolls’

Monday, May 18, 2015

Corporations Are Too Powerful To the Editor: What have we created? Imagine an entity that can only exist in one’s mind (a corporation). It lives indefinitely. It amasses great wealth and power. It’s granted the rights of a human being, yet it cannot feel the pain or wisdom …

Column: A Norwich Expat Is Moved by French WWII Commemoration

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I’ve always been prone to crying. The Star Spangled Banner got me when I was a high school hockey player on the ice at Campion Arena before a game. My eyes have leaked during the Norwich Memorial Day …

Editorial: Divided Norwich

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Is it time to call in a Norwich whisperer? The Upper Valley’s politically contentious town has for the second time in just two months slammed the door on a proposal to borrow money — about $3 million this time — to renovate municipal facilities. If estimates were correct …

Be Better, and Be Humble, Advises David Brooks

Sunday, May 17, 2015

David Brooks wants you to be in a Bible study. You’ll get more out of it than you would at a dinner party, he says, if you find places where you can talk about pain and suffering. In …

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Signe Wilkinson, Glenn McCoy, Mike Marland and Darrin Bell …

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Tenure and Teachng at Dartmouth To the Editor: Your May 14 editorial, “Teaching and Tenure at Dartmouth College,” is right to declare that good teaching should be the central aim of every academic institution; however, it falls short in its understanding of teaching at Dartmouth. The legendary “Dartmouth …