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Column: Unseemly Clamor for Ginsburg’s Departure

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Washington The law operates with bright-line rules but also with balancing tests and concerns over image. The appearance of impropriety. The appearance of corruption. And …

Editorial: Extreme Behaviors

Thursday, April 24, 2014

One of the hardest tasks any new leader can face is changing the entrenched culture of a large organization. Nonetheless, Dartmouth College President Phil Hanlon …

Column: A Seven-Point Plan to Reduce Gun Violence

Thursday, April 24, 2014

All of us across the political spectrum passionately want to reduce gun violence. Shooting deaths such as the one this month at Fort Hood, Texas, …

Letter: Thanks to Foster Parents

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: May is National Foster Care Month, and we at the Department for Children and Families Family Services Division would like to take this opportunity to thank foster and kinship parents in our community for their hard work and dedication to families across our region. The …

Letter: Hartford Should Welcome Dogs and Their Owners

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To the Editor: A recent Valley News article, “Hartford Adds Rules for Public Use,” included topics, issues and concerns discussed in detail at a recent Hartford Selectboard meeting with a focus on use of public lands. In reading the article, it was clear to me that the restricted …

Letter: Emerson Wouldn’t Approve

Saturday, April 19, 2014

To the Editor: To both the Lebanon School Board and the Lebanon Zoning Board: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Toy Storey Norwich …

Letter: Step in Right Direction

Saturday, April 19, 2014

To the Editor: In his letter of April 16 (“Sex Assault and Civil Rights”), Thomas Curphey criticized Dartmouth College’s proposed policy for adjudicating cases of sexual assault. Mr. Curphey appeals to constitutionally guaranteed rights of those who are accused and argues that guilt need be proved “beyond a …

Letter: Attending Dartmouth Is Not a Civil Right

Saturday, April 19, 2014

To the Editor: I write in response to Thomas J. Curphey’s letter (“Sex Assault and Civil Rights,” April 16). Mr. Curphey alleges that “Dartmouth’s proposed policy on sexual assault violates or greatly abridges the constitutionally guaranteed rights of students accused under it.” Mr. Curphey makes an all-too-common mistake …

Column: Kansas, the KKK and the Pernicious Undercurrent of Hate

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The news that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan is suspected of shooting and killing three people near Jewish community centers in Kansas seems at first glance like a disparaged past flaring briefly into the present. Americans like to imagine that the KKK belongs to …

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Editorial: Humanitarian Assistance

Friday, April 18, 2014

A child starving in South Sudan should matter to Americans. That was the message delivered last week by Nancy Lindborg, head of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the federal bureau that helps to spread democracy and humanitarian …

Column: When I Got Too in Touch With Local Food

Friday, April 18, 2014

The chickens are out of feed. Before they can make a dash through the coop’s open door, I hoist the round metal feeder from its hook and squat-walk backward until I can stand straight again. I turn my back on the flock, fill the feeder and crouch back …

Column: Around the World, Girls Suffer Sexual Abuse From Teachers

Friday, April 18, 2014

Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo A dust-diffused brightness illuminated female speakers dressed in patterns of orange and green, yellow and blue as they addressed a group of journalists and activists about the many challenges facing women in their country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These challenges …