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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Editorial: Summer Mysteries in Orange and Cornish

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

This season is supposed to be relaxing, just the time for a page-turner, perhaps a summer mystery. Here are a couple of timely possibilities from …

Column: A Populist Stirring on the Democratic Left

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Washington Scenes from an insurrection: In Madison, Wis., last Wednesday, 10,000 people showed up to rally for longshot presidential candidate Bernie Sanders — giving the …

Editorial: Party On, Lebanon

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

You can’t please all the people all the time, the saying goes. While we have found that to be true, we offer a corollary: You can nearly accomplish it with fireworks. The City of Lebanon is providing proof of that this year as it brings back the traditional …

Column: Show Me the Money, and Make it Funny

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

America’s been discussing women’s influence on our nation’s history, destiny and character. And we managed to talk about women’s contributions for almost, oh, an entire quarter of an hour until the conversation veered back to men. Makes you proud, doesn’t it? The topic under discussion was, “Which women, …

Willem Lange: School Reunion, for a Teacher, Too

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Willsboro Point, N.Y. Mother and I have been here a few times before. It’s a pleasant little restaurant attached to a marina on the east shore of the north-facing bay. Directly across from it, the cliffs buttressing Rattlesnake Mountain rise sheer from the shore. A distinct horizontal line …

Forum: Thanks, Dr. Conger; One More Upper Valley Graduation; Corporations Protest Too Much

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Thanks, Dr. Conger To the Editor: The June 21 Sunday Valley News article concerning Dr. Beach Conger described a physician well known to this Vermont community. This letter is from the standpoint of another physician, myself, who was also his patient and one thankful to him. I have …

Column: The Court at Its Best

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In his powerful dissenting opinion from Friday’s same-sex marriage decision, Chief Justice John Roberts asks an excellent question: “Just who do we think we are?” That question deserves an answer. If we look at the arc of the …

Editorial: Change in the Air

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Last week felt like one of those rare occasions in the national life when it becomes clear within the space of a few days that things have changed decisively and will never be the same again. Usually, these are times of national trauma — Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy …

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 …