Opinion

Miriam Arndt, center, with a second cousin, Stephan Diekmann, and her daughter, Corinne Girouard.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Editorial: More Women in Congress

Monday, November 17, 2014

No matter where you are on the political spectrum, the midterm elections produced one incontrovertible fact — there are more women in Congress than ever before. That doesn’t mean it’s time to break the sisterhood sweaters out of mothballs. Though almost 20 percent of the House and Senate …

Column: Mia Love — Black, Mormon and Republican — Courts Controversy

Monday, November 17, 2014

Mia Love is already getting more attention than most of her newly elected congressional colleagues. She is Haitian American, a woman, daughter of immigrants, Mormon, Republican and from Utah, all things that she seems eager to boast about, except when she isn’t, as those who contrasted her post-election …

To Rebound, Obama Should Give Up Golf

Monday, November 17, 2014

I have figured out what’s wrong with President Obama. He gave up basketball and started playing more golf. As a man of roughly the president’s age who still plays both sports, I have some insights to offer. Basketball demands all of the qualities that make a good leader. …

Column: Washington Threatens Internet Creativity

Monday, November 17, 2014

Never before has it been so easy to turn an idea into a business. With a simple Internet connection, some ingenuity and a lot of hard work, anyone today can create a new service or app or start selling products nationwide. In the past, such a person would …

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday Forum: N.H. Politics; Second Languages; Early Learning

Monday, November 17, 2014

Proud of New Hampshire Politics To the Editor: While crumpling paper to light my wood fire in the days before the election on Nov. 4, a full-page Valley News ad caught my attention. The top half was a picture of Scott Brown in front of an American flag …

Column: The United States Needs a National Food Policy

Sunday, November 16, 2014

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans’ well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate …

Editorial: ‘Can-Do’ Republicans

Sunday, November 16, 2014

In recent photographs, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, soon to be majority leader of the new Republican-controlled Senate, resembles nothing so much as a bespectacled chipmunk whose grin — or is it a smirk? — strongly suggests that he just ate the cat. Perhaps he did. Certainly a …

Column: Bad Projects Don’t Belong in Anyone’s Beautiful Backyard

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The term NIMBY — “not in my back yard”— has long been used to criticize people who oppose commercial or industrial development in their communities. Invariably pejorative, it casts citizens as selfish individualists who care only for themselves, …

Column: Liberty and Equality Are Mutually Reinforcing Concepts

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Our country is in trouble. Congress’ approval rating hovers near its lowest level since Gallup polling began, social protest rates are as high as they’ve been since the 1960s and the least among us — poor African Americans …