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Opinion

Friday, October 31, 2014

Column: Fall Was My Father’s Season, and Halloween Was His Night

Friday, October 31, 2014

My father was reserved and taciturn, traits he inherited from his Edwardian mother, who wore her collars up to the chin and a perpetual look …

Editorial: Shaheen, Welch, Kuster

Friday, October 31, 2014

The U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire has outsized importance for the country this fall, as control of the Senate is in the balance. Republicans …

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The week in review through the eyes of political cartoonists Tom Toles, Glenn McCoy, Clay Bennett and Signe Wilkinson …

Sunday Forum: Heroin Article Was Superficial; Scott Brown’s Opportunism; Vote or Don’t Complain

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Heroin Article Was Superficial To the Editor: While I am incredibly upset that you used my son’s name and purported to know in fact something only God knows at this moment (the medical examiner doesn’t know for sure yet, so I doubt you do), I am more upset …

Column: Big Blue Sings the Blues, and Here’s Why

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Big Blue’s got the blues. On Monday, IBM’s stock tumbled by 7 percent after it unveiled a dismal quarterly earnings report that showed a 4 percent drop in revenue — the 10th consecutive quarter of flat or declining …

Column: Hey, Senate Colleagues: Let’s Do Lunch

Saturday, October 25, 2014

So two U.S. senators, a Republican and a Democrat, are marooned for a week on a deserted island. . . . Sounds like a lead-in to a political joke, right? Well, it actually happened. We know, because we are those two senators. Why did we do it? Why …

Editorial: Contain the Islamic State

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Western leaders sometimes suggest that the Islamic State is its own worst enemy, so extreme in doctrine and practice that it will galvanize opposition within the Islamic world. While that is proving true to some extent — Muslim governments, senior clerics and even other jihadist groups have joined …

Column: From NOAA to Hartland, the View on Rapid Climate Change

Saturday, October 25, 2014

During a recent panel discussion at the First Universalist Society of Hartland, we were asked to talk about our fears and thoughts regarding climate change. Before going into my response, it may be helpful to mention my background in climate studies. I have been investigating the global atmosphere …

Forum: Saturday, Oct. 25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ending the Greek System To the Editor: Congratulations to Lindsay Ellis, editor of The Dartmouth, for challenging Dartmouth’s Greek system. In 1947 at Amherst, my then-fiance John Sibley and his roommate Harry Barnes became friends of freshman Tom Gibbs, who was black. They thought he would be a …

Friday, October 24, 2014

Editorial: Into the Fryer; A Hard Line at McDonald’s in Russia

Friday, October 24, 2014

In January 1990, when the dreary and declining Soviet Union under Mikhail Gorbachev was opening to the world, McDonald’s arrived as a symbol of American prosperity and freedom. Long lines of Russians, used to stores with empty shelves, were stunned by the cornucopia of burgers, fries, Cokes and …

Column: It Takes a Hero to Be Humble in Politics

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seth Moulton, an Iraq veteran and Democratic congressional candidate on Massachusetts’ North Shore, has done something with little precedent in political campaigning: He was caught underplaying his war record. You read that right: An investigation by The Boston Globe found that unlike politicians who go to great lengths …