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Opinion

Monday, February 8, 2016

Editorial: The Right Pace for Development Reviews in Lebanon

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Developers have long complained that Lebanon’s project review process is not merely exhaustive, but exhausting and costly. The city’s regulations are said to be onerous …

Column: The Danger of Releasing Detainees

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter faces a profound dilemma. He leads the department that has jurisdiction over the facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that detains Islamic …

‘We Believe in America, and We Love Our Freedom’

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Following is the text of Sarah Palin’s Jan. 19 endorsement of Donald Trump, as transcribed by BuzzFeed, via The Washington Post. “Thank you so much. It’s so great to be here in Iowa. We’re here just thawing out. …

Editorial: Success and School Reform

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Like soldiers marching off to war, reformers launched No Child Left Behind in 2002 with soaring speeches and brass bands — or at least the bureaucratic equivalent. But in December, Congress and President Obama declared an end to the massive federal intervention in education. The nation had reached …

Column: Take Care, Pedestrians, in the Upper Valley

Sunday, January 31, 2016

There she was . . . latte in hand, phone up against chin, peacoat perfectly buttoned. She was standing in the middle of Lebanon Street in Hanover. I slammed on the brakes. She kept talking on her phone and waved briefly before continuing her jaunt across the street. …

Sunday, January 31, 2016

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

Sunday Forum: A Contemptible Response to McKibben; Fiorina Champions Educational Choice; Sanders Is Not for Sale; Giving a Hand to Those in Need

Sunday, January 31, 2016

A Contemptible Response to McKibben To the Editor: I had trouble detecting the “contempt for opposing views” displayed (according to a letter writer on Jan. 27) by Bill McKibben in his recent op-ed piece (“Can Zombie-Like Fossil Fuels Be Killed?,” Jan 25). That a proposed gas pipeline may …

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Editorial: Pox Americana

Saturday, January 30, 2016

This is reputed to be the winter of our national discontent, with voter anger and angst suffusing the presidential primary races. This story line may depart from the facts in some respects. But while some polling data suggest that voters actually are no angrier than they have been …

Column: The U.S. Isn’t Going to Fall Like Rome Did

Saturday, January 30, 2016

People who are worried about the future of the U.S. often find parallels with the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. And oh the parallels there are! Here are a few I dredged up in a brief Internet search: easy monetary policy, excessive bureaucracy, entitlement spending, income …

Column: American Climate Refugees Are on the Move

Saturday, January 30, 2016

In the small town of Newtok, Alaska, a Yupik village of about 350 people, children once played on endless fields of frozen permafrost. Now, they splash in salt water pools and teeter on boardwalks as the permafrost below thaws and the Ninglick River chips away at the community. …

Forum: When Dartmouth Beat Harvard; Trump’s Service to the Nation; Pull Plug on Fracking

Saturday, January 30, 2016

When Dartmouth Beat Harvard To the Editor: As my sharp-eyed neighbor pointed out to me, no British, Italian or Russian troops fought at Verdun, and the U.S. would not declare war for almost 14 months; the first sentence of Jaime Seaton’s Nugget history (Sunday Valley News, Jan. 24) …