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Opinion

Former Governor of Florida

Column: Jeb Bush May Be the Establishment’s Choice

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Washington Yes, he’s out of touch with the Republican base, out of shape on the campaign trail, and burdened by the disastrous presidency of his …

Editorial: The Sky Isn’t Falling

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Some of the potential candidates for the Republican presidential nomination gathered for a “Freedom Summit” in Manchester over the weekend, marking what one conservative activist …

Column: A Wounded Boston Marathoner Now Revels in the Ordinary

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It is a weekend for working around the house. My fiancee, Erin, and I have the baby’s room to paint and some IKEA furniture to …

Letter: Go for Bach

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: The March 31 Bach-a-thon was great fun for the many who participated in celebrating Bach’s birthday. Special praise should go to Margaret Gilmore, who dreamed up and organized the 10-hour event — and to Our Savior Lutheran Church, which so graciously hosted us. There were …

Letter: Nelson’s Uneducated Logic

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: Steve Nelson’s recent column on charter schools (“Big Money Threatens American Education,” April 6) is a perfect example of what is wrong with the public policy dialogue in this country. To summarize the (lack of) logic in Mr. Nelson’s opinion piece: I, Steve Nelson, am …

Letter: We Are a Plutocracy

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: The word “oligarchy” has appeared several times in the opinion pages. It’s a fair description of our government, but a better one comes to mind — “plutocracy,” which according to Webster’s dictionary is a “government by the wealthy” or a “controlling class of the wealthy.” …

Letter: Know What’s in Your Food

Friday, April 11, 2014

To the Editor: Vermont appears to be poised to become the first state to enact a law requiring the labeling of food containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Although Connecticut and Maine have passed laws to require GMO labeling, both state laws include “trigger clauses” that delay enactment until …

Column: Meteoric Rise of Airbnb Proves Worth of ‘Sharing Economy’

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Airbnb is all the talk on Wall Street. Its 30-something founders were nearly broke six years ago. Now it seems likely they will soon become billionaires. Their company, which connects 600,000 apartment dwellers and homeowners in 160 countries …

Editorial: Get On With the Jobs

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The American economy’s long, painful recovery from the Great Recession reached a milestone with last week’s report that American businesses added 192,000 jobs in March. With that, private sector payrolls reached a record 116.1 million, finally exceeding the peak set in January 2008. This is good news, but …

Column: Watch Out When Women Get All Emotional

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Washington Let’s have a rational discussion about the word “emotional.” But first, I’d better calm down. Maybe I’ll have a soothing cup of herbal tea and pet the cat. Oh wait, I don’t have a cat. Which is lucky for former CIA Director Michael Hayden, or else we’d …

Letter: Turning Points Walk April 26

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the Editor: I will be walking in the Turning Points Network 8th annual 5K Walk and Fun Run on Saturday, April 26. Why do I walk? I walk to support the people who must run from violence, to share hope and to be a part of the …

Letter: Reading the Web, Reading Books

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the Editor: I just wanted to comment on you front page article “Reading Comprehension Hurt by Web” (April 7). At the Norwich Library the other day, I along with eight other people had our fourth and final meeting to discuss the 1,386 page book War and Peace, …

Letter: An End to Sexual Assault

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the Editor: Thank you for your Sunday editorial observations on the recent rape trial and Dartmouth’s student life (“After the Verdict,” April 6). I sympathize with your wish to point out the “uncomfortable truth” that “the world is full of dangers.” During my interviews and preparations for …