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The ‘Marriage Penalty’ Victimizes the Poor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

In a few short months, I’ll pass the milestone that every little girl dreams of: the day she swears — before family and God, in …

Editorial: Taxing Questions

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A few facts to keep in mind about New Hampshire’s “Medicaid Enhancement Tax”: It doesn’t have much to do with Medicaid. It doesn’t enhance health …

Technology Offers a Relief Valve for Teens

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

If you’re like most middle-class parents, you’ve probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her Instagram feed or with your son for his …

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 …

Letter: Roberts Court Ignores Common Sense

Thursday, April 10, 2014

To the Editor: The recent decision of the Supreme Court in McCutcheon (joined by the Republican National Committee) v. the Federal Election Commission sheds light on the path our nation is going down. The April 8 commentary by E.J. Dionne illuminates the reasoning of the court majority, which …

Column: Robbing the Poor to Pay the Middle Class

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Liberals are shocked (shocked!) that Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his co-partisans would consider cutting Medicaid, food stamps, Pell grants and other programs that serve the neediest Americans. They have accused Ryan of trying to balance the budget on the backs of the poor. But long before Ryan …

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Editorial: Safety in Day Care

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The accidental death on March 24 of a toddler at a day-care provider’s home in Enfield raises an urgent question: What more can be done to ensure the safety of children in such settings? “We don’t want to miss anything that could prevent something like this happening in …