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Editorial: Export tax on fossil fuels is the right move

Thursday, July 31, 2014

On Tuesday, the White House Council of Economic Advisers warned that the cost to the United States of delaying action to combat climate change would be about $150 billion per year. That cost, which the council says is not reflected in the price charged for fossil fuels, is already being felt in ways like more frequent wildfires, the devastating drought in the West, more powerful storms and what seem to … 0

Editorial: Protest may be a sign of a bigger shift

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It’s time for Market Basket shareholders to bag it. In the court of customer opinion, Arthur T. Demoulas and what he represents – low prices and concern for employees, who receive higher than average wages and benefits plus profit sharing – has won. Boston-area business experts are warning that if the battle between the two branches of the Demoulas family isn’t settled soon, … 8

Editorial: The missing elements of excellence

Monday, July 28, 2014

It should be shocking that a tradition based on sexual conquest could exist at an elite private high school. But it’s not. The ugly situation at St. Paul’s School that was further detailed in court documents last week has served as a reminder that social growth always lags behind intellectual development. According to an affidavit filed in connection with an alleged sexual assault … 2

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Editorial: Law adds to the burden on third parties

Monday, July 28, 2014

The United States has a rich history of third parties. In 1856, Millard Fillmore made a strong run for president on the Whig-American ticket. Fifty-six years later, Theodore Roosevelt captured 27 percent of the popular vote as the Progressive Party’s candidate. Ross Perot made his mark in 1992 … 7

Editorial: The troubled journey to death row

Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Hampshire’s law sanctioning capital punishment got a stay of execution in April when the state Senate split 12-12 on a repeal bill Gov. Maggie Hassan said she would sign. New Hampshire is the only New England state to impose the death penalty. The campaign to abolish it … 1

Editorial: State needs to keep an eye on its children

Friday, July 25, 2014

New Hampshire is slipping, and its most vulnerable residents are the ones at risk. No, we’re not talking about the mentally ill, or the homeless, or populations that the state has sometimes disregarded in the past. Instead, we’re talking about the state’s children. The Kids Count index, produced … 5

Editorial: Problems of money and perception

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The idea that an elected official can be bought and sold in America amounts to a threat against the very nature of democracy. That is where the anxiety of the electorate resides when it comes to political fundraising. … 9

Editorial: Market Basket gambles, and many may lose

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Family-owned companies are subject to family feuds. Ernest and Julio Gallo of the famed winemaking family became bitter enemies. The billionaire Koch brothers have been at each others throats, legally speaking, for decades. Adolf and Rudolf Dassler founded a shoe company before falling out. After the split, Rudolf … 7

Editorial: Passage of time shouldn’t aid child abusers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The time has come for New Hampshire to eliminate the statute of limitations on sexual crimes against children. As it stands, the state can pursue charges only until the victim turns 40. We were reminded of the folly of this particular law last week, when Kenneth Day of … 1

Editorial: Attention Walgreens shoppers

Monday, July 21, 2014

America’s two biggest drugstore chains – Walgreens with 8,221 stores and CVS with 7,660 – face off at the intersection of Loudon Road and East Side Drive, where each claim a corner. CVS is the relative newcomer. It was founded in Lowell, Mass., in 1963; Walgreens in Chicago … 17

Editorial: On casinos, it's best to listen to The Donald

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The annual attempt to convince the Legislature to adopt casino gambling has become as certain as the changing of the seasons, so we fully expect the battle to continue. But Gov. Maggie Hassan, perennial casino proponent Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, and the rest of the easy-money crowd should slow … 16

Editorial: Misogynistic rant part of a larger issue

Thursday, July 17, 2014

While America talks about the possibility of Hillary Clinton serving as the next president, sports talk radio is embracing an Archie Bunker mentality when it comes to workplace equality. The latest target is Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews. On Tuesday night, during Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, … 3

Editorial: What Christie hasn’t learned from Nixon

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In many ways, Chris Christie is the anti-Richard Nixon. Nixon rose to the presidency despite acute social awkwardness, while Christie owes much of his political success to his ability to connect with voters. Nixon was never able to … 1