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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, the supermarket chain will suffer a drastic … 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

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 and again, although to a lesser extent, in 1996 with the Reform Party. But the … 7

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Editorial: Protest may be a sign of a bigger shift

Editorial: Everybody has a church in the woods

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In his book The Courage To Be, theologian Paul Tillich urges people to look for “the God above God” in order to escape the anxiety of doubt. Tillich also believed that, in the early 1950s when the book was written, America was building too many churches. With his … 9

Editorial: The price of middle school popularity

Monday, June 30, 2014

One of the most difficult jobs a parent has is striking a balance between allowing kids to be kids and making sure they are prepared for each stage of adolescence. The challenge is made even greater when the child craves the approval and admiration of peers. As a … 2

Editorial: Republicans should realize ACA is working

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last spring, at an event in Hancock, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, a conservative Republican seeking to unseat Congresswoman Ann Kuster in the fall, sharply criticized her opponent for supporting the Affordable Care Act. Garcia fairly asked how an insurance marketplace with only one choice of company, Anthem, could … 5

Editorial: High court delivers a big win for privacy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Privacy in the digital age just gained a much-needed Supreme Court victory that was punctuated by a strong, lucid decision penned by Chief Justice John Roberts. On Wednesday, the court ruled unanimously that the police need a warrant to search cell phones belonging to people they arrest. Writing … 1

Editorial: Dystopian future awaits city’s readers

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Peterborough was the setting for Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Gilmanton the backdrop for the bombshell novel Peyton Place by Grace Metalious. Concord as a city is a stopping point in literature, a bit player in fiction, until now. The capital city is ground zero, or might as well … 0

Editorial: Smith Nazi remarks highlight GOP division

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It’s usually best to avoid bringing up Nazis in everyday political discourse. The Third Reich has little to add in the way of rational, considered debate. Yet at the same time, we can’t bring ourselves to summarily condemn … 2

Editorial: State must move against synthetic pot

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Last week, Belmont became the latest New Hampshire community to ban synthetic marijuana, which is known by names such as spice and K2. Belmont should be applauded for a decision that will undoubtedly make the community, especially its teenagers, a little safer. Now it’s time for New Hampshire … 0

Editorial: Twain and Leno – Nothing in Common

Monday, June 23, 2014

It’s easy to complain about awards because they’re subjective. How could 20 Feet From Stardom possibly beat out Cutie and the Boxer for the Oscar for Best Documentary? “Royals” gets the Grammy for Song of the Year over … 0

Editorial: Questions for Brown on higher education

Sunday, June 22, 2014

This week, Scott Brown’s U.S. Senate campaign released a list of proposals for making college more affordable. While the memo lacks depth – it’s barely more than two pages long – Brown should be commended for addressing a … 3

Editorial: City shouldn’t take long path to better roads

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The city of Concord has 220 miles of roads. Factors such as the cost of asphalt, which has roughly tripled since 1999, could change the timetable, but if the city spends $3 million per year repairing its roads, it would take 25 years to get them to Grade … 3