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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: Cultural gap may be getting a bit smaller

Monday, June 9, 2014

If you attended Sunday School, you’ve read the story in Genesis. “Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” Many, … 0

Editorial: Larsen is truly a tough act to follow

Thursday, June 5, 2014

There isn’t much to state Sen. Sylvia Larsen’s Wikipedia page. In fact, the entry is only two sentences long. It reads: “Sylvia Larsen is a Democratic member of the New Hampshire Senate, representing the 15th District since 1994. … 0

Editorial: Obama’s Bergdahl problem

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

What is the life of an American prisoner of war worth? Is it worth more if he fought heroically in previous battles? Is it worth less if he is a coward? A deserter? There are multiple launch points for the debate over whether President Obama acted appropriately when … 7

Editorial: EPA rules will help, but battle goes on

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The new rules to curb carbon emissions from power plants announced by the EPA this week are a huge win for New Hampshire. The regulations were crafted to comply with President Obama’s executive order to reduce pollution that’s fueling global warming and harming human health. The rules, which … 9

Editorial: Brown needs to lift the veil on his finances

Monday, June 2, 2014

Scott Brown may have finally found a way to get the “carpetbagger” chorus to change its tune, but he probably won’t like the new song much better. In fact, he may develop a sentimental fondness for the good old days when people merely questioned his geographical commitment to … 5

Editorial: What the split ticket really says

Sunday, June 1, 2014

In a perfect world, the split-ticket voter would represent the evolution of democracy. Can you imagine if everybody chose candidates based not on party affiliation or how loudly they deliver talking points but on competence, intelligence and honesty? Historically, New Hampshire has split the ticket quite often. From … 21

Editorial: Tax exemption for hospitals due for review

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Things are slowly changing because of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare as it’s called by some. One change could be the policy under federal and state law of treating nonprofit hospitals as charities for tax purposes. A hard look at that policy is long overdue. Under the … 1

Editorial: School pride is not at stake in Belmont

Thursday, May 29, 2014

It seemed like a clear question with a simple solution. Should Belmont High change a logo that some have called racially insensitive? From our view, the answer has always been an easy “yes.” It’s certainly never been the … 7

Editorial: City council should approve spending plan

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Concord taxpayers will see a 2.99 percent increase in the property tax rate in fiscal 2015 if the city council accepts the budget proposed by City Manager Tom Aspell. Small as the increase is, it’s probably bigger than the annual pay raises many workers received. Flat wages in … 1

Editorial: Some trigger warnings are called empathy

Monday, May 26, 2014

As the debate over “trigger warnings” on college campus reminds us, sometimes compassion sparks outrage. For those unfamiliar with the term, a trigger warning refers to professors alerting students to course material that may be unsettling. Perhaps a book contains a rape scene that could be traumatic for … 3