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Commentary: The nuance behind the CDC’s controversial decision on masks

In other times, a “masks off” announcement might have been celebrated. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stepped straight into controversy. The confusion...

Editor’s Notebook: Fighting over cucumbers on Twitter

Anybody who spends even a little bit of time on social media, which as far as I can tell is just about all of...

Commentary: We must not be fooled by a slogan

In 1964, Martin Luther King received the Nobel Peace Prize, awarded for his work to overturn legal segregation in the South, particularly during the...

Commentary: New Hampshire isn’t as purple as you think it is

When I talk about New Hampshire politics with outsiders, one of the things I always mention is the gravity with which people here consider...

Commentary: Can schools require COVID-19 vaccines for students now that Pfizer’s...

With the first COVID-19 vaccine now authorized for adolescents, ages 12 and up, a big question looms: Will students be required to get the...

Commentary: Budgets should represent shared values and priorities

This year’s state budget bills are packed with extra provisions that are there simply because that is the only way they can survive. Some...

Editor’s Notebook: Into the blurry ‘after’

“With the coronavirus still spreading rapidly in much of the world and mass vaccination campaigns slow and unequal, experts say the illness will most...

Commentary: The filibuster needs to be reformed

The will of the voters is being thwarted. Elections are losing their meaning. And democracy is being mocked before our very eyes.  Not by mythical...

Commentary: Biden’s infrastructure plan targets lead pipes that threaten public health...

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan includes a proposal to upgrade the U.S. drinking water distribution system by removing and replacing dangerous lead pipes. As...

Commentary: New Hampshire should embrace an offshore wind future

Last month’s celebration of Earth Day provided an opportunity to reflect upon how to build a stronger economic future for New Hampshire’s citizens based...

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