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Editor’s Notebook: Zen and the art of fire pit assembly

Organizational psychologist Adam Grant took to the New York Times last month to diagnose my problem – and maybe yours.  “It wasn’t burnout – we...

Commentary: Overdose prevention centers will save lives in New Hampshire

Based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest provisional data on drug poisoning deaths, it is projected that the United States may...

Commentary: What the United States can learn from Canada’s cannabis clarity

The inherent contradictions of American cannabis laws seem to appear in the news almost every week. At the state level, for example, Virginia recently became...

Commentary: Fair school funding must be part of state budget

It’s spring again in New Hampshire, a time for blooming daffodils, filling potholes, and passing laws. As the weather has warmed, there has been a...

Editor’s Notebook: A way forward for ‘The Sum of Us’

I once exchanged emails with a newspaper reader who had submitted a letter to the editor that I rejected for some reason. Maybe he...

Commentary: It’s time revoke law enforcement’s status as a ‘super constituent’

The most powerful player in electoral politics is the constituent, or so we are led to believe by every elected official ever.  Ask a state...

Commentary: Declaring racism a public health crisis brings more attention to...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has joined hundreds of cities and counties across the country in declaring racism a public health threat....

Commentary: I’m a pediatrician who cares for transgender kids

When Charlie, a 10-year-old boy, came in for his first visit, he didn’t look at me or my colleague. Angry and crying, he insisted...

Editor’s Notebook: Life in 100 canvases

For her senior project, my daughter poured out her generation’s childhood onto 100 5-by-5 canvases, which were then organized in a 10-by-10 grid and...

Commentary: Celebrating Earth Day with a gender justice lens

As we look toward Earth Day 2021, we’re paying special attention to the intersection of climate and gender justice. We believe there is no...

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