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William Marvel’s column on Sept. 20 dismisses claims of a national teacher shortage as a “mirage” produced by teachers unions who aim to encourage “ever-higher pay.” Mr. Marvel is correct that the teacher shortage is not universal across the nation; well-paying suburban schools tend to be ad…

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Throughout most of the 19th century, women had few legal rights. They could not vote, hold office, enter the professions, sign contracts, purchase property, borrow money, or be given financial credit. In short, married women were considered legal possessions of their husbands and not legal persons.

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OMG, New Hampshire Democrats. Have I not done enough to inform the populace so as to rid your State House of Free Staters and expose election-denying Republican extremists intent upon marginalizing voters, stripping half the population of reproductive rights and healthcare, and hobbling publ…

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Sometimes I listen to my wife, and sometimes I regret it. The telephone fiasco falls into both categories.

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Congratulations to the 256 state representatives (80 percent of the House) and 11 senators who stood with the people of N.H. to defend our precious clean waters and tried to override the Gov. Chris Sununu's veto of HB 1454. That bill could have protected us statewide from preventable landfil…

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One thing is for sure — Granite Staters don’t like being told what to think. We pride ourselves on our independence and we aren’t shy about speaking our minds. So why do some folks seem to think it’s a savvy political move to try to start restricting our freedom to read and explore diverse ideas?

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I was recently told by a parent that he’d taught his children something I’ve long understood — happiness is a choice. Also a choice, and something I’ve not long understood to be one, is losing. Who knew?

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Is the glass half-full, or half-empty? An optimist will always call it half-full, and the pessimist will inevitably deem it half-empty. Since the question eternally involves the same amount of water, an engineer would readily tell you that the glass is simply too large for the amount of wate…

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COTE SAINT-LUC, Quebec — If you need proof of the Anne Frank dictum (“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart”) — if you doubt there is a poetry to paying it forward — if you wonder whether life can reveal a virtuous circle when on the cruel surface, it takes …

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With the midterm elections just two months away, there’s a lot going on in election races, both in New Hampshire and nationwide that are of more than ordinary interest. There are some interesting dynamics happening that hint, albeit ever so slightly, that disastrous results for Democrats may…

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Knute Ogren is a Viking. But instead of raiding, pillaging and generally wreaking havoc on hapless villagers, he captains a ship overflowing with compassionate love, common sense and solid moral values. Fellow Eatonites: Let’s send Knute to Concord as our state representative.

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It is time for a little honesty about the state’s new Education Freedom Account program and who is benefiting from the use of the state’s tax dollars.

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A TIME Health newsletter arrived in my inbox featuring an article provocatively titled, “People who live to 100 share these traits.” Readers are aware that my mother, despite absurd odds, in March celebrated her 93rd birthday. When last I wrote of her it was with somber acceptance that, as h…

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I can’t remember the last time I rode a train that pulled into Washington’s Union Station. One of the last buildings those tracks pass before the station closes over them is the headquarters of the Internal Revenue Service, with which I’ve had a love-hate relationship since about 1968.