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We live in a democracy dominated by two major parties — Republican and Democratic. If there were not (at least) this two-party system, there would...

As a longtime resident of New Salem Center, I want to amplify some of the points raised in your front page article on Jan. 15 regarding the...

Some thoughts about recent events

Today

I think the Senate trial of the president’s impeachment should go very slowly to get much deeper into the facts. It is beginning to appear that...

Here are some brief thoughts on recent happenings in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region. Some people come to define an office or a job so...

My Turn: Trump’s greatest gift — hate

1/18/21

“As is well known, we usually hate those whom we have caused to suffer.” — George SimmelCompassion and sympathy are words (one Latin and one Greek)...

Our country is shaken by the attempted take-over of Congress on Jan. 6. The threat posed by armed white supremacists is real. So is the danger of...

My Turn: But it’s all about the planet!

1/18/21

Over the years, I’ve noticed when government uses phrases like “we’re in crisis” or “this is an emergency,” it means only one thing: Bad policy...

My Turn: To what is our commitment?

1/18/21

For those of us who see injustice as deeply imbedded in U.S. national narratives, reaction to the insurrection at the Capitol Building is...

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