During halftime at a Celtics basketball game in 2009, the Bon Jovi song Living on a Prayer came blasting through the loudspeakers. As people relaxed in their…

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February 10, 2016

A hockey game on Saturday in Cabot, Vt. Though Mr. Sanders is from Vermont, that may not give him an advantage Tuesday in the primary in New Hampshire, which…

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February 10, 2016

Ban guns. All guns. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police. Not just because of San Bernardino, or whichever mass…

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December 15, 2015

The author has wide experience in the Middle East and was formerly an official of a NATO country. We respect the writer’s reasons for anonymity. —The…

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November 20, 2015

At a tense D.C. meeting over a proposed bike lane last month, one cycling advocate seemingly tried to add legitimacy to her argument by declaring that she had…

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November 13, 2015

I am not a joiner. Worse — I’m a leaver. I love that rush of front-porch vacuum quiet when the door to a party has shut behind me. I love leaving group…

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October 5, 2015

September 8, 2015

I suspect that the way I feel now, at summer’s end, is about how I’ll feel at the end of my life, assuming I have time and mind enough to reflect: bewildered by…

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September 7, 2015

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September 6, 2015