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Congressman Chris Gibson's letter on immigration reform (TMI, June 11) reflects the Republican Party's nyet strategy on this and virtually every other issue of our national life. 

It does not seem that way on the surface, as Gibson protests his openness to consider reforms, and he...

Eliza Griswold, writing in the NY Times Magazine of June 15, has written what might be her most important story to date, and what might be the most important story the Sunday magazine has published in a long time. Ms. Griswold made news when she published her book on the 10th Parallel, a line that...
When more than 50 percent of a school’s population qualifies for free or subsidized lunches (and breakfasts), it is because nutritionists have found that children from stressed families are undernourished. School authorities realize that if a student is hungry, he is unlikely to perform at his best...
“A rising tide lifts all yachts” is the title of a recent issue of Tomdispatch.com that talks about Thomas Picketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Since the book is 700 pages and the dispatch only a few, it might be easier to check out the latter before tackling the text itself.
  Dear editor;   According to the Congressional Budget Office, the comprehensive immigration bill which has passed in the Senate and is now stalled in the House would reduce the federal deficit by $175 billion between 2014 and 2023.  The CBO’s analysis also states that the Senate...
  To the Editor,   I support immigration reform, but I have serious reservations about the immigration bill passed recently by the Senate. On page five of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) letter of analysis of the Senate bill, the CBO finds that the bill will only reduce illegal...
  As we age, dementia is a health risk for us all. While there are 47 diseases or disorders related to dementia (most notably Alzheimer’s Disease), it is in itself not a disease. More accurately it is a term used to describe a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with the...
by Kevin McEneaney
  To the editor,       I am a senior at Suffield Academy and a resident of Millbrook. These are my thoughts on North Korea.