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“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.      
  I’m not the only one.  There are many others who can’t remember what their wives told them to fetch at the market once they are there standing in the aisles.  The agonizing moment when you know there was something else. That’s why we all have cell phones.  Of course, that’s...
  Book review   The Broken Road, by Patrick Leigh Fermor, edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper (New York Review Books 2014.)      
  Is it the nature of our politics that the “other side” can never be right?  We are seeing the inability of the “other side” to see the light because “seeing the light” implies that it could be wrong, and that is something neither party would ever admit to being.