Opinion

MGM’s decision shocks and dismays

Editorials

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the mass ...

Kavanaugh a good choice

Letters

I’m pleased to share my enthusiastic support for President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist with impeccable legal credentials and a clear, effective writing style. He is universally respected ...

Keep predators out of schools

Editorials

Children should be able to go to school without fear of being sexually assaulted. Period. It is bad enough to think of a student harassing or assaulting a fellow student. However, the thought of those in positions of authority exploiting children for sexual gratification is, frankly, ...

Apply law fairly

Editorials

The right to vote is not something to take for granted. It is something to be cherished and exercised by those who have it. The right to vote is also enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. In the U.S., those at least 18 years of can register to vote. How they vote, quite obviously, is up to ...

This should be our real concern

Editorials

Some liberals upset at new evidence of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election reacted by calling for President Donald Trump to cancel his summit meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. That is nonsense, of course. At the height of the Cold War, when the threat of nuclear war ...

Bias at the FBI

Editorials

FBI agent Peter Strzok was emphatic to the point of flashes of anger during his testimony Thursday to a congressional committee looking into political bias at the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. In 2016, Strzok made his dislike of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump perfectly ...

Kasich eyeing another run for presidency

Editorials

Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished a distant second to future President Donald Trump in the 2016 New Hampshire Republican presidential primary. All signs point to Kasich making another run in 2020. He is scheduled to be the featured speaker during the Nov. 15 Nackey S. Loeb School of ...

Much work needs to be done

Editorials

While the rest of us may be thinking of getting in a few last-of-summer days off in August, our U.S. senators will be chained to their workplace, the Capitol building. Normally, members of Congress are in recess during August. But this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ...

Positive Street Art

Letters

I wanted to comment on a dynamic and inspirational organization I am part of. Positive Street Art is a nonprofit organization in it’s sixth year, with a mission to inspire a passion for urban arts in a productive way, and to build stronger communities through educational workshops, community ...

One Ostrich

Letters

It has been hot, really hot! And not just here. There have been an extraordinary number of new maximum temperatures recorded over the entire world during the last two weeks. This comes following recent catastrophic, super storms, 500-year floods and devastating droughts. What is going on? A ...

Time for change

Letters

With the latest decision on fox and fisher season and bag limits, The New Hampshire Fish and Game Commission once again has demonstrated its total disregard for its statutory responsibilities and lack of understanding of wildlife management and ecosystem dynamics. The Legislature [RSA ...

Consider minimum wage impact

Editorials

Last week, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, signed legislation that will gradually increase minimum wage for those working in the Bay State to $15 per hour. Now, New Hampshire Democratic gubernatorial candidate Molly Kelly wants to do the same in the Granite State. “People ...

Punish those who prey on immigrants

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Most illegal immigrants come to our country seeking economic opportunity. A few are fleeing violence or the threat of it. And many, the children to whom our hearts have gone out during recent weeks, have no say in the matter. But some of those coming across the southern border are bent on ...

Remaking home: Building Dreams for Marines

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“Empathy has no script. There is no right or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting and communicating that incredibly healing message ‘You are not alone.’” – Anonymous Last night’s fireworks are a potent ...

To solve the immigration crisis, let’s think like moms and dads

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The other night, on our drive home from visiting “Oma” (German for “Grandma”) in the small New Hampshire town where I grew up, my two year-old son insisted on holding my hand. He gave no explanation and accepted no excuses on my part (reaching into his car seat is a stretch). He just ...

New approach to development

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Last year, Governor Sununu proposed the division of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, creating the Department of Business and Economic Affairs. Since its approval by the Legislature, this new agency has been a catalyst for increasing opportunities for New Hampshire to ...

Officials need to get moving

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While the rest of us may be thinking of getting in a few last-of-summer days off in August, our U.S. senators will be chained to their workplace, the Capitol building. Normally, members of Congress are in recess during August. But this year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has ...

Immigration

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Linda Chavez writes Trumps’ executive order doesn’t solve the immigration problem. She brings up the fact that undocumented immigrants come here to work at jobs Americans largely shun. This is true. There are a lot of unskilled labor jobs Americans just won’t do. Ms. Chavez also writes ...

Fake

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Webster’s Dictionary defines “fake” as “not true, real or genuine.” Roget’s Thesaurus synonyms, among others, are “phony, pseudo and pretend.” Due to the Electoral College and Russian bots, we have a fake president. Due to gerrymandering, we have a fake Congress. Due to House ...