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Editorials


Clear, cogent, cohesive ISIS strategy needed

It is the nature of the presidency that you are damned if you do and damned if you don’t, a condition President Obama is finding … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Court ruling does state a disservice

The New Hampshire Supreme Court did the state no favors this week with a ruling that allows businesses to claim a tax credit for scholarships … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

After victory, what’s next for Market Basket

The decades-long Demoulas family feud over control of the Market Basket grocery store chain is over. For thousands of employees and customers affected by the … Full story    
Published:  August 29, 2014

It’s our own fault: BK moving north

Burger King executives stress that the fast-food chain’s deal to merge with Tim Hortons, Canada’s version of Dunkin’ Donuts, isn’t motivated by a desire to … Full story    
Published:  August 28, 2014

Don’t buy the immigration garbage being peddled in NH

A University of New Hampshire Survey Center poll in July found just 6 percent of state residents ranked immigration as one of their family’s top … Full story    
Published:  August 27, 2014

Favoritism has a corrosive effect

Taxpayers in Nashua should be concerned – perhaps even alarmed – that the issue of nepotism has been raised with regard to hiring in the … Full story    
Published:  August 26, 2014

Gary Lambert in 2nd District race

Republicans in New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District are fortunate to have three earnest, smart candidates seeking the party’s nomination to challenge Democratic Rep. Ann McLane … Full story    
Published:  August 25, 2014

A candidate for 21st-century NH

There are three criteria Republican voters should consider when choosing whether Bob Smith, Jim Rubens or Scott Brown should be the party’s nominee for U.S. … Full story    
Published:  August 24, 2014

The tragic consequences of bicycling without a helmet

A 58-year-old bicyclist died this week after a driver opened the door of his legally-parked car into the bicyclist’s path on Main Street in Durham. … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2014

Chicken tradition alive and well in the Granite State

A young GOP activist dressed as a chicken is in hot water for aggressively clucking and flapping his wings at U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2014

Will the NFL soon be asking players to pay them?

When you’re the richest sports league in the world – generating $9 billion in yearly revenues with teams worth, on average, $1.3 billion, you can … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2014

Obama must back up his words

The gruesome beheading of New Hampshire native James Foley underscores the seriousness of the threat to America posed by the Islamic State militants who control … Full story    
Published:  August 22, 2014

Pam Smart trial enthralls NH still

Some murder trials just won’t go away. Twenty-three years ago, Pam Smart, a media coordinator at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, was convicted of orchestrating … Full story    
Published:  August 21, 2014

A flashlight and a vote

One of the things people hate about Washington is the way Congress passes laws that apply to everyone else, but make themselves exempt. Members of … Full story    
Published:  August 20, 2014

The senator and the GOP chicken

The image of a person dressed in a chicken costume following Sen. Jeanne Shaheen around the state to highlight her failure to hold town hall-style … Full story    
Published:  August 19, 2014

Why Hillary will run for president

Hillary Clinton’s scripted slap-down of President Barack Obama’s mealy-mouthed foreign policy strategy intensifies speculation about whether the former secretary of state will seek the Democratic … Full story    
Published:  August 18, 2014

Ironies abound in Ferguson riots

The events in Ferguson, Mo., this week have reinforced that ours is a culture that wants to draw swift conclusions, as if doing so fulfills … Full story    
Published:  August 17, 2014

Odds are, the casino market is reaching saturation point

Cautionary winds continue to blow through the casino gambling industry. This week the Revel Casino Hotel, Atlantic city’s newest and most lavish casino, announced it … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2014

Williams’ suicide illustrates dark power of depression

Although Robin Williams’ battles with various addictions and depression were well documented, even his family and closest friends were shocked that he committed suicide this … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2014

She was the epitome of class for the greatest generation

Lauren Bacall was one of the last survivors of Hollywood’s “Golden Age” of movies when studios controlled actors and the stars were larger than live. … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2014

Confusing principle with ideology

It seems that Executive Council candidate David Wheeler and Senate candidate Bob Smith agree in at least one area: There is too much bipartisan cooperation … Full story    
Published:  August 15, 2014

Volatile region needs a strategy

President George W. Bush’s decision to attack Iraq, take down Saddam Hussein and make the Middle East safe for democracy is considered among the worst … Full story    
Published:  August 14, 2014

NCAA laid bare by court’s ruling

The events of the past week will forever alter the future of college athletics in America. The doors have been blown off the notion that … Full story    
Published:  August 13, 2014

Tony Stewart and the dirt track tragedy

In the hours following the Saturday night death of a 20-year-old man who was killed after being struck by a car driven by NASCAR veteran … Full story    
Published:  August 12, 2014

Shutting out the public: Another county heard from

The Cornish School Board last week stuck it to the people who pay the bills. The board has been involved in a controversy since one … Full story    
Published:  August 11, 2014

More details needed in economic plan

Like so many middle-class Americans struggling to make ends meet, New Hampshire is struggling to understand why the economic recovery – such as it is … Full story    
Published:  August 10, 2014

Gerald Nash was one of the region’s visionaries

Speaking of tireless community workers, dozens of people gathered Sunday to celebrate the life of Gerald Nash, a business mogul and community booster who left … Full story    
Published:  August 8, 2014

Catherine Gregg left an enduring legacy for state

No family has worked harder to preserve New Hampshire’s unique character over the past 60 years than the Gregg family. No family has built a … Full story    
Published:  August 8, 2014