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Editorials


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    
Updated 9 hours ago

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    
Updated yesterday

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    
Updated 2 days ago

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

Will Rick Perry hit it off with NH this time around?

New Hampshire and Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry never hit it off. His infamous inability to remember the third federal department he wanted to eliminate … Full story    
Published:  August 8, 2014

The day our nation breathed again

Somebody asked recently how the Obama administration controversies involving Benghazi, the IRS and other brush fires that have prompted impeachment talk among House Republicans compared … Full story    
Published:  August 8, 2014

Ebola presents no reason to panic

We Americans worry a fair amount about health – our own and that of those we love. Which makes recent concern in this country about … Full story    
Published:  August 7, 2014

Congress keeps wolves at bay

There is a lot of shame hanging off a bill Congress passed last week to reform the Veterans Affairs system that provides health care for … Full story    
Published:  August 6, 2014

NH donations blur distinctions

In his ruling that Gov. Maggie Hassan violated state campaign finance laws by accepting money from a political action committee after she had signed up … Full story    
Published:  August 5, 2014

Senior center board deserves a chance

It wasn’t on a scale with the recent Market Basket demonstrations, but some members of the Nashua Senior Activity Center and their supporters staged a … Full story    
Published:  August 4, 2014

Digging served Nashua taxpayers well

And now, they wait. That would be Nashua taxpayers, who will ultimately pay for the city and school budget that was approved Monday by the … Full story    
Published:  August 4, 2014

State shouldn’t have taken sides

It was disheartening to see New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster piggyback with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley to issue a foolish and wholly inappropriate … Full story    
Published:  August 3, 2014

Looking back at the week in news

‘Pledge’ event makes for  bad political theater in NH The political silly season shifted into high gear this week as evidenced by the dog-and-pony show … Full story    
Published:  August 2, 2014

Making campuses safer for women

Sen. Kelly Ayotte was among a group of U.S. senators from both parties who took a stand this week on an issue that has been … Full story    
Published:  August 1, 2014

Random thoughts on Market Basket

The only thing we know for sure about the whirlwind that has played out the last few weeks around the Market Basket supermarket chain is … Full story    
Published:  July 31, 2014