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Editorials


When fireworks are a little too legal

New Hampshire’s libertarian streak has given us a state in which neither motorcycle helmets nor seat belts are mandated to be worn by adults. The … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

Big donors get to play ‘Godfather’

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen raised $2.8 million for her U.S. Senate campaign in the last quarter, outpacing a man who may or may not be her … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Vanity plates we’d like to see

We admit to being fascinated by some of the license plate requests that didn’t pass muster with the censors and guardians of good taste at … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Nashua park usage merits a discussion

The Nashua Conservation Commission wants to spend $400,000 to improve some of the city’s existing trails and construct new ones. The Conservation Commission plan – … Full story    
Published:  July 8, 2014

When failing is a badge of honor

The New Hampshire branch of Americans for Prosperity handed out legislative “scorecards”recently, rating state lawmakers on a range of issues that AFP would have you … Full story    
Published:  July 7, 2014

Ballot commission had much to consider

The New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission has declared that Republican Walt Havenstein is eligible to appear on the ballot in the September primary election for … Full story    
Published:  July 6, 2014

A lesson in the Hobby Lobby case

The only thing that can be said for sure about the Supreme Court of the United States is that the justices surprise us from time … Full story    
Published:  July 3, 2014

Secrecy charges fuel public doubt about energy process

Monday on the campus of Saint Anselm College was the kind of day when it was good the air conditioning stayed on. It was hot … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2014

Ortiz and the One Great Scorer

“For when the One Great Scorer comes To mark against your name, He writes – not that you won or lost – But HOW you … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2014

Granite State had a friend in Baker

The nation lost a great patriot and lawmaker last week with the passing of Howard Baker, the former Republican senator from Tennessee who also served … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2014

Calling attention to addictions

Two years ago The Telegraph published a six-part series entitled “Addiction Epidemic,” exploring the alarming rise in the abuse of prescription painkillers. We interviewed law … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

Nashuan’s humility does justice to highest honor

If you’ve never been in combat, there is no way to know how it truly feels. There is no way to know how you will … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2014

Comfort to be had in string of important court decisions

It was a remarkable week at the Supreme Court of the United States, and not just for the import of the decisions, though for that, … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2014

Is this the year that soccer finally takes hold in the US?

For at least three decades, soccer fans have been waiting for the world’s most popular sport to take hold in America. The wait isn’t over, … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2014

Landmine logic killing children

If President Barack Obama isn’t going to live up to the hope and promise of his Nobel Peace Prize, perhaps he would be willing to … Full story    
Published:  June 27, 2014

Who does Ann Kuster think she is?

As reported by the New Hampshire Sunday News this week, since taking office in January of last year, Rep. Ann McLane Kuster has spent about … Full story    
Published:  June 26, 2014

Nashua’s lobbyist should be registered

The city of Nashua’s website states that “The City of Nashua contracts with David Alukonis, a registered New Hampshire lobbyist to act as a liaison between … Full story    
Published:  June 25, 2014

Two institutions we love to hate

There was something devilishly ironic about the scene that played out in a Capitol Hill hearing room last Friday, where Internal Revenue Commissioner John Koskinen … Full story    
Published:  June 24, 2014

Cost puts importance of college degree at disadvantage

A college degree is not a guarantee of a well-paying job, but it sure helps. More than ever, young people entering today’s job market with … Full story    
Published:  June 23, 2014

Polarizing study finds little common ground

It’s one thing to say the nation is more politically polarized than it was 20 years ago, but it’s another thing to prove it. The … Full story    
Published:  June 22, 2014

Looking back at the week in news

Regional progress  on the drug front There was some good news on the drug abuse prevention front this week. Five of New England’s governors met … Full story    
Published:  June 21, 2014

Health care among top topics for NH candidates

The Affordable Care Act promises to be one of the big issues this fall in New Hampshire’s three congressional races. “It is bad for New … Full story    
Published:  June 20, 2014

Governor can point to solid accomplishments in past year

A calm and confident Gov. Maggie Hassan spelled out, in her usual careful and deliberate fashion, the state of the state Tuesday morning to a … Full story    
Published:  June 19, 2014

Plenty to consider before legalizing marijuana in NH

Emboldened by Gov. Maggie Hassan’s signature on legislation authorizing medical marijuana use and a single House vote in January backing legislation framed to mimic Colorado’s … Full story    
Published:  June 18, 2014

US decision on whether to take action in Iraq should be thought out

For all the Capitol Hill clamoring for the U.S. to take military action in Iraq to stop the assault against the Shiite government of Nuri … Full story    
Published:  June 17, 2014

NH agency troubles deeper than headlines suggest

When New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan speaks in public, it’s nearly certain she will say something about the need to create well-paying jobs. In her … Full story    
Published:  June 15, 2014