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Editorials


How much is too much firepower?

In a foreward to the book, “Community Policing: The Past, Present and Future,” Bart Lubow of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Chuck Wexler of … Full story    
Updated 11 hours ago

Social media and the nonprofit landscape

There is a misbegotten notion that technology stifles human interaction. If only people communicated in the old-fashion ways of speaking thoughtfully, face-to-face, or writing carefully-constructed … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Her coverage is not your concern

Rep. Marilinda Garcia has no shortage of opinions when it comes to how people get their health insurance. The Republican, who is running against Rep. … Full story    
Published:  September 14, 2014

Former candidate offers a warning call for Republicans

Jim Rubens did not go gently out of the primary night Tuesday. After coming in a very distant second to Scott Brown in the race … Full story    
Published:  September 12, 2014

Credibility of NFL and Goodell keeps crumbling

Earlier this week, we called on NFL owners to cut Commissioner Roger Goodell, “like a running back with fumble-itis,” for his handling of the domestic … Full story    
Published:  September 12, 2014

Event offers good chance to prepare for the worst

In emergency situations knowing what to do and when to do can be the difference between life and death. That’s why The Nashua Office of … Full story    
Published:  September 12, 2014

The president and the quagmire

President Obama said all the right things Wednesday night when finally spelling out a comprehensive and coherent strategy for confronting the Islamic State in Syria … Full story    
Published:  September 12, 2014

Election ahead: Sit down, strap in, hang on

Surprises are few and far between in New Hampshire primaries, and Tuesday’s edition was true to form. All of the candidates predicted to win had … Full story    
Published:  September 11, 2014

Is violence just a game to the NFL?

The National Football League would like us to believe that, prior to Monday, nobody in the offices of the most powerful sports league in the … Full story    
Published:  September 10, 2014

Don’t sit on your blisters – vote

This being New Hampshire, there’s a halfway decent chance someone you know is on a ballot somewhere, and we encourage you to go to the … Full story    
Published:  September 9, 2014

Cutting through the political noise

‘It’s just the normal noises in here,” says an unidentified woman’s voice at the beginning of the 1979 song “Even the Losers,” by Tom Petty … Full story    
Published:  September 8, 2014

Men who would be governor

Leading New Hampshire Republican gubernatorial candidates Walt Havenstein and Andrew Hemingway are intelligent and accomplished leaders, but they fail to offer enough compelling reasons to … Full story    
Published:  September 7, 2014

The NHIAA is not transparent

The NHIAA held its annual Media Day last week, and some members of the press showed up. Shows what a bunch of suckers we are. … Full story    
Published:  September 5, 2014

Straying from the beaten budget path

There is sometimes a tendency, when it comes to the public’s money, for departments with the biggest toys to act like black holes. Once they … Full story    
Published:  September 4, 2014

Musings on the start of a school year

Although we put on the party hats and break out the noisemakers on Dec. 31 to mark the passing of a calendar year and ring … Full story    
Published:  September 3, 2014

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    
Published:  September 2, 2014

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    
Published:  August 31, 2014

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