Opinion

Finding the lying liars when the truth is hidden

National Commentary

“I’ll never lie to you.” – Jimmy Carter, the 1976 presidential campaign. All politicians lie, because they are human and all humans lie. The question before us is this: If President Trump lied to FBI Director James Comey, should that “lie,” lead to impeachment? Did he obstruct ...

Virginia shows the future

National Commentary

Without Virginia, we probably never would have become the United States. It was Virginian leadership and talent that created the nation. Think first of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and James Monroe, and don’t forget Chief Justice John Marshall, Patrick Henry ...

Afghanistan needs a new approach

Editorials

Even by the grim markers of the 16-year war, last week’s car-bomb attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul, which killed at least 90 people, was a grave and stunning setback in the fight against global terror. Coming as strains are appearing in the Trump administration’s relations with ...

A monopoly on regulation

National Commentary

Not too long ago, Democrats complained about Republican governors and state legislators using their authority to fight Obamacare. Now, those same Democrats are encouraging state and local officials to fight President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris treaty on climate change. Such hypocrisy ...

The left’s angry college crowd devour old liberal ways

National Commentary

What should we call the disturbing trend on American college campuses with students of the hard left angrily devouring their terrified and older liberal professors? No, they don’t eat human flesh, but students of the hard left are devouring just the same, shutting down free speech and free ...

Disappointed in Sununu

Letters

To the Editor: As a registered N.H. voter, I am extremely disappointed in Governor Sununu’s decision not to uphold the Paris Climate Agreement. His rationale that we do not yet know its impact on our economy and environment is as incorrect as it is dangerous. It has been proven that ...

The great Ledge Street misdirect

Editorials

Like the real identity of D.B. Cooper or the UFO incident in Roswell, N.M., we may never know the truth behind the departure of two administrators at Ledge Street Elementary School. The great conspiracy began May 12 when the principal and assistant principal, Janet Valeri and Tiffany Hyatt ...

Healthy planet, healthy economy

Local Commentary

Climate change is something we’re all in together. It doesn’t matter whether we live in the United States, China, India or some other polluting industrialized nation; we’re all creating greenhouse gas emissions, and these emissions are affecting every country on the planet. The Paris ...

Eliminate the inequitable grading system

Local Commentary

For two years our high school community has been fiercely divided over a new grading system. Competency based grading was passed off as a new state requirement by school administrators. In reality, it was a mandate imposed by the superintendent, not the state. The truth is there never was any ...

No more flip-flopping on abortion votes

Letters

State Rep. Carolyn Gargasz is serving her ninth term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives as a Republican. Recent action by Gargasz opposing the Fetal Homicide Law (Senate Bill 66), that protects pregnant women and their unborn children has left many bewildered. In fact, when you ...

It’s been tough for poor Eric

National Commentary

This week, the president’s second-eldest son went on national television and dropped all pretense of what we knew had never happened anyway. Instead of weaving yet another magical tale about how the brothers Trump are now rulers of the family empire and keeping it totally separate from ...

Looking back at the week in news

Editorials

Capabilities of Nashua area seniors can’t be contained High school students might be thinking more outside the box these days, as readers found out in senior profiles published in The Telegraph this week. Example No. 1: Jon Knowles, Wilton-Lyndeborough Cooperative. For his senior project, ...

Liberal comic Bill Maher and perpetual adolescence

National Commentary

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” show to promote his new book, “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming of Age Crisis – And How To Build a Culture of Self Reliance.” Surely Sasse didn’t expect this routine publicity spot for his book to ...

London attackers are mere cowards

Editorials

Islamic terrorists who slaughtered seven people in London last week probably would have killed more had it not been for several courageous people who fought back. Their stories are illustrative of the extremists’ mindset. One hero in a pub saw all three knife-wielding brutes stabbing a woman ...

New FERC folks could sway future projects

Letters

Thank you for continuing to report on the Dakota Access pipeline. Your article in the June 1 edition updated us with news that the pipeline will begin recently shipping. This pipeline could never have been built without the approval of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ...

A better female superhero

National Commentary

In the new “Wonder Woman” movie, the heroine is mystified by the ways of humankind – and she doesn’t even read the internet. The fevered commentary about the new hit film raises the question, “Can’t an Amazonian superhero wield her Lasso of Truth and bullet-deflecting bracelets ...

Reporter should’ve had credentials pulled

Letters

In regards to Mr. Irwin’s June 5 article titled “NH movers and shakers need some perspective,” I did enjoy the history lessons of New Hampshire politics. However it glosses over the “silly episode,” according to liberal Dave Irwin, that a reporter lied. The fourth estate is ...

News the ‘bias’ media just doesn’t report on

Letters

Since Jan. 20, we’ve learned that election machines weren’t hacked to elect Trump. For years, Obama’s intelligence agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans and carried out surveillance on political opponents. Trump didn’t seek to “ban all Muslims” from entering the ...

Refresher course in basic highway math

Letters

Just north of Exit 1 on the F.E. Everett Turnpike, is an electronic sign reading “Exit 12, 14 mile, 12 minutes. Just north of it is a metal sign reading “Speed limit, 55 mph.” I think the person responsible for the electronic sign needs a refresher course in basic mathematics. W. B. ...

Remembering D-Day in Nashua

Editorials

It may have been more than 3,300 miles from Nashua almost three-quarters of a century ago, but D-Day continues to have a strong connection to the Gate City. Tuesday marks the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion, perhaps the most important feat of the Greatest Generation. More than 160,000 ...