Opinion

Trumpcare changes for NH

Local Commentary

The Congressional Budget Office has now officially “scored” Trumpcare and has estimated that 23 million will lose their health insurance. Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has made it possible for nearly 50,000 citizens of New Hampshire to get health insurance. The vast ...

The impeachment battle

National Commentary

American politics is now, in large part, a fight about whether or not Donald Trump will be impeached. No one is saying it explicitly, but these are the stakes in the Russia controversy and its spinoffs and in the 2018 midterms. If Democrats take the House with anything like a comfortable ...

Firearms plus children equals potential tragedy

National Commentary

Summertime is upon us, the season when out-of-school kids are frequently left alone in the house. Here’s a question for all parents and grandparents out there: Do you have guns in your home? According to a new report from the Children’s National Hospital, 20,000 American children – yes, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Milking victims’ emotions

National Commentary

Familiar rituals followed the terrorist bombing at the arena in Manchester, England. Flowers piled up near the site of carnage. Reporters plumbed every line of the attacker’s profile, speculating on what may have inspired his vile act. Rallies called for solidarity and a rejection of ...

Going ‘Over the Edge’ to support the community

Local Commentary

There is very little more fundamental to the existence of any nonprofit organization than fundraising. Every nonprofit needs to raise enough money to sustain itself and do its good work in the community. One dilemma which I see frequently in our community, however, is that there are a limited ...

Lack of openness is very alarming

Editorials

Last Friday, it came to light that two high-ranking administrators at Ledge Street Elementary School were no longer with the district. This information, unfortunately, did not come through the Nashua School District. Instead, concerned parents tossed a little sunshine on the sudden departure of ...

Caring for planet is everyone’s concern

Letters

With America’s strong economy, variety in wildlife and iconic hypothetical freedom, it’s hard not to be proud of our country, the home of the brave. But recently elected people in the government might change all that, beginning their destruction with the beautiful planet we live on, depend ...

Democracy requires an informed public

Letters

To keep our precious democracy working, we need informed and engaged citizens.  Engagement is fundamental to the social fabric of our nation. It helps each of us, and our friends and neighbors, think about our human experience; our hopes, our struggles and our ...

Protecting NH’s Medicaid

Local Commentary

Will New Hampshire rush into turning over its Medicaid long-term care program to private managed care insurers? The fate of its most vulnerable citizens â€Â” including over 4,200 nursing home residents â€Â” is at stake. While managed care has had success in ...

Tricked into shopping trip

Archive

It finally happened, my wife found a way to trick me into buying a new shirt. It’s not that I don’t like having nice things, or looking nice, or what have you. Well, to be honest, I might. But the overriding issue is that I just hate buying clothes. The whole experience of going into a ...

Still no solutions on massive debt

Archive

The Congressional Budget Office has projected a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in deficits over the next decade. While provisionally there are greater threats to the American public, nothing will grind down our economic stability and quality-of-life standards in the long term more than an ...

We went solar, so can you

Archive

I’ll never forget the first thing I learned in Economics 101 – there is no such thing as a free lunch. In the 20 years since that high school class, I have found the law holds true not just when it comes to lunch but also to gas in my car, electricity from the grid, and everything else ...

Looking back at the week in news

Archive

Just who is running things with Nashua’s school system? The Nashua Board of Education has approved teaching coding and Microsoft Suite to kindergartners. “Based on my experience, let them have it,” board President George Farrington said. “You can’t hold them back; they want it, and we ...

One grateful immigrant’s personal journey

Archive

This is the time of year I start finding myself staring out the slightly cobwebbed bay window trying, albeit never successfully, to trick my mind’s eye into seeing a great expanse of warm, brilliant beach sand against an azure-blue backdrop instead of the melancholic sight of soggy, brownish ...

When we set realistic expectations for ourselves

Archive

As the weather starts to get warmer and my birthday starts to get closer, I find myself taking stock of where I’ve been and where I’m headed at almost 28-years-old. I haven’t quite figured out yet if it’s the way the sun shines on the first warm day of the year or the fresh air winding ...

The risks behind unlicensed work

Archive

Greater Nashua has had three incidents of unlicensed nonspecialists making headlines over the last week. Police arrested six men on suspected illegal gas work charges Tuesday for allegedly allowing unlicensed persons to work on furnaces in three city properties. A driving school instructor in ...

Responding voter fraud ‘witness’ claim

Archive

While I believe Mr. Fernandez’s claim, in a Feb. 24 letter, that he saw cars with Massachusetts plates bringing people to vote in 2004, I also believe he may misinterpreted what was actually happening.   My mother, who will be 95 in a few weeks, has been ...

Disarming Democrats, mainstream media

Archive

Though the campaign is over and there is now about one month into his presidency, I believe Donald Trump continues to foil the Democrats and their allied mainstream media’s assaults. Tale after tale has fallen short of piercing Trump’s armor. Trump’s strength is cemented in his being ...