Opinion

‘Sunset’ corporate cuts

Letters

The “middle-class tax cut” Christmas gift isn’t; it favors high-incomers. More than 90 percent of new U.S. wealth trickles up to the wealthiest – their taxes rise; hard to sympathize. An analysis of our president’s 2005 return indicates that he would have paid $31 million less tax ...

People deserve chance at freedom

Editorials

U.S. officials have taken the traditional stance regarding this week’s military coup in Zimbabwe: This country does not interfere in the internal affairs of other nations, they said. That simply is not true. In essence, it amounts to diplomacy-speak for, “We’re not certain what happened ...

The solution is simply to talk

Editorials

Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010-15, at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked. It would be foolish to suggest, based on this one study, that social media is ...

Increasing taxes wrong way to go

Editorials

If a bipartisan assessment of the U.S. Senate’s tax reform bill is accurate, lawmakers need to go back to the drawing board. A measure being billed as tax relief should not force millions of Americans to pay more. Analysts for Congress’ Joint Committee on Taxation have concluded the Senate ...

Trade speech is important reminder

Editorials

We Americans often seem less suspicious of foreign competitors, both economically and militarily, than of each other. Just contrast the rhetoric often heard in U.S. political campaigns with that usually employed in reference to leaders in other countries. But last week in Vietnam, President ...

1,000 Conversations Across Political Differences

Local Commentary

Last week’s local elections were a breath of fresh air. For the most part, they were contested on the issues, and many of us saw more qualified, engaged people on the ballot than we could vote for. National political debate – not so positive. We don’t have to tell you how hard it has ...

Where do we go on guns? We must stand up for safety

Local Commentary

Growing up in small-town New Hampshire, guns were just another part of life. When I was 9 or 10, I saved up and bought a BB gun with my brother to shoot tin cans out back. Although it lacked much kick, it was more exciting than my homemade crossbow. Then, there were my uncle’s rifles at the ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Editorials

Editor’s note: During the course of a week, issues are covered that might not lend themselves to full editorial comment, but they are worthy of The Telegraph weighing in – thumbs up, thumbs down or neutral. —- Thumbs up to the many local residents and businesses who took pause Saturday to ...

Terrible decision

Letters

Milford Public Works has done a terrible thing to the ecologically important and awe-inspiring Heron Pond. On the order of the Board of Selectmen, led by Chair Mark Fougere, staff breached the beaver dam that creates Heron Pond, lowering it by at least a foot-and-a-half, and putting at risk the ...

League has made impact

Letters

On behalf of the Nashua Public Library, I want to thank the League of Women Voters – Greater Nashua for presenting five candidate forums at the library this fall. Hundreds of citizens attended the forums. The recordings by e-TV and Access Nashua received more than 800 views on YouTube. What ...

Trump accomplishments

Letters

The media would like us all to believe that this is the worst presidency in history. Democrats and even some Republicans ARE working very hard to undermine. A friend told me yesterday, she believes Trump might end up in jail. And, one of my (Republican) sons said he can’t stand the sight or ...

Do the math

Letters

When one listens to the evening news and hears the pols playing fast and loose with numbers, it can understandably make one’s head swim. Stay with me, I promise that you can pass this math class. At this point in time, the proposed Republican tax plan promises a tax savings of $1,182 per year ...

Energy strategy

Letters

The Office of Strategic Initiatives is collecting public comments regarding our state’s 10-year energy strategy. Some say more natural gas is a way to reduce energy prices, but that approach ignores important risks. New investments in fossil fuel infrastructure are likely to become stranded ...

Important news

Letters

If Greater Nashua residents relied only on The Telegraph for news, we would have not have heard about the recent indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, nine counts each that include conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, failing to register as a foreign agent, failing to ...

A matter of survival

Letters

A basic difference between the Republican and Democratic parties has been exposed. That difference is not that each has different approaches to winning elections and governing. It’s a malignancy that started in Arkansas, metastasize to Washington, D.C., and finally slew the patients. For ...

Honoring those who served

Editorials

“The U.S. military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.” – Tom ...

Every day is Veterans Day

Letters

On Veterans Day, our nation collectively pauses to honor veterans – at Manchester, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, we will not only pause to honor veterans, we will take action to honor these men and women who made possible our way of life, our freedoms and the rights, ...

PAC would be destination

Editorials

On Tuesday, Nashua voters will head to the polls to elect aldermen, selectmen, board of education members and a variety of other officials. Residents also will have the opportunity to vote on a pair of ballot questions, one that will allow keno to help fund full-day kindergarten and another, ...

Center will bring positive returns to city

Local Commentary

Each year in New Hampshire, the arts generate $120 million in economic activity, in just four cities in the state. That impact translates to 3,851 full-time equivalent jobs, $81.6 million in household income and $12.4 million in local and state government revenues. (Source: NH Business Review, ...