Opinion

Vouching for a bus pass for kids

Editorials

The city’s Division of Public Health & Community Services opened a summer recreation bus route for 2014 and 2015, making stops at selected sites in a continuous loop each weekday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Last summer, the program was changed to allow children to use free vouchers to get on and ...

Caution on the High Seas

National Commentary

Summertime. Vacation time. No time to let your guard down. Traditionally, crime goes up during warmer weather, with property crimes and aggravated assaults on the rise. In some locations, murder rates increase, too. When temperatures rise, there are more windows left open, more sweaty and ...

Twin towers of infamy: 9/11 and Russian meddling

National Commentary

Together, the 9/11 attacks and the Russian meddling in the last presidential election constitute twin towers of infamy, grave and intolerable attacks against this country and what it stands for. The 2001 assault by hijacked commercial jets leveled pillars of American economic and military might ...

Business knows how to grow city

Editorials

Perhaps the most well-known slogan in business is “The customer is always right.” But what happens to customers when business is largely overlooked? In Nashua, downtown businesses have advocated for several actions, including passenger rail and a Main Street arts center, as many on the ...

Guiding kids in a Trump era

National Commentary

“You could be president some day.” As recently as last year, this is what we told America’s children. We said this to encourage them to banish those inner voices of doubt and imagine themselves at their fullest potential. See yourself in our first black president, and feel the obstacles ...

Big anti-Trump overreach from the left could backfire

National Commentary

Overreach. Donald Trump seems to have an uncanny knack for prompting overreach by his opponents and critics. This often hurts him and the country. But it has the potential to hurt those doing the overreach as well. Start with Trump’s speech in Warsaw last week. “As the Polish experience ...

A great need for our roads, bridges

Editorials

Roads and bridges across Greater Nashua should receive a facelift in the coming months thanks in part to Gov. Chris Sununu signing into law a measure that returns roughly $37 million in surplus funds for local infrastructure projects. The region will receive several million dollars back, ...

Alderman’s senior center piece wrong

Letters

The article in a recent Nashua magazine reflects an inaccurate assessment of the Nashua Senior Activity Center. I am a member of the Board of Directors. I have seen not only the board, but the executive director and the staff over the last number of years work tirelessly to change the ...

GOP more interested in defense than care

Letters

President Trump and Republican lawmakers have no compunction against spending enormous amounts of tax revenue on defense of the homeland, and current congressional discussions indicate that they’d rather not spend any on health care. I believe they want us all to die from the lack of health ...

The new ‘culturally incompetent’ danger

Letters

A recent news article had a story about a domestic violence trial. All charges were dropped because the defense attorney convinced the prosecutor and the judge that his client was “culturally incompetent” to stand trial, and could not be rehabilitated in a year.  I presume ...

Time to make the nation civil again

Editorials

The animosity is real in Washington, D.C. Truthfully, the political climate of these United States is more cantankerous than ever. Believe it or not, there was a time when Republicans and Democrats actually practiced what President Donald Trump would call “The Art of the Deal.” It seems ...

A minimum wage cruelty

Local Commentary

There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage has popular support among Americans. Their reasons include fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation and providing a living wage. For the most part, the intentions behind the support ...

Fiscal irresponsibility a product of partisan politics

Local Commentary

Gov. Chris Sununu and our friends in the Republican majority chose a partisan path for the budget, one even former House Speaker Bill O’Brien has praised. Gov. Sununu’s partisan Republican budget spends tens of millions more now and hundreds of millions more in the future on additional tax ...

Twitter shows a new media frontier

Editorials

President Donald Trump is more than a fan of Twitter. He appears to be addicted to it. And unfortunately for too many people in the news industry, they are fueled by Trump’s need to tweet. For every important issue facing our country today, including health care, immigration and foreign ...

Our Declaration of Independence

Editorials

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent ...

Why civics, and civility, matter

Editorials

It is difficult to imagine a lawmaker in New Hampshire happier with the signing of Senate Bill 45 this week than Sen. Lou D’Allesandro. The former civics teacher praised the legislation that strengthens civics education in our schools. It requires a half-year civics course before high school ...

Leading NH to a successful future

Local Commentary

New Hampshire continues to hold true to its motto, first coined by Revolutionary War General John Stark – “Live Free or Die.” As we gather together next week to celebrate our nation’s enduring freedom on the fourth of July, we are reminded that this motto can take on many different ...

School Inc.

National Commentary

Every year, almost every industry improves. We get more choices – usually better choices, for less money. “But of all the products we make and the services we provide, there’s one that stands out as an exception,” according to the Cato Institute’s Andrew Coulson. “One activity in ...

Quotable quotes for the White House

Letters

Italian dictator Benito Mussolini once said it is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a lamb, a quote President Donald Trump tweeted in February 2016. To misquote Democratic vice presidential candidate Lloyd Bentsen if he were debating Donald Trump today – “I grew up in the ...

Politics on the diamond and shifting insurance costs

Letters

You may not know, but back in early November 2016 the Democrats and the Republicans played a softball game. The Republicans won 32 to 18. However, the Democrats claimed victory because they had more hits than the Republicans. The Republicans quickly pointed out that the Democrats committed ...