Opinion

Trump idea is far from absurd

Editorials

WASHINGTON – President Trump is upset that Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen called his interest in purchasing Greenland “absurd.” Her dismissive response should have come as no surprise. In 1946, when President Harry Truman tried to purchase Greenland, Secretary of State James ...

Must the show go on?

Editorials

We are in Week 2 of the president of the United States and his communications director of six days feuding on Twitter and cable TV. The Trump-Scaramucci smackdown has, at times, distracted from the Trump-Denmark fight, which has been eclipsed, in its turn, by the Trump-Omar/Tlaib battle that ...

Put the phone down

Editorials

The alleged sequence of events involving Tracey Pelletier and a black BMW in downtown Nashua on Tuesday afternoon is almost too extraordinary to believe. In fact, it seems more like a script from a cops and robbers TV show than an actual police report. And the entire alleged action probably ...

Sad state of affairs

Editorials

“We have not specifically received a threat, but we don’t want to want to wait for a threat. We want to make sure people feel safe.” These are the words of Temple Beth Abraham of Nashua President David Sacks regarding efforts officials are making to enhance the physical security of the ...

Why N.H.?

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Why President Donald Trump scheduled a re-election campaign rally for New Hampshire baffles us. Even if Trump somehow managed to win New Hampshire in next year’s Electoral College – something NO Republican presidential candidate, not even the popular late John McCain, has done since 2000 ...

What will they learn at college?

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For many parents, August is a month of both pride and tears. Pride because their teenager is taking that big educational step and tears because for many it’s the beginning of an empty nest. Yet, there’s a going-away-to-college question that far too few parents ask or even contemplate: What ...

Throwing America under bus

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Beto O’Rourke has taken the measure of America and found it wanting. “This country, though we would like to think otherwise,” he intoned over the weekend, “was founded on racism, has persisted through racism and is racist today.” This is now a mainstream sentiment in the ...

Address homeless problem

Editorials

Quite frankly, we are tired of writing about the growing problem of homelessness in Nashua. However, it seems the situation is getting worse instead of better, so we have an obligation to keep it in the minds of the public. Last week, Nashua Alderman Tom Lopez told our reporter he believes ...

Distrust could hurt us all

Editorials

All Democrats want to take your guns. All Republicans are racist. So is law enforcement, and police brutality is commonplace. Of course, none of those statements are true, but they highlight the groupthink that has infected the national conversation. When a police-involved death occurs, it ...

Trump: Vote for me, or else

Editorials

During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida governor Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.” Never mind. The question for next year’s election is whether the insulter-in-chief can use the ...

Talk is cheap

Editorials

Getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan would be quite a coup for President Donald Trump. It would give him a foreign policy advantage going into next year’s election – one no Democratic candidate could criticize. But would it also be setting the stage for a bloodbath? Would it mean a ...

Get the count right

Editorials

In 1991, very few people had ever used a cellphone or the internet, while hair and clothing styles that now seem absurd were quite popular. The year 1991 also marks the last year that Nashua officials conducted a full measure and list of property within the city. That’s right: It has been ...

Who’s funding war on ICE?

Editorials

All the gun control zealots out in full force last week have apparently gone to the beach. An alarming shooting took place at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in San Antonio on Tuesday. Local media reported that “multiple shots were fired on two floors targeting ICE ...

Boycott Trump’s friends?

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New York real estate developer Stephen Ross was reportedly shocked by calls to boycott his businesses. The issue was the fundraiser he held last weekend for Donald Trump. “Steve, welcome to the world of politics,” Trump joked at the posh luncheon. This was one of two back-to-back ...

Get active to aid homeless

Editorials

Last month in this space, I wrote about the overall issue of homelessness in our community and how we are seeking to deepen the conversation through our upcoming event, United We Sleep, on Sept. 20. More information about that event can be found on our website, unitedwaynashua.org, under the ...

Compromise?

Editorials

Two decades ago, my wife, Dr. Mary Pearson, and I founded a family practice medical and counseling center in Kingston. As I talk with patients and clients in our waiting room, I continually hear stories of people in genuine need, many of whom I’ve come to know and love. As a clergyman for ...

Homes needed

Editorials

Nashua’s homeless population is growing at such a rate that more accommodations are needed. In response, officials with the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter hope to raise $3 million to transform the former Sacred Heart School at 35 Spring St. into a new homeless facility by 2021. However, ...

China, not Russia, the greater threat

Editorials

Ten weeks of protests, some huge, a few violent, culminated Monday with a shutdown of the Hong Kong airport. Ominously, Beijing described the violent weekend demonstrations as “deranged” acts that are “the first signs of terrorism,” and vowed a merciless crackdown on the ...

Mistakes were made

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The Jeffrey Epstein case establishes beyond a doubt that if you’re a sexual predator, it pays to be a rich and connected sexual predator. Epstein, now dead of an apparent suicide before his accusers had their day in court, worked the system and benefited from advantages and breaks ...