Editorials

Graham leaves lasting legacy

It is not going too far to conclude that the Rev. Billy Graham, who died Wednesday at age 99, was unrivaled in his field during our time. It happened that his chosen life’s work was winning converts to Christianity. It mattered not to Graham, a Southern Baptist, whether people agreed with ...

Concerns raised early and often

We doubt any reasonable person, regardless of beliefs on Americans’ Second Amendment rights, would argue about the significance of a single number involving Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who massacred 17 people at a Florida high school. The number is 39. It is the number of times Broward ...

Knowledge the key to prevention

There are no easy answers to preventing massacres such as that carried out by Nikolas Cruz at a Florida high school. Unless that is recognized, it will be impossible to forestall mass killings. One thing about Cruz does appear clear, however. It is that had his mother, Lynda, not died last ...

Protecting against the flu

The flu has taken a toll on the contiguous United States. This year’s flu has been described as a particularly bad strain that has already claimed the lives of about 53 children nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Collectively, our hearts break for these families who ...

Government should take this to heart

Inadvertently, former President Barack Obama has provided Americans with a reminder that the “you didn’t do that” private sector often does things much better than big government. Obama presided over severe cutbacks in the nation’s space exploration program. The meltdown was so severe ...

Trump should release memo

A few days ago, a memorandum written by Republicans on the House of Representatives intelligence committee created waves in Washington. President Donald Trump insists it exonerates him and his campaign staff of claims they cooperated with the Russian government to influence the 2016 ...

Sununu on point on marriage issue

Gov. Chris Sununu has come out in favor of raising the legal marriage age to 16 for teens living in the Granite State. A daily newspaper’s online poll last week indicated that 67 percent of its respondents favored raising that age to 18. A group of people who must be just trolling the poll ...

Improve infrastructure responsibly

In terms of our everyday lives, the most important thing President Donald Trump said during his State of the Union speech Tuesday was to call on Congress to approve a campaign to restore and improve the nation’s infrastructure. We drive potholed roads and cross rusty bridges every day. We ...

Three strikes rule

Can anyone doubt seriously that if California teacher Gregory Salcido had lashed out in class with a tirade directed at, say, illegal immigrants, he would have been disciplined harshly? But neither that nor anything else politically correct was Salcido’s target. Instead, his venom was spewed ...

FBI needs to clean up its act

It should have come as no surprise that some in the FBI have seen their power as something to be protected and perpetuated through political dirty tricks. This is the agency that was ruled over for decades by the late J. Edgar Hoover, after all. The agency’s headquarters, incidentally, is ...

Health care costs still a burden

Liberals often claim that because government is too stingy with entitlement programs, some people have to choose between seeing a doctor or putting food on the table. Well, what if people could afford both if government would just butt out of their lives? The Affordable Care Act – Obamacare ...

Focus should be on workers

After belittling President Donald Trump’s “America first” economic policies as hopelessly out of step with globalism, some foreign leaders have seen the light. Now, they admit they understand Trump’s reasoning. One wonders how much public opinion in their own countries had to do with ...

Make Medicare efficient

Medicare beneficiaries who are prescribed certain medicines must jump through some terribly outdated bureaucratic hoops to get them. Prior authorization is required for Medicare beneficiaries to have some drugs paid for by the government program. Often, that can mean pharmacists must spend time ...

Behavior must be a concern

In the aftermath of violent sprees students seem to launch with some regularity in schools, the question asked often is why no one saw it coming. Profiling children as potential killers is such a difficult task it does not even fall into the category of “inexact science.” Deciding ...

We need true reform

With drama over the “government shutdown” – engineered by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and fellow liberals – over, members of Congress can get down to work on a comprehensive immigration reform package. Time is of the essence, because of unconstitutional action taken by ...

It really is ‘the swamp’

Some in the media were blaming the now-resolved government “shutdown” on “dysfunction” in the U.S. Senate. That really is not the case. The Senate is functioning just fine – but many of its Democrats have decided to use the shutdown for political purposes. On the other hand, the ...

It’s time to get down to business

Saturday’s announcement of a tentative deal between the Nashua Board of Education and Nashua Teachers’ Union is great news. Without a contract since last year, teachers have been on edge, and although its been business as usual in the classroom, we’re sure the uncertainty weighed on all ...

Building connections is a big plus

On Tuesday, the Nashua Public Library was brimming with diversity, as people from several African nations gathered to speak with the Cultural Connections Committee. Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess and Police Chief Andrew Lavoie, along with other city officials, led a discussion on how to increase ...

Local fitness program a big plus

It comes as no surprise to us that Rick Katzenberg and the Holder family have gotten together to offer senior citizens a chance to exercise without walking about in our current walking conditions. Katzenberg, president of the New Hampshire Wellpoint Foundation, and the Holder family, owners of ...

Civil asset forfeiture is wrong

Few people have any argument with the government seizing property owned by a drug trafficker. Often, houses, cars, boats, etc., not to mention the pusher’s cash, were obtained by breaking the law. But what about someone merely accused of a crime? We Americans are innocent until proven guilty, ...