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Editorials

I can name that tune

Anyone who has read my columns in the past probably knows I’m a music junkie. From Doo Wop to hard rock, my tastes run the gamut. But in addition to that, like most, my mind always associates a specific tune to a specific time in life. Some of those memories are good and some not so good. ...

Know the state

Some will probably accuse us of New Hampshire elitism for this editorial, but we don’t care. New Hampshire has been widely known for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary since at least 1952. Regardless of where they live in the U.S., those who follow presidential politics know many ...

Is digital addiction changing our brains?

The last decade it has been the opioid epidemic that has been grabbing headlines and forcing public officials to take action. There is a new disease that has affected all age groups and socio-economic scales. And though the outcome of the disease is not as grave as with opioids, it is ...

Know the state

Some will probably accuse us of New Hampshire elitism for this editorial, but we don’t care. New Hampshire has been widely known for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary since at least 1952. Regardless of where they live in the U.S., those who follow presidential politics know many ...

Don’t be gullible

Well, they’re at it again, trying to pit Americans against each other and thus, disrupting the upcoming presidential election. The Russians? We don’t know, although it is certain that the Kremlin’s online campaign of inciting dissention among us never stopped. Someone decided ...

McCarrick still won’t confess

WASHINGTON – Disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick was defrocked in February and ordered by Pope Francis to live a “life of prayer and penance.” It seems the message did not get through. McCarrick, it turns out, is unrepentant. Slate reporter Ruth Graham recently visited the Capuchin ...

Walmart’s ‘Woke’ capitalism

Walmart – the world’s largest retailer – has announced it’s taking a side in the gun debate. The company will no longer sell handgun ammunition at its stores, nor will it sell rifle rounds that can be “also used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons.” Then, Doug ...

Watchlist needs reform

More than a million people in our country are “known or suspected” terrorists, according to the government, in a claim that reaches astronomical heights of imbecility. It makes sense for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to maintain a list of people who truly pose threats to ...

Criminologists mislead us

John Paul Wright, professor at University of Cincinnati, and Matthew DeLisi professor at Iowa State University have penned a powerful article titled “What Criminologists Don’t Say, and Why,” in City Journal, Summer 2017. There is significant bias among criminologists. The reason for that ...

Unequal justice

One doesn’t have to be a cynic to be cynical about the Justice Department’s decision not to hold former FBI Director James Comey accountable for what an Inspector General report called his violation of FBI policies and his setting a “dangerous example” in order to “achieve a ...

Dishonest practice must come to an end

How many times after your phone has rung have you looked at the caller ID, seen it was an in-state number, and answered — only to have a recorded voice offer you help in paying off your student loans? Welcome to ‘robocalls,” those annoying automated communications that at times seem to ...

The goal is elimination

One need not be a fan of fossil fuels or of reasonably priced electricity generated by them to roll one’s eyes at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sander’s version of the “new green deal.” Sanders has released his “climate plan.” It envisions spending $16.3 trillion in ...

Polls, fake news and trends

We are more than a year from the 2020 presidential election. It is too soon to see much of anything. But there are some trends we should pay attention to at this point. Last Monday, the national press corps had a moment of intense excitement because they thought they had finally succeeded in ...

Swift’s ‘equality’ lobbying

At the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 26, Taylor Swift won the video of the year award for her latest song “You Need to Calm Down.” It’s a song that trashes anyone still dissenting from the LGBTQ agenda and begs them to “control your urges to scream about all the people you hate / ...

It’s past time for change

On Labor Day, with all the political speeches about standing up for working people and working families, we must recognize that actions speak much louder than words. Here in New Hampshire, it was on Labor Day, in 2015, that Chris Sununu announced his candidacy for governor. This past spring, ...

Let them howl, Johnson!

Facing a Parliamentary majority opposed to a hard Brexit – a crashing out of the EU if Britain is not offered a deal she can live with – Boris Johnson took matters into his own hands. He went to the Queen at Balmoral and got Parliament “prorogued,” suspended, from Sept. 12 to Oct. 14. ...

Come see us, Dems

Well, 10 Democratic presidential candidates met all the criteria necessary to qualify for the next debate, which means the rest of them did not. The 10 candidates who qualified for September’s debate are: • Joe Biden of Delaware • Cory Booker of New Jersey • Pete Buttigieg of ...

We must do more to end racism

Despite comments by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden this week, racism is not an “institutional” aspect of life in the United States. But it does exist – and that simply is unacceptable. We as a people need to do more to stamp it out. No form of bigotry, including the ...

We must go on record against totalitarianism

Let us hope and pray the world is not about to witness something like what happened 30 years ago in Beijing. If it happens again, this time in Hong Kong, there will be absolutely nothing the United States or anyone else can do to stop it. During late spring and early summer in 1989, an ...

Live up to ‘Welcoming City’

On more than one occasion, we have used this space to opine on the problems we see with the Nashua School District’s English Language Learner program. Quite apparently, we are not the only ones with concerns. The U.S. Department of Justice is now conducting a formal inquiry into whether the ...