Editorials

Better strategy is needed

Another day, another bill in Congress aimed at curbing the drug abuse epidemic sweeping the nation. This one was approved Monday by a vote of 99-1 in the Senate. A similar bill was approved several weeks ago by the House of Representatives. Now, the two chambers must reconcile their versions ...

Maintain fiscal discipline

We commend Nashua city leaders for achieving a AAA bond rating from two of the three premier rating agencies: Standard & Poor’s and Fitch. The AAA score is the highest possible. “The stable outlook reflects S&P Global Ratings’ opinion of Nashua’s very strong economy, which ...

Use $20M wisely

A $20 million federal grant is on the way to the Granite State to help New Hampshire’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research develop new ways of manufacturing biomaterials, including the use of 3D printing technology. The funding will create a five-year project known as NH ...

Impossible standard

Who seeking federal office – whether it is a seat in the House of Representatives, the Senate, the White House or the Supreme Court – never did anything he or she should not have done during their teen years? From the moment President Donald Trump announced federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh ...

Abuse must stop

Most cases of sexual harassment are handled quietly and privately. If they occur in a workplace, the perpetrators are disciplined, sometimes fired. Only rarely, when someone files a lawsuit, are harassment situations made public. Last week, yet another alleged instance of abuse by someone in ...

Remember pets in evacuations

With Hurricane Florence bearing down on the East Coast, many people in the Carolinas and surrounding areas are evacuating. People in the path of the storm aren’t the only ones at risk. Animals at shelters, like one in Norfolk, Virginia, are being evacuated as well, according to Associated ...

Determine cause of disaster

Imagine sitting in your living room on a Thursday afternoon, casually watching TV or reading the newspaper. You just got home from work, and are waiting for your spouse to come home for a nice dinner. Boom! Bang! Blast! Boom! Suddenly, with no warning whatsoever, your house explodes. You ...

Stop the shenanigans

Earlier in the summer, we urged Nashua Board of Education members to conduct their meetings in a more civil manner. We asked them to consider their purpose, in addition to the fact they should serve as quality role models for administrators, teachers and students. Apparently, some did not get ...

Hatred more common

There’s weird, and then there is at least the appearance of dangerously weird, to wit: When JerriAnne Boggis’s name ended up on a list on the website of a white supremacist group, it was the follow-up to that listing that should have all of us concerned and appalled. Boggis, of Milford, ...

Free from despotism

The paradises promoters of socialism promise often turn out to be bottomless pits of misery. Even questioning the totalitarian regimes can be dangerous. Central and South America are proving to be incubators of repression and economic want because of socialism. In Venezuela, which should be ...

Growing

We hear a lot about unemployment rates, the gross domestic product, business inventories and a variety of other economic indicators. But among the most interesting are productivity reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In essence, productivity data compares the value of goods and ...

Document fight must come to an end

Democrat senators who made a mockery of fairness in disrupting a hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh insist they are being denied information they need to decide whether he is qualified. Not really. Senators have been given many more documents regarding Kavanaugh than were ...

Make your voice heard

We, members of The Telegraph Editorial Board, enthusiastically endorse the constitutional right to vote. We urge you, our readers, to exercise that right during the 2018 New Hampshire primary election on Tuesday. At the top of the ballot, on the Democratic side, voters will pick either ...

Are there more?

Government officials often are not the most popular people. Whether because federal agencies do things that can cost people their jobs or due to general dislike based on ideology, some have good reason to worry about their safety. Apparently, former Environmental Protection Agency head Scott ...

Conflicts of interest

Occasionally, members of Congress become ensnared in technicalities in ethics rules. Some have been criticized officially for potential conflicts of interest involving personal businesses that might be affected by bills upon which the lawmakers vote. What about measures providing billions of ...

Supreme circus

Anyone who doubts how deeply divided our country is on cultural issues, particularly the right to an abortion, must have missed the Tuesday U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. More than two dozen protesters, ...

Lower property taxes

Many Nashua property owners are in an uproar after seeing how much values have increased, as they fear astronomical tax bills will result. In some cases, individual owners watched their valuations increase by as much as 30 percent. The total valuation in Nashua is estimated to increase by ...

Nation follows our lead

New Hampshire is widely known for its first-in-the-nation presidential primary which takes place once every four years. However, the rest of the nation seems to following the Granite State’s lead in yet another realm of politics: electing women to the U.S. House and Senate. Since Jan. 3, ...

A hero and a patriot

During 60 years in public service, first in the Navy and more recently as a United States senator, John McCain made many sacrifices and did enormous good for us, his fellow Americans. Before passing on to his reward, he rendered one more very great service. He reminded us who we are. McCain, ...

Carefully consider candidates

Why should any member of Congress, of any party or any ideology, have his or her position rated as “safe” or “solid Democratic?” Is anyone is Washington, D.C. really doing such a great job that they do not even deserve competition? Keep in mind, this is a nation that: • is $21 ...