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Editorials

Dems need a process

Is anything really wrong with Jay Inslee? Was John Hickenlooper not qualified to be president? And is Steve Bullock a weak candidate? The answers are no, no, no and for all three, “on the contrary.” Any of them could be a remarkably attractive Democratic nominee for president. In a ...

Gun debate heats up

On Aug. 9, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun-control bills passed by the Democratic-controlled New Hampshire Legislature. This instantly led several Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate, as well as lobbying organizations that favor gun control, to distribute statements reflecting ...

Beginning of U.S. slavery

The New York Times has begun a major initiative, the “1619 Project,” to observe the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe American history so that slavery and the contributions of black Americans explain who we are as a nation. Nikole Hannah-Jones, staff ...

Don’t use deficit spending as political ploy

A new complaint is coming from President Donald Trump’s critics – though the wiser politicians among them probably will hesitate before saying too much. Some analysts were predicting this week that the federal government’s budget deficit during the coming fiscal year will exceed $1 ...

They’ve lost their minds

San Francisco, a city described in song for its natural beauty, is descending into an abyss of homelessness, the use of sidewalks as toilets and a place you might not want to visit, much less live. The latest, but surely not the last demonstration of insanity, is San Francisco’s Board of ...

Media politicizes coverage

Words matter. So does equal treatment. So when The New York Times recently devoted a three-column article on the top of the front page equating the actions and words of the El Paso mass murderer to those of “right-wing media,” I was curious, to say the least. Was The Gray Lady saying ...

Education is the enemy?

You’d think it would be the one thing we could all agree upon. Life grows ever more complex. Planetary overheating threatens a future of floods, food shortages and mass migration. We carry supercomputers in our pockets. Robots are taking our jobs. So you’d think, for all the partisan ...

Trump’s new MAGA idea

To those of us of who learned our U.S. history from texts in the 1940s and ‘50s, President Donald Trump’s brainstorm of acquiring Greenland fits into a venerable tradition of American expansionism. The story begins with colonial officer George Washington’s march out toward Fort Duquesne ...

The real bottom line

“Medicare for all” sounded to a substantial number of Americans like a wonderful it, until they learned and thought more about it. Democratic candidates for president noticed the shift. Now, some who backed the proposal initially are altering their rhetoric. In essence, “Medicare for ...

The reality of ‘America First’

WASHINGTON – In a trade war, as in a real one, people are wounded by friendly fire from their side. Consider some casualties in Donald Trump’s “easy to win” – his promise – trade war. Begin with the company whose green machines bear the name of the blacksmith who, in the 1830s in ...

Dear old Golden Rule days

It’s that time of year again. You can see it in the stores, in advertisers’ circulars and on many TV commercials. It’s back to school time for the kiddos. Show of hands… who remembers their very first day of grade school? Middle or Junior High School? High School? Despite it being ...

Protect right to know

Procuring and publishing information about the activities of government is vital to the preservation of our republic. It also happens to be a significant portion of The Telegraph’s mission. Therefore, we will never be the ones to say that members of the public should stop filing ...

‘Go Green:’ Ban the plastic water bottle ban

They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Nothing could be more emblematic than towns and cities throughout the United States run by feel-good liberals who are banning single-serve bottled water in a misguided effort to “Go Green.” Take California. This week, the San ...

Trump idea is far from absurd

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?

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

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

“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.?

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?

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

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 ...