Letters

Our schools deserve better than DeVos

Cal Thomas tells us no less than five times what the newly installed Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, thinks or believes in the Feb. 18 column "New direction is needed with public school system." This isn't good enough. When we're talking about the future of millions of ...

Lawmakers should back modest reform

I urge all members of the New Hampshire Senate to support SB 109, which authorizes a town moderator to conduct a verification count of machine-counted ballots. This is a very modest proposal, describing the process a moderator may follow at his or her discretion to increase confidence in the ...

Generosity in Greater Nashua is wonderful

When we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. Our recent donation drives have been phenomenally successful and have made life better and easier for some of those in our community who struggle. Our partnership with the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter has ...

Redistricting is an important local issue

Thanks to Katharine Gregg for her "Redistrict with math, not politics" in the Feb. 12 edition of The Telegraph. You might be thinking my eyes glaze over discussing an issue like this, but district maps are basic to our representative democracy. I agree we should all be ...

There’s no evidence of voter fraud in NH

Donald Trump recently claimed that he and former Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost in New Hampshire because people were bused in from Massachusetts in order to vote illegally here. I am a New Hampshire native and I live in the southern part of the state, near the Massachusetts border – and I ...

Conflicting messages on NH voter fraud

The Telegraph is borrowing a Trump tactic – repeat something long enough and it will become truth. The Feb. 14 editorial on page 9 says there is no voter fraud, but the Associated Press article on page 10 says the Attorney General’s office doesn’t have enough ...

Selectman needs to learn more about NRPC

As a representative for the town of Hudson to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for seven years and as chairman to the Executive Committee for two years, I was surprised to hear Selectman Roger Coutu state that dues paid by the town "has provided us virtually ...

Trump is not a role model

Our "so-called" President Donald Trump has been in office for only several weeks and he's setting a terrible example for the youth of America, and for the world. He and his staff famously espouses fake news, "alternative facts" and attack anyone who ...

Don’t scapegoat immigrants

Misconstruction of the facts about immigration has been use for political gain. For example, Issues of immigration and border security. We need to know that most of undocumented Latinos cross the border illegally is a myth. We can find the facts by consulting the statistic publish by the ...

Improving President Trump’s 7 nation list

President Donald Trump's executive order bans people from seven Muslim countries. Since our war on terror began on Sept. 11, 2001, no radicals from these countries have killed anyone in America - zero. It is interesting to note that 15 of the 19 terrorists on that fateful day were from Saudi ...

Pro-life push fails, adds problems

I sympathize with the efforts of the pro-life movement and the March for Life as, I too, would like to see the number of abortions reduced. However, I am concerned the goals of defunding Planned Parenthood and overturning Roe v. Wade would backfire, if successful, and cause unintentional harm ...

It’s not smart to bet against Pats’ Brady

It looked to me like that gleaming Super Bowl LI trophy was fully inflated. What did you think? Once again Tom Brady proved that he does not need under inflated footballs to win anywhere, anytime, under any circumstances. Amen. Jack Graceffa Hollis

Keeping renewable energy in NH’s future

Renewable energy is generally considered a good thing, but there is currently a bill (House Bill 225) that would repeal New Hampshire's Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). The RPS requires utilities to get a percentage of electricity from renewable sources like solar and wind. We need to keep ...

Council should vote against Mr. Edelblut

I encourage the Executive Council to vote no on the confirmation of Frank Edelblut as commissioner of education. In defining the post, New Hampshire law states the commissioner and deputy commissioner "shall be qualified to hold their positions by reason of education and ...

Corporations have edited the Constitution

The president of the richest country in the world plans to reduce taxes on the richest American corporations in the world - making America great again. You can dig as deep as you like, it's the same gold mine swindle of years past. The rich get the gold, the miners get the shaft. Corporate ...

Building a wall is illogical

Trumps' wall will will in blocking Mexican drug cartels. It will work because, those people, with untold millions of resources and tech-savvy kids have never heard of boats, which are transport devices for water that could loop around both the eastern and western sides of a landlocked ...

Make ‘Statesmanship’ great again

We now have a new administration to lead our nation. We have 435 representatives in the U.S. House and we have 100 senators, some newly elected, some re-elected and some current. And, we have a president and vice president, both newly elected. Simply stated, we elect only 537 of our key ...

Those in Tinseltown should OK sanctuary

Perhaps it would ease the tension if each of the Hollywood elite would offer to take one of the refugees into his or her mansion in their gated community? Ken Wilson Merrimack

Democracy, thou shalt not die

Our forefathers established a government comprised of three branches. A well-regulated one ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of an individual or a group and to prevent one branch from exercising too much power. Checks and balances in the system remains the ...

Fighting for rights worldwide

When we were involved in World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt publicly expressed the reasons why our country was involved. As president, he was responsible to explain to the American people the compelling reasons for sending our soldiers into battle, because war is not glorious, nor ...