Letters

A literary connection to the White House

The current Washington, D.C., news brings to mind a famous fable from the past. Fascinating connection to Hans Christian Anderson's well known story "The Emperor's New Clothes." Surely it rings true. Connie Owen Hudson

Edelblut’s nod a breathe of fresh air

So the liberal Democrats think Frank Edelblut might be a problem. It is about time that some light is shined on the disastrous failure that is public education. After the recent election supposedly mature college students needed puppies, hot chocolate and crying rooms to get over the loss. ...

Education choice has no experience in field

Gov. Chris Sununu's recent nomination of Frank Edelblut to commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Education is of great concern to me. I am writing to urge the Executive Council not to confirm Mr. Edelblut for this position, given his lack of qualification "by reason of ...

Edelblut wrong pick as Edu commissioner

I was stunned to hear Sununu's nomination of Frank Edelblut for the position of New Hampshire commissioner of education. He's never served on a local school board, and he has no experience as a professional educator. As a legislator he was an advocate for "school choice ...

Edelblut has no experience in public education

It did not take long for the Sununu arrogance to surface when the new governor nominated an "in-your-face" candidate Frank Edelblut as the new commissioner of education. Mr. Edelblut is a businessman and politician with zero experience in the field of education. The governor ...

Is Israel playing with fire?

It was roughly a month ago (Dec. 23, 2016) the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed Resolution 2334, with the U.S. abstaining, describing Israel's settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as illegal and an obstacle to peace with the Palestinians. The latest announcement ...

The first week into ‘Trumpspeak’

Slightly more than a week into Donald Trump's presidency and it is already a fiasco. A fiasco not in terms of policy, as he has not yet implemented policy, but a fiasco in terms of governance. We were told continually that, at some point, Trump would realize the gravity of the power he now ...

The ACA has helped young workers in NH

While the new administration integrates into the White House, the Republican-held Congress is taking action to push through some strong legislation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is legislation that has changed my life for the better and I fear that changes made would impact my life for the ...

Seeking lost wristlet in Nashua last week

On Jan. 16, my husband and I traveled to Nashua and stopped at Joann Fabrics at Greystone Plaza. We believe on our way back to our car in that parking lot, I unknowingly dropped my black wristlet clutch. In it contained my drivers license and cash. We realized that it was lost after we had ...

Health costs, not care, is our real issue

The problem is the cost of health care in this country - the actual hospital bills. Speaking from experience, I was charged $12,000 for a two-night stay, just for a bed. And this did not include the bills from the doctor or the anesthesiologist. Intuitively, we all know that we should be able ...

Lawmakers: Pick up tab on lost revenue

The citizens of New Hampshire have no problem discontinuing permits for the concealed carry of guns, as long as the legislators supporting the measure make up the lost revenue of fees from their own paychecks. Seems fair to me. Mike Bishop Nashua

Nothing but a lack of commitment to voters

Politicians and candidates showed us their commitment to our Constitution by proclaiming we all must come together after the campaigns and election to support the elected president of these our United States. Now we know they lied. They committed to the Constitution only if their candidate ...

New Hampshire’s economic reality

As a native Nashuan and retired businessman, I read with interest and curiosity the article in a recent Telegraph titled "Healthcare is the Key to Success" as an economic elixir for the issues of the decline in New Hampshire workers. To quote the author, access to healthcare ...

‘Right to Work’ is wrong for us

I am writing in response to an op-ed piece by Greg Moore, the director of the New Hampshire branch of Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers' state outpost, titled "Right-to-Work will improve lives of Granite States." In the piece Mr. Moore makes both factually ...

A digital necessity for all people this year

With computer in hand and fingers on the keyboard, I have the opportunity to network, browse current articles and peak into lives other than my own. This power of individualism and capacity to develop myself within the digital world give me a crucial advantage over many others. Right now, ...

Despite letter’s claim, the GOP has no plan

Diane Lothrup, in a recent letter, loyally insists a Republican plan already exists to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). She writes, "they have a plan," essentially acknowledging that she has never actually seen it. There is a reason for this. There is no plan. Even ...

There is no benefit to a bridge at Mine Falls

I take issue with The Telegraph's recent editorial stating the proposed pedestrian bridge would be good for Mine Falls Park. I am a long-time member of the Mine Falls Park Advisory Committee and we take our responsibility as stewards of the park very seriously. We can see no benefit to the ...

Right success vs. left success

A recent Letter to the Editor challenged those on the Republican side to specify the "measure of success" of the candidate who received more popular votes in most of the 51 elections scheduled on the same day in early November 2016 as constitutionally mandated. I'll accept ...

Taking part in a march for womens’ rights

On Saturday, Jan. 21, I will join thousands of women marching in Washington, D.C., for The Women's March on Washington. I have decided to march because women's rights are human rights. I march for women who rely on the ACA and Planned Parenthood for necessary healthcare and contraception. I ...

Questions before repealing Obamacare

What does it mean that the U.S. House of Representatives are using an arcane procedure called budget reconciliation to repeal Obamacare? I read that only parts of the law will be repealed, not the entire law governing Obamacare. How does Congress repeal only parts of a law? I understand that ...