Another Viewpoint

Biden might offer a break

WASHINGTON – Three days before Joe Biden dove back into the deep end of the political pool, a rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said the terrorist who bombed the 2013 Boston Marathon, and everyone else in America’s prisons, should be allowed to vote, lest the “chipping away” of voting ...

In defense of Kate Smith

The long arm of the PC police has reached back to the ‘30s and arrested, prosecuted and sentenced the late singer Kate Smith. Smith, who popularized Irving Berlin’s song “God Bless America” and was a female pioneer in early television, recorded songs that today in hindsight are viewed ...

A Barbara Bush moment

On Monday, first lady Melania Trump sat between stacks of large white cubes emblazoned with “BE BEST” and read a children’s book to the littles ones gathered around her for the 141st annual White House Easter Egg Roll. At each new page, she smiled and held it up for them to see. What a ...

Here’s the real truth

Around 1,986 years ago, Jesus was crucified on a cross. No major historian disputes this. Much about Jesus is disputed, but there really is no dispute that Jesus was a real person and that he was crucified. We actually know more about Jesus than many Roman emperors and have more contemporaneous ...

Trump right to call out Dems

WASHINGTON – It is mystifying why Democrats are so up in arms about President Trump’s declaration that he is considering releasing illegal immigrants into so-called “sanctuary cities.” After all, Trump’s plan simply follows the Democrats’ own policy prescriptions for dealing with ...

Reasons to feel hopeful

This is about Kyle Korver and that white lady on the plane. The former is an NBA veteran, a sharp-shooting forward for the Utah Jazz. The latter edged past my seat on the way to her own on a crowded flight about two weeks back. A button on her shirt caught my attention. “Black Lives ...

Trump’s and Bibi’s clash

Last week, President Donald Trump designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, the first time the United States has designated part of another nation’s government as such a threat. Iran’s Supreme National Security Council responded by declaring U.S. Central ...

Abolish Electoral College

WASHINGTON -- In recent days, at least three 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have called for getting rid of the Electoral College. In 2016, it handed the Oval Office to Donald Trump even though he lost the national popular vote to Hillary Clinton by nearly 3 million ballots. Sen. ...

A sweepstakes of frivolity

WASHINGTON – The Democrats’ presidential aspirants seem determined to prove that their party’s 2016 achievement – the election of the current president – was not a fluke that cannot be repeated. But the Republican Party, whose last remaining raison d’etre is to frustrate Democrats, ...

Waterways policy at issue

WASHINGTON -- The president has received from one of his employees, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a report that probably tells Ross’ employer what he wants to hear: that imports of cars -- “The Audis are coming! The Audis are coming!” -- threaten “national security.” This report is ...

Please rethink this

In 2017, speaking to a group of leaders from Central America, Vice President Mike Pence declared, “To further stem the flow of illegal immigration and illegal drugs into the United States, President Trump knows, as do all of you, that we must confront these problems at their source. We must ...

It really was not collusion

Sitting in the greenroom with me as we were about to go on air on one of the cable news shows a couple of months ago, a Trump supporter told me: “Linda, I saw the Trump campaign up close in 2016. They couldn’t have colluded their way out of a paper bag.” It was an odd defense – ...

Streisand has bizarre take

The Times of London published a sugary celebrity interview on March 21 titled “Barbra Streisand at 76: dog cloning, art collecting and being a grandma.” Talk about burying the lede. Social-media accounts have been whirring in outrage since it was discovered that Streisand had ...

A fire at my house

“...t’was grace that brought me safe this far” – from “Amazing Grace” I’ve always had this thing about fire. Maybe it came from that night as a boy when I saw flames towering out of a neighbor’s house. Maybe it was something else. All I know is, I’ve always had it. ...

Steer away from gerrymandering

WASHINGTON – If an adjective creates a redundancy, does preceding it with two other adjectives give the Supreme Court a reason to venture where it has never gone before? Come Tuesday, the court will hear oral arguments urging it to referee gerrymandering in the drawing of congressional ...

Coming soon to NCC

Aside from our associate degree and certificate pathways, Nashua Community College hosts continuing education courses in design, technology, healthcare, and more. And the newest addition, Microsoft Imagine Academy, will offer a series of certificates, starting with a Microsoft Office Specialist ...

Excuse me, so very sorry

Until this week, I’d never witnessed this on a plane. I’d read numerous stories and essays about passengers trying to shame seatmates for their weight, but I was not prepared for what that sounds like or how it looks. We were a full plane, except for a single open seat in first class. I ...

Hasta luego, Beto O’Rourke

WASHINGTON – It must be a grown-up thing, but every time I see Beto O’Rourke, I want to fix him a hamburger. He’s precious. And, if my eyes serve me, he’s hungry. Call it maternal instinct; call it age. But, let’s call the Texas Democrat’s nascent presidential campaign what it ...

Dems: 2020 is not 2018

Midterm elections have been generally unhelpful to U.S. House candidates of the sitting president’s party. From 1918 to 2016, according to political scientist Jacob Smith’s study for Ballotpedia, the president’s party lost an average of 29 House seats in midterm elections. In 2018, ...

The cause of dual loyalty

“We can’t be divided by race, religion, by tribe. We’re defined by those enduring principles in the Constitution, even though we don’t necessarily all know them.” So Joe Biden told the firefighters union this week. But does Joe really believe that? Or does that not sound more ...