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Opinion

Honor our veterans

Editorials

More than 100 years ago, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last American ...

Make it an automatic felony

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Rep. Katie Hill didn’t have to resign, but she did. She had not been found guilty of sexual impropriety, although the House Ethics Committee had launched a formal investigation into whether the married California representative had engaged in an affair with a congressional staffer. Hill ...

Thoughts before Veterans Day

Editorials

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated (this ground), far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” President Abraham Lincoln “I saw your sons and ...

Thanks for your service

Editorials

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves trickle down from the trees and provide the ultimate crunch beneath our feet. The air has a bit of a bite to it and many of us can smell the smoke from our neighbor’s wood stoves floating in the crisp air. Mother nature is preparing us for the ...

If not now, then when?

Editorials

This week the world’s scientists again raised the alarm regarding climate change. They warned of dire consequences in the forms of mass starvation, mass migration, and devastating global impacts as changes intensify and get worse if humankind does not change its ways. Reading their letter ...

Biden’s revisionist nonsense

Editorials

WASHINGTON – Former vice president Joe Biden said in a recent interview he agrees with Jim Mattis that the Obama administration’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq was a mistake, but that as vice president he tried to keep “a residual force” stationed there. This is revisionist ...

‘Silent majority’

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It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former President ...

Who needs spiritual advisers?

Editorials

As far as I can tell from a reading of history, while some presidents were friends of clergy, who sometimes advised them, to my knowledge, none hired them as staff members. Until the presidency of Richard Nixon. It was during Nixon’s administration that Charles Colson began mobilizing the ...

Winston, I need a favor first

Editorials

Peggy Noonan, who wrote brilliant speeches for Ronald Reagan and now writes gifted columns for The Wall Street Journal, and whose friendship I have enjoyed for many years, recently put forth a hypothetical historical analogy that stopped me in my tracks. Let’s look at some background ...

Disproportionalities: Whose fault?

Editorials

Jews have been awarded 40% of the Nobel Prizes in economics, 30% of those in medicine, 25% in physics, 20% in chemistry, 15% in literature and 10% of the Nobel Peace Prizes. Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been just over 900 Nobel Prizes awarded. Since Jews are only 2% of ...

Good riddance to Beto

Editorials

Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman from Texas who thought extremist demagoguery was the path to the presidency, has dropped out of the race for the Democratic Party nomination for that office. Good riddance. Politicians do not drop out of races until they have been convinced they have ...

Cuomo: Good riddance

Editorials

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s decision to leave his native New York to reside in Florida has all the marks of fleeing not only the state’s taxes but also the pursuit of his income tax returns by prosecutors. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in effect handed Trump his hat on the way out the door with ...

Remembering a day of terror

Editorials

Today marks the 10-year anniversary when a Muslim extremist and U.S. Army psychiatrist murdered 13 men and women, one unborn child and injured more than 30 others. I know, I was there. On a cool November day at Ft. Hood in 2009 at 1:20 p.m., “someone did something:” To date, that ...

Remember to vote today

Editorials

Today, Election Day, Nashua residents will have the opportunity to shape the future of the city. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Citizens must remember to exercise their right to vote. This is the time for you to have your say on how our city government is run. Following is a list ...

The day Nixon routed the establishment

Editorials

What are the roots of our present disorder, of the hostilities and hatreds that so divide us? When did we become this us vs. them nation? Who started the fire? Many trace the roots of our uncivil social conflict to the 1960s and the Johnson years when LBJ, victorious in a 61% landslide in ...

A real double standard

Editorials

Many Americans are aware that Congress writes laws for the rest of us but often excludes itself as an institution and themselves as individuals from having to comply. The same goes for what is deemed politically correct. Imagine how a member of Congress, Republican or Democrat, would reply if ...

Johnson headed to victory?

Editorials

It has been 1,225 days since an all-time-high turnout of British voters chose, by a 52 to 48% margin, to Leave rather than Remain in the European Union. Now with a general election set for Dec. 12, it looks like Britain is finally about to escape the EU’s “ever closer union.” The issue ...

Riddle me this: Taking a personality quiz

Editorials

While recently bored, a common plague I endure – I’m often too bored to grapple with being simply restless – I decided to take an online personality quiz. As I teetered between Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Who said it best, a Kardarshian-Jenner or Ernest Hemingway?” or “How Texan ...

Beware the back of the room

Editorials

I read the recent article regarding the opposition at “the back of the room” to affordable housing, with interest and a bit of chagrin. Funny thing is, unless they were born lucky, most of those people at the back of the room probably spent some portion of their early adult lives in ...

Vote for cost-saving, clean energy

Editorials

Election Day is around the corner here in Nashua, and we voters have money on our minds. As a Nashua homeowner and business person, I pay my taxes expecting city officials to spend my hard-earned dollars wisely: Is that new building or piece of equipment the Mayor is proposing really needed? ...