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Opinion

McCarrick still won’t confess

Editorials

WASHINGTON – Disgraced ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick was defrocked in February and ordered by Pope Francis to live a “life of prayer and penance.” It seems the message did not get through. McCarrick, it turns out, is unrepentant. Slate reporter Ruth Graham recently visited the Capuchin ...

Walmart’s ‘Woke’ capitalism

Editorials

Walmart – the world’s largest retailer – has announced it’s taking a side in the gun debate. The company will no longer sell handgun ammunition at its stores, nor will it sell rifle rounds that can be “also used in large capacity clips on military-style weapons.” Then, Doug ...

Watchlist needs reform

Editorials

More than a million people in our country are “known or suspected” terrorists, according to the government, in a claim that reaches astronomical heights of imbecility. It makes sense for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to maintain a list of people who truly pose threats to ...

Criminologists mislead us

Editorials

John Paul Wright, professor at University of Cincinnati, and Matthew DeLisi professor at Iowa State University have penned a powerful article titled “What Criminologists Don’t Say, and Why,” in City Journal, Summer 2017. There is significant bias among criminologists. The reason for that ...

Unequal justice

Editorials

One doesn’t have to be a cynic to be cynical about the Justice Department’s decision not to hold former FBI Director James Comey accountable for what an Inspector General report called his violation of FBI policies and his setting a “dangerous example” in order to “achieve a ...

Dishonest practice must come to an end

Editorials

How many times after your phone has rung have you looked at the caller ID, seen it was an in-state number, and answered — only to have a recorded voice offer you help in paying off your student loans? Welcome to ‘robocalls,” those annoying automated communications that at times seem to ...

The goal is elimination

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One need not be a fan of fossil fuels or of reasonably priced electricity generated by them to roll one’s eyes at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sander’s version of the “new green deal.” Sanders has released his “climate plan.” It envisions spending $16.3 trillion in ...

Polls, fake news and trends

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We are more than a year from the 2020 presidential election. It is too soon to see much of anything. But there are some trends we should pay attention to at this point. Last Monday, the national press corps had a moment of intense excitement because they thought they had finally succeeded in ...

Swift’s ‘equality’ lobbying

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At the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 26, Taylor Swift won the video of the year award for her latest song “You Need to Calm Down.” It’s a song that trashes anyone still dissenting from the LGBTQ agenda and begs them to “control your urges to scream about all the people you hate / ...

It’s past time for change

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On Labor Day, with all the political speeches about standing up for working people and working families, we must recognize that actions speak much louder than words. Here in New Hampshire, it was on Labor Day, in 2015, that Chris Sununu announced his candidacy for governor. This past spring, ...

Let them howl, Johnson!

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Facing a Parliamentary majority opposed to a hard Brexit – a crashing out of the EU if Britain is not offered a deal she can live with – Boris Johnson took matters into his own hands. He went to the Queen at Balmoral and got Parliament “prorogued,” suspended, from Sept. 12 to Oct. 14. ...

Come see us, Dems

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Well, 10 Democratic presidential candidates met all the criteria necessary to qualify for the next debate, which means the rest of them did not. The 10 candidates who qualified for September’s debate are: • Joe Biden of Delaware • Cory Booker of New Jersey • Pete Buttigieg of ...

Our lungs are burning

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Over the past two weeks, fires have raged in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. These fires were caused by extreme deforestation and land clearing by ranchers and farmers. The fires are dangerous to the whole planet as the Amazon rainforest processes up to 20% of the world’s oxygen. If we ...

Baffled

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Referring to the Our Opinion piece in the Thursday edition, Aug. 22, regarding President Donald Trump’s campaign visit to Manchester, I am more baffled at the logic expressed regarding the president’s effort to energize his constituency. Particularly, the thought that his strategy was ...

Selling Eastside Field is asset

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We deeply appreciate that the mayor and the board of aldermen are devoted to making Nashua a better place to live. It came as sad news, however, to hear their plan of selling Eastside Field at the corner of Bridge Street and Sanders Road. We live with our children off Bridge Street, two ...

We must do more to end racism

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Despite comments by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden this week, racism is not an “institutional” aspect of life in the United States. But it does exist – and that simply is unacceptable. We as a people need to do more to stamp it out. No form of bigotry, including the ...

We must go on record against totalitarianism

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Let us hope and pray the world is not about to witness something like what happened 30 years ago in Beijing. If it happens again, this time in Hong Kong, there will be absolutely nothing the United States or anyone else can do to stop it. During late spring and early summer in 1989, an ...

Live up to ‘Welcoming City’

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On more than one occasion, we have used this space to opine on the problems we see with the Nashua School District’s English Language Learner program. Quite apparently, we are not the only ones with concerns. The U.S. Department of Justice is now conducting a formal inquiry into whether the ...

NCC heats up for fall

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About 2,000 Nashua Community College students returned Monday to a new selection of programs, schedule variety and streamlined student services. New programs this fall include the computer engineering technology associate degree and data analytics certificate program. Data analytics classes ...

Dems need a process

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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 ...