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City made the right decision

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“It’s as much fun to scare as to be scared.” – Vincent Leonard Price Jr. (1911-1993) The Halloween season officially came to a close Saturday night – albeit two days later than normal – with children dressed as ghouls, goblins, ghosts and comic-book characters traversing Gate City ...

The best Trump defense

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Republicans have had trouble mounting an effective defense on Ukraine because they haven’t put down their stakes on the most defensible ground. Complaints about House Democrats’ less-than-transparent impeachment process, though justified, were clearly perishable once Democrats adopted ...

‘Rodents’

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We are going to bet that if you had to deal with rats or mice running near you in your workplace, you probably would not be quite as productive as if you did not face this. Nashua Public Works Director Lisa Fauteux hopes a new strategy will allow her employees to operate without this safety ...

Let’s pray for our dog

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The Washington Post obituary read, “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48.” “(A)ustere religious scholar”? How about terrorist?! After Twitter world went berserk, The Post obituary reappeared with a new headline: “Abu Bakr ...

Would Biden have done the same?

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WASHINGTON – President Trump deserves credit for ordering the operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. It was a high-risk mission that required U.S. forces to fly hundreds of miles into al-Qaida-controlled territory to storm a heavily armed terrorist compound. If ...

Let’s hope NCAA has a good plan

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Especially at major powers in the collegiate sports world, purely amateur athletics has been a myth for many years. Under-the-table gifts by well-to-do boosters have ensured that. Now, however, even the pretense may be about to end. This week, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow ...

Solidarity

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It is doubtful that ISIS – the Islamic State terrorist organization – was without a leader for more than a few hours after its former head, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, died by his own hand rather than be captured in a raid by U.S. forces in Syria. ISIS already had a succession plan in place ...

Another one bites the dust

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Only extreme partisans intent on denying President Trump any credit for any success would be critical of the operation he ordered that resulted in the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. These extreme partisans include Speaker Nancy Pelosi who, while praising the “heroism” ...

Gun grabbers misleading us

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Gun control did not become politically acceptable until the Gun Control Act of 1968 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The law’s primary focus was to regulate commerce in firearms by prohibiting interstate firearms transfers except among licensed manufacturers, dealers and ...

COLA not cutting it for seniors

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Most Social Security recipients are rightly disappointed in the 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase that they will be receiving in 2020. As in most years of the recent past, they will complain that the “yardstick” for determining if they will receive an increase — and if so, how much ...

Who Commits Suicide?

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As odd as it might seem, suicide used to be against the law in the United States. How in the world could you punish a dead person for taking that final, fatal act? Still, some states continue to have laws on the books labeling attempted suicide as a criminal act, although prosecutions have been ...

Trump hogs all the glory

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WASHINGTON -- When President Trump informed the world about the raid that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he as usual placed himself in the forefront. The night before, he tweeted a teaser: “Something very big has just happened!” apparently to whet the news media’s ...

They don’t need fixing

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Women are not the problem. There has always been something grotesque about the idea that they are. But to embrace that idea in the #MeToo era is not just grotesque, but clueless. It suggests that you slept through a reckoning that has shifted the Zeitgeist. So somebody please tell Ernst ...

Weak parties smooth the way for demagogues

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WASHINGTON – There are political moments, and this might be one, in which worse is better. Moments, that is, when a society’s per capita quantity of conspicuous stupidity is so high and public manners are so low that a critical mass of people are jolted into saying “enough, already.” ...

Consider Klobuchar

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Although public opinion polls continue to show her trailing the leaders in the Democratic presidential race by considerable margins, we believe Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar is worthy of another from Democrats seeking to win the general election next year. For several months, the top five ...

Whatever happened to tail fins?

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While reading a recent story about a concours car show in Rhode Island at the super luxurious Breakers, it called to mind some of the beautiful American cars of the past that once cruised the streets of Nashua. It prompted the question: What ever happened to tail fins? The iconic Chevys, Fords ...

Why I’m running for governor

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My amazing wife Erin and I live on Hope Avenue in the South End with our two wonderful daughters, Iris and Josie, our two dogs, Franklin and Roosevelt, and, like a lot of working families, a whole bunch of student loan debt. Right out of law school I had the honor of working as a legal aid ...

Plethora of issues for aldermen

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Nashua’s population and economy continue to grow, developments which are obviously good in the overall scheme of things. No matter where one seems to go in the Gate City, some sort of housing, retail, or commercial development seems to be taking place. On the other hand, homelessness and ...

Operate within limits

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Former President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive orders to get his way when Congress refused to go along with him – or when he simply did not want the American people to know what he was doing – was wrong. President Donald Trump’s critics now point to the fact that his use of ...

The problem with Pence

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Republican senators will soon be receiving an invitation to tear apart the GOP ahead of the 2020 elections, and they are going to decline to accept it. It’s a trope of pro-impeachment commentary that it should be simple for Republican senators to swap out President Donald Trump, who puts ...