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The Boy Scouts take historic step

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The Boy Scouts of Amer­ica made a historic step forward Monday, lifting its blanket prohibition on openly gay leaders. But the new policy - which has an exemption for troops affili­ated with religious groups - doesn't go far enough. True inclusiveness will be achieved only when faith isn't ...

Lessons from a language guide

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The notoriety received by a "bias-free lan­guage guide" published by a University of New Hampshire group is amus­ing and as misguided as the document itself. UNH President Mark Huddleston was quick to put some distance between the university and the piece, in­sisting that ...

Hillary Clinton has a climate-change plan

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The Telegraph recently published an editorial accusing Hillary Clinton of insufficiently answering a question on the Keystone pipeline during her recent visit to Nashua. The edi­torial missed an opportunity to address actual policy goals that America needs to embrace in order to ensure a ...

Opposing Iran nuclear agreement is smart

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Here are my thoughts on the Iran treaty: Our leaders re­quire strategies that reflect the realities of the 21st century. Our senators and representatives are poring over the details of a non-proliferation treaty between the U.S. and five other nations with Iran. Realists like Sen. Kelly ...

Supports nuclear agreement with Iran

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As an American Jew and a J Street N.H. member, I support the recent nuclear agreement with Iran. I strongly urge read­ers to contact our congressional representatives and ask them to support it during the current congressional review process. There has been much nega­tive partisan commentary ...

Where’s outcry over Planned Parenthood?

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Interesting we've heard so much undeserved outcry and range against the NRA - a peaceful, voluntary organization - in light of recent tragic events involving lone killers. Yet newly released candid video eluci­dating Planned Parenthood's tax-funded, horrific practices of killing babies and ...

Budget veto was ill-considered

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Over the last week, we have heard the word "compromise" used more times than we did during the entire 2015 legislative session, which lasted from Janu­ary through June. What seems to be lost in the most recent phase of the budget debate is what truly defines a compromise, ...

Looking back at the week in news

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Impressive hearing turnouts were marred by intolerance The turnout this week for two public hearings on the proposed North­east Energy Direct natural gas pipeline proposed by en­ergy giant Kinder Morgan was impressive, but it had an ugly side, too. Pipeline opponents gave federal regulators ...

Arming military recruiters

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The four armed men standing guard out­side the Armed Forces Career Center on Amherst Street in Nashua on Mon­day consider themselves "civilian patriots." They won't leave, they say, until those working inside the recruiting center are per­mitted to arm ...

Hillary Clinton wants you to know

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Hillary Clinton is in favor of renewable energy and fighting global climate change. She wants you to know that, if she's elected presi­dent, she'll push to add a half-billion solar panels to the country's energy re­sources. The goal, she told a Nashua audience on Tues­day, is to produce ...

State’s drug czar deserves to stay

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The number of people dying from overdoses of heroin and other opiate-based drugs in New Hampshire is far too serious a health crisis to be play­ing politics with, but that's exactly what's behind calls from Sen. Andy Sanborn and Republican party of­ficials for the state's drug czar, Jack ...

Column gave the wrong impression

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I read with great interest the article by Dan Weeks that was published in this week's Sunday Telegraph on voter apathy and increasing measures that have been enacted in New Hampshire and other states to suppress voting and disenfranchise many eligible voters. That being said, I was heart­ened ...

A League of their own in Nashua

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Many organizations are said to be ahead of their time. In the case of the League of Women Vot­ers, that was literally true at the time of their creation. When the group was founded in February 1920, women were not yet allowed to vote. It would be another six months before the 19th Amendment ...

The Federal Reserve gives banks a choice

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Get smaller, or get stron­ger. That's the choice the Federal Reserve is giving the nation's biggest banks with a wise new set of rules it instituted on July 20. If a bank grows to be so large that it cannot be al­lowed to fail, it would be best to see that it is standing on a rock solid ...

City’s response seems heavy-handed

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The fine levied on a downtown Nashua eating establishment for damaging the new sidewalk sounds excessive. If city hall is de­termined to drive commerce out, may I remark that merely walking on the new sidewalks creates wear and tear. By establishing a "walk­ing toll" city ...

How many must die before we finally act?

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In our country awash with guns, people can't be safe in a movie theater or a mall or a church, or even a school. Month after month, another slaughter. Can't we at least agree on a national level to get guns out of the hands of people with serious psychological problems. Is that too much to ...

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We're fortunate to have a sena­tor who is a leader on national security and is working hard to keep us safe. Kelly Ayotte has been an important voice on so many national security issues, but especially this misguided nuclear deal with Iran. This isn't some abstract diplo­matic issue. It's a ...

An all-too-familiar story gets repeated

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It is breathtakingly sad. Ma­rine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, who grew up in Springfield, Mass., a Purple Heart recipient of sterling reputation who served two tours of duty in Iraq, was killed last week on what should have been safe duty, as a Stateside military re­cruiter. Gunnery Sgt. ...