Opinion

Republicans getting it wrong on wide range of issues

Local Commentary

Let me start by acknowledging that I agree with The Telegraph’s observations about what sets New Hampshire’s primary apart from and above others. The regular opportunities that are created for New Hampshire primary voters to meet and interact with presidential candidates do ...

The politics of paper currency

Editorials

The effort to dump Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill in favor of a woman got a boost last week when Sen. Jeanne Shaheen introduced the “Women on the 20” act, a bill which would require the Secretary of the Treasury to convene a panel to make a recommendation on which famous ...

Expanding H1 visas would export more US jobs

Local Commentary

Temporary H1B visas do not encourage brilliant engineers to stay in the U.S. and continue innovation and job creation. Jack O’Toole’s guest commentary (“Modernizing visa system...” April 16) endorsed the Hatch Immigration Innovation Act, which has also ...

Tourism promotion is essential to NH

Local Commentary

When the House of Representatives voted to cut New Hampshire’s tourism marketing budget, they put at risk revenue from tourism, one of the cornerstones of the state’s economy and of the state’s tax base. Tourism is New Hampshire’s second largest ...

At last, perhaps, a vote on the AG

Editorials

It would appear that the votes are there to confirm Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general of the United States. What’s not there is the vote, which has been held up by partisan politics and may finally come this week, nearly six months after President Barack Obama nominated ...

The summit and a case of primary envy

Editorials

By any measure, the recent “First in the Nation” Leadership Summit held in Nashua this past Friday and Saturday was a smashing success. For two days, Republican activists and political junkies got a chance to see and hear and talk to nearly all of the GOP contenders who ...

There’s no I in IEP

Local Commentary

Another year, another IEP meeting. Another wasted 45 minutes trying to salvage a student’s public school education by updating his ironically-named “Individualized Education Program” (IEP). Perhaps “wasted” is too harsh. Maybe ...

The candidacy of Hillary Clinton

Editorials

By knowledgeable accounts, Hillary Clinton did not come lightly to the decision to seek the presidency. Her strongest reservations are said to have centered on whether she was willing once again to subject herself and her family to the harsh public scrutiny that accompanies a run for the White ...

Commission has no pipeline position

Letters

The headline of a recent article in The Telegraph implied that the Amherst Conservation Commission supports the proposed construction of the 36-inch natural gas pipeline through town. The headline was not correct. The Amherst Conservation Commission has not yet taken an official position on ...

Support efforts to restore your voice

Letters

Our representative, Jack Flanagan, sits on a New Hampshire House committee which will soon vote on bill Senate Bill 136. His vote is crucial for passage of this bill which addresses the increasing encroachment of outside interest groups into our local politics. So far, he has not indicated his ...

Christie plan a tax on the wealthy

Letters

Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to cap Social Security benefits for some sounds very much like a “tax” on the wealthy to me. These folks will have paid FICA throughout their working careers and then will receive no benefits if Christie’s plan is enacted. This ...

No heart, no brain, no courage

Letters

Recently as I watched the New Hampshire House duct taped together a budget, I was reminded of the “Wizard of Oz” story line of no apparent heart, brain or courage. Chain sawing away key elements of the existing social safety network is certainly heartless. The Great ...

E-cigarettes threaten NH’s young lungs

Local Commentary

The Oxford dictionary has designated the word vape – “to inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device,” – as the 2014 Word of the Year. E-cigarettes, also known as electronic nicotine delivery systems are ...

Learning from FITN summit

Local Commentary

Across New Hampshire, downtown areas are blossoming with magnetic, public destinations that create a strong sense of place and reflect the diverse communities that surround them. Emerging New Hampshire restaurant scenes outside of Boston are attracting people near and far. Boston Globe ...

Keeping children safe from abuse takes vigilance

Local Commentary

It is a privilege for all of us at the Granite State Children’s Alliance to be a part of the Child Advocacy Center movement and to give a voice to New Hampshire children who have experienced the unthinkable. Despite the intensely emotional work, we are inspired by what is possible ...

State shouldn’t sanction kickbacks

Local Commentary

There are many policy issues that consume our elected officials today, but considerable attention is paid to identifying ways to lessen the burden on businesses in order to spur economic growth in our state. Indeed, legislators are currently contemplating a change in law that would lower ...

Who will break with the gilded interests?

Editorials

Nashua will be the center of the political universe this weekend, when Republicans with presidential aspirations gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the “First in the Nation” Republican Leadership Summit. The event has about 30 speakers lined up, but is there a Teddy ...

Requiring voters to show ID no big deal

Letters

So what’s the big deal? Most voters have a driver’s license or non-drivers’ ID card. If they can’t produce this information, they don’t vote. It’s as easy as that. Notice is given plenty of time ahead to go get an ID card. Even a ...

CASA volunteers make a difference

Letters

Our CASA volunteers advocate on behalf of New Hampshire’s abused and neglected children in the State’s Family courts. Appointed by the court to the worst of the worst cases, CASAs advocate for the best interest of our state’s most vulnerable children. They visit ...

Democrats’ political stunt hurts trafficking victims

Local Commentary

A recent Telegraph guest commentary (“Playing politics with human trafficking victims,” April 9) grossly mischaracterized Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s position on a bipartisan human trafficking bill currently before the Senate. As a longtime prosecutor and the ...