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Next to Chicago, we live in Eden

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, there were 33 shootings in the city of Chicago this past weekend. That's actually an improvement over the previous weekend - the Memorial Day holiday weekend - when there were 64 shootings, seven of them fatal, The New York Times reported. Yet somehow that ...

Losing the war against bacteria

If an enemy threatened the United States with mass casualties possible, Americans would be willing to spend the money and make the sacrifices necessary to confront it. Well, the country faces such an enemy. Recently came the news that a patient in the United States carried bacteria resistant ...

Quite simply, The Greatest

Leonard Bernstein, the great composer who gave the world "West Side Story" and knew a thing or two about culture, once called Elvis Presley the greatest cultural force of the 20th century. In light of the passing of Muhammad Ali, the former heavyweight who died on Friday at ...

Looking back at the week in news

New trolley loop is a nice idea for downtown Nashua It's a nice idea, having a trolley that does a loop to ferry people around downtown Nashua. The Gate City Trolley, which launched last night, will run on a pilot basis for six months, according to Board of Aldermen President Brian McCarthy. ...

Demanding change to politics as usual

You don't have to be a Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders fan to be fed up with politics as usual. Heck, you don't even have to go outside New Hampshire. Sure, the presidential race draws most of the attention this time of year, but you need look no further than the upcoming state elections to ...

No place in NH for conversion therapy

Regrettably, the New Hampshire Legislature rejected a bill that would have banned the practice of so-called "conversion therapy" that seeks to change the sexual orientation of those who are attracted to people of the same sex. "I'm baffled," said Rep. Eric ...