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Term limits

In his farewell address in 1796, George Washington called on the People, the true sovereign of the United States, to exercise “vigilance” of “the dangers of parties” and “the baneful effects of the spirit of party”. Though Washington’s letter is read each year on his birthday in ...

We need bipartisan action

Currently, the Democrats have control over Congress and the Presidential seat, which is great news for climate change laws. But if we are to get these laws to stick we need to use bipartisan action. A climate solution that has been supported by both sides in the past is the carbon fee and ...

Stop the state

Are our Republican state senators and state representatives so beholden to the extremist right wing that they would support legislation that will raise our property taxes and diminish our schools? Encouraged by our anti-public school NH Education Commissioner Edelblut, House Bill 20 (HB 20) ...

GOP is in a sad state

In my lifetime, I have seen the USA go from the greatest generation to one where the biggest liar can get elected president based on fear. He should be behind us now – forever – so we can let the good people of our nation can get back to improving the lives of all our ...

Stand firmly by immigrants

What in the world were you thinking, publishing that Cal Thomas column in last weekend’s Telegraph? You could have chosen something thoughtful about reforming the immigration system, but instead printed a hit-job against immigrants. You do understand that Nashua’s immigrant communities ...

‘Right to Work’ right for N.H.

The Business and Industry Association, New Hampshire’s statewide chamber of commerce and leading business advocate, testified today before the Senate Commerce Committee in support of Senate Bill 61, a bill establishing New Hampshire as a “Right to Work” state, and making it the only ...

Vote against Article 3

I am asking my fellow voters in Milford to vote against Town Warrant Article 3. For the past 35 years, Milford has been part of MACC Base. The towns that are part of this association up until recently have worked together for the common good to provide emergency dispatch services for their ...

Adhere to the guidelines

Following is a letter I sent to Gov. Chris Sununu, and I feel it needs attention. Why has New Hampshire completely removed Food Service Workers from the CDCs Phase 1 rollout recommendations when they are, short of dentists wearing full PPE, the only profession where workers are directly exposed ...

No cheating, please

After each ten year census, New Hampshire is “redistricted.” How can 400 representatives be shared with equal-sized groups? The New Hampshire Constitution requires one representative for every 3,290 citizens. It is supposed to be a fair, nonpartisan and transparent process. But in ...

Thomas seeking office

My name is Wendy Thomas, and I am the Democratic candidate for Merrimack’s open New Hampshire House seat in the upcoming Special Election (April 13). Part of advocating for and representing a town is knowing how that town works – and I do more than any candidate in this race. My husband, ...

Keep the progress going

Turning 70 last month gives me a valuable vantage point from which to see the long game. To assess where we’ve come, where we are, and where we are going as a state Democratic Party. Over the past forty years, New Hampshire has transformed from a permanent rock solid Republican state in the ...

Take back the party

Over the years, I have been dismayed to watch as the Republican party, once a voice of moderation, has become increasingly radicalized. This process accelerated during the past four years as Donald Trump stoked extremist factions to cement his personal power and glory. His extremist fringe now ...

A historic age for climate justice

After Joe Biden was officially sworn in as America’s 46th President, he acted quickly to re-enter the nation into key legislation to fight climate change. This included the reentry of the United States into the Paris Climate Agreement and halting the construction of the Keystone XL oil ...

The problem, as I see it

The problem, as 51.3% of Americans see it, in response to Ms. Michelle Hoy’s Jan. 24 op-ed in The Sunday Telegraph. It is pretty obvious that you voted for, and continue to support the Liar-In-Chief Donald Trump, still believing his lies, and are now ticked and reacting because it didn’t ...

Advocate for amendment

Do we govern from our Town Meetings, or no? The state considers it beyond our legal authority when we attempt to use our local governing process to protect our communities from state-issued permits that allow any number of harmful activities such as water extraction, landfill expansions, waste ...

Give new options

It’s Girl Scout cookie time! I love Girl Scout cookies! My favorite is Thin Mint, with Somoas being a close second. But I will not be buying any cookies this year – or any year – until palm oil is removed from the list of ingredients. Palm oil is one of the main reasons the ...

Thinking it through

There are factions within the US that would eliminate sworn law enforcement, or at least severely hamper their ability to perform their sworn duty. Their euphemism is “Defund the Police”. There are other factions that want to dismantle the 2nd amendment, and confiscate firearms from ...

Aaron: A superstar, great American

Many of us were greatly saddened to hear the news that Hank Aaron had passed away. He was not only a baseball superstar but a great American. As a teenager in the early sixties, I became one of his fans, not knowing much about his personal life and challenges, I only knew that he was a ...

An open letter

Dear Commissioner Edelblut, Governor Sununu, President Morse and Speaker Packard; COVID-19 has put tremendous strain on school districts across the state of New Hampshire, and as districts begin the budgeting process for the next school year, there are three particular areas of concern that ...

The problem, as I see it

The problem as I see it right now is that close to 50% of Americans currently feel that those on the other side want to fundamentally change America. They want to change the way that our shared government is designed down to its foundation so that those on the other side can never have a voice ...