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Opinion

Give Miller the Medal of Honor

Editorials

Many Americans became heroes on Dec. 7, 1941, during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. One of them, a Navy mess attendant, had been told he wasn’t even supposed to fire guns – because he was black. He was Doris “Dorie” Miller, a young Texan serving aboard the battleship USS West ...

The dream lives on

Editorials

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, The Telegraph looks back on one of the civil rights icon’s most famous addresses. The “I Have a Dream Speech” was given on Aug. 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The words King used 55 years ago still ring true ...

She should step down

Letters

It seems that one of this city’s best-kept secrets is the Nashua Republican City Committee, which I have been chairman of for the past year. People urged me to run for the position because of my lengthy business background and reputation for being a consensus builder. Like any other political ...

Building a stronger safety net

Local Commentary

I’m often asked about the history of United Way here in Greater Nashua. It’s interesting to note that we were founded back in 1930, during the Great Depression. The year prior, 1929, there was a massive fire in Nashua called the Crown Hill Fire which took out a large portion of the town. ...

20 years honoring Dr. King

Local Commentary

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to creating a stronger, more equitable future in America, and his impact was extraordinary. We celebrate his legacy every year to remind ourselves of his cause and to renew our fight for the America he envisioned. This year’s celebration will ...

Funding will be a big help

Editorials

Described as a “mental health emergency” by U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, youth suicide has skyrocketed to the second most common cause of death among young Americans. Late last week, Pappas, fellow U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster and U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan announced more than ...

Trump likely to win

Letters

Having watched most of the Democrat debate last night and seen the dust-up between (Elizabeth) Warren and (Bernie) Sanders, I think that Donald Trump is in a likely position to win in November. One of the persistent’s advertisers in our state is Tom Steyer, and his claims for wanting clean ...

‘Bernie the Commie’

Letters

Bernie Sanders backer Jean Lewandowski’s hysterical, laughable Jan. 12 response to my Dec. 29 letter was completely lacking in substance, yet ironically enough, Lewandowski’s insufferable screed was simultaneously filled to the brim with inane invective against me personally. As a ...

Carbon fee and dividend is the answer

Letters

Worldwide, we have been seeing a climate-fueled crisis from the wildfires in Australia, extreme flooding in Indonesia and tornadoes in the Midwestern states. In order to combat this ongoing crisis, we need to employ the carbon fee and dividend plan. This is a bipartisan based plan where a fee ...

When other people’s money runs out

Letters

Supporters of (Bernie) Sanders, (Elizabeth) Warren and others who campaign on free health care, free college, guaranteed income and other nonsense should look at the situation in France. Years of promises of less work, guaranteed pension with early retirement and other perks enacted by prior ...

Bernie Sanders understands

Letters

Bernie Sanders believes health care is a human right, not a privilege. This is a corollary of The Declaration of Independence, since the human rights proclaimed therein (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness) can’t be fully realized without a guarantee of health care. Why is Medicare ...

Warren not satisfied with crumbs

Letters

If the United States is such a great and wealthy country, why are so many Americans struggling to make ends meet? Why has our country not seen more progress in our social life? For decades, many politicians from both major parties have been telling us to be satisfied with the crumbs that fall ...

Vote for Bill Weld

Letters

As a registered independent in New Hampshire, I intend to pick up a Republican primary ballot and vote for Bill Weld for president. I encourage all independents and Republicans to do the same. I don’t agree with many of his policy positions, but he is at least intelligent, moderate, ...

Be a part of the solution

Letters

I offer no apology for what I am writing. If you disagree, or find my position offensive, I’m perfectly fine with that. We can agree to disagree. I have lived through numerous presidents in my lifetime. I have never seen a president scrutinized 24/7 over every word he speaks, facial ...

Words from Dr. King

Editorials

Today, in 1993, our nation celebrated Martin Luther King day for the first time. Following are some words from Dr. King: “Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It ...

Stop the bully

Editorials

“Give me your lunch money or I’ll beat you up,” says the school yard bully. So do Iranian leaders, this week. They never had any intention of canceling their development of nuclear weapons, despite their agreement to suspend the project during former President Barack Obama’s ...

Proposed bill would shackle news media

Editorials

Newspapers are living history books, cataloging moments in time as they happen. The role of any news organization, including The Telegraph and its sister papers, is to convey accurate information at the time of reporting, while choosing what content to produce based upon the freedoms protected ...

Search out the truth

Letters

Jake Pickering got one thing right in his letter of Dec. 29 (“Bernie is a sure loser”): he repeatedly urged readers to check out the source material. I have yet to decide who to vote for in the primary, and since Pickering kindly referred to specific written and video documents, I did ...

Celebrations and resolutions

Local Commentary

As I was watching the morning news recently, a commercial aired for the infamous Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve. I’m no longer much of a New Year’s Eve reveler, opting now to relax at home and watch others party in the New Year. Mr. Clark’s production is certainly a TV fan ...

Travel with the Souhegan Chamber

Local Commentary

The Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce is excited to offer to the community a unique opportunity to travel internationally with us to Vietnam. You do not need to be a Chamber member to participate in this exciting trip. The trip departs from Logan to Hanoi on Oct. 19 and returns Oct. 28 from ...