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Opinion

Truly great Americans

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We Americans have torn down a lot of statues during the past few years. You know the type: Memorials to military and civil leaders of the Confederate States of America. Perhaps it’s time to switch gears and erect a few new statues. Give credit to the people and public officials of ...

Watching terrorist threats

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Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

This choice requires vigilance

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A significant number of schools throughout the United States have authorized staff members to carry firearms while at work. The idea is that armed educators and school service personnel can protect students in the event of an incursion by someone bent on violence. But an Associated Press ...

Youth value news

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Anyone who believes the youth of America fail to connect with newspapers should have fielded a call to The Telegraph’s publisher Sunday. A distraught young man called in and eventually spoke with the publisher about an artist who had touched his life and tragically died. He indicated he and ...

This has been the anti-democracy decade

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We’re coming to the end of what might be called the anti-democracy decade. It began Jan. 21, 2010, with the Supreme Court’s shameful decision in Citizen’s United v. Federal Election Commission, opening the floodgates to big money in politics with the absurd claim that the First Amendment ...

We can’t deny our public school kids’ gift

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Education in New Hampshire must evolve to meet the needs of our growing high-tech workforce. We have a unique opportunity to do this because of a $46 million federal grant that is being offered to New Hampshire public schools through the federal Charter Schools Program (CSP.) Unfortunately, ...

China truly climate’s top enemy

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“Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?” asked U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres this past week. He was addressing representatives from nearly 200 nations, gathered in Spain for a meeting on climate ...

Celebrate right to debate

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Youth activism is something to be celebrated, even if one may not agree with the issue prompting the debate. On Friday, a student-led climate rally took place in front of City Hall in Nashua. Earlier this fall, student activists throughout Greater Nashua staged classroom walkouts and other ...

Democrats can’t help but lie about health care issue

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WASHINGTON – In 2009, President Barack Obama promised that under Obamacare, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” Millions of Americans believed him, and millions of Americans lost their ...

Impeach and await acquittal

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WASHINGTON – House Democrats, having trotted out three academic experts on Wednesday to support the impeachment of President Trump, and House Republicans, having brought out one expert against it, now move on to consider actual articles that the House Judiciary Committee is expected to ...

Area roads, sidewalks hazardous

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Hazardous weather conditions that resulted in more than 2 feet of snow in as many days in some parts of the region seem to have taken many by surprise. We’re not sure how or why, but area roadways remained unnecessarily treacherous. Many streets were not plowed in a timely manner – either ...

Taliban attacking our values

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The most effective education on world trouble spots requires going there. So, just before Thanksgiving, a group of members of Congress went to Afghanistan. There, they talked with both U.S. forces and officials and Afghans, including that nation’s president, Ashraf Ghani. Making the trip ...

Winter is coming

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Temperatures have reached the point where most of us can no longer deny that winter is coming. With the change of seasons comes an increase in the need to heat our homes – and fire departments are warning residents there is also an increased need for caution. One popular way to keep warm is ...

Learn NH voting rules

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Temperatures may be dropping outside, but election season is heating up. New Hampshire, which hosts the first primary election in the United States, is a hotbed of activity as candidates make their rounds in anticipation of vying for their party’s nomination. The good news is that even ...

Quest to oust Trump was quick

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Nancy Pelosi said she undertook impeachment “prayerfully,” and apparently what she was praying was that she could get it over with as soon as possible. The House is preparing to send a flagrantly incomplete factual record to the Senate as the basis of an effort to remove a sitting ...

Vaping and smoking both issues

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E-cigarettes let people get a hit of nicotine without burning tobacco. Avoiding burning tobacco is the single greatest preventative health measure human beings can take, given the diseases conventional cigarettes cause. Unfortunately, our government and media now act as if vaping ...

Live a Hallmark moment

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Christmas often is called the most wonderful time of the year, and downtown Nashua is ready to experience an influx of good cheer, as well as a large swell of visitors, during today’s 26th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll. The Telegraph office will serve as event headquarters with free cookies ...

Not inspiring trust

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Sometimes it seems every pledge of reform by the Roman Catholic Church is matched by one – or more – reports of outrageous behavior. A permissive policy toward predator priests who molested children appears to have characterized church policy for decades, not just in the United States but ...

The president’s animal house

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WASHINGTON – Say “Animal Farm,” and many literary Americans will think of George Orwell’s allegorical novella about farm animals rebelling against totalitarianism in post-revolution Russia. (More or less.) Most likely, they’ll also think of Donald Trump. For the past three years, ...

Saving the planet

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Students stormed the football field at halftime at the Harvard-Yale game and held things up for about an hour, demanding that the schools divest holdings in fossil fuels investments. The disruptors were cheered on by presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren while actress Alyssa Milano decried ...