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Editorials

Quest to oust Trump was quick

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Hope vs. reality

During visits to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on Sunday, Pope Francis pronounced that, “The use of atomic energy for purposes of war is immoral.” He added, “As is the possession of atomic weapons.” For many years, the Roman Catholic Church seemed to sanction policies by the United ...

Thankful for not going hungry

Most of us will be fortunate enough to gather with family and friends on Thursday to celebrate one of our most treasured holidays The origin of Thanksgiving was to celebrate the harvest and the blessings of the past year. In reflecting on those blessings, one I tend to take for granted is ...

Strategy?

Iran had a blunt solution to an eruption of protests by angry citizens: Turn off the Internet. All of it. Web shutdowns have become a common strategy for repressive governments, but experts say this weekend’s response to widespread demonstrations over a spike in gasoline prices is the ...

We must learn the truth

A substantial number of people who once were unwavering supporters of capital punishment have become opponents. Their conviction that some vicious criminals should pay the ultimate price remains firm. But revelations that a substantial number of people convicted of crimes were innocent ...

Finding out more

For decades, tobacco companies insisted their product was not hazardous to health. When scientific proof countered that, they maintained their advertising strategies were not calculated to get as many new smokers hooked on nicotine as possible. We know now that all of those protestations ...

Don’t make the mistake

In comparison to this country, Iran has some of the lowest gasoline prices in the world, at about 39 cents per gallon. But they are going up to about 50 cents — and stiff rationing is being instituted. Drivers buying more than 13 gallons per week will have to pay twice the minimum. How is ...

Safeguard the public health

Federal lawmakers should follow the lead of Washington and at least 17 other states in raising the age of legal sale for vapor and tobacco products to age 21. Doing so will make it more difficult for high school students to access these potentially harmful products, while helping keep them ...

New book raises concerns

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is raising eyebrows with a new book that provides her take on time in President Donald Trump’s administration. The volume, “With All Due Respect,” raises troubling questions about the political establishment. Haley left her post ...

Trump should issue order

Heroism virtually unimaginable for most of us was commonplace during World War II. Four hundred seventy-two men and women performed deeds so courageous and selfless that they were honored with the Medal of Honor. Just two of those representatives of the Greatest Generation remain among us ...

A path to healing

I never imagined that in 2019 in the United States of America, a fourteen year-old child would have to worry about health insurance. Yet with the way things are now, my husband and I recently found ourselves having to reassure our son that he would always get the care he needs. But given the ...

Leadership means putting vets first

Let me make it clear. This Republican and military veteran supports re-electing Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to continue representing New Hampshire in Washington, D.C. I have never understood how other elected leaders could let their politics get in the way of improving the lives of our veterans. ...

Problems need addressed

One cannot blame the Turks for not wanting to be the world’s jailers for some of the most dangerous people on the planet. When Turkish forces invaded northern Syria to push back Kurdish separatists, they captured some facilities in which the Kurds were holding Islamic State terrorist ...

Protect them

Use of tobacco in all forms can be hazardous to one’s health. That is a fact, not open to dispute. Yet cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco and smokeless tobacco are legal for sale in all 50 states, with some restrictions. That is a puzzle to many who wonder why federal laws intended to ...

Honor our veterans

More than 100 years ago, the conflict many hoped was “the war to end wars” drew to a close. For decades, Nov. 11 each year was observed as Armistice Day. Now, we know it as Veterans Day, honoring those among us who have served at any time in the armed forces. Though the last American ...