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Editorials

Facts should guide inquiry

It seems few days have gone by recently without some new revelation regarding the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry that targets President Donald Trump. Clearly, the president and some of his allies used their positions in efforts to advance Trump’s political prospects. Whether ...

It can happen here

I was maybe 10 years old when this happened. Mom is driving, I’m in the back seat. It’s night. She’s trying to cross Vermont, a busy L.A. thoroughfare, from a side street. Southbound traffic is jammed, but a guy in a truck makes a hole and waves us through. We’ve almost cleared the ...

Is impeachment inevitable?

“There go the people. I must follow them, for I am their leader,” is a remark attributed to a French politician during the turbulent times of 1848. Joe Biden’s Wednesday declaration that President Donald Trump should be impeached is in that tradition. Joe is scrambling to get out in ...

Kindness and compassion

What happened in a Dallas, Texas, courtroom last week ought to be celebrated as an unexpected triumph of compassion — not slammed as an alleged case of misbehavior by a judge. If you have not heard about the trial of ex-Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, you should. And you should look at ...

Learning the ropes

Quite obviously, working as a firefighter is a hazardous job under any circumstances. Therefore, anyone who decides to put his or her life in danger to protect others deserves to have the best training and equipment possible. Currently, Nashua Fire Rescue newcomers Alex Smith, Kyle Lewis, ...

There’s more to Trump’s decision

President Donald Trump’s decision to pull a few dozen U.S. troops out of an area of northern Syria controlled by Kurdish military forces is being criticized widely, by both Republicans and Democrats. It is being portrayed as a betrayal of a staunch ally in the war against Islamic ...

Mix of NBA and politics

The general manager of the NBA’s Houston Rockets, Daryl Morey, tweeted support for Hong Kong’s protestors. The protestors are marching against increasing governmental incursions by mainland China into Hong Kong’s affairs. When Great Britain handed Hong Kong over to China, China agreed to ...

Trump’s cry is baseless

WASHINGTON -- President Trump has defended his shameful abandonment of our Kurdish allies in Syria, declaring that “I was elected on getting out of these ridiculous endless wars” that have left America “bogged down, watching over a quagmire.” Listening to the president, Americans might ...

Matter needs investigated

If there is a smoking gun in the case of former Vice President Joe Biden’s involvement with Ukraine, it is being held by his son, Hunter. Democrats in Congress and many in the media insist neither Biden did anything wrong in relation to Hunter’s membership on the board of Burisma ...

Alarmed by videos

We are greatly disturbed by the videos recently posted to social media by the father of a Fairgrounds Middle School student, which appear to show the female student being repeatedly punched in the face by another female student. The alleged victim’s father told our reporter he has been ...

Investigate Yeshanew’s story

Not all whistleblowers are involved in the attempt to impeach President Donald Trump. Some are worried about a more critical matter – the safety of airline passengers. Ethiopian Airlines former chief engineer, Yonas Yeshanew, is seeking asylum in the United States after resigning from his ...

Democrats’ Twilight Zone

A 1961 “Twilight Zone” episode starred Peter Falk as a Central American revolutionary whose paranoia eventually leads to his destruction. The dictator he has deposed tells him about a mirror given to him by “an old woman,” a mirror that will show him who’s plotting to assassinate him. ...

Idiotic environmental predictions

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has published a new paper, “Wrong Again: 50 Years of Failed Eco-pocalyptic Predictions.” Keep in mind that many of the grossly wrong environmentalist predictions were made by respected scientists and government officials. My question for you is: If you ...

Look at all options

Fans of “alternative energy” – more on the quote marks in a moment – have begun worrying aloud about President Donald Trump’s aversion to wind power. They fear it will affect federal energy policy. It should not, of course, though it did during former President Barack Obama’s ...

Quids and quos gone wild

WASHINGTON – It’s fair to say at this juncture that America’s Quid and Ukraine’s Quo have been caught in bed together. The fevered search for a damning quid pro quo since the White House released a readout of Donald Trump’s July 25 telephone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr ...

Impeachment won’t work

This is not a column about impeaching our current president. This is a column about the impeachment process and the history of the legal route our nation is obliged to follow to oust a federal official. In the 231 years since the U.S. Constitution was ratified, Congress has seriously ...

Congress shouldn’t be distracted

Are leaders in Congress unable to walk and chew gum at the same time? That is, are they capable of multitasking on major issues? Some are speculating they are not. Recall that just a few weeks ago, in the wake of more mass murders, lawmakers vowed to debate steps to reduce the likelihood of ...

Perpetual crisis machine

There are days I wish someone else were president. It is not easy to support the President. Many of my friends detest him. Many of his supporters are more uncivil toward a person like me than his opponents are. I support the President, but I have a hard time cheering. There is much not to like. ...

Is China the country of the future?

“Who Lost China?” With the fall of the Nationalist government of Chiang Kai-shek, the defeat of his armies and the flight to Formosa, that was the question of the hour in 1949. And no one demanded to know more insistently than the anti-Communist Congressman John F. Kennedy: “Whatever ...

Lions and tigers and bears…

Sipping my morning coffee while watching a news story on the Chicago Zoo, I couldn’t help but think back about the local popular tourist attraction we once had in Hudson. Benson’s Wild Animal Farm, which billed itself as, “The Strangest Farm on Earth,” was once host to some 500,000 ...