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Fading American supremacy

As a child, I was taught over and over that the United States was the greatest country on the face of the earth. It was a shining city on the hill, a beacon of freedom and prosperity. However, as time goes on, I have begun to wonder why the ‘greatest nation’ refuses to significantly help ...

Should we defund the local police?

Real government statistics does not support the charges that there’s an epidemic of white cops killing unarmed black men. Statistically more white men are killed by white cops. Speaking of real statistics black men are more likely to be killed by other black men. But facts can be inconvenient ...

Net-metering bill gets it right

There is no planet B. And we on Earth are not the captives of the utility companies. We mustn’t fall for the propaganda of New England Ratepayers Association, an organization whose misleading name makes it seem that it furthers the people’s interests. In reality, NERA fights to protect ...

Gouveia right for Nashua

Normally, when a twenty-two-year-old is running for State Representative, it is their first stop in the political realm, their first taste of what it means to understand and lead in the Granite State. That is not the case for State Representative Candidate in Nashua Ward 9, Tyler Gouveia, who ...

Pandemics have no borders

As the global coronavirus pandemic rages on, more than a few of us have been guilty of looking exclusively within our borders and ignoring the plight of the poorest world citizens. Continuing down this path will inevitably lead to resurgences of this virus and others like it. Pandemics, as ...

What has happened to the GOP?

The Republican caucus has voted to shut down the legislature by not agreeing to a rules change that would extend the legislative calendar because of the three month hiatus due to COVID-19. This Republican strategy means no legislation will be passed in 2020. Do the Republicans think the ...

Thanks to my care givers

Recently my aging frame got rushed to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning with a full-blown sciatica attack (an Iron Maiden type torture – not lethal, leaves no marks). Can recall wildly bright ceiling lights and the Wilton EMS woman with the kind eyes saying ‘Sir loosen your ...

Going slow on testing

In Tulsa on June 20, President Donald Trump announced that he had asked “his people” to go slow on virus testing, explaining that if you do more tests, you have more cases (which would be embarrassing). Spokespersons said the next day that Trump had spoken “tongue in cheek.” This was ...

Death not only COVID-19 tragedy

Public debate about the COVID-19 pandemic understandably focuses on the number of deaths from the disease. That number also plays a major role in the debate over whether the virus is serious enough to warrant the restrictions imposed to minimize its spread of the disease. But death is not the ...

High speed railroad needed

Before the invention of airplanes and automobiles, the state of New Hampshire was once powered by the railroad system. The railroad system made New Hampshire towns and cities more interconnected with each other as well as with the rest of the United States. As growing carbon emissions from ...

N.H. farmers advocate for funds

As organizations dedicated to building healthy, just, and resilient local food systems here in New Hampshire, we feel compelled to advocate for our state’s small and mid-sized farms. Small and mid-sized farms have been unfairly overlooked in the distribution of COVID-19 Emergency Funds, as ...

Concur with veto override

The pandemic has slashed income for households and towns in New Hampshire and across the country. The New Hampshire House has the opportunity to adopt a bipartisan solution that would save money for towns and citizens: expand net metering (renewable energy sharing), to make it more accessible ...

Support Volinsky

Just a few weeks ago in Concord, I attended the Black Lives Matter March. I was pleased to see my friend Andru Volinsky there, who is running for governor. Although it’s going to take much more than legal victories to address the racial injustice that young organizers across our state are ...

Support for ending climate change

Climate change has affected all parts of the world, human health, and the environment. If we don’t come together to stop this, there will be serious damage that we won’t be able to undo. The best way to combat this issue is with the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act. This bill is ...

Nov. 3 can’t come soon enough

The November 3 general election can’t come soon enough for us to rescue our country and our state. At the national level, the general ineptitude of the current president is appalling. Loss of more than 100 thousand lives, with more to follow, unfortunately, due to the administration’s ...

Support Chris Connelly for sheriff

Chris Connelly is the right person to serve as the next Hillsborough County Sheriff. As a career law enforcement officer, Chris will not need on the job training. He is loyal, hard working, trustworthy and well respected. We are proud to endorse Chris Connelly for Hillsborough County Sheriff. ...

Understanding racism’s roots

I’ve just written to the few people I know reading or having copies (that I gave them) of Maine author Carolyn Chute’s just-out novel, The Recipe for Revolution (Grove Press). The paper jacket has this Kirkus Review recommendation: “Essential Reading.” I agree. It’s a big book, 732 ...

PBS must be fair to conservatives

The Public Broadcast System is supposed to be just that, public. Half of us in America are Conservatives, but most PBS broadcasts give only the progressive’s viewpoints. Media broadcasts are often editorial opinions disguised as news-- as they decline to discuss many of the pertinent facts ...

Omnibus bill for heroes, not Holocaust

An Omnibus bill SB 727 (HB 1135) is rightfully called the Heroes Bill. It honors Mark DeCoteau who died in Afghanistan and police officer Steve Arkell who died trying to moderate a domestic dispute. The Senate bill is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, after which it will return to the House as HB ...

N.H. needs paid leave

New Hampshire families need paid family and medical leave. When working people in New Hampshire need to take time off because of a serious medical issue or to take care of a child, spouse, or parent’s serious medical issue, this is more often than not experienced as lost income and even lost ...