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Palmer won more than golf trophies

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Every sport has great stars. But some stars are so great that they transform and embody their sports: Michael Jordan in basketball. Babe Ruth in baseball. And Arnold Palmer in golf. Mr. Palmer, who died Sunday at 87 of complications from heart problems, won the hearts of Americans with his ...

Barbarism in Syria is textbook

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What Russia "is sponsoring and doing" in the Syrian city of Aleppo "is barbarism," U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said on Sunday. She's right: For days, Russian and Syrian planes have rained bombs - including white phosphorus, cluster ...

Obama dishonest on Clinton’s email server

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When asked about Hillary Clinton's secret email server, President Barack Obama said he had no knowledge of it. I believe he said he first heard about it from the press, but I think we now know that was not true. Barack Obama was using a pseudonym to email Hillary Clinton on her private email ...

Paying premiums to government is easier

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I just received important information about changes to my Medicare Drug Plan for 2017. After reading 160 pages on plan materials, annual notice of changes, evidence of coverage and prescription drug guide, I am now equipped to comparison-shop other companies in order to keep my costs ...

We need some more ‘deplorables’ in US

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We would like to respond to Judith A. Hogan's letter to the editor on Sept. 21 regarding "the deplorables." First, we would like to thank her whole family for their service to our country. I also am a 21-year Air Force veteran. We believe in America, the Bible and the ...

Minimum wage’s impact on 2016 political climate

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Minimum wage proponents get no points for originality. This fall, they're dusting off their failed 2014 strategy which claims that U.S. Senate candidates should support a starter wage increase because it could make the difference in battleground states like New Hampshire. "(U.S. ...

Hillary Clinton understands the importance of the ADA

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Great strides have been made to ensure equal opportunities for Americans with disabilities who represent 19 percent of the U.S population. For 40 years, I fought for and with people with disabilities and their families in this struggle to gain equal rights. I witnessed great progress over the ...

People make boards great

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All government is taking a beating these days: federal, state and local. Deservedly so, most of the time. I myself have criticized all levels of our government in this newspaper, which is why it is important for me to give a shout-out to local government when things go well. My husband and I ...

Celebrating open access to ideas

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On May 10, 1933, Nazis burned more than 25,000 books as part of what the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum describes as "a massive propaganda campaign to win the loyalty and cooperation of Germans." The museum describes what happened this way: "The Nazi Propaganda ...

A loss for more than just baseball

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It's amazing - the nightmares that Jose Fernandez survived and the common reward of the American Dream that he didn't. The Marlins pitcher with the golden arm made it across the Florida Straits to this country on a boat fleeing Cuba. This, after failed attempts landed him in prison on the ...

First debate proves underwhelming

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The two most unpopular presidential candidates in modern history had their first debate Monday, and the best we can say is that they lived up to those expectations. Hillary Clinton offered a relentless assault on Donald Trump's business record and qualifications to be president, but she ...

Lawrence has earned the 2nd District’s vote

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In New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District, we finally have a candidate for office in Jim Lawrence who has the experience to understand that when more jobs are created here at home, we all have more earning power as workers. He also knows that jobs are created when taxes are low, government ...

An open letter to the city’s Islamic Society

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Salaam Alaikum! As the Nashua Area Interfaith Council, we are committed to acts of love in service to one another. We are heartbroken and outraged over the events perpetrated this month at the Islamic Society of Greater Nashua on the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Our sisters and brothers ...

Kelly Ayotte swings too far right for NH

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There is a reason why Kelly Ayotte keeps hitting the softball to right field on every pitch in her TV commercial, and that's because she votes right wing every chance she gets in Washington. She voted against background checks for military-style assault rifles, leaving the public vulnerable, ...

The dark side of drug marketing

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The phrase heroin epidemic is now all too familiar. So too are the feelings associated with the news of yet another tragic overdose death. The frequency of local arrests for possession or sale of the lethal substance no longer surprise or shock. We understand the drug has a foothold in even ...

Tragic futility in Syrian cease-fire

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A big diplomatic push by President Barack Obama to bring humanitarian relief to Aleppo crumbled Monday when Syrian aircraft resumed bombing rebel positions after a week of formal cease-fire. Because of constant small violations of the truce, the humanitarian aid, intended to reach Syrian ...

5 years later, a debt of gratitude

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More than 200 people turned out over a week ago to help celebrate the long-awaited opening of Legacy Playground - New Hampshire's first all-accessible playground for kids and adults of all abilities. It was the kind of event that makes even the most cynical among us feel good about our ...

The success of the voter fraud myth

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How does a lie come to be widely taken as the truth? The answer is disturbingly simple: Repeat it over and over again. When faced with facts that contradict the lie, repeat it louder. This, in a nutshell, is the story of claims of voting fraud in America - and particularly of voter ...