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Will there be a penalty for withdrawal from Afghanistan?

President Biden's announced intention to complete the withdrawal of all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by September 11, exactly 20 years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, will complete a goal former President Trump wanted to meet, but did not, following ...

America’s media-poisoned well

It's springtime in America. In halcyon days, we'd ring in the new season with fresh starts and fragrant flowers. But in 2021, the arrival of April now ushers in yet another cycle of destructive urban riots -- stoked and coddled by toxic journalists downplaying left-wing violence and demonizing ...

Putin & Xi have red lines, too

What are Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping up to? In recent days, Russian tanks, artillery, armor, trucks and troops have been moving by road and rail ever closer to Ukraine, and Moscow is said to be repositioning its 56th Guards Air Assault Brigade in Crimea. Military sources in Kyiv estimate ...

Should Mrs. Hostetter be allowed to reach?

Kristine Hostetter is a fourth-grade teacher in San Clemente, California. Her husband has been a big promoter of the QAnon conspiracy theory, and she appears to be supporting his lunatic efforts. As the story is being told, liberal parents and students temporarily forced Hostetter's removal ...

Biden, like Trump, has to rely on executive orders

WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden beat Donald Trump by 7 million votes in November, but he still must invoke special presidential orders, as Trump did, to get his way, for lack of sufficient congressional support on certain controversial issues. This time it's over stronger gun control, in ...

Get thee vaccinated, evangelical friends

Sometimes, I wonder if I'm ever going to get over how some humans have behaved during this pandemic. First, the good news: As of this week, more than 65 million people in the U.S. have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Millions more are well on their way. Now, the pull-out-your-hair ...

A look back at the ’67 Red Sox

After the year we’ve all had, it’s nice to see baseball once again being played at old Fenway, albeit before a limited number of fans. Seeing the hype of this year’s opening game and its effect on our pandemic psyche sent my mind travelling to a time long before the obscene ...

New Hampshire is better, and braver, than House Bill 544

In 1645 – decades before the colony of New Hampshire was independently established – historical records show that the purchase and sale of human beings began in the “Live Free” state. In that year, an African man was kidnapped in Guinea and brought to Portsmouth for a life of servitude. ...

Commercial interruptus

Television does not blur the line between what is art and what is not; it takes that line and wipes its nose with it. Camp knows no boundary like a terrible television commercial. Riddle me this: PILLOW TALK: We all know Mike Lindell, memory foam pillow dude, mega-Christian and Trump ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

THUMBS UP – To Beyond Walls and Positive Street Art for all their hard work painting the Jersey-style barriers throughout downtown Nashua. Once in place, these will set Nashua apart from other cities and towns who are taking the same approach. Our restaurants an bars are a vital part of our ...

Proposal for DW College grounds

Gertie here, proud voting member of the esteemed CMAs (Country Music Assn.) since 2003. Among other things, I have been hosting and producing my own show called GCS, GertiesCountryShow on AFN, the American Forces Network HQ Europe. I have a background in journalism, was a fully licensed stock ...

Vote NO on corrupt politicians’ act

Over the decades Progressives have sought to create a campaign finance and regulation scheme to tilt elections to the left in perpetuity. Tired of having to work campaigning for office, or with fellow citizens to get buy-in on legislation, they’re trying to rig the game for all future battles ...

Increasing cases

COVID is increasing in New Hampshire’s college towns. For example, Durham recently reported 164 active COVID cases, 155 of them students (Fosters, 3/25/2021). Students live, shop and work in their communities, alongside the adult population, many remaining for summer jobs. COVID spreads ...

A gag rule

Are you concerned about the effects of global warming? In New Hampshire, carbon pollution in the air increases asthma and health costs. Extreme weather brings floods and drought, threatening our homes, roads and bridges, and our farmers’ crops. We look to our government to help find ...

Thomas right for the moment

I have lived in Merrimack all of my life, and for most of that time, I have felt a close connection to my neighbors and classmates. To the town’s leaders and policymakers, not as much. As an MYA kid, I think the head umpire was the highest local public official I could pick out of a crowd. ...

Property tax increase

Last week the New Hampshire Supreme Court sent the Con-Val school district suit regarding the cost of an adequate education back to a trial judge. This case deals with whether the New Hampshire Legislature is meeting the constitutional right to an adequate education with current $3636 per ...

Biden’s brave new climate plan

President Joe Biden has put climate change at the forefront of his agenda of change. He is well aware of the dangerous and deadly consequences climate change will rain if not fully taken care of. Recently, he has put forward a new infrastructure plan. Changing infrastructure is a key step ...

Hudson Logistics Center

About six years ago Hudson had been short-listed by United Technologies Corp/Pratt & Whitney (UTC/P&W) for a 600,000 square foot logistics center, but UTC/P&W decided to locate in Londonderry instead. They preferred Hudson but would have required a variance to exceed the Town’s ...

All that goes out the window

When one is given the trust to be an elected official, it means taking on the role of leadership. Leadership comes with the understanding that one must know his or her constituency, and that not everyone is alike and communities are not all equal. Gov. Chris Sununu has again and again made ...

Price controls happen — NOT!

The end of the pandemic is in sight, thanks in large part to the heroic efforts of the biopharmaceutical industry. American companies developed not one, but three vaccines in under a year, and roughly 3 million people are receiving those shots every day. Lawmakers should be doing everything ...