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Dear Congressional Delegation

As County Commissioners for Cheshire County, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for your tireless leadership, thoughtful advocacy, and timely guidance confronting the challenges posed by Covid-19. Your considered outreach and calm reassurance when the pandemic began assuaged many ...

Biden plays hardball to achieve his full agenda

WASHINGTON -- President Biden has said he wants to work with Republicans to restore normalcy to the American economy. But he also says he will rely if necessary on his razor-slim Democratic majority in Congress to get his way. Thus he will have to engage in hard-core politics if he is to ...

Silicon Valley’s smuggling apps

The mainstream media is slowly catching on to the "Open Borders, Inc." racket. Just this week, NBC News reported that smugglers are using Facebook to advertise their services in violation of Facebook's policy ban on human exploitation and trafficking. The news network appears shocked, shocked, ...

Take me out of the ballgame

When the NFL decided not to punish players who kneeled during the pre-game national anthem, some fans reacted by refusing to attend games, buy league merchandise, or watch games on TV. It took several years for the NFL to win fans back and some -- like me -- broke the habit and never ...

Needed from Democrats: A realistic case for optimism

The differences between an ideologue -- someone who subscribes completely to a political ideology (whether conservative or liberal) and a pragmatist -- someone who is concerned almost exclusively with the practical results of a specific public policy -- is the biggest divide in American ...

What we can learn from Asian Americans

This much can be said without fear of contradiction: There has been a spike in disgusting crimes against Asian Americans during the past year. One analysis of 16 of the country's largest cities found that acts of anti-Asian bias, not just crimes, increased by 145% between 2019 and 2020, even as ...

The Democrats’ COVID-19 double standard

Democrats like to talk about "equality," but their actions and policies are far from fair or equal. Consider the extreme hardship the pandemic has caused Americans the past 14 months, during which citizens have lost their jobs and liberties and millions of our children have been denied an ...

He is Risen

From the Gospel According to Mark ––– And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the ...

Trump’s last-minute Medicare rule deserves a swift reversal

On Donald Trump’s last full day in office, his administration announced a policy change that would make it easier for insurers to deny medicine to vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries. Those most affected will include people with mental health disorders. Right now, the Biden administration has ...

Pardon me, myth

Call it curiosity, call it a warped belief system, but a lot of people subscribe to the stuff that urban legends are made of or plain old meritless myths: MARY ME: Perhaps one of the most famous urban legends is that of Bloody Mary. The creeper, not the delicious bender cocktail. Supposedly, ...

On the Road: Hijacked

I’ve taken today’s column on the road from our Nashua home because I could. Fully vaccinated and not satisfied with warm spring temperatures, we headed to Florida for a week of 80-degree sun. And since most of you have not traveled by plane this past year, let me bring you up to date on ...

Great outdoors: Preparing for the worst-case scenario

Planning a getaway during a pandemic is no easy task, and those difficulties can quickly be compounded when you have to deal with unexpected stress. Instead of breaking out that book you’ve been meaning to read, you suddenly find yourself Googling survival skills. Mom and I recently drove ...

Anti-trans bill is transphobic

Representative Rick Ladd’s anti-trans bill is transphobic at worst, and childishly reactionary at best. Is this really the most pressing concern in the state of New Hampshire right now, while we are still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and trying to get residents immunized in an ...

Voters want concerns voiced

There’s nothing confusing about the values of Granite Staters, so it’s incredibly concerning to see the lack of commitment democrat candidate Wendy Thomas holds to her own political beliefs. For example, Wendy claims to be undecided on an income tax, despite voting to implement one on ...

Each of us is more than the worst…

HB138-FN, allowing prisoners serving life sentences to be eligible for parole after 25 years, is currently before the House for an April 9 vote. This bill is by no means a get-out-of-jail-free card. It merely provides an opportunity for select individuals to be heard, to plead their case ...

They’re pulling the wool over our eyes

Our devious New Hampshire legislative leadership has written a very disturbing, hidden a gag order on free speech for us. It comes in the form of an amendment to the State budget, from House Bill 544. The hidden amendment number is 2021-0 925h. This amendment would ban state agencies, K-12 ...

State parks still need protection

Next week the New Hampshire House of Representatives will be voting on a bill to protect state parks from encroachment by landfill developers. The bill, HB 1319, would create a two-mile buffer around state parks, to protect all state parks from odors, scavengers animals, water contamination and ...

Where’s your outrage?

To all my liberal friends, where is the outrage with the events at the border? President Joe Biden invited millions to come, and now they are here crossing the border by the thousands. Guess since you aren’t affected, you are sitting drinking your coffee oblivious to the boarder states ...