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My Turn: All I want this year for Christmas is a job

Friday, November 28, 2014

How does an older person compete in today’s job market? I am almost 61 years old – too young to officially retire – and had hoped to work for another five to 10 years at least. Having been laid off over a year ago from my full-time executive director position and then staying on for another six months at a cut in pay of 85 percent to help them out, …

Editorial: Six words that could strip some of health care

Friday, November 28, 2014

Confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court hit a historic low in June, when only 30 percent of Americans had faith in the fairness of the high court, according to the Gallup polling organization. The court’s approval rating has risen a bit since then, but the naked partisanship of its majority could sink it again. Earlier this month, at least four members of the …

My Turn: Thanksgiving and revolution

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It’s again time to celebrate the older of America’s two extraordinary “T-parties,” Thanksgiving. The two parties are strikingly different. For one thing, they arose at two very different times. Pilgrims in the early 1600s were vulnerable newcomers, allowed to share land that red men had occupied for millennia, and to share it rent-free …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: History lesson

Saturday, November 22, 2014

William O’Brien returns to the speakership of the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. MIKE BRADLEY Hillsboro …

Letter: A pumpkin past its prime

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Oh, jack o’ lantern on my step, how swiftly by the time has crept. All Hallow’s Eve was your night with glowing yellow candles bright. And trick-or-treaters all athrill at your orange globe (and my carving skill). But now the candy’s disappeared and costumes put ’way ’til next …

A national holiday that isn’t all about the kids

Monday, November 24, 2014

‘Over the river, and through the wood, to Grandfather’s house we go,” goes the 1844 Thanksgiving poem. These days, it’s more often sung as “Grandmother’s house,” and we’re more likely to travel by jet than by sleigh. Still, it’s a familiar journey. Thanksgiving remains very much associated with …

My Turn: Battle with Iran needs to happen at negotiating table

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The deadline for Iran to achieve a nuclear agreement with the international community is fast approaching, set for Monday. Over the past year, our nation’s diplomats, along with global powers, have been working tirelessly to produce an agreement that will prevent both an Iranian nuclear weapon and another …

My Turn: Why I voted against Keystone XL legislation

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A thorough regulatory review process is critical for any major infrastructure project, particularly one that will cross our country’s borders. That’s why I voted against legislation to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to circumvent the normal approval process. …

Katy Burns: So little time, so many thanks

Sunday, November 23, 2014

For 364 days a year – 365 in leap years – Americans believe profoundly in their natural right to complain about anything that irritates us. And we sure do, seemingly endlessly. But on one day, by tradition if not constitutional mandate, we’ll give thanks. And this year on …

Board of Contributors: In Jerusalem, a struggle among memory pain, peace and justice

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Together, we bore witness: four rabbis and others murdered early Tuesday morning in a Jerusalem synagogue while worshipers were davening Shacharit. Streaks of blood, stained prayer books and debris marked the sacred site long after the dead were …

Editorial: Energy shortage is here, but solutions exist

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The winter spike in natural gas prices that raised home heating costs last year and led Unitil and other electric utilities to seek rate increases of nearly 50 percent will be with us for the next five to seven years. That estimate came from Bill Quinlan, Public Service …

My Turn: It’s not easy to find truth about state’s energy situation

Saturday, November 22, 2014

These days, we’ve been hearing a great deal about two power projects: Northern Pass and the natural gas pipeline. We hear a lot of conflicting opinions about whether these projects are good or even necessary for New Hampshire and New England. Last January, the six New England governors …

My Turn: State needs a plan to fight against a killer

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the third leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 24 million people nationwide, with many unaware they have it. As many as half of those affected – or 12 million – remain undiagnosed, living with the symptoms of COPD for …