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Editorial: Improbable plot arrives at its happy ending

Thursday, August 28, 2014

As a summer blockbuster pitch, it’s a ridiculous story. Two cousins with the same name run a successful, multibillion-dollar company – but they can’t stand each other. One day, in a Shakespearean coup, the bad cousin wrests control of the company from the good cousin, which creates an uprising among employees loyal to the good cousin. In another twist, it turns out that most of the customers are loyal to … 0

Editorial: Lambert is the right choice for the GOP

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Some politicians possess such a high level of integrity and straightforwardness that even when you disagree with them on most of the issues, you can’t help but respect them. Gary Lambert, a Republican candidate for the 2nd Congressional District, is just such a man. For that reason, he deserves his party’s support in the Sept. 9 primary. Lambert served his country in the … 4

Editorial: Republicans should choose Havenstein

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Politicians and business executives love to tout their leadership skills – whether they have them or not. But the real leaders are easy to spot. When they talk about accomplishments, they talk about the team. On Sept. 9, New Hampshire Republicans and undeclared voters will choose the candidate for governor they believe is best equipped to build a team capable of leading the … 6

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Editorial: Rick Perry is the Miley Cyrus of the Republican Party

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

If politicians are like rock stars, Rick Perry is Miley Cyrus. A year ago, the 21-year-old singer created controversy at MTV’s Video Music Awards when she used tongue and twerking to further chip away at her Hannah Montana … 0

Editorial: Barring the gate comes with moral pitfalls

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Hampshire is more than 2,000 miles from the border between Texas and Mexico that was illegally crossed recently by tens of thousands of children from Honduras and other Central American nations. Nonetheless, earlier this month, news broke that the Granite State was hosting 13 of the unaccompanied … 9

Editorial: Militarization of police must be monitored

Sunday, August 24, 2014

For more than a week, unrest and outrage over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager has gripped Ferguson, Mo. The issues raised by this confluence of race and police power are complex and numerous. But one particular issue can and should be addressed, particularly in New … 8

Editorial: Myths guiding opposition on Common Core

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Common Core, the education reform plan created by the Council of Chief State School Officers and backed by the National Governors Association, once had the support of 45 states and the District of Columbia. The support was bipartisan. Nearly a score of Republican governors backed the plan as … 7

Editorial: Journalist’s death must be confronted

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Hampshire native James Foley was executed this week, apparently by members of the Islamic State militant group. His killers used social media to spread video and images of their latest affront to humanity, and those whom the terrorists most hoped to terrorize did the rest of the … 1

Editorial: Jeffords was a maverick who mattered

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The glare of a single moment can obscure a life. To find examples, politics in Northern New England is as good a place to start as any. If Ed Muskie of Maine is remembered at all outside of his home state, it’s for his tearful (or was it … 6

Editorial: America’s frightening fish story

Monday, August 18, 2014

America has a big seafood problem on its hands. In New Hampshire, there’s a solution well within reach. In its 2012 “Fisheries of the United States” statistical snapshot, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association reported that U.S. commercial fisheries landed 9.6 billion pounds of seafood. That same year, … 0

Editorial: O’Bannon ruling changes everything

Monday, August 18, 2014

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is about to change the way it treats its top athletes, and the ripple effect could be significant, including for female athletes. Earlier this month, District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in the O’Bannon … 1

Editorial: Ice buckets and Connolly aiding cause

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Across the country, young and old alike are taking buckets of ice water to the head. The campaign has raised awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Originally, participants were given a choice: Make a donation or face a chilly … 0

Editorial: Vegas Block presents an opportunity

Friday, August 15, 2014

Continued occupation of the dilapidated Vegas Block presented a threat to the lives of the building’s residents and the firefighters who would, should a conflagration occur, come to their rescue. Thieves had torn into the walls to remove and sell piping, rendering the sprinkler system inoperative. The building’s … 3