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Editorial: Passage of time shouldn’t aid child abusers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The time has come for New Hampshire to eliminate the statute of limitations on sexual crimes against children. As it stands, the state can pursue charges only until the victim turns 40. We were reminded of the folly of this particular law last week, when Kenneth Day of Epsom was charged with 300 counts of aggravated felonious sexual assault. One of his accusers said the assaults happened in Barnstead and … 1

Editorial: Attention Walgreens shoppers

Monday, July 21, 2014

America’s two biggest drugstore chains – Walgreens with 8,221 stores and CVS with 7,660 – face off at the intersection of Loudon Road and East Side Drive, where each claim a corner. CVS is the relative newcomer. It was founded in Lowell, Mass., in 1963; Walgreens in Chicago in 1901. Both are American corporations, but within weeks, Walgreens could merge with a foreign … 7

Editorial: On casinos, it's best to listen to The Donald

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The annual attempt to convince the Legislature to adopt casino gambling has become as certain as the changing of the seasons, so we fully expect the battle to continue. But Gov. Maggie Hassan, perennial casino proponent Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, and the rest of the easy-money crowd should slow down and take it from The Donald. The days when hosting a casino was a … 16

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Editorial: Recapturing the meaning of patriotism

Thursday, July 3, 2014

In Tuesday’s installment of The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly invited fellow Fox pundit Charles Krauthammer onto the show to discuss the dismal state of patriotism in America. O’Reilly cited a recent Pew poll that asked approximately 10,000 adults whether they “often feel proud to be an American.” … 14

Editorial: Obituary for ash trees is premature

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The headlines shout doom and gloom for a glorious species that includes the black ash Native Americans used to make baskets and the white ash that formed the bats of many baseball greats. “Will we kiss our ash goodbye?” asked the headline in American Forests magazine. And Tuesday, … 4

Editorial: Talk is cheap when it comes to women’s health

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

If you hear the words, “I’m not racist, but . . .” you can be certain you are about to hear something racist. Likewise, if a Republican candidate in New Hampshire says, “I fully support women’s access to health care, but . . .,” you can bet he … 24

Editorial: Everybody has a church in the woods

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In his book The Courage To Be, theologian Paul Tillich urges people to look for “the God above God” in order to escape the anxiety of doubt. Tillich also believed that, in the early 1950s when the book was written, America was building too many churches. With his … 9

Editorial: The price of middle school popularity

Monday, June 30, 2014

One of the most difficult jobs a parent has is striking a balance between allowing kids to be kids and making sure they are prepared for each stage of adolescence. The challenge is made even greater when the child craves the approval and admiration of peers. As a … 2

Editorial: Republicans should realize ACA is working

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Last spring, at an event in Hancock, state Rep. Marilinda Garcia, a conservative Republican seeking to unseat Congresswoman Ann Kuster in the fall, sharply criticized her opponent for supporting the Affordable Care Act. Garcia fairly asked how an insurance marketplace with only one choice of company, Anthem, could … 5

Editorial: High court delivers a big win for privacy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Privacy in the digital age just gained a much-needed Supreme Court victory that was punctuated by a strong, lucid decision penned by Chief Justice John Roberts. On Wednesday, the court ruled unanimously that the police need a warrant to search cell phones belonging to people they arrest. Writing … 1

Editorial: Dystopian future awaits city’s readers

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Peterborough was the setting for Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Gilmanton the backdrop for the bombshell novel Peyton Place by Grace Metalious. Concord as a city is a stopping point in literature, a bit player in fiction, until now. The capital city is ground zero, or might as well … 0

Editorial: Smith Nazi remarks highlight GOP division

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It’s usually best to avoid bringing up Nazis in everyday political discourse. The Third Reich has little to add in the way of rational, considered debate. Yet at the same time, we can’t bring ourselves to summarily condemn … 2

Editorial: State must move against synthetic pot

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Last week, Belmont became the latest New Hampshire community to ban synthetic marijuana, which is known by names such as spice and K2. Belmont should be applauded for a decision that will undoubtedly make the community, especially its teenagers, a little safer. Now it’s time for New Hampshire … 0