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Editorial: Racism’s generational ripple effect

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It might be possible to affect the future with a smile, a kindly look and the resolve to treat everyone, no matter what their color or creed, fairly as a fellow human being. Knowing that is important, because New Hampshire’s complexion is changing. Though the state’s minority population remains roughly 5 percent, minorities accounted for half of the state’s population gain between 2000 and 2010, according to UNH demographer Ken … 0

Editorial: Knowledge is key to fighting elderly scams

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It’s a familiar story. After a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice, a senior citizen is presented with a “once in a lifetime” investment opportunity. Perhaps it comes from a family friend who has some inside knowledge about a company supposedly on the verge of massive growth. Maybe it’s a financial adviser who claims to have a spotless track record of helping retirees … 1

Editorial: Interest and dividend tax misses target

Sunday, September 28, 2014

New Hampshire has no income tax. That fact is as enduring as, well, the Old Man of the Mountain – whoops, he fell in 2003. The myth that the state has no income tax should fall as well because it does, and it’s a levy that’s increasingly being paid not by the rich but by senior citizens and others who have managed to … 6

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Letter: Leaving footprints

Several lead authors for the IPCC have repeatedly seen first hand politicization in climate science. Climate science is indisputably political. http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/ipcc_too_politicised_to_survive/ Climate researcher and...(full comment)

Letter: A fact is a fact

Editorial: Candidates’ tax-cut plans wrongheaded

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

George H.W. Bush called the notion that cutting taxes would increase economic activity, thus creating jobs and increasing federal revenue, “vodoo economics.” So-called supply-side economics didn’t pan out for President Ronald Reagan, who increased taxes. As a theory it’s largely been discredited, but its something-for-nothing allure remains so … 55

Editorial: GOP should choose Rubens for Senate

Monday, September 1, 2014

Scott Brown may be dominating the headlines and the airwaves in the GOP’s quest to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. But Jim Rubens is the candidate who offers New Hampshire Republicans the clearest view of where he stands and where the party should be going. Brown has been … 4

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15

Sunday, August 31, 2014

People who vote in the Democratic primary in Senate District 15, which comprises Concord, Hopkinton Henniker and Warner, can’t make a bad choice. The candidates, Dan Feltes and Kass Ardinger, take essentially the same position on major issues. Both, for example, oppose the death penalty and favor increasing … 12

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 … 1

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 … 11

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 … 6

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