Opinion

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Editorial: Trouble Ahead on U.S. Budget

Thursday, August 27, 2015

If you think this summer of presidential campaign politics has been wild, and the news from Wall Street a bit scary, wait until Congress gets …

Column: Planned Parenthood Deserves N.H. Support

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I have been dismayed in recent weeks to hear some of our elected leaders in New Hampshire and in Washington, D.C., distort the science and …

Column: Run, Biden, Run

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Washington Joe Biden, in the (still unlikely) event he runs for president, probably won’t beat Hillary Clinton. He’s been a lackluster presidential candidate in the past, and there’s no clear path for him to win the Democratic nomination …

Forum: Yes, Black Lives Matter; For the Benefit of Quechee Lakes; Thanks, Hank Tenney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, Black Lives Matter To the Editor: Were I to meet columnist Steve Nelson, I’d ask him some questions about the real motives of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In New York City recently, there were multiple shootings with numbers killed or injured. Don’t those black lives matter? …

Hunter Rieseberg’s Departure

Thursday, August 27, 2015

One television commentator recently suggested that “When a public official says he wants to spend more time with his family, it means he was fired.” It is clear to me that Hartford’s Town Manager, Hunter Rieseberg, was not fired. The board accepted his sudden resignation with high praise …

Column: Big Trouble in China

Thursday, August 27, 2015

On the way to remaking China’s economy, President Xi Jinping has hit many roadblocks: vested interests, a change-averse Communist Party, local officials accustomed to the status quo. Who knew the real barrier would be foreign investors? For years, …

Editorial: Live Free or Trump

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The rise of Donald J. Trump to the top of the Republican presidential heap in New Hampshire polls has national political commentators wondering whether Granite Staters have taken leave of their sensible, substantive approach to vetting the candidates. As Al Hunt of Bloomberg View put it earlier this …

Column: A Primer on Clinton’s Email Controversy

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s effort to quash the rising scandal over her misuse of email when she was secretary of state has so far backfired spectacularly. Instead of cutting the story short, she has fanned the flames, and now even some of her backers in the Democratic Party are worried …

Column: The Real Problem With ‘Pink Viagra’

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The drug has many names: flibanserin, Addyi, Ectris, Girosa or, colloquially, “pink Viagra.” Whatever you want to call the long-in-the-making libido pill for women, it recently gained Federal Drug Administration approval despite what one member of the panel that approved it called “serious, serious safety concerns” and benefits …

Forum: Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste; Made in America, Again; A Good Option for Quechee

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste To the Editor: Your recent report about Scott Walker in Sunapee was admirably thorough and accurate as far as it went, but missed one important point. I asked Gov. Walker about a recent report from Reuters that the Pentagon had never undergone legally …

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Willem Lange: The Cod Fishermen Endure

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Petty Harbour, Newfoundland I’m not exactly a party animal, but I’ve been to a few shindigs now and then over the years. Some were a lot of fun, others not so much. The one I’m enjoying at the moment ranks up among the all-time best. It’s late afternoon, …