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Opinion

Weird science: Things people are doing during COVID

Cabinet Editorials

Cabin fever is running rampant. Claustrophobia, panic attacks and manic behavior abounds. And that’s just when I’m taking a shower. People are waving their feral freak flags as we continue to cope with COVID-19. I cope by wearing a mask when I’m out. That way I can mutter dirty things ...

Congress must act fast

Cabinet Editorials

Debate over a new coronavirus relief package continues in Congress and at the White House. Disagreements are both legitimate and political, but one thing ought to be obvious to all involved: Millions of Americans will be in very real financial trouble if a deal is not achieved ...

When ‘normal’ returns, let us be ready

Cabinet Editorials

Can it be just over four months since the world came to a screeching halt? I think we all remember the early days of March when the pandemic came screaming down the road. Schools shut down. Restaurants and retailers closed for business. Lines at the supermarket. Shortages of toilet paper, hand ...

John Lewis’ legacy

Cabinet Letters

Since the George Floyd murder in May, the heinousness of which finally seems to have struck a major chord throughout the heart of White America, a prevailing question bandied about from our print media, many political speeches to the massed crowds of shouting demonstrators on our streets has ...

What does ‘unalienable rights?’ mean

Cabinet Editorials

This Independence Day weekend, we Americans celebrate and renew our commitment to the values set forth in 1776 by leaders who felt it was important to explain why our ancestors no longer wanted to live under British rule. Why? Read the preamble to the Declaration of Independence. It is a ...

Support HB1280

Cabinet Letters

I am 31 years old and recently celebrated 30 years with type one diabetes. When I turned 26 in 2015, my insulin went from costing $40 to $350 a month. I couldn’t afford it and began rationing. When I married my husband later that year, my copay went down to $70 per month. I never spoke about ...

Climate change urgency

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Everyday that we do not take action, climate change will continue to destroy the planet. The state of New Hampshire must transition to a renewable energy economy in order to combat climate change. Our state officials, including the Governor, should be acting proactively to reduce emissions in ...

Approve Scott Mason

Cabinet Letters

Gov. Chris Sununu passes up several well-qualified professionals by nominating Scott Mason for Executive Director of NHF&G. The NHF&G Department is a 200-plus person organization with seven divisions and four regional offices. The Department has annual budget of approximately ...

Right for New Hampshire

Cabinet Letters

The right person, at the right time, for the State of New Hampshire? Retired Brigadier General, Don Bolduc, a person who has dedicated his life to serving the people of New Hampshire and this great country. A person with thirty-three years on active duty, with 10 deployments and has been ...

What has happened to the GOP?

Cabinet Letters

The Republican caucus has voted to shut down the legislature by not agreeing to a rules change that would extend the legislative calendar because of the three month hiatus due to COVID-19. This Republican strategy means no legislation will be passed in 2020. Do the Republicans think the ...

Funding cuts not the answer

Cabinet Editorials

Calls for massive “defunding” of law enforcement are simply insane. When political correctness addles our brains to the point we fail to recognize the critical need we have for the “thin blue line” to safeguard us from crime, we Americans will be in real, imminent danger. Yet some ...

The real looming threat

Cabinet Letters

These past few months have taken a serious toll on the United States. The rise of COVID-19, police brutality on the innocent and heated political debates about the election coming this fall. But there is a larger, looming threat that has been removed from the public’s attention. That threat ...

Pass SB248

Cabinet Letters

Currently, the New Hampshire House of Representative is considering SB 248 or “The Tobacco 21 Bill”, which would codify in state statute action taking at the federal level to raise the tobacco sales age to 21. For the health and safety of Granite State youth, the American Lung Association ...

Color doesn’t matter

Cabinet Letters

With all this rioting, looting, pillaging and punching (white women in the face for being white) taking place across the nation, I wish to offer my native city of Nashua a recommendation for self protection in future abuses of police and of any designated authorities duly placed for the ...

Remove officials if needed

Cabinet Letters

Under federal law, the U.S. Department of Justice is charged with conducting a “pattern-or-practice Investigation” when there is evidence of persistent biased or improper policing, with excessive use of force or other unconstitutional practices by law enforcement. A federal ...

Demeaning the Lincoln Memorial

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The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most sacred venues in America. As such, it is generally closed for public events, especially those of a political nature. Following are a few historic events held there. April 1939, Marion Anderson moves a nation singing “My country tis of thee, Sweet land ...

Help to restart the economy is needed

Cabinet Editorials

About 156.5 million Americans are categorized as members of the civilian labor force. At least 41 million people who can work and by definition want to are unemployed. In other words, approximately one of every four people able to work is not employed — and is being supported by the rest. ...

Trump only cares about re-election

Cabinet Letters

I grew up in the church. We lived two doors away, and my dad was a deacon. Sunday mornings, I sat between my parents in the pews. I sang in the choir and attended Scouting at the church. Among my keepsakes are pins denoting eight years of perfect attendance at Sunday school. I was president ...

Help solve climate change

Cabinet Letters

I am a high school junior and I’m writing a research paper about climate change in English class. In my research, I found a Chris Thomas study in Nature that says human-caused climate change already has committed 1/5 of all species on Earth to extinction. If we exceed 2 degrees Celsius of ...

Disrespect

Cabinet Letters

One of our current Executive Council members from Nashua, Deborah Pignatelli, thinks she is so special that she has somehow earned the right to change the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. Really – it happened at the recent New Hampshire Executive Council Memorial Day meeting when she ...