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Cabinet Editorials

Thoughts following Veterans Day

“The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated (this ground), far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” President Abraham Lincoln “I saw your sons and ...

New Hampshire simmers as a melting pot

Immigration is a powerful mechanism for the economic growth and development of American cities. A“grown-up” -New Hampshire, mature and stately, (after all, it is one of the original 13 colonies), reveals more and more cities that are home to New Americans: people from far parts of the ...

Price controls don’t put America first

President Trump is reportedly planning his most ambitious executive order yet. It would require pharmaceutical companies to sell drugs to Medicare and Medicaid for the same prices they charge in other developed countries, where medicines are often far cheaper. That might sound like the sort ...

COLA not cutting it for seniors

Most Social Security recipients are rightly disappointed in the 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase that they will be receiving in 2020. As in most years of the recent past, they will complain that the “yardstick” for determining if they will receive an increase – and if so, how much ...

Feltes: Why I’m running for governor

My amazing wife Erin and I live on Hope Avenue in the South End with our two wonderful daughters, Iris and Josie, our two dogs, Franklin and Roosevelt, and, like a lot of working families, a whole bunch of student loan debt. Right out of law school I had the honor of working as a legal aid ...

COLA not cutting it for seniors

Most Social Security recipients are rightly disappointed in the 1.6 percent cost-of-living increase that they will be receiving in 2020. As in most years of the recent past, they will complain that the “yardstick” for determining if they will receive an increase – and if so, how much ...

Feltes: Why I’m running for governor

My amazing wife Erin and I live on Hope Avenue in the South End with our two wonderful daughters, Iris and Josie, our two dogs, Franklin and Roosevelt, and, like a lot of working families, a whole bunch of student loan debt. Right out of law school I had the honor of working as a legal aid ...

Endicott Park, industrial carnival

This photo by Charles A. Langdell, great uncle of Polly Cote of Milford, and it was probably taken Oct. 6, 1911, when Milford held a big industrial carnival. Langdell and his family went ‘to the high school grounds to see the exhibits,’ as noted by Charles’ mother, Cate, in her diary ...

It really is a war

The standard measuring stick for determining the human cost of the drug abuse crisis tends to be the number of lives claimed by it – more than 70,000 annually in the United States. As we have pointed out, that exceeds the total number of U.S. deaths in the Vietnam War (58,220). But an ...

Look at all options

Fans of “alternative energy” – more on the quote marks in a moment – have begun worrying aloud about President Donald Trump’s aversion to wind power. They fear it will affect federal energy policy. It should not, of course, though it did during former President Barack Obama’s ...

Up in vapor

We are not sure how, or exactly when, vaping liquid nicotine became such a supposedly cool thing for teens to do. At least we are not alone. “It took us by surprise,” Nashua High School South Principal Keith Richard said during a Monday discussion about vaping, adding that he and fellow ...

New Hampshire citizens need a budget now

This past week, lawmakers had the opportunity to vote on a budget compromise – HB 3 and 4 – that makes meaningful budget concessions to accommodate Governor Sununu’s concerns, including further reductions in spending, a conditional extension of business tax breaks, and the preservation of ...

Weighing positives and negatives

Three Democratic candidates for president, and perhaps more, are hoping to gain votes by proposing all-out prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, used in the oil and natural gas industries. Sens. Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have all proposed the bans. Look ...

A look at United We Sleep 2019

I was talking with a friend of mine (let’s call him “Andy”) the other day and he told me that my sales pitch for our sleep out needs a little work. Well, needless to say, I was a little bit dismayed, so I asked him what he meant, and he said “Mike, when you first asked me to participate ...

Strengthening security in New Hampshire

No one should fear for their life when they enter a house of worship to reflect and pray. But in New Hampshire and across the country, religious institutions are facing growing threats. Domestic terrorists have attacked houses of worship including an Oak Creek Sikh temple, a Charleston church, ...

Gun debate heats up

On Aug. 9, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun-control bills passed by the Democratic-controlled New Hampshire Legislature. This instantly led several Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate, as well as lobbying organizations that favor gun control, to distribute statements reflecting ...

We are fooling ourselves

Really thinking about what we read so often in the wake of mass killings is the only way we Americans can find a way to curb them. Taking the easy way out by concluding, as presidential candidate Joe Biden apparently has, that outlawing so-called “assault rifles” will do the trick, is ...

State should help fund new water mandate

Last month, New Hampshire adopted some of the country’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of chemicals collectively known as PFAS. This decision occurred just two weeks after New Hampshire legislature mandated the lowest arsenic water standards in the nation. We are by no means ...

Use technology safely

Technology and access to the internet have done incredible things for education – but they also bring a danger to our schools. As with many shiny new trends (in all industries, not just education), it is only after we are past the point of no return that we realize some drawbacks. Providing ...