Monday, March 23, 2020
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After a week in Corona Prison with my loved ones, I must say — if I were to croak tomorrow, I’d look back on the week as a beautiful blessing. Feeling closer than ever to friends, the complete loss of a sense of time, the intense gratitude for the wife and daughter. We should make it an annu…

Friday, March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON — Today’s ill wind has blown in something good, a renewed interest in a neglected novel by a gifted writer. Albert Camus’ “The Plague” (1947) was allegorical: Europe’s political plague had been Nazism, which Camus had actively resisted in occupied Paris. But he had been born in Fr…

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Editor’s note: The late John Lynch worked only briefly for the Union Leader as a reporter (1954-55), but his poem endures and is reprinted each year on St. Patrick’s Day.

ON THE DAY Chuck Schumer was threatening Supreme Court justices in front of a pack of cheering partisans, Representative Ayanna Pressley told the same crowd: “We have two alleged sexual predators on the bench of the highest court of the land, with the power to determine our reproductive free…

Monday, March 16, 2020
Saturday, March 14, 2020

DR. BRIAN MONAHAN, attending physician of Congress, told a closed meeting of Senate staffers this week that 70 million to 150 million Americans — a third of the nation — could contract the coronavirus. Dr. Anthony Fauci testified that the mortality rate for COVID-19 will likely run near 1%.

Friday, March 13, 2020
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Saturday, March 07, 2020

NEW YORK — Any juror who tried to render a verdict after hearing two-thirds of trial evidence would be booted by the judge. Any sports writer who filed a story with a baseball game’s final score after six innings would be sacked. So why do we let people vote — for president, no less — days o…

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We hope Superior Court Judge Marguerite Wageling makes short work of a civil case in which taxpayers and their school boards are being denied their right to see a product for which they paid. (She may have made her decision even as we write this.)


Our news editor has had it with stories and features that, while completely unrelated to the COVID-19 outbreak, are somehow stretched out of all proportion in order to reference the disease. We are with him, 100 percent.

The reality as well as the projections for the immediate future of the COVID-19 pandemic make it clear that returning to business as usual in New Hampshire and the nation is not right around the corner. But getting to that corner is vital.

On completely different fronts, two New Hampshire women in government were doing their jobs well last week.

A bit of good news for New Hampshire consumers could be found deep within the reporting on the coronavirus contagion.