“I THINK you and any viewer knows exactly where I’m going with this,” MSNBC host Ari Melber said halfway into a stemwinder of a question for Sen. Cory Booker. Read more
Monday, March 23, 2020
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
“LET’S BLOW it all up.” That was the sentiment that animated any number of Republican primary voters in 2016. The “it” was (take your pick) the Republican Party, the “establishment,” the country. There were many good reasons for voters to be dissatisfied with the state of things in 2016. The…
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
AMIDST all of the well-placed urgency and occasionally misplaced panic of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have decided there’s a pressing need to debate whether terms such as “Wuhan virus” or “Chinese coronavirus” are racist.
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%.
THE TOP echelon of today’s Democrat party focuses far less on what unites Americans and far more on what pries us apart. Rather than celebrate ideological diversity and a wide range of viewpoints, leading Democrats worship largely immutable identity characteristics, namely melanin levels, ge…
Friday, March 13, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
SWEET RELIEF. Super Tuesday was the worst setback for left-wing populism since Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party crashed and burned. But while the voters have handed Joe Biden another chance, it’s important to recognize why they’ve had doubts.
“IF, THEN, the courts of justice are to be considered as the bulwarks of a limited Constitution against legislative encroachments, this consideration will afford a strong argument for the permanent tenure of judicial offices,” argued Alexander Hamilton in Federalist No. 78.
Sunday, March 08, 2020
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…
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.
- Letter: National day of prayer?
- Letter: Gun is more than a tool
- Letter: NH delegation protects the environment
- Letter: Pappas has been steadfast and bipartisan
- Letter: Messmer has stood up for healthy water
- Letter: History worth remembering
- Letter: Pappas stands tall for vets
- Letter: Thanks for supported OHRV use of Hoit Road Marsh
- Letter: Kudos to NHDOT for helping make Nashua beautiful
- Letter: Happy Sununu is at the helm.
- Letter: Five Manchester priests died in 19 days of flu
- Letter: Messmer for Executive Council
- Letter: We were warned but did nothing
- Letter: We've weather worse than COVID-19
- Letter: Feltes undermined conservation compromise
- Letter: Don't point fingers, solve problems
- Letter: COVID-19 testing concerns
- Letter: Thank you Mack's Apples
- Letter: Union Leader opinion page is too liberal
- Letter: Boys aren't girl