“APRES MOI, LA DELUGE,” predicted Louis XV after his army’s stunning defeat by Prussia’s Frederick the Great at the Battle of Rossbach in 1757. Read more
Friday, October 16, 2020
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
SOMEDAY WE SHALL look back at these golden October days with wonder and amazement, how good life was even in a pandemic during a lunatic time. Here in New York City, everyone wears a mask, there is a high level of civility, and though riding down Columbus Avenue feels like we’re driving acro…
“THE INDIANS are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border,” Secretary of State Michael Pompeo ominously warned on Friday.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
WHEN I was a younger man — shortly after the cooling of the Earth — I worked in and managed political campaigns. In addition to Ohio Gov. John Gilligan and Boston Mayor Kevin H. White, I worked on the presidential campaigns of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy of New York, Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine, …
Wednesday, October 07, 2020
THE GORGEOUS October days go parading by and you know they will end and then there’s one more, warm and golden, the Van Gogh trees, the Renoir sky: it’s beautiful but I’m an old white Anglo-Saxon Protestant male, the demographic responsible for the mess we’re in and all the messes before it.…
Friday, October 02, 2020
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
IT IS A TRUE accomplishment to give a perfect birthday to a beloved person and a whole gang of us managed to do this for my sweetie on Saturday, a day of perfection, beginning to end. She arose at 10 a.m. and went to bed at midnight and in those fourteen hours there were no harsh words, no s…
Sunday, September 27, 2020
“AS EVERYONE KNOWS, I made it clear that my first choice for the Supreme Court will make history as the first African American woman justice.”
Friday, September 25, 2020
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
IN THE SPRING, there was a shortage of vegetable seeds and now, I’m told, there is a shortage of canning jar lids. This doesn’t affect me, locked down in Manhattan, but it brings back memories of my childhood home, the half-acre garden, the big tomato, corn and cucumber crops, the steamy kit…
Sunday, September 20, 2020
HAVING PRESIDED over the recognition of Israel by the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, President Donald Trump has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize amid talk of peace breaking out across the region.
BY ANY conventional or historical measure, the recent breakthrough between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain is a good thing, and the Trump administration deserves its share of praise for it. The refusal of much of the media to take this moment seriously only lends credibility …
One good piece of news amongst all the depressing items last week came in the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett. The bottom line is that Judge Barrett is one bright legal mind who has not only the intellect but also the intestinal fortitude to persevere in the many lega…
A New Hampshire superior court judge was correct this week in rejecting Democratic legislative leaders’ court challenge to the statute giving Gov. Chris Sununu emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sununu has used those extraordinary powers in a sensible, transparent, and inclusive …
The Gate City of Nashua may wish to consider closing the gates for a bit of a cooldown.
U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas is apparently undecided on whether New Hampshire and the nation should continue with its current way of choosing a president. This view, made on a recent public radio “debate,” is astonishing.
We wonder: Was the other Chris in New Hampshire politics trying to emulate his namesake by not taking a stand on an issue of some importance to Granite Staters?
- Letter: Where are the calls for Spillane's resignation?
- Letter: Why no coverage of Hunter Biden?
- Letter: Candidates must prioritize global COVID-19 response
- Letter: Are Catholic women not allowed on the Supreme Court?
- Letter: Vote with soul and common sense
- Letter: Higher taxes won't help my family
- Letter: The choice is clear
- Letter: Biomass energy producers are costing NH
- Letter: Renounce socialism, it's not American
- Letter: We can't tax our way to an economic recovery
- Letter: Blind hatred is what Trump is up against
- Letter: Re-elect Mike Cryans to thwart Sununu
- Elizabeth P. Hess: Vote for Ford and other Democrats
- Letter: Trump brought peace to Middle East
- Letter: Hudson Logistics Center would pave a brighter future
- Letter: NH deserves an unbiased statewide TV station
- Letter: Better Trump than the leftist thought police
- Letter: Sununu does right by animals
- Letter: Still digging
- Letter: Guilty party