AN AUTOPSY of Donald Trump’s presidency can proceed from an early example of his memorable utterances. On his 13th day in office, Feb. 1, 2017, the first day of Black History Month, he said: “Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized mor… Read more
Friday, January 15, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
THE PICTURES of Wednesday stick with you — the mob rushing up the steps when the line of cops broke, the bozo smashing the window with a pole, the gangs of Trumpers running wild in the marble halls and the cops in confusion, the lout lounging in Speaker Pelosi’s chair — it was an assault of …
DONALD TRUMP has stumbled and fallen, and the establishment is not going to let slip this last opportunity to stomp him and his movement to death.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
Friday, January 08, 2021
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
WHAT MAKES the special election vote in Georgia historic is not just the specific issues or the specific candidates for the Senate who are on the ballot. As a nation, we are at a crossroads in the history of America. And if we take the wrong road, we may never get back again.
I HAD CANCER for about five hours last Tuesday, from about noon when I noticed a hard protuberance on the roof of my mouth to about five p.m. when I went to see my doctor. I asked my wife to look at it and she shone a light into my mouth and was alarmed at the size of the thing, and made me …
Sunday, January 03, 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
IT WAS a small Christmas, stockings full of candy and also toothpaste and soap, and Swedish meatballs with lingonberries and mashed potatoes and creamy gravy. The wind whistled outside, the tree sparkled, and though we weren’t what you’d call “joyful,” we were in good humor and sweet to each…
Sunday, December 27, 2020
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, the malleable South Carolinian, says the time has come for “a dialogue about how we can finally begin to address the debt.” Finally the time is at last ripe. Which means a Democratic administration approaches.
Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day in America. We wonder what the eloquent preacher and fearless practitioner of non-violent protest would have thought of the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Sorry, but we don’t buy the New Hampshire GOP’s “cutting the line” complaint against our two U.S. senators for getting vaccinated last week anymore than we buy the Democrat response that the Republicans had “crossed the line” by “viciously attacking female members of Congress.”
The state’s electronic message boards along our highways can be helpful in emergencies and when traffic backups warn that a different route might be in order. When not used for traffic information, however, things can get confusing.
The unintended consequence of well-meaning policy changes was on display in Manchester last week. The mayor and aldermen have had to propose an ordinance to ban the swapping of drug syringes in the city’s public parks.
We have noted it often through the decades: When times appear toughest, the supporters of the Union Leader Santa Fund for the Salvation Army step up the most.
- Letter: Lead the way in New England, open up New Hampshire
- Letter: Black fist on poster has inflammatory meaning
- Letter: Smith's hate speech bill infringes free speech
- Letter: Trump should resign or be removed from office
- Letter: The route of all evil
- Letter: If you don't need it, consider donating it
- Letter: Helping teachers will help thousands more
- Letter: Thank you to Melania Trump
- Letter: Where were hypocrites during BLM riots?
- Letter: National Guard needed on inauguration day
- Letter: Glad I don't live in Troy
- Letter: Big Tech is a danger to our democracy
- Letter: Impeachment would only be a distraction
- Letter: Castillo deserves our gratitude not our criticism
- Letter: New Hampshire teachers need the COVID vaccine now
- Letter: Outrageous politicians are taking vaccinations
- Letter: How would you feel cowering on the floor?
- Letter: Time for Republicans to get their house in order
- Letter: Disgraced Trump should be thrown out of office
- Letter: Will Trup flee prosecution?