Friday, January 15, 2021

It is amazing how many people seem to have discovered last Wednesday that riots are wrong -- when many of those same people apparently had not noticed that when riots went on, for weeks or even months, in various cities across the country last year.

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 …

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It is amazing how many people seem to have discovered last Wednesday that riots are wrong — when many of those same people apparently had not noticed that when riots went on, for weeks or even months, in various cities across the country last year.

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.

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.

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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.

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