New Hampshire’s public educators should neither be hamstrung from addressing such divisive subjects as race, nor should they be allowed to present as facts one-sided, crackpot theories that all White people are racists and in need of re-education.

Does the Legislature have a role to play here? We think so. As much as parents need to be involved in their children’s education, a lot of them are either too busy making a living or are themselves intimidated by the political-correctness du jour to speak up.

State Sen. Jeb Bradley is right to attempt to craft language that reiterates New Hampshire’s stand against racism and for equality of opportunity.

Senate approval of the Bradley proposal, as part of the state budget package, now faces conference with the House. A fuller airing of the issues needs to be a part of that process.

New Hampshire’s Department of Education also has a role here. Commissioner Frank Edelblut and his board need to step up and make it clear that public schools are not to be the exclusive province of a harmful and poisonous progressive race agenda.

 
 
 
Friday, September 17, 2021

It’s too bad that Mr. “Nobody” from Keene has made that his legal name. If Joyce Craig of Manchester had it, the Tuesday mayoral contest could offer voters the choice of Rich Girard, Victoria Sullivan, or Nobody.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

No one spoke more eloquently or passionately on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks than did former President George W. Bush at the Shanksville, Pa., memorial service. These are excerpts from his remarks. -Editors

Sunday, September 12, 2021

We hold no brief for Manchester resident Joshua Fields, a convicted felon who is considered by a judge to be a danger to the public. But that judge, Landya McCafferty of the U.S. District Court, still saw fit to grant the man early release from prison.

Heroes are people who put their lives in peril in order to save others. We pause this weekend to remember the heroes of Sept. 11, 2001, along with all who perished.

Friday, September 10, 2021
Wednesday, September 08, 2021

State Sen. Sharon Carson, R-Londonderry, is on the same track as we have been regarding efforts to strengthen public oversight of police misconduct cases. We have argued that rather than trying to reinvent the wheel with an entire new entity, the powers that be should look to use the existin…