In the little town of Bethlehem, the stillness is being broken of late by one motel resident whose IQ is apparently just high enough to correctly spell four-letter words.

The fellow has hung a big sign in front of his unit. It contains his crude opinion of President Joe Biden. The elderly motel owner wants the sign removed but the renter says he has a right to “free speech.”

That’s true and we are sure Jefferson, Adams, and others whose names grace the surrounding Presidential Range are just tickled pink that their work is being recognized in such fashion.

But the landlord also has rights. He has the right to evict this tenant if the man is violating his lease. No doubt fellow townspeople would help with the bill to that end.

Meanwhile, upon reflection, we have modified our opinion of Ralph Waldo Emerson. This sign-painter fits the bill for the poet’s line that, “The God who made New Hampshire taunted the lofty land with little men.”

Friday, July 30, 2021
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Of the wide range of COVID-19 vaccination rates across New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Sununu opines: “To me, it’s just statistics. When you have a range of 220 cities and towns, some are going to be high and some are going to be low. If you had the same vaccination rate in all those communities, …

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Gee, U.S,. history may still be taught in New Hampshire’s pubic schools. That’s a relief. From the hysterical reactions to a provision in the new state budget law, one would have thought that Joseph Goebbels’ ghost had been put in charge of burning books and whitewashing the past. Half of th…

One thing that New Hampshire schools should not be prohibited from doing in the coming school year is fully operating. With all the lessons provided by the initial COVID-19 pandemic, and with the huge amounts of money sent to the schools for mitigation efforts, there is no excuse for further…

Friday, July 23, 2021

A 23-year-old woman has decided the citizens of New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District need her to represent their interests in Washington. She will apparently meet the minimum age requirement of 25 by the time the next Congress is sworn in. That, and being a U.S. citizen for at least se…

Who says New Hampshire politicians aren’t bipartisan? Republican Gov. Chris Sununu appears united with our all-Democrat congressional delegation in opposing an extension of a travel ban on Canadian tourists.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Some readers responded to this week’s Sunday News package on road rudeness, speeding, and law enforcement by suggesting that the police go find something better to do. We don’t think there can be much better work than protecting public safety, and that includes on our highways and byways. We…

In the little town of Bethlehem, the stillness is being broken of late by one motel resident whose IQ is apparently just high enough to correctly spell four-letter words.