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Editorials


Keeping aware of a common cancer

One of the most common cancers in the United States is also one of the most unpleasant to discuss. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness … Full story    
Published:  March 7, 2017

Trump’s database is just propaganda

President Trump declared last Tuesday night that "we must support the victims of crime," which sounds like a sensible and humane notion. But Trump didn't … Full story    
Published:  March 6, 2017

Still no solutions on massive debt

The Congressional Budget Office has projected a $9.4 trillion cumulative increase in deficits over the next decade. While provisionally there are greater threats to the … Full story    
Published:  March 5, 2017

No discrimination on gender identity

We were reminded last week of an old George Carlin quote that was printed on the Monitor's Forum page not long ago: "Save the planet? … Full story    
Published:  March 2, 2017

SALTS Act is the right step for NH

The always morphing chemical compounds of synthetic narcotics, as well as the toothless labeling, makes it challenging to prosecute manufacturers and users of these analogue … Full story    
Published:  March 1, 2017

When media was not Trump’s foe

In a room overflowing with fancy gowns, pretentious filmmakers and pushy paparazzi on the red carpet, the Academy Awards are often completely irrelevant to New … Full story    
Published:  February 28, 2017

Gorsuch’s odds in the U.S. Senate

Neil Gorsuch, nominee for the Supreme Court, has been working to win the support of Democratic senators whose votes he will need to overcome a … Full story    
Published:  February 27, 2017

No comparison with The Donald

Comparisons are easy. Instead of making a detailed case why a young baseball player is worthy of being drafted in the first round, the scout … Full story    
Published:  February 24, 2017

Civics bill not a bad idea for NH

New Hampshire senators this week will vote on a bill to mandate that every public high school student take a civics course before receiving his … Full story    
Published:  February 22, 2017

Trump can’t keep Pence in the dark

Several presidents have treated their vice presidents notoriously and sometimes irresponsibly badly. The late President Harry Truman knew all about that. When he took office … Full story    
Published:  February 21, 2017

Fraud claim puts integrity at stake

The Trump administration's easily disproved claims of rampant voter fraud in New Hampshire, repeated by the president and his associates this past week, remind us … Full story    
Published:  February 20, 2017

Officials must be held accountable

During President Richard M. Nixon’s nosedive from grace, it was referred to as the non-denial denial – that is, an inference that something may have … Full story    
Published:  February 19, 2017

Looking back at the week in news

NH Senate made right move passing victims' right bill The New Hampshire Senate issued a strong signal for victim's privacy rights this week with the … Full story    
Published:  February 18, 2017

Pakistan remains a global threat

It may be that the most critical foreign relations problem facing President Donald Trump, at least in the short term, is not Russia or China. … Full story    
Published:  February 15, 2017

Trump’s fantasy of NH voter fraud

The issue of voter fraud keeps circulating around President Trump. And now New Hampshire, and its history of clean voting and electoral integrity, has been … Full story    
Published:  February 14, 2017

Trump’s election sparked activism

One silver lining for those who oppose the Trump presidency is that his election has stirred up the pot so much it has caused an … Full story    
Published:  February 13, 2017

Sensible budget finds compromise

In his inaugural budget, Gov. Chris Sununu and his team crafted a proposal for the Legislature that struck a fine balance between touting New Hampshire's … Full story    
Published:  February 12, 2017

Looking back at the week in news

Litchfield voters will soon face a fire station dilemma Local towns such as Litchfield have asked voters to approve the building of a new fire … Full story    
Published:  February 11, 2017

Celebrating with good behavior

To those who are well beyond their prime partying years, one ritual in the celebration of a hometown championship has never really computed. Why do … Full story    
Published:  February 8, 2017

Enough with link to sports, politics

While it was impossible to ignore the improbable and historic Super Bowl comeback on Sunday night, the bigger battleground for far too many was in … Full story    
Published:  February 7, 2017

Fed will look to lighten its load

The Federal Reserve's first meeting of the new year, set for Tuesday and Wednesday, isn't likely to generate many fireworks or any great surprises. Almost … Full story    
Published:  February 6, 2017

Don’t overshadow the opioid battle

The 2016 campaign season is over, but political stunts are timeless. There are some grandstanding efforts, however, that shouldn't need the extra attention to showcase … Full story    
Published:  February 5, 2017

Travel ban’s optics are unAmerican

President Donald Trump's advocates are quick to defend his executive order on immigration by pointing out it is not a ban on Muslims, but merely … Full story    
Published:  January 31, 2017

Pats continue to dominate league

The sun came up, the sky is blue, President Donald Trump tweeted and the New England Patriots are heading to Houston to play in Super … Full story    
Published:  January 30, 2017

TGI ‘Smunday’ is worth reviewing

New Englanders have grown accustomed to Super Bowl hangovers - the emotional ones, if not the alcohol induced. After all, next Sunday will mark the … Full story    
Published:  January 29, 2017

Looking back at the week in news

Finding inspiration from New Hampshire's next generation Destination Imagination has been encouraging kids to think outside the box for more than three decades. Students choose … Full story    
Published:  January 28, 2017

Celebrating our right to protest

Throughout the nation, millions of people in dozens of cities took to the streets Friday and Saturday, protesting the election of Donald Trump as president … Full story    
Published:  January 25, 2017

NH’s generous spirit refreshing

One in nine. Every year, the New Hampshire Food Bank reports one in nine Granite Staters are food insecure. Every year we hear that number … Full story    
Published:  January 24, 2017

Retaining a high quality of care 

Defunding Planned Parenthood endangers the health of millions of low-income women and children in this country and if Congressional Republicans go through with it, they … Full story    
Published:  January 23, 2017

Role model search must start at home

The wisdom of hoisting athletes onto pedestals reserved for role models has never been shakier. On any given day, sports news reports are as likely … Full story    
Published:  January 22, 2017