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Letter: Missing questions

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I recently got a questionnaire from Kelly Ayotte with two kinds of questions: No-brainers such as “Do you want to see our children get an education that prepares them for the workplace?” and trick questions designed to lay a basis for items in her right-wing agenda – questions like the one about “freedom” for doctors and patients (translate: Repeal Obamacare). But what was really significant about the questionnaire was what …

Letter: A broken system

Sunday, August 30, 2015

We don’t usually respond to articles or letters to the editor, but we felt we had to comment on Dr. Robert Kiefner’s “My Turn” article on our health care system (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23). We agree 100 percent with Dr. Kiefner that our health care system is broken. The insurance companies and Big Pharma are making billions of dollars while many Americans …

Letter: ‘Monitor’ wrong to tweet

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I thought the job of a media outlet was to report the news not to victimize people further. I am appalled at the Concord Monitor and NHPR for “live tweeting” the St. Paul’s School rape case. For victims of sexual assault, it is already hard enough to stand in court and recount the most horrific moment in their lives, they do not need …

Letter: American babies

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anchor babies? Absolutely! Parents and families who come to America and have a child here, most often are leaving behind lives of dire poverty and the real possibility of their children being forced or coerced into illegal, dangerous and often lethal means of survival, including the sexual slave …

Letter: Some bad information

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Is there something in the water in Bow? Are people there more gullible than in the rest of New Hampshire, America, the world? Brad Hutton’s letter to the editor (Monitor Opinion, Aug. 24) decries – yes, decries – a provision in the proposed Iran nuclear agreement that allows …

On the issues: O’Malley says ‘we need to stop stumbling backwards’

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has, since announcing his presidential bid, outlined a series of specific policy goals he would pursue as president – on the environment, college affordability, the economy, substance abuse and more. Here are some …

Fran Wendelboe: The path ahead for the U.S. and Mexico on immigration

Saturday, August 29, 2015

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” – Emma Lazarus …

Monitor Board of Contributors: It’s not their own Francis that Muslims need

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Eight centuries ago, Francis of Assisi traveled to Damietta hoping to negotiate a peaceful end to the Fifth Crusade. Francis crossed the Egyptian desert to meet Sultan Malik, commander of the Muslims. While Francis was respectfully received as …

To Our Readers: College questions? Ask ‘The College Guy’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

‘Any questions?” the perky admission counselor asks. An awkward silence fills the room, as the young adults quietly size up their competition, not wanting to reveal their shared sense of insecurity and confusion. Many of their parents sit by their side, wary of saying anything that might embarrass …

Our Turn: ‘Our Kids’ deserve a chance to succeed

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Over the past 25 years, our country has grown increasingly divided. Much is made of the growing political polarization but that’s not what we are addressing today. Instead, we are writing about the distinctly different opportunities for our kids to experience the American Dream. Both of us grew …

The August departure: All around, there are signs of a season in decline

Saturday, August 29, 2015

It’s late August. I know this time of year by heart, by the evening chill, by the setting of the sunflowers as they abandon hope and droop to the grave. Summer’s end means everything changes. Again. Weather and …

Editorial: A campaign for wider civil justice

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Many attorneys, no matter how long they’ve been practicing law, will tell you they still get butterflies when they enter a courtroom. Just imagine how a single mother seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend would feel under the same circumstances. Now imagine she is alone in the courtroom, …

My Turn: Forrester column on budget crossed the line

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Whether Sen. Jeanie Forrester’s recent opinion piece (Monitor Forum, Aug. 26) was motivated by her continuing desire to do Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s political dirty work or by Sen. Forrester’s own political ambitions, the fact remains that her piece was as false as it was offensive. It is entirely …