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Letter: The faces of terrorism

Sunday, March 1, 2015

TV and radio in America are going crazy about Islamic terrorism and yet, in this country, only one terrorist attack by a Muslim has resulted in someone else dying since 9/11. That was the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. In 2014, there was a similar mass killing at Fort Hood leaving four dead. There was also the attack on a Navy yard in 2013, killing 12. Neither was …

Letter: What about the Clintons?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Your editorial on Feb. 6 detailed the influence of the Koch Brothers in political campaign financing. Can we expect a similar expose on the Clinton Foundation’s financing activities? The Clinton situation was detailed in recent issues of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. When and if you do, you could detail the difference between the Kochs’ buying influence and the …

Letter: Ayotte’s political games

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Regardless of the issue, there always seems to be a dearth of common sense in Washington nowadays, but recently Kelly Ayotte has been bringing that truth too close to home. In order to make the far right of her party happy, and possibly boost her chances as a potential GOP pick for vice president, Ayotte has been playing political games with the Department …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Questions in Henniker

Sunday, March 1, 2015

How did Henniker become under-insured by $1.2 million? That is the biggest question I would like to have answered at this year’s town meeting on March 14. Under the present circumstances, we must approve the warrant article and pay the bill. However, I believe taxpayers are entitled to …

Letter: Tax fighters in Bow

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Are you sick and tired of digging yourself out? I’m not referring to the snow; I’m referring to Bow’s high taxes. Last year, the overwhelming message from Bow voters was that we don’t want to be buried in higher taxes. Unfortunately, some of our elected officials are tone …

Letter: Listen to wildlife watchers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

At the Fish and Game Commission’s Feb. 11 meeting, we learned it is considering opening a season on bobcats that will include hunting, hounding and trapping of this elusive, reclusive and not bothersome creature. Some of us in the room were surprised to learn hounding is under consideration, …

Letter: Whispers on the wind

Sunday, March 1, 2015

If plans to build a wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts have failed (some of the windiest waters of our country), why would turbine developers hunt for New Hampshire land? The answer is simple: They’re looking for locations that already have high-voltage power lines, access to a …

Letter: A critic for hire

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Will Coggin’s attempt to stand up for civil liberties while attacking national animal charities is flimsy and dishonest (Monitor Forum, Feb. 25). More a Washington operative-for-hire than a researcher of anything, Coggin gets his paychecks from an outfit that maligns Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the CDC and other …

My Turn: FairPoint agreement is a victory for all workers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Hampshire workers won big this past week. After months of intensive negotiations, more than 600 local employees reached a landmark agreement with FairPoint Communications, ending a 130-day strike. These workers have been standing together on the picket line every day since October – rain, snow or shine …

My Turn: Why I will attend Netanyahu’s speech

Sunday, March 1, 2015

With Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel coming to Washington next week to address Congress, a growing number of Democrats in Congress have announced that they will boycott the speech. I, however, plan to attend. While I appreciate my colleagues’ concerns – and I agree with many of …

Katy Burns: The many faces of fictional politicians

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Goodbye, Leslie Knope, ever-optimistic Pawnee, Ind., civil servant and sometime politician. You truly, over seven seasons, demonstrated again and again your unflagging belief in the power of government to do good for the people who elected it. On …

Monitor Board of Contributors: On terrorism, Obama sees what critics refuse to

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, celebrated union-busting and current poll-leading Republican in Iowa’s presidential preference polls, appeared this week at a Conservative Political Action Conference gathering to enhance his conservative credentials. Addressing the crowd with a nonchalance seemingly unbecoming …

National view: Another brave voice silenced in Russia

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Boris Nemtsov was a courageous Russian politician who never gave up on the dream that the country could make the transition from dictatorship to liberal democracy. Once an elected governor and a deputy prime minister in the government of Boris Yeltsin, he stubbornly continued to speak out and …