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Gov. Maggie Hassan

Editorial: Problems of money and perception

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The idea that an elected official can be bought and sold in America amounts to a threat against the very nature of democracy. That is where the anxiety of the electorate resides when it comes to political fundraising. In that sense, the debate over campaign finance reform often comes down to perception. Voters want assurances that their elected officials operate … 0

My Turn: Bury Northern Pass? Only if bury means kill

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Dear Bury Northern Pass advocates and friends: Way back when, I said and wrote that if we got sucked into the void of arguing the how and why of this horrendous project, we were done, finished, nada – killed by arguing about the minutia. For me, it’s always been to oppose the project, period. I bemoaned this group’s very name, “Bury Northern Pass,” … 0

Monitor Board of Contributors: Know your biting bugs (and how to protect from them)!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Once again, the thick of bug season is upon us. It’s hardly a joke when they say the New Hampshire state bird is the mosquito! So I thought it was time for some practical advice on insects and insect bites. First, let’s start with the less toxic insects. Black flies are abundant at … 0

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My Turn: Trouble is lurking for state’s online retailers

My Turn: New Hampshire can and must do better for veterans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We all agree that the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country deserve to be treated with dignity and appreciation when they return home. Unfortunately, the recent VA scandal and high unemployment rates among young veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are … 0

Editorial: Market Basket gambles, and many may lose

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Family-owned companies are subject to family feuds. Ernest and Julio Gallo of the famed winemaking family became bitter enemies. The billionaire Koch brothers have been at each others throats, legally speaking, for decades. Adolf and Rudolf Dassler founded a shoe company before falling out. After the split, Rudolf … 5

My Turn: A questionable leap in prescription drug debate

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It’s incredibly disappointing to read the conclusions drawn by New Hampshire lawmakers about drug abuse from relatively benign statistics on legitimate opiate and benzodiazepine prescriptions (Monitor front page, July 16). The illogical jumps from legitimate prescriptions, to drug abuse, to using heroin is alarming, to say the least. … 0

My Turn: Trouble is lurking for state’s online retailers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Without congressional action, a key law that prevents state and local governments from imposing new taxes on internet access services will expire in November. For 16 years, the Internet Tax Freedom Act has prevented politicians nationwide from using the Web as a piggy bank and helped e-commerce thrive … 3

Monitor Board of Contributors: Truth and context were early casualties in Gaza conflict

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

As I walked around Main Street during Concord’s recent Market Days celebration, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I saw a handwritten protest message on a piece of cardboard at the booth of the Palestinian … 5

Letter: Obama’s unlawful orders

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

When we read about and see the crisis on our southern border, it should bring into focus the writings of noted liberal historian Arthur Schlesinger, who outlined the “extreme danger to liberty posed by lawless executive overreach.” He was writing at the time of Richard Nixon. In our … 6

Letter: Questionable spin

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Israel bombs a neighborhood, kills children and it’s the Palestinians’ fault for not leaving their homes. What an Orwellian twist. Long live Hamas. JAMES SCHULER Weare … 3

Letter: The carbon solution

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I thank Walter Carlson for his clear explanation of global warming science (Monitor Forum, July 16). He told it like it is without mincing words. I wish he hadn’t left us with all the knowledge and no solutions. There is a superb solution: carbon fee and dividend. By … 4

Letter: Wrong about Ardinger

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It appears that Elaine Kellerman holds strong personal opinions on certain public matters that may or may not have relevance to the upcoming District 15 Senate race (Monitor letters, July 16). She is wrong in her information about the school board’s acquisition of Concord residences that made way … 2

Letter: Feltes has my vote

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

As an attorney working primarily in the area of health law and as a small business owner, I will gladly cast my vote for Dan Feltes for state senator of District 15 on Sept. 9. Dan appreciates that providing access to health care is critical to economic growth … 1