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Opinion

Letter: GMO propaganda

Friday, August 28, 2015

Propaganda gains power by constructing reality irrespective of truth or facts. Nazi Reich Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels summed it up: “It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent; its task is to lead to success. . . . It should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths.” An excellent example of the seemingly innocuous, albeit nefarious, charm of clever yet …

Letter: Join Bernie

Friday, August 28, 2015

I have waited an enormously long time to have a candidate who fully expresses my political views run for president of the United States. Bernie Sanders, as his campaign gains momentum, is talking openly and honestly about the major issues that are impacting the majority of America. He is articulating solutions to these problems that people see as a way to overcome the …

Letter: Brave and unarmed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Saturday’s terrorist incident on a train in Belgium suggests that another thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a couple of brave, unarmed Americans. ROBERT REIN Concord …

Letter: No guns needed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hooray to the three brave Americans who took down the terrorist on the train from Amsterdam to Paris. They did it with courage, determination and teamwork – not guns. BERNADETTE CAMERON Deerfield …

Letter: A courageous column

Friday, August 28, 2015

Those who know Bill Zeckhausen will understand the courage it took to write his article “Things I wish I was told after my dementia diagnosis” (Monitor Forum, Aug. 22). We applaud Bill for “coming out” on the subject of dementia. His articulate expression of his own experience, plus …

Letter: Pronunciation key

Friday, August 28, 2015

One would think the talking heads who parachute into New Hampshire to cover the presidential circus and the St. Paul’s rape trial would learn how to pronounce the name of our capital, Concord. It is KON-curd (New Englandly Kawn-kidd), not Kon-CORD. ADOLPHE BERNOTAS Concord …

My Turn: Dover’s adequacy funding lawsuit is just greed

Friday, August 28, 2015

The city of Dover’s filing of a lawsuit against the state of New Hampshire over adequacy funding is one of the most egregious acts greed and selfishness I have ever witnessed. This is true because Dover is undoubtedly one of the wealthiest cities in our state, and it …

Editorial: It’s time for a tax on carbon

Friday, August 28, 2015

There are thousands of potential sinkholes in New Hampshire like the one that closed Interstate 93 in Concord earlier this month. More than a third of the 4,600 miles of roads maintained by the state are officially in “poor” shape. Nearly half the state’s bridges are on the …

Off Main: A public health issue we don’t think about

Friday, August 28, 2015

What if I told you that there was a public health problem in New Hampshire that had persisted for decades and killed more than 100 people most years? It’s true. The epidemic actually threatens more than 10,000 people …

Letter: Kenney should know better

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Executive Councilors Chris Sununu and David Wheeler have taken some heat recently for their votes to stop New Hampshire’s payment to Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. Their critics are right on. But let us not forget that Councilor Joseph Kenney, representing District 1, also voted against the …

Letter: Bird sounds of long ago

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I would add to Steve Taylor’s No. 49 on his list of “Things to do in New Hampshire” (Monitor Forum, July 30), which was to “observe a purple finch.” I would tell you to tell your grandchildren how at dusk the many nighthawks that used to fly around …

Letter: An obligation to protect

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Rev. John Buttrick was given a privileged place on the front of the Forum section on Aug. 16. One would have expected some light to be shed by his essay on the use of guns by civilians on the streets of Concord. What we got was obfuscation. …

Letter: Toplessness and equality

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I found this to be a curious juxtaposition. Many wrote in to express their indignation with the position taken by Hugh Williams Benziger, and I feel rightly so. Simply removing women students from the St. Paul’s School campus will not change male students’ attitudes toward women. However, these …