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My Turn: Battle with Iran needs to happen at negotiating table

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The deadline for Iran to achieve a nuclear agreement with the international community is fast approaching, set for Monday. Over the past year, our nation’s diplomats, along with global powers, have been working tirelessly to produce an agreement that will prevent both an Iranian nuclear weapon and another war in the Middle East. Keeping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon is of central importance to American security – and achieving …

My Turn: Why I voted against Keystone XL legislation

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A thorough regulatory review process is critical for any major infrastructure project, particularly one that will cross our country’s borders. That’s why I voted against legislation to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to circumvent the normal approval process. Running roughshod over the normal approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline is not warranted, …

Katy Burns: So little time, so many thanks

Sunday, November 23, 2014

For 364 days a year – 365 in leap years – Americans believe profoundly in their natural right to complain about anything that irritates us. And we sure do, seemingly endlessly. But on one day, by tradition if not constitutional mandate, we’ll give thanks. And this year on Thanksgiving, I fully intend to do just that. I’m not talking about being thankful for …

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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

Board of Contributors: In Jerusalem, a struggle among memory pain, peace and justice

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Together, we bore witness: four rabbis and others murdered early Tuesday morning in a Jerusalem synagogue while worshipers were davening Shacharit. Streaks of blood, stained prayer books and debris marked the sacred site long after the dead were …

Editorial: Energy shortage is here, but solutions exist

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The winter spike in natural gas prices that raised home heating costs last year and led Unitil and other electric utilities to seek rate increases of nearly 50 percent will be with us for the next five to seven years. That estimate came from Bill Quinlan, Public Service …

My Turn: It’s not easy to find truth about state’s energy situation

Saturday, November 22, 2014

These days, we’ve been hearing a great deal about two power projects: Northern Pass and the natural gas pipeline. We hear a lot of conflicting opinions about whether these projects are good or even necessary for New Hampshire and New England. Last January, the six New England governors …

My Turn: State needs a plan to fight against a killer

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the third leading cause of death in the United States, affects more than 24 million people nationwide, with many unaware they have it. As many as half of those affected – or 12 million – remain undiagnosed, living with the symptoms of COPD for …

My Turn: Local food should be part of happy holidays

Saturday, November 22, 2014

As our autumn leaves give way to the winter chill and the familiar scent of chimney smoke wafts through the air, families across New Hampshire know it’s time to once again gather around our tables to give thanks …

Letter: A poor strategy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glenn K. Currie’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) was something that a lot of people needed to hear. Unfortunately, his conservative message of individual freedoms and small government is being drowned out by the message of Christian hate toward Islam and homosexuals, and pure hatred of the …

Letter: Party problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

If I may, I would like to respond to Glenn K. Currie’s reply (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) to my article (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16). I tried to be careful to talk about “Republican politicians,” not “Republicans.” I find most Republicans – as well as most Democrats and …

Letter: Truth about turkeys

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving turkeys have nothing to be thankful for. More than 170 million of them are crammed for their four short months of life in open sheds allowing 1 square foot per bird. Intense crowding, filthy litter and ammonia fumes from huge amounts of urine cause respiratory ailments, foot …

Letter: The death of science

Friday, November 21, 2014

Katy Burns’s column (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16) roused some cheers among the growing numbers of citizens who understand where climate change and its deniers are taking us. What I fail to understand is how our great country, which became great because it embraced science, could now find …

Letter: A forest worth saving

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mount Sunapee Resort has proposed a major expansion that would link the current ski area with private land outside the state park on the west flank of the mountain. Staff from the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau conducted a field study of that part of the proposed expansion …