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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 time, his views are echoed by another liberal constitutional scholar at George Washington University, Jonathan Turley. When President Obama announced to Congress … 5

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 putting a price on carbon so polluters pay for their contamination of a common inheritance … 4

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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

Letter: Shea-Porter knows key to creating job growth

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter is a friend of small business. She introduced the Reward and Encourage New Business Act, a bill to permanently double the tax deduction for new businesses to $10,000. This is the right way to help both businesses and employment. According to the Washington Post, job … 1

Letter: Shaheen is a fighter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has proven she listens to the women of New Hampshire and fights to make sure they get the care they deserve. As governor, she signed into law a contraception mandate that had broad bipartisan support. Shaheen understands the importance of preventative care, as it has … 1

Letter: Raise the diesel tax

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Your editorial on a long-term fix for the federal highway fund focuses on the impossible and the silly (Sunday Monitor Opinion, July 13). We have a problem, and it needs a quick solution. However, you propose to use general funds “paid for” by eliminating tax credits for the … 4

Letter: Ardinger is a steady voice

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I know Kass Ardinger will work hard on behalf of her constituents in particular and for the state in general. She will be thoughtful about what comes before the Senate and will look ahead to accomplish the best outcomes. Her work on behalf of hungry families and her … 0

Editorial: Passage of time shouldn’t aid child abusers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The time has come for New Hampshire to eliminate the statute of limitations on sexual crimes against children. As it stands, the state can pursue charges only until the victim turns 40. We were reminded of the folly of this particular law last week, when Kenneth Day of … 1

Letter: A question of accessibility

Monday, July 21, 2014

How is it that CATCH, whose mission would seem to imply attention to the needs of persons with disabilities, has built an inaccessible store in its Endicott Hotel renovation? Did no staff member, board member or architectural consultant catch this flaw? The renovations to the Endicott were clearly … 0

Letter: Alligator alley?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Here is a little hint for New Hampshire’s small but persistent group of climate change deniers. If our weather remains as tropical as it has been for several weeks, we had better start keeping our eyes peeled for alligators and even piranhas showing up in our major rivers … 11

Letter: Motivated for change

Monday, July 21, 2014

This letter was sent to Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s office: Dear Sen. Ayotte: Thank you for reminding me just how debased the English language can become in the hands of people with an agenda whose job is financed by people with the same agenda. This bit of double-talk drivel … 4