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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening session of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Netanyahu told parliament Monday that “the French build in Paris, the English build in London and the Israelis build in Jerusalem.” The government is currently advancing construction plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as their future capital and oppose any Israeli construction there. The international community, including the United States, does not recognize Israel's annexation of the eastern sector of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

My Turn: The only option for Israel is to choose life

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Every year on the fast day of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Hebrew calendar, Jews around the world read the following: From Deuteronomy 30:15-20: I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life, that you and your children may live. From Isaiah Chapter 58: Is this the manner of fasting I would choose, A …

My Turn: Brown’s energy agenda is not for New Hampshire

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Here in New Hampshire, we face unique energy challenges, which is why we must recognize the economic and environmental importance of crafting sound energy policies. We must drive innovation in clean energy that will create jobs in New Hampshire, while at the same time keeping energy costs affordable for families and local businesses. …

My Turn: Shaheen promised to be independent, but she isn’t

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Our country is at a crossroads. In just a few days, we have a real opportunity to make a change for the better when voters head to the polls. Over the past several months, you have heard from both candidates about our records and plans for our state and country. The distinctions could …

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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: Hosmer can help you

Friday, October 31, 2014

‘How Can I Help?” If you ask me, these words are not spoken nearly often enough. I live in a small town, and in my professional life I work with people living with and recovering from mental illnesses. In politics, it is often the small towns that get …

Letter: Fennessy is passionate about city’s public schools

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am writing to share with our community why I first supported my husband, Nathan Fennessy, in running to represent Wards 5, 6, 7 on the school board and why I hope you will support him now. Even before Nathan and I had our first of three children, …

Letter: Where’s Rago?

Friday, October 31, 2014

If you are a candidate for office, you have a basic obligation to the people of your district. If you expect us to vote for you, we have a right to learn about your ideas, and you have a duty to hear your constituents’ concerns. Kathy Rago apparently …

Letter: County needs strong delegation

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am the wife of a Belknap County Nursing Home resident and a resident of Gilford. I am very concerned for my husband and his fellow residents and their excellent caregivers. The nursing home employees have just been informed that they will have to cover the cost of …

Letter: County needs Pollak

Friday, October 31, 2014

For those of you paying attention to the work of the Belknap County commissioners, you know Commissioner Steve Nedeau operates in a nonpartisan, thoughtful and reasonable manner. As a citizen of Gilmanton, I am represented by Dick Burchell in Concord and on the county convention. I find him …

Letter: The divestiture problem

Friday, October 31, 2014

House Bill 1602 states the following: “I. Before January 1, 2015, the commission shall commence and expedite a proceeding to determine whether all or some of PSNH’s generation assets should be divested.” The question of divestiture isn’t simple. What are the ages and condition of the production facilities? …

Letter: Drivel season

Friday, October 31, 2014

I am sure that I am not the only person in New Hampshire sick to death of political ads on television. There is so much that I hardly watch Channel 9 any more. We have been bombarded with the same drivel from both parties since the end of …

Monitor Board of Contributors: The Ballad of the Koch Boys

Friday, October 31, 2014

Now David Koch and Charlie Koch Decided they would go for broke To see just how much mischief they could do. “Let’s settle Democratic hash By dumping suitcases of cash That way we’ll make some red states out …

My Turn: A senator should care deeply about the state

Friday, October 31, 2014

As the clock winds down toward Election Day, the TV ads and phone calls will have reached a fevered pitch. Yet many Granite Staters couldn’t care less about the mass advertising being directed their way. What they have …

Editorial: Higgins, Kimball and Richards for school board

Friday, October 31, 2014

This month, the Monitor sat down with all eight candidates for school board in Concord. There is not a person among them who would not represent the district well. Each candidate cares deeply about the future of education in the city, and each brings strong, albeit different, career …