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Letter: Hassan has boosted economy

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Economics are fundamental to our quality of life here in New Hampshire, and Gov. Maggie Hassan is providing inspiring leadership to ensure working families have the best economic opportunities possible and it is working. Here is what I want my fellow Granite Staters to know about New Hampshire’s economy under Maggie Hassan: the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.4 percent, one of the lowest rates in the country; the median …

Letter: Beyond the statistics

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Domestic violence is complex. Often we don’t even recognize it. I once overheard a couple behind me in line – she was belittling him, calling him names. Her tone was condescending and nasty. He silently allowed her to publicly verbally assault him. As wrong as this is, the fact that it was the woman who was verbally abusive seemed almost normal. The complexity …

Letter: What about men in movies?

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Bechdel test is not to be taken seriously (Monitor Forum, Sept. 26). As is often the case with such agenda oriented “tests,” there is not an equivalent test for how important men are in movies. Thelma and Louise and Sex and the City might fail that. It also leads to absurd results. It is difficult to say with a straight face that …

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Letter: The greater threat

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Scott Brown has a new commercial where he displays a photo of the Islamic State’s flag and says he has a plan to protect our borders. Does he think a person with an American passport would leave Syria, fly to Mexico then pay a smuggler to get him …

Letter: Confirmation

Thursday, October 2, 2014

I have to thank Brian Seaworth (Monitor letters, Sept. 28) for confirming the fact that the Republicans have created a platform that is unquestionably anti-women and anti-equality and that any other member of the party will be condemned for trying to change it. That information should be of …

Letter: Hassan stands with families

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Voters who care about New Hampshire families will re-elect Gov. Maggie Hassan this November. Her opponent shows clearly that he doesn’t understand what affects everyday folks and their families. Walt Havenstein thinks it’s okay if women are paid less than men for the same work. It’s okay with …

My Turn: Deficit shouldn’t be a priority issue for voters

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Out canvassing recently, my wife and I have often heard from voters that a very important, even decisive, issue that will determine how they vote in November is the federal deficit. Though the deficit is important, it should no longer be the priority issue. The national public debt … 2

The (Political) Dating Game

Thursday, October 2, 2014

We’re certain you’ve asked yourself: What would happen if candidates used campaign rhetoric to make love connections with voters? We’ve asked ourselves the same thing (many, many times), and we’re pretty sure it would look something like this: Jeanne Shaheen Turn ons: All but 1 percent of what …

‘Monitor’ makes changes to online commenting policy

Thursday, October 2, 2014

For a century and a half, this newspaper has served as a public forum for issues of the day and for competing perspectives. The centerpiece of this forum is the space we devote each day to letters to the editor. More recently, this two-way communication has expanded to … 19

Letter: How about some solutions?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Have you seen it? I’m sure you have. Mudslinging ads on TV have trickled over to news stories and letters in the paper. Many Democrat candidates for office and liberal organizations are on an endless smear campaign of Republican candidates, regardless of whether running for state representative or … 10

Letter: Abomination

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

If you are upset about ISIS beheading Westerners, then consider how we kill 3,000 American babies a day by abortion, which cuts off their arms and legs and then crushes their skulls. So who’s worse? God is not going to give America peace and prosperity as long as … 1

Letter: Immorality isn’t funny

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Regarding the Concord visit of Sarah Silverman (Monitor Local And State, Sept. 23), I am saddened that so many “women’s activists” are fond of saying, “It’s my body; it’s my choice.” Immorality is all around us and is seen as humor. I am one who cares about the … 4

Letter: Wrong way to run a county

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Whose interests is the executive committee of the Belknap County delegation representing? Certainly not those of the Belknap County nursing home residents. Belknap County has an obligation to provide its nursing home residents with the best care possible. The county also must facilitate the nursing home staff’s capacity …