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Opinion

Letter: Fiorina’s star turn

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We recently watched the 1948 Tracy-Hepburn flick State of the Union. It was fascinating and a bit scary because so many elements of the current election were portrayed – from both sides of the aisle. The protagonist was a successful CEO candidate who defeated all the odds, saw things outside the conventional paradigm, found a strong moral compass and worked very hard on the campaign trail. The candidate’s strongest trait …

Letter: Sanders will lead on tough issues

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bernie Sanders is the clear choice for the Democratic nomination because he possesses the integrity, judgment and courage needed to lead America forward. Sanders possesses the integrity to break the corporate stranglehold on our government. He isn’t beholden to big corporations and Wall Street, so he is free to push for reforms. In contrast, in one year Clinton received $600,000 in speaking fees …

Letter: Hillary is our champion

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Last year, I had the pleasure of chatting with one of Hillary Clinton’s close friends from law school. When they met, he already had a year of law school under his belt, but she had just arrived on campus. The first question she had for him was: “Do you know where the legal aid clinic is?” She wanted to get to work, right …

Letter: We need a conservative

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Our country’s descent into socialism is already well established. Any slight hope of changing that trajectory depends on us, the voters. It ought to be obvious that a vote for a declared socialist like Bernie Sanders would accelerate that trend. Furthermore, anyone who was sentient during the Clinton …

Letter: Kasich has it all

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As a registered independent, I will be voting in the Republican presidential primary for Gov. John Kasich. A lot can happen between now and November. If a Republican is elected president, it should be a person who is experienced, capable, intelligent and balanced. Gov. Kasich has all those …

Letter: Vote for calm and steady

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Our nation is bitterly polarized. Our tendency to attack one another, even members of our own party, is on full display in this election cycle. As a liberal independent, I feel the Bern but I don’t believe a revolution is the answer. We have been in full revolt …

Letter: Cruz will fix government

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Big government gobbles increasing amounts of people’s money, freedoms and opportunities, which politicians use to benefit themselves and favored special interests. Our Constitution authorized a small federal government with strictly limited powers dedicated to protecting people’s rights, property, and opportunities. Our first 120 or so years demonstrated small, …

Letter: Go Republican

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Regardless of what happens on primary day, it is most important that we all get out and vote for the eventual Republican nominee. Abstaining is not an option. Because thanks to this president and his progressive agenda, 95 million of our fellow Americans who are eligible to work …

Letter: Vote responsibly

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As we go to the polls on primary day, we should reflect on the fact that voting is a privilege that expects something in return. We should be responsible in our voting as we are in all aspects of our lives. Any group deserves the leadership it elects. …

Letter: Christie tells it like it is

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I recently attended Gov. Christie’s Bow town hall meeting. I listened intently, wishing to hear what he truly said when answering citizens’ questions. I have been undecided as to who is the best candidate, Republican or Democrat. Before the meeting, I was leaning toward another candidate. Christie spoke …

Letter: Rubio the gem

Sunday, February 7, 2016

After the hotel developer quipped, “I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” I have switched from Carly Fiorina to Marco Rubio so as to better block the developer. I am just back from listening to Marco Rubio speak, …

Mike Pride: The return of my father

Sunday, February 7, 2016

As a man of a certain age and generation, I’m not alone in realizing how much like my father I have become. We were opposites – opponents – during the 1960s. He rooted for Liston, Ali became my …

Editorial: Fixes needed on Medicaid expansion bill

Sunday, February 7, 2016

After decades of delay and failed efforts, the United States is now making real progress reducing the rolls of the uninsured and moving toward the goal of universal health care. Credit goes to the Affordable Care Act, and especially to states like New Hampshire, which saw the wisdom …