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Opinion

Our Turn: Treat kindergarten like any other grade

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kids enrolled in full-day kindergarten programs might be half as tall and don’t eat as much as 12th-graders, but are they worth only half as much? According to the law that defines the state’s financial support for education, the answer is yes. That needs to change. House Bill 1563 does not mandate full-day kindergarten. However, it would change the current adequate education law to allow kindergarten students in full-day programs …

Editorial: Vote today, and then stay engaged

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

It’s exam day. For the better part of the past year, New Hampshire voters have studied the candidates and assessed their promises. They have heard them speak during intimate town hall meetings and watched them debate before a national audience. Today, New Hampshire will deliver its Democratic and Republican recommendations to the rest of the nation. Voters in the first-in-the-nation primary don’t need …

Letter: You better vote

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Why we all need to vote whenever we get the opportunity: 1) Voting is not simple. It takes awhile to figure out the procedure. This difficulty keeps us sharp and teaches us there is a system for governing that gives everyone a voice. 2) Just by registering to vote and actually taking part in the primary and our town elections, you have taken …

Letter: Hillary for health care

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Americans need access to affordable, quality health care. No other candidate has fought for this as long or as hard as Hillary Clinton, and no other candidate is as committed to continue this fight. Hillary gets real results. In the 1970s, she worked to expand access to care …

Letter: Nation needs Bernie now

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to restore our country to a real democracy by supporting the campaign of Bernie Sanders. Politicians of both parties have been unconscionably oblivious to Bernie’s decades-long attempts to warn of the immorality and adverse effects of bipartisan trade deals that shipped jobs overseas, …

Letter: On biblical values

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I read with interest Randall Balmer’s recent essay about biblical values (Sunday Monitor Forum, Jan. 17). (In fact I did attend Franklin Graham’s very great rally on a bitter cold day at the Capitol Plaza — nearly 500 people.) You fault Jerry Falwell with leading evangelicals on a …

Letter: Violations of dignity

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Terrorist groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram use rape as a weapon of war. Women and girls around the world are forced to carry the children of the terrorists who raped them. But U.S. foreign aid currently can’t be used to help these women, instead they are …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …