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Opinion

Editorial: Candidates’ tax-cut plans wrongheaded

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

George H.W. Bush called the notion that cutting taxes would increase economic activity, thus creating jobs and increasing federal revenue, “vodoo economics.” So-called supply-side economics didn’t pan out for President Ronald Reagan, who increased taxes. As a theory it’s largely been discredited, but its something-for-nothing allure remains so strong that the idea refuses to die. Three decades later, supply-side notions such as those that underlie the tax plans of New … 0

Letter: Rubens is the easy choice

Monday, September 1, 2014

There are three prominent Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate. I can’t imagine why anyone would vote for either of the two candidates who have recently come here from another state. My old friend Bob Smith is a nice guy and did an admirable job when he was in the Senate, but that was long ago. He’s been living in Florida for … 1

Letter: Choose Rubens over Brown

Monday, September 1, 2014

I see these points made against Scott Brown as a U.S. Senate candidate from New Hampshire – and I think my e-mail delivered me something very sound. “When nearly a quarter-million people were out of work in Massachusetts, Scott Brown is still the guy who voted against three jobs bills. When millions of people across the country are struggling with student loan debt, … 0

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Letter: Ardinger is most qualified

Monday, September 1, 2014

I plan to vote Kass Ardinger for state Senate because she has already proven that she is a superb public servant. She has worked tirelessly for the parents, school children and taxpayers of Concord. She has shown that she can work with others whose opinions she may not … 0

Letter: Feltes offers diversity

Monday, September 1, 2014

Merriam-Webster defines diversity as the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas. I believe in diversity. I think it brings folks closer together. With competence, character and diversity in mind, I am supporting Dan Feltes for state Senate District 15. He would bring a unique … 0

Letter: Ardinger must state her position on Northern Pass

Monday, September 1, 2014

Kass Ardinger, please tell voters your position on Northern Pass. Are you in favor or opposed? This is a critical issue facing our state and people have the right to know where you stand before they go to vote in the upcoming primary. Evading this issue is not … 2

Letter: Little for District 8

Monday, September 1, 2014

I knew Gerry Little when he served on the Weare Finance Committee. I have seen his conservative decisions made with a rational thought process and his dedicated commitment to that committee. Having been on that committee myself, I know that it does take a solid commitment to serve. … 0

Letter: Many reasons to vote blue

Monday, September 1, 2014

Remember when Barack Obama became president, the first time? Mitch McConnell said his goal for this president was to make him a “one-term president.” When the president won election for a second term, McConnell said his goal for the president and the Democrats was to make sure that … 0

Letter: Speak up about cancer

Monday, September 1, 2014

Many important decisions about cancer are made in the doctor’s office, but also in Congress. Government officials make decisions every day about health issues that affect your life. As a cancer victim, I know first-hand how important these decisions are to people here in New Hampshire. Cancer will … 0

Letter: Violent injustice

Monday, September 1, 2014

Imagine the hatred it takes to slaughter more than 2,100 Palestinians in Gaza as their bodies are violently shredded to pieces by sophisticated weaponry and munitions largely supplied by the United States. Of the Palestinian dead, 85.6 percent were civilians, including 440 children. People around the globe are … 0

Editorial: GOP should choose Rubens for Senate

Monday, September 1, 2014

Scott Brown may be dominating the headlines and the airwaves in the GOP’s quest to unseat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. But Jim Rubens is the candidate who offers New Hampshire Republicans the clearest view of where he stands and where the party should be going. Brown has been … 1

Letter: Feltes has what it takes

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Living in the Merrimack Valley School District, I seldom pay attention to Concord School District issues. The work of lawyers at New Hampshire Legal Assistance isn’t something that I have any knowledge of. So both Kass Ardinger and Dan Feltes were unknown to me until they started arriving … 0

Letter: Ardinger has the experience

Sunday, August 31, 2014

In choosing the best candidate for state Senate in District 15, a past history of representative success is an important consideration. Others led the way with years of elected experience before running for the state Senate. Sylvia Larsen, eight years on the Concord City Council, and Susan McLane, … 0