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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: A limited test

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Bechdel Test is interesting as a media-wide statistic that helps show how underrepresented women are on the whole, but it tells you very little about the content of an individual film (Monitor Forum, Sept. 26). It says nothing about a movie’s tone, plot or how important any …

Letter: An illegal war

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Whether or not you agree with the president’s decision to engage in this war, we have entered it illegally. It is your duty to compel your representatives to either authorize war per the Constitution or recall our forces per the War Powers Resolution of 1973. Beyond legality, congressional …

Letter: Remember Vietnam?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What was sold 13 years ago as a limited military response to the 9/11 tragedy seems to have become endless war. Our recent unauthorized airstrikes on Syria (accompanied by a few theocratic allies) make it the ninth country we’ve bombed in the last five years. It must be …

Letter: Send Kuster back to Congress

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Annie Kuster is a hard-working, thoughtful congresswoman who has focused on the needs of New Hampshire. To help job seekers find employment, she has regularly hosted job fairs throughout the state in order to match those seekers with potential employers. In Washington, she has worked on legislation to … 2

My Turn: 19th-century education model not what 21st-century students need

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

New Hampshire’s political and educational leaders are debating the role of the Common Core standards and the Smarter Balanced assessments. Manchester has requested a waiver from testing because Superintendent Debra Livingston and her teachers know that standardized testing actually hurts children; it does more harm than good to … 4

Editorial: Racism’s generational ripple effect

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It might be possible to affect the future with a smile, a kindly look and the resolve to treat everyone, no matter what their color or creed, fairly as a fellow human being. Knowing that is important, because New Hampshire’s complexion is changing. Though the state’s minority population … 4

Mike Marland, Oct. 1, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Letter: A fact is a fact

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

It was very encouraging to see 300,000 people turn out for the Climate March in New York to express their deep concern for the human-caused changes to the Earth’s climate and its impact on all living things. People from all walks of life demonstrated their passion about the … 23

Letter: We deserve better

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Are the voters of Candia, Deerfield and Nottingham as embarrassed as I am by the behavior of our state representative, Kyle Tasker? He’s running for re-election, and I would urge voters in these towns to carefully consider whether he is the person you want representing you. You may … 1

Letter: It’s not Boehner’s bridge

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Congresswoman Annie Kuster pushes him to fully restore money for the Sewalls Falls Bridge and the Highway Trust Fund (Monitor Local and State, Sept. 24). Poppycock. Whether, how much and when federal money is spent on the bridge is not … 14