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Editorial: Ads add up to record low for politics

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Unless they can wield their remote with the skill of a Jedi knight, New Hampshire TV viewers will see hundreds upon hundreds of political ads, the vast majority of them negative. The state’s residents, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity, have already been the target of more than 12,000 ads. Spending on the Senate contest between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen and challenger Scott Brown will set …

My Turn: The people’s president

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

There is probably no more powerful political force on the planet today than cynicism. Nothing acts to prevent activism and positive social change more. Cynicism is the ultimate inaction producer. It is a bulwark of the status quo. The conventional wisdom is that regardless of political party, you cannot trust any politician. Politicians …

My Turn: Law enforcement has a true friend in Shaheen

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Here in New Hampshire, the men and women of our law enforcement community know how important it is to have strong champions for our state in Congress. And whether it’s supporting the right policies for our first responders or providing the resources we need to do our jobs, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has had our back throughout her entire career. That’s why the New …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: A responsive representative

Sunday, October 19, 2014

State Rep. Richard McNamara deserves the support of Monitor readers on election day. Here’s just one example of why I say this: Richard immediately stepped up to the plate to sponsor a bill (HB 1600) that streamlined government bureaucracy when I described a problem that I had with …

Letter: Fennessy is a problem-solver

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As a former resident of Concord’s South End and the spouse of a school district employee, I’m confident that in this year’s school board election, the best choice to represent Wards 5, 6, and 7 is Nathan Fennessy. Over the past two years, I’ve had the pleasure of …

Letter: I am a woman, too!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

At 71, retired and on a fixed income, I reflect about women’s responsibilities. During child-bearing years, I took responsibility and paid for my own birth control. Why now do women expect that it should be a covered medical benefit? And why has it become a political debate? However, …

Letter: What’s Brown’s motivation?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Why does New Hampshire need a “homeless politician?” One who ran and was elected in Massachusetts. One who did such a lousy job that he was not re-elected. Normally, the word re-elect is nice to have on an election banner. Usually, that is. Maybe, he is not actually …

Letter: Pretty face, no scruples

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Of late, I’ve been repeatedly delayed in viewing content on You Tube music due to a political ad that cannot be skipped. The ad states that the approval rating for Congress is an abysmal 14 percent due to political bickering. It then singles out Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and …

Letter: An oil man

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scott Brown is a newcomer to our state, a man our neighbors to the south were overwhelmingly glad to get rid of. He is a man who is bought and paid for by the major oil companies. The last time he was in Washington he took more oil …

Letter: Does Shaheen read bills?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

As I watch these ads, I question if this is an election for the people of this state and country or is it just about women’s health care? All you see on the ads for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen are women making questionable statements about Scott Brown. When someone …

Letter: Northern Pass is necessary

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The opportunity of a lifetime is staring us right in the face with the option of engaging actively in the Northern Pass project, which will provide the state of New Hampshire with a reliable, proven, cost-effective power source. It will ultimately expedite the growth and development of our …

Letter: The drug battle

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Each year in October, the Elks honor the memory of slain DEA Special Agent Enrique S. Camerena with a Red Ribbon Campaign. Camerena was kidnapped, tortured and killed because he was successfully investigating one of the largest drug trafficking organizations in Mexico. The Elks Drug Awareness Program has …

Letter: Time to party, Concord

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Realizing that 2015 is my 50th year since graduating from CHS, I recently pulled out of my archives a book called At the Bend in the River, which was written to commemorate Concord’s bicentennial in 1965. It then dawned on me that my original home city will be …