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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: Bobcat harvest ill-advised

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Let me get this straight: The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is understaffed, underfunded and will once again soon need legislative assistance to secure general funding to stay in the business of managing the state’s game and non-game wildlife. The Fish and Game Commission’s response to this …

Letter: Still bashing Catholics

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Regarding the recent letter by John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) and the Monitor’s recent articles about the film Spotlight, the Catholic bashing by the press and others seems to never end. Obviously, sexual abuse of any young person by a member of clergy is despicable. But the …

Letter: Don’t blame celibacy

Saturday, February 6, 2016

This is in response to John Kjellman (Monitor letters, Jan. 27) regarding the Catholic sexual scandal. It is so easy to blame the scandal on the celibacy of the priest. What is the excuse of that married infamous coach who sexually abused many young boys? What is the …

Letter: The case for GMO labeling

Saturday, February 6, 2016

I was one of the more than 40 people who offered testimony at the Jan. 26 hearing on HB 1674, which calls for the labeling of foods containing genetically engineered ingredients. I strongly support HB 1674. I first learned about GMOs, genetically modified organisms, in 1993 when I …

Letter: Endless, expensive saga

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Convicted killer Michael Addison was back in the news last month because the U.S. Supreme Court denied the direct appeal of his death penalty conviction. Rather than marking the end of this case, it’s reported that the decision “opens the door for a lengthier and more expensive appeal …

Letter: Bernie fights for fairness

Friday, February 5, 2016

I support Bernie Sanders, not because I believe that Hillary Clinton is a bad candidate. In fact, she would do a good job of keeping the country on its current path. But we so urgently need a new paradigm, an accurate perspective, and that is what Bernie offers. …

Letter: Sanders is no amateur

Friday, February 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders is far more electable than Hillary Clinton. Matchup polls see him outperforming Clinton against GOP frontrunners by significant margins. He’s the only candidate addressing moderates’ and independents’ growing concerns about whom government is helping, hurting and why. Sanders isn’t a starry-eyed idealist or “amateur”; he’s been …

Letter: Sanders selling pipe dreams

Friday, February 5, 2016

No one, including Hillary, disagrees with all of the things that Bernie wants for this country. However, it is disingenuous, at best, for him to make these promises to lead young people along – promises he knows very well that he cannot keep. His solution? “We have to …

Letter: Supporting the hands-free law

Friday, February 5, 2016

I am a current resident of Hopkinton and, boy, what a way to start my day. Yes, I got pulled over by one of our town police officers, who believed I was using my cell phone, when in fact I was scratching the side of my face. Some …

My Turn: Sanders stood by LGBT community when it wasn’t so easy to do

Friday, February 5, 2016

On June 26, 2015, we made history when the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, overturned the Defense of Marriage Act signed by President Bill Clinton in Obergefell v. Hodges. We now live in a nation where gays and lesbians can marry the person they love. Although we …