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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 years and has done some strange things … 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

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 share. Kass has had to make very tough decisions. She had to weigh the pros … 0

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My Turn: Best way to honor workers is by giving them a raise

Sunday, August 31, 2014

It used to be that you could support a family on a minimum-wage salary. Today, a minimum-wage worker has to make a choice every day: buy a gallon of milk for the kids or buy a gallon of gas to get to work. The current national minimum wage, … 3

My Turn: State has made strides toward greater equality for women

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This week, our nation marked Women’s Equality Day, a commemoration of the day that women achieved the right to vote in America. It is appropriate to commemorate this idea annually, but it is essential to incorporate it into our daily lives. More than 90 years after achieving this … 0

Editorial: Ardinger is the right choice for District 15

Sunday, August 31, 2014

People who vote in the Democratic primary in Senate District 15, which comprises Concord, Hopkinton Henniker and Warner, can’t make a bad choice. The candidates, Dan Feltes and Kass Ardinger, take essentially the same position on major issues. Both, for example, oppose the death penalty and favor increasing … 8

Life after Darwin: A trip to the Galapagos reveals beauty – and the heavy footprint of man

Sunday, August 31, 2014

By WILL PARSON Monitor staff The Galápagos Islands have always conjured images in my mind of hordes of black marine iguanas diving for delicious green algae, blue-footed boobies flapping their feet at each other and giant tortoises stretching … 0

Katy Burns: Locked and loaded – and only 9 years old

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The image on the cell phone video is both searing and surreal. A little girl in a white shirt and pink shorts, her thick dark braid bouncing on her back, stands before a target with an Uzi – a fully automatic submachine gun – in her small hands. … 1

Letter: Equality is an ongoing battle

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This week we celebrated Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment that secured women’s right to vote. What better time to talk about the stakes for New Hampshire women and their families this upcoming November than now, because elections mean choices, and it’s crucial … 3

Letter: Behind the destruction

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Will Green of Sutton wrote (Monitor letters, Aug. 23), “Now I understand that young man’s death was tragic down in Missouri, but how in the world does that give people the right to destroy where they lived?” I would like to clue Green in on a word he … 18

Letter: A lack of knowledge

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dennis Hamel’s letter (Monitor letters, Aug. 18) continued the recent Republican attack on geographic literacy by ridiculing Rep. Annie Kuster for being unaware that Benghazi is in the Middle East. Benghazi is not in the Middle East. Benghazi is in Libya, which is in Africa. The only part … 4

Letter: Letter writer wrong about Marketplace Fairness Act

Saturday, August 30, 2014

It’s disappointing that the Monitor is again giving Scott Metzger a platform to peddle distortions of the Marketplace Fairness Act (Monitor letters, Aug. 18). He continues to describe the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act as being aimed at large business. In fact, the largest retailers (Walmart and Amazon) support … 2

Letter: It’s no fun for the pigs

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I am writing concerning the picture appearing in the Aug. 12 issue of the Monitor depicting the “pig rassle” event in Stephensville, Wisc. This form of entertainment may have been fun for the human spectators, but it is torture and stressful for the pigs forced to participate, even … 8