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My Turn: We must seek new ways to improve veterans’ lives

Friday, August 29, 2014

His name is Jon Worrall, but everyone calls him Chief. He’s one of America’s best – a veteran of the Army, Navy and Air National Guard who courageously fought for our country in Vietnam and Iraq. When he returned home, he had traumatic brain injury, severe PTSD and serious physical injuries. But, as he explained to me, Chief never complains about his ailments; instead, he focuses on what he can … 0

Letter: Feltes is stronger candidate

Friday, August 29, 2014

I am pleased to support Dan Feltes in his race for the New Hampshire Senate. Early in the campaign, Dan sought me out to ask for my vote. We met for an hour to discuss the issues. I intentionally asked some provocative questions knowing that the Senate can be a divisive and challenging environment. How would he hold up under scrutiny? How did … 0

Letter: Ardinger ready to serve

Friday, August 29, 2014

Does eight years of experience as a paid advocate for special interests of individuals and groups and eight weeks of accepting contributions from special interest groups really prepare one to represent all of the people in District 15? Iffy. For certain is Kass Ardinger’s strong, thoughtful and passionate advocacy for all of the people of Concord. Her integrity and willingness to withstand pressure … 0

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My Turn: On Women’s Equality Day, a call for equal pay

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Since Congress passed the Women’s Equality Day resolution and President Richard Nixon signed it in 1971, America has recognized “the continued fight for equal rights” each Aug. 26. In New Hampshire, every Aug. 26 looks and feels like the year before. Fall is just around the corner. It’s … 6

Editorial: Rick Perry is the Miley Cyrus of the Republican Party

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

If politicians are like rock stars, Rick Perry is Miley Cyrus. A year ago, the 21-year-old singer created controversy at MTV’s Video Music Awards when she used tongue and twerking to further chip away at her Hannah Montana … 0

Letter: French Revolution lessons

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jonathan P. Baird’s piece on torture (Monitor Forum, Aug. 14) was a courageous article, of which we need more these days. The police, the federal and executive wings of the government, our armies and especially intelligence agencies should not be allowed to so easily get away with the … 4

Letter: Shea-Porter for net neutrality

Monday, August 25, 2014

Thank you, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, for your sustained support for net neutrality. This year, on the 25th anniversary of the birth of the internet, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee underscored the importance of this issue: “Unless we have an open, neutral internet we can rely on without worrying … 7

Letter: The perfect half day

Monday, August 25, 2014

Home cooking in our wood-paneled temporary home was oh so nice. A comfortable sleep enhanced by the sounds of loons. Again, waking up with the smell of bacon and eggs and fresh fruit for breakfast. My daughter then went off to continue her road trip to surprise her … 0

Letter: The American ideal

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pure democracy in New Hampshire: In a public forum, thoughtful, well-reasoned questions asked of two vying for a state Senate seat (annual salary, $100). Responsive, detailed answers. No vitriol, no hate, no name-calling, no red meat meaningless issues, no reaching for sound bites. There are places in this … 0

Letter: A congressional plan

Monday, August 25, 2014

It’s that time again. The political TV ads are out. Those spots, aired mostly during news programs, show the good guys in informal attire with picket fence house scenes in the background or standing with a bunch of important people in hard hats they had never met before. … 1

Letter: Truly shameful statements

Monday, August 25, 2014

Recently, New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn claimed that J Street, a pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy organization, was a “radical fringe group” that had made “shameful statements” about Israel. This unwarranted attack is as false as it is offensive. This attack was apparently brought on by the latest outbreak … 3

Letter: The critical question

Monday, August 25, 2014

I think we all agree, whether we are in the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street, that we want our voices heard in the political process. We want elected officials to know our concerns. We do not want to be drowned out by huge amounts of money from … 5

Editorial: Barring the gate comes with moral pitfalls

Monday, August 25, 2014

New Hampshire is more than 2,000 miles from the border between Texas and Mexico that was illegally crossed recently by tens of thousands of children from Honduras and other Central American nations. Nonetheless, earlier this month, news broke that the Granite State was hosting 13 of the unaccompanied … 9