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My Turn: Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Christian eyes

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I spent a lot of time this summer talking to people and thinking about the recent violence in Israel and Palestine. I have been trying to figure out what it is that a Christian pastor should think about the bombings and rhetoric over the summer. After all, this region is the setting of the majority of events depicted in the Bible, including the entire life of Jesus. There are people … 0

My Turn: Merrill arguing for more do-nothing politics

Saturday, September 20, 2014

We should consider a constitutional amendment to restore First Amendment freedoms to the proper balance. About six months ago, I attended a charitable event in Manchester and saw from across the room a tall, balding man holding court over a table full of fresh-faced associates. I approached him and asked, “Didn’t you used to be Steve Merrill?” He laughed and we exchanged pleasantries, … 0

My Turn: How a tax on the rich became a tax on the middle class

Saturday, September 20, 2014

New Hampshire’s Interest and Dividends Tax has strayed very far from its roots as a tax on the rich. The tax was created in 1923, at the end of the Progressive Era. In the 19th century, most taxes were property taxes. After the Civil War, as the industrial revolution transformed the economy, it became clear that an increasing amount of economic activity – … 0

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My Turn: When it comes to college debt, Democrats are failing

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Every month, like so many other young Americans, I brace myself for the inevitable pain of making my student loan payment. It represents nearly 50 percent of my take-home pay and as I look to accomplish other things, such as buying a home and starting a family, I … 6

My Turn: Senate Democrats vs. Founding Fathers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In the Granite State, open political discourse is a cherished right and our favorite indoor sport. It’s part of who we are. But it’s under threat by some who want to fundamentally alter the First Amendment of the … 11

Editorial: John Stark program could save lives

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for people ages 10 to 24, a sad statistic that makes the kind of effort under way at Weare’s John Stark Regional High School so important. The school has adopted the SOS Signs of Suicide High School Prevention Program, a model … 0

Letter: Ardinger is a class act

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I would like to say thank you to Kass Ardinger. Thank you for wanting to continue in public service representing us in the state Senate. Thank you for running a very clean race against Dan Feltes. Even though I voted for Feltes, the district would have been well-represented … 1

Letter: A place of their own

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When I walk along Main Street and on the Heights, I notice that there are no places where teenagers can hang out besides the skate park. I know there’s the Concord Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA, but why isn’t there a place just for teenagers to … 0

Letter: Insulting Foley’s memory

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

As a veteran who believes that militarism and war are not the answer to the recent events in the Middle East, I want to point out that President Obama, in part, is using the death of James Foley to justify further violence there. In 2012, I went to … 0

Letter: Thank you for the support

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The New Hampshire primary election has been held, votes have been cast and the results tabulated. I want to congratulate my opponent in the Democratic primary race for state Senate, Dan Feltes, on his victory. He will be a formidable Democratic nominee in the general election Nov. 4. … 0

Letter: A disservice to readers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I thank my supporters who came out to vote in the primary election, even though the final results of the county commissioner race were disappointing to me. I also thank my constituents in Concord’s South End, who elected me to three terms in the House of Representatives. It’s … 3

Letter: Shaheen, not Brown, has worked toward gender equity

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

What are commonly called “women’s issues” are really everyone’s issues. Fairness is not a zero sum game. The Paycheck Fairness Act, supported by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and twice voted down by Scott Brown while he has senator from Massachusetts, is meant to insure that you, your wife, your … 2

Letter: Shaheen’s blind loyalty

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Throughout Barack Obama’s presidency, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has been one of his most ardent supporters. She helped push Obamacare through with deceptive promises, she co-sponsored the DREAM Act, creating a magnet for illegal immigration, and co-signed a letter to the IRS prodding extra scrutiny of political opponents. When … 2