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Letter: CIA did what it had to do

Friday, December 19, 2014

Recent editorial cartoons show your approval of the findings of the Senate Report on the CIA and its actions after 9/11. I would like to remind everybody that the individuals under CIA control have one purpose, and that is to kill as many of your loved ones as possible in as heinous a way as possible. Compare what those terrorists in CIA custody experienced with the experiences of families on …

Letter: Humiliating

Friday, December 19, 2014

We all knew the CIA tortured prisoners during the Bush administration, but the grisly details that were revealed in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report were horrifying. And now the discussion revolves around the effectiveness of the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” lovingly called EIT’s for short. What kind of people would defend torture by any name or for any reason? Man’s inhumanity to man continues …

Letter: Chomsky and Russell

Friday, December 19, 2014

I was pleased to see Jonathan Baird’s very nice tribute to Noam Chomsky for his decades-long fight for peace and truth on the global scene (Monitor Forum, Dec. 12). He’s not only a thinker of great intellect and learning, but also one with the moral courage to climb down from the “ivory tower” of academia and talk truth to power, regardless of danger …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Editorial: System broken for long-term unemployed

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Some of them can be found in Concord’s homeless population. Some are coal miners whose mines have closed and fishermen up and down New England’s coast whose livelihoods all but died with the collapse of cod stocks. Some are middle-aged victims of a layoff. Many lost jobs, often …

Letter: Two paths to change

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Dr. James Fieseher’s “My Turn” was one of the best analyses I’ve read about our health care “system” (Monitor Forum, Dec. 13). At bottom, it comes down to a simple truth that affects every major problem facing this country today, which is the economic power exercised by the …

Letter: Flawed logic

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I found Hunter Carbee’s tone very patronizing (Monitor Forum, Dec. 10). Effects of forestry on wildlife cannot be summed up by the tired old axiom, “deer follow the ax.” Yes, well-planned timber harvesting has a place in the management of our public forests, but every timber cut will …

Letter: An intellectual hero

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thank you for publishing Jonathan Baird’s “My Turn” article praising the life and work of Noam Chomsky (Monitor Forum, Dec. 12). I had the pleasure of studying Chomsky’s ground-breaking work in linguistics and philosophy while an undergraduate college student. His work inspired my political thinking and his “truth …

Letter: Learn from Malala

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Malala Yousafzai’s name should resonate through the halls of every school and institute of learning in the state. Malala suffered a near fatal gun shot because she courageously spoke out on the imperative right of every person to be educated. She spoke for all Pakistanis, young and old. …

Letter: A forest treasure

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

One hundred years ago, an ancient forest was saved from logging by a small group of concerned citizens who wanted to preserve it for future generations. With almost all other ancient forests long since logged, this was one of the very last vestiges of natural forest in New …

Letter: A call for warmth

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Two years ago, the Monitor published a letter from the Salvation Army McKenna House describing the need for warm boots and clothing. The outpouring from the Concord area was phenomenal and our closets were stocked for the last two years as a result of the community’s generosity. After …

Letter: Childish

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Why would Bill O’Brien and “friends” try so hard to make trouble for the legislators who care for the state of New Hampshire, not their own egos and agendas? Talk about poor losers – I guess someone took away their lollipops. SHEILA Di NAPOLI Concord …

My Turn: No health care system can solve the real problem

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I appreciate Dr. James Fieseher’s effort to discuss what is wrong with American health care (Monitor Forum, Dec. 13). I suspect we agree on many points. However, I would rather not blame a system for not doing what it was not designed to do. Nor would I demonize …

Editorial: As a media critic, Sorkin pens a dud

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Journalists, by nature, are intrusive. Without that quality, a reporter is nothing more than a cheap stenographer. The often-brilliant screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and The Newsroom, has given life to enough fictional journalists to understand that all-important prerequisite. But in yesterday’s New York Times, …