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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the opening session of the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Monday, Oct. 27, 2014. Netanyahu told parliament Monday that “the French build in Paris, the English build in London and the Israelis build in Jerusalem.” The government is currently advancing construction plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. The Palestinians seek east Jerusalem as their future capital and oppose any Israeli construction there. The international community, including the United States, does not recognize Israel's annexation of the eastern sector of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

My Turn: The only option for Israel is to choose life

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Every year on the fast day of Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Hebrew calendar, Jews around the world read the following: From Deuteronomy 30:15-20: I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life, that you and your children may live. From Isaiah Chapter 58: Is this the manner of fasting I would choose, A …

My Turn: Brown’s energy agenda is not for New Hampshire

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Here in New Hampshire, we face unique energy challenges, which is why we must recognize the economic and environmental importance of crafting sound energy policies. We must drive innovation in clean energy that will create jobs in New Hampshire, while at the same time keeping energy costs affordable for families and local businesses. …

My Turn: Shaheen promised to be independent, but she isn’t

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Our country is at a crossroads. In just a few days, we have a real opportunity to make a change for the better when voters head to the polls. Over the past several months, you have heard from both candidates about our records and plans for our state and country. The distinctions could …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

My Turn: Brown is the independent leader state needs

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I’ve had the great privilege to serve the people of New Hampshire in the General Court, state Senate and in the U.S. Congress. In fact, I served in the state Senate with Jeanne Shaheen, worked with her as …

Hall-Kenyon Prize: When words make pictures

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds of Pittsfield will become the fifth recipient of the Donald Hall-Jane Kenyon Prize in American Poetry tomorrow. Leading up to the event, Monitor Editor Emeritus Mike Pride is presenting and offering commentary on a selection of her poems. This is the third and …

Letter: Re-elect Raymond

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Rep. Ian Raymond has been a great asset to the Lakes Region and New Hampshire. His leadership has created jobs and saved taxpayers money. He has initiated projects that have already saved the taxpayers $300,000 and will ultimately save us $5 million. For this work, Raymond has been …

Letter: Unpopular positions

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Four years ago, a well-funded effort by out-of-state Republicans succeeded (temporarily) in derailing New Hampshire’s steady progress toward gender equality and inclusive government. The specter of women controlling both chambers of the Legislature in addition to the corner office must have been too much for Karl Rove, the …

Letter: D’Ovidio will have your back

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I worked for Dennis D’Ovidio for more than 10 years. Over my tenure, I found Dennis to be a fair and caring advocate for patients and a manager who was able to motivate his employees to perform at their best level. Our work had many challenges and was …

Letter: McConaha will protect taxpayers

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

At last – a new face, fresh ideas and a little partisan diversity! This comes with Jim McConaha, a candidate who would represent Concord Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 7 in the House of Representatives. Jim is a long-term and highly respected Concord resident. His career …

My Turn: The Republican Party once led the charge to protect the environment. Why did that change?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I keep wondering: When was it that the Republican Party became the anti-environment party? It seems like today, it’s Republicans in Congress who lead all the assaults on the nation’s conservation and environmental laws. The list of attacks …

My Turn: Push for higher minimum wage ignores pitfalls

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Howard Moffett and I agree on the desirability of higher wages for New Hampshire workers, but his proposal to require employers to pay their workers more rates further analysis (Sunday Monitor Forum, Oct. 26). Howard is correct when he states that “advocates of a point of view can …

My Turn: Republicans will take a right turn to the past

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This election seems to have less to do with the names actually on the ballot and the issues facing us, and more about voters expressing a deep sense of frustration with politics and insecurity with the state of the world. Facts and truth are no match for the …

Editorial: Hassan has earned a second term

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s Republican challenger, businessman Walter Havenstein, is eminently likable, more moderate than most in his party, and possessed of leadership skills acquired while serving his country as a Marine. But he has never served in government and his lack of experience shows. As a former state …