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Editorial: Long-term fix needed for highway fund

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Federal Highway Trust Fund, which pays for about $150 million worth of road repairs and transportation projects in New Hampshire each year, is slated to run out of money on Aug. 1. The fund, which is filled with a per-gallon tax on gasoline and diesel fuel that hasn’t increased since 1993, can’t keep up with the need to maintain America’s aged infrastructure. Today’s vehicles use less fuel and people … 0

Katy Burns: America’s ugly side is showing on the border

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Let’s make one thing clear: We Americans pride ourselves on our love of children. After all, our GIs in World War II famously carried chocolate bars for the ragged and hungry urchins haunting the ruined streets of Europe after that cataclysmic strife. It is a treasured image – that of a generous nation and people who above all treasure and protect society’s youngest … 0

My Turn: We refuse to cast our fate to the wind

Sunday, July 13, 2014

When an industrial wind company representative comments about only seeing the same familiar faces at meetings of concerned citizens; when a corporate lawyer for an industrial wind company mentions personal lawsuits possibly being filed against individual town officials for supporting opinions of their constituents, is it time to up the ante? When five towns vote “no” to Big Wind projects in their region, … 0

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Letter: What Democrats believe

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My Turn: Northern Pass continues down a dead-end road

Editorial: A worthy conservative movement

Thursday, July 10, 2014

‘The New Politics of Character” “The Conservative Governing Disposition” “The Theological Politics of Irving Kristol” “Regulatory Review for the States” Those are some of the headlines on the website for National Affairs, “a quarterly journal of essays about domestic policy, political economy, society, culture and political thought.” The … 1

My Turn: Foreign tourism got boost from Clinton

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer is finally here – the busiest travel season of the year, when tourists from all over the world flock to the United States, and particularly here in New Hampshire, to enjoy all that our great nation has … 1

Letter: Affordable early-childhood education a priority for Feltes

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Research shows that quality early childhood education is the keystone to success for children in both primary and secondary school. This is true for children across socio-economic classes. Our family is lucky in that we have the ability to send our children to a high-quality preschool while we … 5

Letter: North is paying for south

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In northern New Hampshire, a region plagued with gas prices 15 to 20 cents per gallon consistently higher than southern New Hampshire, adding another deliberate tax is unthinkable. But in the infinite wisdom of state politicians, a deliberate tax increase was imposed. Have you felt the “pain at … 4

Letter: Expand Social Security

Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into law in 1935. The country was suffering through the Great Depression, and millions of people were out of work. The program was originally intended, and still acts today, as a social insurance program. Big Money interests have pushed … 1

Letter: Why sell assault rifles?

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I frequently shop at Walmart in Gilford. The store has been remodeled and offers many new products. Families, children, young people and older people like me visit the store. Walmart is the biggest and wealthiest retail chain in the country. The stores carry guns, ammunition, fishing equipment, bikes … 6

Letter: Rebelling against corruption

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The fundamental problem in government today is that most of those who have been elected to represent us don’t. They represent the interests of those who can get them money for re-election and promise them jobs with giant salaries when they leave the House or Senate. That is, … 4

Letter: What Democrats believe

Thursday, July 10, 2014

In response to Tom Kamberis’s letter “What Republicans believe” (Monitor, July 6): Democrats believe they should decide the nation’s gun laws even most gun laws passed by Democrats have failed, and they believe that pushing an agenda like “war on women” is reality. Democrats believe that business is … 11

Letter: What Democrats believe, Part 2

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Democrats believe all guns should be banned. Democrats believe women should control their own health care but their bosses should pay for it. Democrats believe women need to have maternity coverage up to age 65. Democrats believe Obamacare is great. (Then why is it a mandate?) Democrats believe … 6

My Turn: The many reasons Americans should be proud

Thursday, July 10, 2014

‘Recapturing the meaning of patriotism” seemed to be an appropriate title for the Monitor’s editorial on the Fourth of July. However, the editors chose to frame their discussion around the difference between what they termed as the “supernationalism” of two cable television pundits and true patriotism. The discussion … 4