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Editorial: Candidates’ tax-cut plans wrongheaded

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

George H.W. Bush called the notion that cutting taxes would increase economic activity, thus creating jobs and increasing federal revenue, “vodoo economics.” So-called supply-side economics didn’t pan out for President Ronald Reagan, who increased taxes. As a theory it’s largely been discredited, but its something-for-nothing allure remains so strong that the idea refuses to die. Three decades later, supply-side notions such as those that underlie the tax plans of New … 0

Letter: Rubens is the easy choice

Monday, September 1, 2014

There are three prominent Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate. I can’t imagine why anyone would vote for either of the two candidates who have recently come here from another state. My old friend Bob Smith is a nice guy and did an admirable job when he was in the Senate, but that was long ago. He’s been living in Florida for … 1

Letter: Choose Rubens over Brown

Monday, September 1, 2014

I see these points made against Scott Brown as a U.S. Senate candidate from New Hampshire – and I think my e-mail delivered me something very sound. “When nearly a quarter-million people were out of work in Massachusetts, Scott Brown is still the guy who voted against three jobs bills. When millions of people across the country are struggling with student loan debt, … 0

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Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

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Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

Letter: It’s no fun for the pigs

Saturday, August 30, 2014

I am writing concerning the picture appearing in the Aug. 12 issue of the Monitor depicting the “pig rassle” event in Stephensville, Wisc. This form of entertainment may have been fun for the human spectators, but it is torture and stressful for the pigs forced to participate, even … 8

My Turn: Mount Sunapee plan deserves state’s support

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mount Sunapee Resort has developed an exciting new proposal that will bring more visitors to the region, which will mean a significant boost for local businesses such as mine that support the tourism trade. This is an economic development plan that has already won overwhelming support from the … 3

My Turn: Foley stood apart from other journalists

Saturday, August 30, 2014

To say the world has become a crazy and dangerous place would be a big understatement. Nothing adds an exclamation point to that premise like the horrific execution of freelance photojournalist James Foley. After viewing the still photos of his death thanks in part to a post in … 1

Monitor Board of Contributors: Afghan bride’s story shaped by love, learning and courage

Saturday, August 30, 2014

‘Slowly, slowly, beautiful love.” On the polished parquet floor of Star’s function hall in Hamburg, Germany, a couple moved slowly in rhythm to the music of Afghan singer Bashir Hamdard, “Maida, Maida yar Zeba.” In front of family … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Letter: ‘Monitor’ needs to offer clarity on state of housing

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Monitor’s editorial on the Vegas Block (Monitor Opinion, Aug. 15) is so muddled that it gives us little solid idea of whether its conclusion is correct or not. We are told that housing downtown is skewed toward low-income housing because 267 units are subsidized in one fashion … 2

Editorial: Improbable plot arrives at its happy ending

Thursday, August 28, 2014

As a summer blockbuster pitch, it’s a ridiculous story. Two cousins with the same name run a successful, multibillion-dollar company – but they can’t stand each other. One day, in a Shakespearean coup, the bad cousin wrests control of the company from the good cousin, which creates an … 1

Letter: Ardinger is independent

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dear fellow District 15 voters: As the Sept. 9 Democratic primary election for District 15 state Senate draws near, I would like to share with you my reasons for supporting Kass Ardinger. I have known Kass both professionally and personally for the past 20 years. As a 30-year … 0