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Opinion

National View: Can Terry McAuliffe save Hillary Clinton?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Does Hillary Clinton have a serious 2016 image problem? At a comparable stage in the 2000 presidential election cycle, the polls said George W. Bush would beat Al Gore in a landslide. On Election Day, roughly a year and a half later, the Texan lost the national popular vote but won the White House after a bitterly divided Supreme Court weeks later declared him the winner in Florida. So we …

100 things to do to know the real New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Last week, the Monitor published an editorial about a fascinating “things to do in New Hampshire” list created by retired state agriculture commissioner Steve Taylor in the mid-1990s. The goal was to let readers know that the list existed, and to update and add to it. As it turns out, Taylor never stopped …

Editorial: Planned Parenthood facts, fiction

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Rallies held across the nation on Tuesday, including one in front of the State House in Concord, called for the government to stop sending taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. The pretext was a series of online videos purporting to show how the group handles donations of fetal tissue. But those demonstrations, and the furor about Planned Parenthood, are noise – static meant to …

Editorial: Peace for vegans and meat-eaters

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Groton’s Laura Zerra stands, unclothed, next to a water hole in the Peruvian Amazon. Her Naked and Afraid co-star, E.J. Snyder, stands just a few feet away, holding a rudimentary spear. The two reality-show survivalists, still a week away from their jungle extraction, have gone 14 days without …

My Turn: Hassan speaks at last, but for whom?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In an article earlier this month in the Union Leader, Gov. Hassan called for the Department of Energy in Washington to hold more than the three proposed hearings for the public regarding the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Did Hassan …

Letter: Take a stand, NHMS

Saturday, July 25, 2015

For years, my interracial family has lived 3.5 miles from the entrance to New Hampshire Motor Speedway. On July 17, as I drove home from work amid a sea of Confederate flags, I realized this was going to be 2015’s No. 1 novelty item to display or sell. …

Letter: In the weeds

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Who’s responsible? Who is supposed to cut the grass alongside the road, between the road curb and the sidewalk on Bridge Street in Concord. The weeds are more than 3 feet tall on the east side just before the Interstate 93 northbound exit ramp. If you are stopped …

Letter: Another Iraq

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I watched and listened to our president tell the people of America that this was the best deal we have ever made (bull). I just happened to hear President Bush all over again. That got us in another war. Is that what we want? Congress, get smart and …

Letter: Poor news judgment

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seriously? On the front page of the July 17 Concord Monitor we see that “Gunman kills four Marines in Tennessee.” Where is the story? On page B5. Where is all the political foolishness that we have to put up with for 18 months to 2 years prior to …

Letter: Socialism distinctions

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I follow New Hampshire politics very closely and have since my days attending Phillips Exeter Academy. I appreciate your balanced view in a recent article about Sen. Bernie Sanders (Sunday Monitor front page, July 19). My only concern is the inaccuracy with the description of Sanders as a …

Letter: Excellent care

Saturday, July 25, 2015

I am a disabled veteran who has suffered from chronic neck and shoulder pain for many years. The Manchester VA has been treating me for the last two years. When my doctor at the pain clinic left because of budget constraints, many veterans lost treatment. The same thing …

Letter: A failed war on drugs

Saturday, July 25, 2015

It’s time we started to listen to new theories on the heroin problem we are currently facing. We’ve been waging a war for 45 years that has failed miserably. We incarcerate more people than any other country in the world, including China. Switzerland, an extremely conservative country, has …

Letter: A document misread

Saturday, July 25, 2015

When I read the headline of Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s article (Monitor Forum, July 16, “United Church of Christ membership deserves better from leaders”) I, as a member of that denomination, was naturally interested. As I read her letter, I became even more interested, interested enough to read the …