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Opinion

My Turn: Medicaid expansion key to treating mental illness, addiction

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The New Hampshire Health Protection Program, which now provides access to health care to more than 47,000 people in our state, will sunset later this year unless the Legislature enacts a bill to reauthorize it. The program is New Hampshire’s version of Medicaid expansion – a unique, Granite State solution to providing health care to all our citizens with a bridge to the private marketplace. NAMI-NH and the New Hampshire …

My Turn: New Hampshire isn’t first in the nation on raising wages

Saturday, February 6, 2016

New Hampshire has a proud tradition of being first. It’s tough to miss these days, while we’re in the midst of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Our intelligent, informed citizens provide the perfect place to scrutinize presidential candidates and help choose the next leader of the free world. But beyond our status as home of the first presidential primary, New Hampshire was the first …

My Turn: The age of pharmababble

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Here’s a little exercise even more challenging than Sudoku. Without help from Google, guess what each of the following drugs is for: Trulicity, Namzaric, Osphena, Belsomra, Invocana, Abreva, Prevagen, Vanda, Otezla, Brilinta, Tectidera, Neulasta, Humira, Myrbetriq, Jublia, Orencia, Breo Ellipo, Xeljanz, Novartis, Movantik. If Mad Men was set in the last 10 to …

Letter: Time for a sales tax?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We agree with Barbara Olson (Monitor letters, Jan. 26). As an alternative to the fuel efficient vehicle tax to New Hampshire residents only, perhaps a slight increase in the gas tax could be charged to all who travel to our state. With property tax as the primary source …

My Turn: Ted Cruz chose money over American values

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In a world where voters no longer trust Washington politicians, there are refreshing new faces running for president who break that mold. The results out of the Iowa caucuses prove these candidates are gaining traction. Unfortunately, Ted Cruz …

Letter: Learn about Webster budget

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

To Webster residents: There is good news regarding the challenges and requests facing our town at this time. This year’s proposed operating budget is lower than last year’s budget by approximately 3 percent, and the overall budget leads to a local tax rate that’s also lower than last …

Letter: Our democratic socialism

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It’s primary season in New Hampshire and the air is ripe with politics. One term heard from both camps is “democratic socialism” – sadly truncated to “socialism.” Usually uttered in a minor key, it’s full of foreboding, as if whoever aligns themselves with such evil is thoroughly un-American. …

Letter: Unqualified to lead

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Donald Trump’s candidacy reminds me of what I was told by a very bright friend after we interviewed a job candidate who, while having plenty of intelligence and enthusiasm, lacked experience. She said to me, “this job takes more than just confidence.” Personally, I am hard pressed to …

Letter: Is Cruz lying or misinformed?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

In a recent interview, Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz denied the existence of global warming and went on to characterize President Obama’s initiatives to address global warming as a ploy to gain more power for big government. As evidence, he cited a recent study that disclosed there is …

Letter: A kind of eminent domain

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Should Northern Pass/Eversource be allowed to cut down your trees? The Northern Pass/Eversource proposal, submitted to the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee, would allow access to your property to cut down any trees considered to be a threat to their power distribution via transmission towers and lines. Sounds …

Letter: Sanders is a man of integrity

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Bernie Sanders is a visionary and inspirational leader who’s called the “amendment king” for effectively improving legislation and making a positive difference in peoples’ lives across this country even though Republicans control Congress. He’s enacted measures through the amendment process, which, for example, provided heating assistance to the …

Letter: Carly is the only one

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tired of the negative campaigns, accusations and mud-slinging? Looking for a candidate who is serious about being a working and accountable president? Do you want a president who is appropriately forceful, appropriately dignified, appropriately gracious and knows how to negotiate a deal to empower American citizens and make …

Letter: Clinton is the best choice

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The New Hampshire primary is important to the country. It is important that everyone vote. If you are a Democrat, it is important to vote for Hillary Clinton. I have been interested in elections since I first became eligible to vote (1941), and I have never known a …