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Opinion

Letter: A caring city

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Having lived in Concord for almost a year now, I am speaking from experience when I say that Concord is a wonderfully friendly city. Not only is it friendly, but every single time I go shopping from Havenwood-Heritage Heights, someone has gone out of their way to be kind and helpful. It has truly amazed me so that I’ve meant to write this letter for a long time. I must …

Letter: Just astounding

Thursday, September 3, 2015

The article “Extra costs led DOT to call for transponder replacement” (Monitor front page, Aug. 27) was astounding on many levels. The fact that the DOT sent out more than 200,000 letters that they admitted were badly worded and confusing is astounding. That they admitted the process for ordering a new transponder through the DOT website is a clumsy and difficult process is …

Letter: Truth about GMOs

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Apparently the writer of the letter concerning GMO propaganda (Monitor letters, Aug. 28) has not read the article “GMOs, herbicides and public health” in the Aug. 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. The article, which was co-authored by a noted pediatrician and an agricultural economist, calls for GMO labels on foods because such labeling “is essential for tracking emergence of …

Letter: American babies

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anchor babies? Absolutely! Parents and families who come to America and have a child here, most often are leaving behind lives of dire poverty and the real possibility of their children being forced or coerced into illegal, dangerous and often lethal means of survival, including the sexual slave …

Letter: Some bad information

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Is there something in the water in Bow? Are people there more gullible than in the rest of New Hampshire, America, the world? Brad Hutton’s letter to the editor (Monitor Opinion, Aug. 24) decries – yes, decries – a provision in the proposed Iran nuclear agreement that allows …

On the issues: O’Malley says ‘we need to stop stumbling backwards’

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley has, since announcing his presidential bid, outlined a series of specific policy goals he would pursue as president – on the environment, college affordability, the economy, substance abuse and more. Here are some …

Fran Wendelboe: The path ahead for the U.S. and Mexico on immigration

Saturday, August 29, 2015

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” – Emma Lazarus …

Monitor Board of Contributors: It’s not their own Francis that Muslims need

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Eight centuries ago, Francis of Assisi traveled to Damietta hoping to negotiate a peaceful end to the Fifth Crusade. Francis crossed the Egyptian desert to meet Sultan Malik, commander of the Muslims. While Francis was respectfully received as …

To Our Readers: College questions? Ask ‘The College Guy’

Saturday, August 29, 2015

‘Any questions?” the perky admission counselor asks. An awkward silence fills the room, as the young adults quietly size up their competition, not wanting to reveal their shared sense of insecurity and confusion. Many of their parents sit by their side, wary of saying anything that might embarrass …

Our Turn: ‘Our Kids’ deserve a chance to succeed

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Over the past 25 years, our country has grown increasingly divided. Much is made of the growing political polarization but that’s not what we are addressing today. Instead, we are writing about the distinctly different opportunities for our kids to experience the American Dream. Both of us grew …

The August departure: All around, there are signs of a season in decline

Saturday, August 29, 2015

It’s late August. I know this time of year by heart, by the evening chill, by the setting of the sunflowers as they abandon hope and droop to the grave. Summer’s end means everything changes. Again. Weather and …

Editorial: A campaign for wider civil justice

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Many attorneys, no matter how long they’ve been practicing law, will tell you they still get butterflies when they enter a courtroom. Just imagine how a single mother seeking protection from an abusive boyfriend would feel under the same circumstances. Now imagine she is alone in the courtroom, …

My Turn: Forrester column on budget crossed the line

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Whether Sen. Jeanie Forrester’s recent opinion piece (Monitor Forum, Aug. 26) was motivated by her continuing desire to do Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s political dirty work or by Sen. Forrester’s own political ambitions, the fact remains that her piece was as false as it was offensive. It is entirely …