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My Turn: Battle with Iran needs to happen at negotiating table

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The deadline for Iran to achieve a nuclear agreement with the international community is fast approaching, set for Monday. Over the past year, our nation’s diplomats, along with global powers, have been working tirelessly to produce an agreement that will prevent both an Iranian nuclear weapon and another war in the Middle East. Keeping Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon is of central importance to American security – and achieving …

My Turn: Why I voted against Keystone XL legislation

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A thorough regulatory review process is critical for any major infrastructure project, particularly one that will cross our country’s borders. That’s why I voted against legislation to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to circumvent the normal approval process. Running roughshod over the normal approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline is not warranted, …

Katy Burns: So little time, so many thanks

Sunday, November 23, 2014

For 364 days a year – 365 in leap years – Americans believe profoundly in their natural right to complain about anything that irritates us. And we sure do, seemingly endlessly. But on one day, by tradition if not constitutional mandate, we’ll give thanks. And this year on Thanksgiving, I fully intend to do just that. I’m not talking about being thankful for …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: An honor to serve

Monday, November 17, 2014

I would like to say thank you to the voters of District 7 for re-electing me to the New Hampshire state Senate. It’s my honor and privilege to serve, and your support is humbling. I also want to congratulate Kathy Rago for her efforts in the campaign. Campaigns …

Letter: Pickled pink

Monday, November 17, 2014

The septuagenarian who is sour on the comic strip “Pickles” is an old man. I too am a septuagenarian, but I am a young man. I revel in a comic strip that makes fun of my foibles. In other words, I do not take myself seriously. BRENT SCUDDER …

Letter: Learn to laugh

Monday, November 17, 2014

To the writer complaining of the unrelenting display of senility in the comic strip Pickles, I offer this modest advice: Pickles, Rose, Better/Worse How do we survive old age? Just laugh at ourselves! JOHN WARNER Warner (The writer is 70 years old.) …

Letter: A proposed solution

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Regarding Robert Pingree’s opinion on the comic “Pickles” (Monitor letters, Nov. 13): The comics are for everyone. So, you don’t like a particular strip. The solution is very simple: If you don’t like it, don’t read it! ALAN JAMESON Concord …

Letter: Honored and grateful

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When I decided to run for the state Senate, my goal was to give a voice to people – those who work hard every day to provide for themselves and their families, who operate the small businesses that are the backbone of our state’s economy, who teach our …

Letter: Fiction becomes fact

Sunday, November 16, 2014

We just learned of the successful landing of space craft Philae on comet P67. Can this really be happening? Landing a man-made craft on a comet? This is science fiction come to life. What might Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Newton and Carl Sagan be thinking? They are thinking: …

Letter: Approaches to poverty

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I attended the community conversation on poverty at Bass Hall in Peterborough on Tuesday. All present were interested in getting at the roots of poverty, but we also recognize that “Band-Aids” such as food pantries and emergency and transitional shelters are necessary. A response to poverty at its …

Letter: Alternate version

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I found Dan McGuire’s take on the story about the man throwing a brick through a baker’s window troubling (Monitor front page, Nov. 8). I would offer a different version: Perhaps the man who threw the brick wasn’t a “hoodlum,” but merely a desperate family man because the …

Letter: Stay engaged, District 15

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Erin and I want to express our heartfelt appreciation for all your time and support in the campaign for state Senate District 15 and the honor of representing the wonderful communities of Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner. I want to thank all of the voters for participating in …

Letter: Addiction and the brain

Monday, November 17, 2014

A recent letter from an inmate at the state prison (Monitor letters, Nov. 10) spoke about the number of inmates having addictions. The December issue of Discovery magazine has an in-depth article on the latest research of addiction by Nora Volkow. Using brain imaging technology, her research shows …