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My Turn: NHMS did take a stand on Confederate flag

Sunday, August 2, 2015

In response Jennifer Morris’s recent letter to the editor regarding Confederate flags during race weekend at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Monitor letters, July 25), we felt compelled to respond to some inaccuracies and perceptions. To clarify, at no time was there the sale of Confederate flags on speedway property or by any speedway vendors. The flags that you saw along Route 106 were sold off NHMS property by private vendors …

National View: On big business, Clinton moves left of Sanders

Sunday, August 2, 2015

By any measure, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent and avowed democratic socialist, is running to Hillary Clinton’s left as they seek the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Surprisingly, though, it’s Clinton who has been proposing to push U.S. big business in a more social direction. Sanders, to be sure, has long advanced positions more progressive than Clinton’s. Both view Obamacare as a step …

Letter: The Free Stater way

Sunday, August 2, 2015

I found Nick Reid’s article “Church of the Sword” truly fascinating (Monitor front page, July 28). On the one hand, I was laughing my butt off at the rallying cry “I look forward to killing you.” That fits right in with most fundamentalist religious beliefs of today. I do give them credit for using swords made of foam rather than M-16s. On the …

Letter: Inaccurate information

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In his recent letter regarding adjunct teachers at the community colleges, Rick Watrous presents information that is not accurate (Sunday Monitor letters, July 26). Adjunct faculty do not make up 80 percent of faculty at New Hampshire’s community colleges. System-wide, 57 percent of the courses are taught by …

Letter: CCSNH is a business

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

New Hampshire’s community colleges exist to provide high-quality, affordable education that meets the needs of students and New Hampshire’s economy. While recent years have seen growing interest in community colleges, we face difficult challenges. To remain competitive, we must offer relevant programs at a price point that families …

Letter: Judge governor’s budget proposal on its merits

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The main criticism by key Republican legislators of the governor’s proposed budget compromise last week was that the governor announced it with only Democrats at her side. “That clearly demonstrates a lack of bipartisanship,” said the second most powerful Republican in the House. Since many New Hampshire legislative …

Letter: Let’s keep talking

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I want to thank those who testified before the city council or wrote letters in support of the city plaza fountain proposal, particularly InTown Concord and the various Main Street merchants who expressed their belief in the project’s transformative potential. Thanks, too, to the property owners and businesses …

Letter: Repeal health insurance tax

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

On behalf of New Hampshire’s engineering industry and the small businesses it consists of, the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Hampshire would like to commend Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Rep. Frank Guinta for co-sponsoring the Jobs and Premium Protection Act, which will repeal the small-business health …

Letter: Services worth celebrating

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I have heard a lot of negative things said about New Hampshire Health and Human Services, so I think it’s time for giving credit where credit is due. My wife and I are both disabled, and in an emergency we needed to get guardianship of my grandson. My …

Letter: Suspicion and fear

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thank you to Robert Azzi for the alert to the New Hampshire National Security Action Summit, which convened in Bedford on Saturday (Monitor Forum, July 22). One of the sponsors, the Center for Security Policy, describes itself on its website as “working behind the scenes.” The site also …

My Turn: Bush’s stand on Medicare is uncaring and wrong

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Attacks on vital health and social service programs during a Republican primary in New Hampshire are not new for anyone who reads their daily newspaper. But Jeb Bush took it to another level recently when he called for …

Monitor Board of Contributors: A healthy contempt for time

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The first thought was to minimize the possibilities. It was just a little chest pain, nothing to be concerned about. It will go away. You’re healthy – things like this don’t just happen. Give it a little time, and it will go away. But, to be safe, the …

My Turn: Budget showdown solutions are clear

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gov. Hassan’s veto of the Legislature’s balanced budget was a bad idea. And New Hampshire is starting to feel the consequences of that bad decision. The budget we passed included a 75 percent increase in the state’s substance …