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My Turn: Ayotte disingenuous on Marketplace Fairness Act

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In her recent “My Turn” column (Monitor, July 22), Sen. Kelly Ayotte suggests that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Dick Durbin are behind the Marketplace Fairness Act, which she goes on to describe as a burdensome tax collection grab from states across the country that will dramatically harm New Hampshire-based businesses that sell products online. After reading the article, I question whether Ayotte is actually familiar with the … 3

My Turn: Ardinger is a strong pro-choice candidate

Thursday, July 31, 2014

In discussing our endorsement of Kass Ardinger, the Concord Monitor referred to EMILY’s List as a group that promotes anti-abortion Democratic women. This description not only does not apply to Ardinger, but it does not apply to us. At EMILY’s List we’ve been working for nearly 30 years to elect more pro-choice Democratic women – women like Ardinger – to political offices up … 0

My Turn: Consider the source when trying to solve overload of child immigrants

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My heart has been going out to the thousands of children at our borders, and I feel inclined to ask that we step back a moment and realize that by asking that they be sent back to their countries, we are addressing the problem at the wrong end. There is an analogy used … 3

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My Turn: Mandatory GMO labeling would hurt shoppers

Saturday, July 26, 2014

As president of the New Hampshire Grocers Association, I have been amazed by how little is actually known about the important role GMOs play in making food prices more affordable for New Hampshire families and keeping costs low for food producers and grocers who contribute to our local … 3

My Turn: It’s time to take a hard look at climate hyperbole

Saturday, July 26, 2014

I recently read the opinion piece by Ayn Whytemare on global warming (Monitor Forum, July 13) and my first reaction was one of concern for the students at NHTI who are not being taught but are being indoctrinated … 46

Letter: Ardinger will change narrative

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kass Ardinger is my candidate in the Democratic primary for state senator. I ask that you consider her as your candidate – Dan Feltes supporters as well! Her views and positions are clearly stated at KassArdingerforNHSenate.com. Why? The current narrative surrounding politics is one of disenchantment, one of … 0

Letter: A chance to walk the talk

Friday, July 25, 2014

Regarding “A garden for those lost” (Monitor article, July 6): Because we would never think to talk about such a touchy topic as mental illness around the dinner table, much less admit to ourselves that we might need to make an appointment with a psychiatrist, let it be … 0

Letter: The downside of technology

Friday, July 25, 2014

Change! It is evident that the world is changing. In some cases it is good, but sometimes it is not. Where will the youth of today be five or 10 years from now? Their education is based around computers. If you were to take a computer or iPhone … 1

Letter: Reckless or human?

Friday, July 25, 2014

I read with interest the article on prescription long-acting opiate pain medications (Monitor front page, July 16), and that “in certain respects” we are among the highest prescribers in the nation. In the article, it was noted that Gov. Maggie Hassan and U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte are quite … 0

Letter: Feltes is a true public servant

Friday, July 25, 2014

We are writing to enthusiastically support Dan Feltes to be our next state senator in District 15, representing Henniker, Warner, Hopkinton and Concord. Dan has a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University and law degree from the University of Iowa. He has committed himself to public … 1

Letter: Shaheen cares about veterans

Friday, July 25, 2014

My late husband, James Goodwin, a veteran of the Korean conflict, and I have always looked to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to provide the support and leadership needed for veterans affairs. Throughout her political career, going back to her time as a state senator, then governor and now as … 1

Letter: In defense of traders

Friday, July 25, 2014

I wish to correct a few points made by Mark Connolly in his recent commentary (Monitor Forum, July 12). While he is correct that “gaming” does occur in today’s marketplace and that it should be rooted out, it is incorrect to assert that abusive practices are limited to … 0

My Turn: Atlantic City offers a skewed view of casinos

Friday, July 25, 2014

The debate about casino gambling has hit the silly point when this newspaper suggests following the lead of none other than Donald Trump (Monitor Opinion, July 20). As a matter of fact, it is way beyond silly to tell legislators to thumb their noses at $120 million in … 30