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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 … 9

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 … 5

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

Thanks Bruce, it is well worth watching. The deniosphere won't risk seeing it-they might actually learn something !! ...(full comment)

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

My Turn: Keep guns away from abusers and stalkers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Both of us are proud residents of New Hampshire, but this week we’re in Washington, D.C. We’re here with people who, like us, are also survivors of domestic violence and activists on this issue. Some of us of will even testify before a Senate committee that is considering … 4

Hot Topic: Opinions are still rolling in on Main Street

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Concord City Council will meet tonight to vote on the proposed Main Street project. If the $10.95 million plan is approved, the city will redesign and rebuild nine blocks of the downtown. But the votes haven’t been cast yet, and “Monitor” readers still have some last-minute lobbying … 1

Off Main: Explaining New Hampshire government to the uninitiated can be a daunting task

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I was driving my brother back home from a restaurant last month and attempting to explain the New Hampshire political system. It’s a conversation I’ve had repeatedly over the last several years, sometimes with house guests from Kansas, … 0

My Turn: A missing piece in Penacook

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Downtown Penacook is in the middle of the reconstruction of Village Street. Soon we will have a new look, with reconfigured traffic patterns and even a roundabout to improve the Washington Street/Village Street intersection. The Boudreau Square monument will be more accessible to pedestrians and our sidewalks will … 0

My Turn: We rarely endorse in primaries, but Feltes is a rare candidate

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The New Hampshire Young Democrats is an organization of young people (ranging from high school age to 35) that works to engage young people in political action and advance progressive values. Our goal is to empower a new generation of New Hampshire leaders who will guide our state … 4

Katy Burns: In many ways, Market Basket saga is unique

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Last Wednesday around noon, a slightly rumpled man in cutoffs and a colorful shirt ambled over to the store employees who were manning a small table outside the Market Basket on Storrs Street. He addressed them earnestly, even … 8

My Turn: ‘Peace isn’t something simply to be desired. It follows from justice’

Sunday, July 27, 2014

In the Palestinian-Israeli conflict there are competing narratives. One land, two peoples, each with just claims. Each must choose whether to idolize their own narrative at the exclusion of the other or to acknowledge the other’s legitimacy and seek a path for justice and peace. Rabbi Robin Nafshi’s … 15

My Turn: The ghost and legend that ignited the First World War

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of Austria-Hungary’s declaration of war against Serbia, an action that would engulf Europe in a conflagration that turned the world upside down. All ignited by a ghost and a legend that culminated in … 3

My Turn: House, New Hampshire will miss Speaker Norelli

Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Hampshire’s speaker of the House, Terie Norelli, is retiring after serving in the House for 18 years. Terie was speaker from 2006 to 2010, and then she returned to the role in 2012. She is the second … 2

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 … 5