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National View: Can Terry McAuliffe save Hillary Clinton?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Does Hillary Clinton have a serious 2016 image problem? At a comparable stage in the 2000 presidential election cycle, the polls said George W. Bush would beat Al Gore in a landslide. On Election Day, roughly a year and a half later, the Texan lost the national popular vote but won the White House after a bitterly divided Supreme Court weeks later declared him the winner in Florida. So we …

100 things to do to know the real New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Last week, the Monitor published an editorial about a fascinating “things to do in New Hampshire” list created by retired state agriculture commissioner Steve Taylor in the mid-1990s. The goal was to let readers know that the list existed, and to update and add to it. As it turns out, Taylor never stopped tinkering with it himself. So, in Taylor’s words: Here are …

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 Medicare to be “phased out” entirely. He was quick to claim his words were misinterpreted, …

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 …

My Turn: In food fight, ‘Big Meat’ is just one enemy

Monday, July 27, 2015

I was obviously one of the folks you were referring to in your Sunday editorial about vegans and meat-eaters (Monitor, July 26). Although I’m flattered, please allow me this chance to rebut. Here is a list of issues that I – like the animal rights crowd – find …

My Turn: Hassan proposal is a reasonable compromise

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This past week, Gov. Hassan presented a compromise budget proposal that gives our Republican colleagues their top priority: business tax cuts. It is a fiscally responsible proposal, as those business tax cuts are actually paid for. Throughout the …

Fran Wendelboe: How will Planned Parenthood scandal play out in N.H.?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

New Hampshire’s Executive Council is very much on the hot seat right now in light of the videos about Planned Parenthood’s alleged side business of selling human baby body parts, in violation of several federal laws. The council …

National View: A better Iran deal? History suggests no

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The debate over the July 14 nuclear agreement with Iran has come down to a question of alternatives. President Obama and other defenders of the agreement argue not that it is perfect, but that it is far better than any realistic alternative, and certainly better than the use …

Katy Burns: If modern autos were dolls, they would be Chatty Cathy

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lights! Camera! Action! Literally. Our much-anticipated shiny new Toyota is here, and it has fancy lights everywhere, a camera that will show us what’s behind the car (and with luck keep us from backing into that wheelbarrow) and …

My Turn: Hassan speaks at last, but for whom?

Sunday, July 26, 2015

In an article earlier this month in the Union Leader, Gov. Hassan called for the Department of Energy in Washington to hold more than the three proposed hearings for the public regarding the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Did Hassan …

My Turn: Don’t let the summer sun become your enemy

Saturday, July 25, 2015

The wonderful warmth of summer: It is the time of year where we spend countless hours outside. It is also the time of year when we have increased sun exposure and can suffer the problems associated with it. We try to protect ourselves from the sun, but there …

My Turn: Let’s relieve college students of the burden of debt

Saturday, July 25, 2015

My father, Tom O’Malley, a World War II bombardier, went to college only because the far-seeing investment our country made in the GI Bill. America’s generosity allowed my dad to become a lawyer, start a family and raise …