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My Turn: Northern Pass continues down a dead-end road

Saturday, July 12, 2014

In January, we published a piece pointing out Northern Pass’s refusal to take seriously the objections of affected residents. We wrote that “this refusal dooms Northern Pass to travel a long, uncertain and potentially dead-end road. It dooms New Hampshire to protracted conflict over this issue, perhaps resulting in much that is lost and nothing that is gained.” Now, half a year later, the Northern Pass bus is stalled near … 1

My Turn: Vanity license plates are a judgment call

Saturday, July 12, 2014

As a lifelong New Hampshire resident and a person who has had his share of vanity tags over the years, I must chime in on this vanity plate situation. The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union, in its challenge for David Montenegro at the state Supreme Court, has again attempted to litigate something ridiculous and waste more of the taxpayers’ money and the court’s … 1

Mike Marland, July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birch and Finch talk Havenstein and birthers. … 0

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My Turn: Wall Street’s dangerous game

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Is the U.S. stock market a rigged game? I am often asked this question. This concern re-surfaced in earnest this past spring with the release of Michael Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, a well-written examination of how Wall Street … 0

My Turn: Catching fireflies engenders reverence - not disregard - for our environment

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Last month, this paper printed a list of 100 things to do during the summer (Your Life, Sunday Monitor, June 8). It was a diverse and inspiring list. It encouraged readers to stretch beyond a typical summer routine … 2

My Turn: One parent’s guide to canceling the guilt trip

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Ahh, summer vacation. Long days spent making memories to last a lifetime . . . or growing bored out of your mind. I have these delusions of creating the perfect summer for my kids. A summer spent with … 0

My Turn: Foreign tourism got boost from Clinton

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer is finally here – the busiest travel season of the year, when tourists from all over the world flock to the United States, and particularly here in New Hampshire, to enjoy all that our great nation has … 1

My Turn: The many reasons Americans should be proud

Thursday, July 10, 2014

‘Recapturing the meaning of patriotism” seemed to be an appropriate title for the Monitor’s editorial on the Fourth of July. However, the editors chose to frame their discussion around the difference between what they termed as the “supernationalism” of two cable television pundits and true patriotism. The discussion … 3

My Turn: U.S. bears responsibility for growing refugee crisis

Thursday, July 10, 2014

I’ve been watching with sadness the angry mobs in Murrieta, Calif., preventing immigrant detainees, including children, from being housed by federal officials in Border Patrol detainee centers. Living up north here, it’s easy to view Latin America as … 2

national view: Clear rules for clean water

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Lawmakers, mostly but not only Republicans, are seeking to undermine the twin foundations of Environmental Protection Agency authority: the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. In both cases, Congress should back off. The agency badly needs clearer rules on which bodies of water it has the … 1

My Turn: Putting the ‘us’ in uterus

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

I’ve never been to Hobby Lobby, even though there is one just a few miles from me. It’s a conscious choice. If I had time for a hobby, it wouldn’t be crafting. However, I was born a girl … 39

My Turn: On war and the ultimate sacrifice

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

When word came that Brandon Garabrant of Greenfield, the grandson of a good friend, was killed in Afghanistan, shock and questions as to what war is all about surfaced immediately. So many aspects to consider: What is right? What is wrong? Should we simply conclude that, since the … 0

My Turn: Warmth and support in wake of tragedy

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

(Editor’s note: Todd Phelps is the son of Michael Phelps, 66, a former Concord High School teacher who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Allenstown on June 30.) This week my family and I have suffered one of the greatest tragedies of our lives, the death of … 0