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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 in the decades to come. We have found such a leader in Dan Feltes. Dan worked as an attorney at New Hampshire … 0

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 passionately. “This is my market. I am a part of this place. Can I help? … 5

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 column (Monitor Forum, July 23), sadly, reflected an idolatry of Israel rather than love of … 7

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My Turn: New Hampshire can and must do better for veterans

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

We all agree that the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country deserve to be treated with dignity and appreciation when they return home. Unfortunately, the recent VA scandal and high unemployment rates among young veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are … 20

My Turn: A questionable leap in prescription drug debate

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It’s incredibly disappointing to read the conclusions drawn by New Hampshire lawmakers about drug abuse from relatively benign statistics on legitimate opiate and benzodiazepine prescriptions (Monitor front page, July 16). The illogical jumps from legitimate prescriptions, to drug abuse, to using heroin is alarming, to say the least. … 0

My Turn: Trouble is lurking for state’s online retailers

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Without congressional action, a key law that prevents state and local governments from imposing new taxes on internet access services will expire in November. For 16 years, the Internet Tax Freedom Act has prevented politicians nationwide from using the Web as a piggy bank and helped e-commerce thrive … 6

Monitor Board of Contributors: Truth and context were early casualties in Gaza conflict

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

As I walked around Main Street during Concord’s recent Market Days celebration, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I saw a handwritten protest message on a piece of cardboard at the booth of the Palestinian … 13

My Turn: Blueprint for a stronger economy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

In order to move New Hampshire’s economy forward, it’s not just about creating jobs. It’s about creating good jobs that allow families to reach and remain in the middle class. To keep and attract business opportunities, we can promote policies that bolster our job-training programs, support the infrastructure … 12

Katy Burns: Home is where the heart, headaches and subsidies are

Sunday, July 20, 2014

“The Chinese are coming, and they’d like to buy your house” – a headline in the “Washington Post” last week It seems that Chinese people are snapping up residential property around the world, particularly here in the good old U.S.A., not just for investment but for refuge. As … 0

My Turn: On energy, governors preparing to repeat mistakes of the past

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Recently, the New England States Committee on Electricity, which represents the six New England states and its governors on regional electricity issues, proposed an initiative that would socialize the cost of natural gas pipeline expansion as well as transmission lines associated with large-scale hydropower imports from Canada. The … 15

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

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My Turn: Don’t fall into trap set by Free Staters

Saturday, July 19, 2014

We are well into the 2014 election season, and there’s a lot at stake. Not just control of the U.S. Senate, as newly minted New Hampshire resident Scott Brown ignores his GOP primary opponents in his rush to … 35

My Turn: Three ugly numbers behind Canadian hydropower push

Saturday, July 19, 2014

At the recent New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers conference in Bretton Woods, there was much talk of new transmission lines for additional imports of Canadian hydropower into New England. Indeed, financing these lines is the centerpiece of Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s pending energy bill and the … 3