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Monitor Board of Contributors: Holding enemies close, Iran most closely

Sunday, August 2, 2015

At Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, there’s an obligatory pass-fail, one-credit course, “Map of the World,” that covers “the evolution of the modern political map of each region and major nationalist, ethnic, boundary and territorial conflicts and tension areas.” Even if it takes a student four years, no one graduates without passing “Map of the World.” The current debate (I use that term generously) over the nuclear agreement with …

Katy Burns: Tempest in an ivory tower teapot

Sunday, August 2, 2015

You can sure tell it’s the summer silly season when some major news organizations in this state – normally sober, serious places – focus their collective spotlight on the amazing discovery that people who are cooped up in ivory towers can sometimes be hilariously earnest and tone deaf. I speak, of course, of the University of New Hampshire’s unofficial Bias-Free Language Guide, which …

Mike Marland, Aug. 2, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

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 …

My Turn: ACA ruling good news for state’s oral health

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in the latest Affordable Care Act case, King v. Burwell, brought by opponents of President Obama’s health care reform law, and President Obama won. The Supreme Court ruled that eligibility for the Affordable Care Act’s health premium tax credit …