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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? … 6

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: Squabbles between Republicans and Democrats miss the point

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After reading the letters about what Democrats and Republicans believe, it brought to mind the adage that a house divided against itself cannot stand. While citizens can be slow to react and the passage of time can bring on complacency, it seems to me that people have become … 4

My Turn: Nature is best viewed through eyes of a child

Thursday, July 17, 2014

If you’ve ever known a rambunctious 4½-year-old, you probably appreciate the importance of getting outdoors as soon as humanly possible when the weekend hits. That’s definitely the case for my husband and me with our son, Henry. So, my interest was piqued when the Five Rivers email came … 0

My Turn: Health coverage now viable option for many in New Hampshire

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Since July 1, many New Hampshire residents have a new health insurance option. The New Hampshire Health Protection Program will provide coverage to thousands of our neighbors, friends and family members. For many, peace of mind means getting coverage for preventive care such as regular check-ups. It also … 3

Sometimes the past catches up with you in a green ’55 Chevy

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Today your grandma would’ve been 96,” I said to my son Bill, who happened to be home for a visit July 3. “Are you sad?” he asked. “No,” I said, without really thinking about it one way or … 4

State House Memo: The questions voters should ask themselves

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In September, we have a primary and in November, a general election. Our primaries will draw about 15 percent of our electorate, which is a shame because this is as important an election as the general, when candidates of each party are chosen, some of them incumbents, some … 2

My Turn: A primer on the carbon footprint

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The July 13 Sunday Monitor column on climate change by Ayn Whytemare painted the problem of man-induced global warming with broad strokes. One aspect that needs refinement is to explain what carbon is and how carbon dioxide effects our global temperatures. Most of us have seen the term … 54

Katy Burns: America’s ugly side is showing on the border

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Let’s make one thing clear: We Americans pride ourselves on our love of children. After all, our GIs in World War II famously carried chocolate bars for the ragged and hungry urchins haunting the ruined streets of Europe after that cataclysmic strife. It is a treasured image – … 32

My Turn: We refuse to cast our fate to the wind

Sunday, July 13, 2014

When an industrial wind company representative comments about only seeing the same familiar faces at meetings of concerned citizens; when a corporate lawyer for an industrial wind company mentions personal lawsuits possibly being filed against individual town officials for supporting opinions of their constituents, is it time to … 0

My Turn: More than memories in the state’s outdoors

Sunday, July 13, 2014

It is the height of summer in New Hampshire, and many families and visitors are planning to get outdoors and enjoy the many vacation and recreation opportunities the state offers. While the Granite State’s woods and rivers help create memories for families, they also create jobs and economic … 0

Monitor Board of Contributors: Climate change for dummies

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Pet peeve of mine: Hearing someone mention “global warming” every time we experience warmer than average weather. Climate is the overall measure of how the earth’s systems interact and can include cooling. By the way, an unusually cold … 49