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My Turn: When it comes to college debt, Democrats are failing

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Every month, like so many other young Americans, I brace myself for the inevitable pain of making my student loan payment. It represents nearly 50 percent of my take-home pay and as I look to accomplish other things, such as buying a home and starting a family, I don’t anticipate it being any easier to see it leave my bank account. Still, I’m grateful. Despite youth unemployment remaining nearly double … 0

My Turn: Senate Democrats vs. Founding Fathers

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In the Granite State, open political discourse is a cherished right and our favorite indoor sport. It’s part of who we are. But it’s under threat by some who want to fundamentally alter the First Amendment of the Constitution and allow politicians to decide who can and who cannot engage in political speech … 0

My Turn: The Battle of Peleliu and the scars of war

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Seventy years ago, on Sept. 15, 1944, 6,000 young men of the 1st Marine Division landed on a tiny and still little-known island in the Pacific. The battle was expected to be over in a matter of days, but by the time it ended more than two months later, it would produce the … 1

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My Turn: The issue of student debt causes a young Republican to lose faith in the party

Thursday, September 4, 2014

For the last two years, it has been my mission to recruit millennials into the fold of the Republican Party. Talking to young voters, educating my classmates and motivating them to get involved was an incredibly rewarding experience … 49

My Turn: For the Washington Redskins and the NFL, there is no defense

Thursday, September 4, 2014

As the new football season hurdles toward us, the controversy over whether the Washington Redskins need to change the team name has heated up. The controversy is hardly new. It has been actively going on for more than … 5

My Turn: An education in college affordability

Thursday, September 4, 2014

I am a future teacher who was forced out of New Hampshire schools because college costs are just too expensive. I was also recently forced into the decision to change my career path because of the soaring cost of education, going from a dual major in mathematics and … 1

My Turn: Obama has left United States with no good options

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 35 years, both active and reserve, including a deployment to Iraq in 2004 where I served as deputy legal counsel, Multi-National Force Iraq. I retired June 1 as … 14

My Turn: Hemingway is the kind of leader the GOP needs

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Being a good leader isn’t about your age or how many years of business experience you have. It’s about the kind of experience you have and what you can do with it. Andrew Hemingway is a young, high-tech … 0

My Turn: It turns out employees, customers are people

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The recent turmoil and resolution at Market Basket brought to mind a theory that has formed in the back of my brain over time. I’m sure the topic has been studied and papers written on it. After more than 50 years in industry, I’ve sensed the personality of … 1

Monitor Board of Contributors: Life in the eternal now

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

I think it started with hearing a performance of Handel’s Messiah. A summertime performance isn’t burdened with thoughts of snow and Christmas obligations. More room is allowed to listen and absorb. Sitting on the amphitheater floor I was … 0

My Turn: Best way to honor workers is by giving them a raise

Sunday, August 31, 2014

It used to be that you could support a family on a minimum-wage salary. Today, a minimum-wage worker has to make a choice every day: buy a gallon of milk for the kids or buy a gallon of gas to get to work. The current national minimum wage, … 6

My Turn: State has made strides toward greater equality for women

Sunday, August 31, 2014

This week, our nation marked Women’s Equality Day, a commemoration of the day that women achieved the right to vote in America. It is appropriate to commemorate this idea annually, but it is essential to incorporate it into our daily lives. More than 90 years after achieving this … 1

Life after Darwin: A trip to the Galapagos reveals beauty – and the heavy footprint of man

Sunday, August 31, 2014

By WILL PARSON Monitor staff The Galápagos Islands have always conjured images in my mind of hordes of black marine iguanas diving for delicious green algae, blue-footed boobies flapping their feet at each other and giant tortoises stretching … 0