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My Turn: Atlantic City offers a skewed view of casinos

Friday, July 25, 2014

The debate about casino gambling has hit the silly point when this newspaper suggests following the lead of none other than Donald Trump (Monitor Opinion, July 20). As a matter of fact, it is way beyond silly to tell legislators to thumb their noses at $120 million in license fees alone, almost 2,000 badly needed construction jobs and thousands of permanent jobs. The alternative is what? The closing of Trump’s … 0

My Turn: Democrats clinging to Hobby Lobby myth

Friday, July 25, 2014

Democrats are facing stiff head winds as they head into this fall’s elections. They can’t win on the issues, so they’re trying to scare and confuse voters. We’re seeing that strategy play out right now in New Hampshire. Democrats are spreading myths that a recent Supreme Court decision protecting Americans’ religious freedom threatens women’s ability to access birth control. That’s ridiculous. And Granite … 0

History Buff 101: A syllabus for igniting your biographical fervor

Friday, July 25, 2014

It all started with Richard Nixon. Maybe it’s because I was born in 1972, right when things started to go south for our 37th president, or maybe it’s because I’m a journalist and few have done more for my profession than Tricky Dick. Whatever the reason, it’s safe to say that Nixon was … 0

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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

Monitor Board of Contributors: Eyeless in Gaza, Jerusalem, Hebron

Sunday, July 13, 2014

In response to the recent horrors ravaging the psyches of Palestinians and Israelis, Avraham Berg, once president of Israel’s Knesset, writes: “I have been silent for many days. I have no words to describe the local maelstrom and … 2

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 … 5

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 … 8

Mike Marland, July 12, 2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birch and Finch talk Havenstein and birthers. … 1

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 … 1

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 … 4

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