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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 – that of a generous nation and people who above all treasure and protect society’s youngest and most vulnerable members. Okay, our record’s … 10

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 up the ante? When five towns vote “no” to Big Wind projects in their region, … 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 value for our communities. And the Legislature recently drafted and sent to Gov. Maggie Hassan … 0

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My Turn: A clear view from an empty nest

Sunday, June 29, 2014

We have joined the ranks of the notorious empty nesters. I say this with eyes wide open, knowing that Empty Nest Syndrome is actually a diagnosable disorder, treatable with antidepressants and counseling, according to WebMD. Somehow, my husband … 7

My Turn:

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Forty years ago this weekend, my father died of a heart attack at the age of 52. I was 12, so as time goes by I remember less and less about him. But one vivid memory is of him always coming to my baseball games. And so when … 0

Katy Burns: Gay couples have strengthened the institution of marriage

Sunday, June 29, 2014

You’d have thought Spock – the pointy-eared and profoundly, almost irritatingly rational half-Vulcan, half-human icon of the apparently unending Star Trek adventures – had sneaked onto a panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges. “It is wholly illogical,” its jurists proclaimed, “to believe that love … 1

Mike Marland, June 28, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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My Turn: Another war that ‘was not worth even one life’

Friday, June 27, 2014

It all began 100 years ago June 28. And it still goes on. The absolute madness masquerading as honor and glory. Spending bottomless buckets of taxpayer money on mechanized death without any discernible purpose. On this date in 1914, all those fragile European pieces began to crumble and … 0

My Turn: On ‘early offer bill,’ Bradley pandered to lobbyists

Friday, June 27, 2014

ANew Hampshire state senator has supported the interest of powerful special interests over the rights of patients injured by medical malpractice. After reaching a compromise, negotiated in the spirit of cooperation, state Sen. Jeb Bradley pulled a sinister bait-and-switch move at the behest of lobbyists from Elliot Hospital … 0

My Turn:

Friday, June 27, 2014

As a Vietnam veteran, I can proudly say the military community of New Hampshire is one step closer to getting the health care treatment it deserves thanks to the amendment Sen. Jeanne Shaheen attached to the McCain-Sanders bill that recently passed the Senate. The legislation, if passed by … 1

My Turn: Making Weare – a celebration of an inspiring community

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Long ago, when I lived in the Weare woods, I was new to New Hampshire as well as to living in the woods. I did not live just by the side of the road, nor did I move … 0

My Turn: Prison doesn’t offer addicts treatment they need

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Our state’s drug epidemic stretches beyond our communities and into our prisons. The state prison is failing miserably to combat its worst drug use in history with a slashed budget (minus $15 million) that has little or no allowance for drug treatment. Simply locking up drug addicts does … 0

Monitor Board of Contributors: The 1,400-year-old war that isn’t

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

It’s been years since I read John O’Hara’s novel Appointment in Samarra, but I remember well its introductory epigraph, a retelling of a 1933 W. Somerset Maugham story that appears in Maugham’s play Sheppy: “There was a merchant … 7