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Ed Board with Governor Maggie Hassan on March 7, 2014.

(JOHN TULLY / Monitor staff)

Political prognosticators give us their takes on the top November races

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Anybody who follows politics knows that a lot can change in a month and a half, but that didn’t deter us from asking three of New Hampshire’s top political experts to share their thoughts on how things might play out on Election Day. Dante Scala, associate professor of political science at the University of New Hampshire, provided context for where … 2

Katy Burns: You can absolutely get there from here

Sunday, September 21, 2014

In an earlier life, years ago, my husband and I drove from our home in Cleveland to a charming small inn in Ogunquit, one of the many lovely little towns hugging the rugged southern Maine coast. The drive took us the better part of two days, including a night’s stay in Pennsylvania. There … 0

I’m the biggest ‘West Wing’ fan you’ll ever meet

Sunday, September 21, 2014

‘Are you a Wingnut?” Bradley Whitford asks me over lunch in Pasadena, Calif. Am I? I love The West Wing. Love it more than some people think is reasonable. I have, after all, donated a significant amount of money to charity in order to be sitting here, in this restaurant, having this conversation with this man. But I also want to be known … 0

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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

Katy Burns: Locked and loaded – and only 9 years old

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The image on the cell phone video is both searing and surreal. A little girl in a white shirt and pink shorts, her thick dark braid bouncing on her back, stands before a target with an Uzi – a fully automatic submachine gun – in her small hands. … 9

My Turn: Mount Sunapee plan deserves state’s support

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Mount Sunapee Resort has developed an exciting new proposal that will bring more visitors to the region, which will mean a significant boost for local businesses such as mine that support the tourism trade. This is an economic development plan that has already won overwhelming support from the … 3

My Turn: Foley stood apart from other journalists

Saturday, August 30, 2014

To say the world has become a crazy and dangerous place would be a big understatement. Nothing adds an exclamation point to that premise like the horrific execution of freelance photojournalist James Foley. After viewing the still photos of his death thanks in part to a post in … 1

Monitor Board of Contributors: Afghan bride’s story shaped by love, learning and courage

Saturday, August 30, 2014

‘Slowly, slowly, beautiful love.” On the polished parquet floor of Star’s function hall in Hamburg, Germany, a couple moved slowly in rhythm to the music of Afghan singer Bashir Hamdard, “Maida, Maida yar Zeba.” In front of family … 0

My Turn: We must seek new ways to improve veterans’ lives

Friday, August 29, 2014

His name is Jon Worrall, but everyone calls him Chief. He’s one of America’s best – a veteran of the Army, Navy and Air National Guard who courageously fought for our country in Vietnam and Iraq. When he returned home, he had traumatic brain injury, severe PTSD and … 0