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Letters

Letter: Subtle racism

Friday, July 3, 2015

One of the most powerful lines in President Obama’s eulogy in Charleston was this: “Maybe we now realize the way a racial bias can infect us even when we don’t realize it so that we’re guarding against not just racial slurs but we’re also guarding against the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal.” Affirmative action has always been ridiculed by many folks, but …

Letter: A hypocritical zealot

Friday, July 3, 2015

On the one hand, Jerry DeLemus advocates for a “draw Muhammad art contest” even if it insults the faith of Muslims. And yet, on the other hand, he would not allow any drawings he deems “indecent or crude” because, as a “born-again Christian,” he would find similar drawings of Jesus insulting. Thus, while saying he wants to “defend our constitutional rights” he seems …

Letter: A sad bunch

Friday, July 3, 2015

Here we go again, another GOP presidential primary season. Remember the words of former Celtics coach Rick Pitino: “Larry Bird isn’t walking through that door, fans. Kevin McHale isn’t walking through that door, and Robert Parish isn’t walking through that door.” It’s the same with the primary. Dwight Eisenhower isn’t walking through that door, folks. Nelson Rockefeller isn’t walking through that door, and …

LETTER: To spank or not to spank

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The high court in Massachusetts ruled that spanking is permissible, but that doesn’t mean spanking is wise. While it’s important to recognize the good intentions of parents who spank their children – most genuinely want to teach their children to behave properly – it’s just as important to …

LETTER: Bad budget for the people

Thursday, July 2, 2015

An open letter to my constituents in Chichester and Pembroke: You need to know what the state budget that was passed by the House and Senate in Concord on June 24 will cost you. According to New Hampshire Public Radio, the additional costs that will be downshifted to …

LETTER: Fired up about Bernie

Thursday, July 2, 2015

While Clinton ships in a “few dozen” volunteers and out-of-state big wigs, hundreds of New Hampshire residents attend any Bernie Sanders event. People are sick of establishment politics, the Koch brothers and the decline of the middle class. The “Heat is on” (Sunday Monitor Local & State, June …

LETTER: Stand with Sanders

Thursday, July 2, 2015

For a number of very good reasons, many New Hampshire Democrats are joining with their fellow union brothers and sisters in the rapidly growing support for Sen. Bernie Sanders for president. Unlike other candidates in the race, he does not have to apologize for his Iraq war vote …

Letter: Give steam a chance

Monday, June 29, 2015

I am writing to express my support for the city staying with Concord Steam rather than converting to natural gas. I have followed the issue, and I am also a longtime city taxpayer. If Concord Steam is truly able to upgrade its equipment, lower our cost as projected …

Letter: Patriotism in action

Monday, June 29, 2015

On July 4, the N.H. Rebellion will be holding several walks to help rescue American democracy from the rising influence of big money. The big walk will be along the Seacoast. This is a fine opportunity to overcome the sad notions that government is merchandise for sale and …

Letter: No one like Hillary

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was invited and planned to attend the New Hampshire launch party for the Hillary Clinton New Hampshire campaign. I could not attend. This letter was written as the launch was taking place. I supported Clinton in the past and I support her now. There is no one …

Letter: A war on meth

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the good citizens of Pittsfield and Northwood: My family, like many others in our towns, has been infected with crystal meth and heroin. I’m not happy. I have started a no-meth campaign. Too many people throughout the history of our towns have given everything they could and …

Letter: Educate us, Eversource

Monday, June 29, 2015

Eversource would be wise to fully inform area citizens of what the proposed massive $70 million Seacoast Reliability Project will do for – and to – the communities (Madbury, Durham, Newington, Portsmouth) on which it will be imposed. I suggest that Eversource charter a bus or two and …

Letter: Clean air for our kids

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was interested to learn about the connection between disease risk and the time of the year one is born in Ana Swanson’s recent article (Monitor Nation & World, June 16). While we may not yet understand this fascinating phenomenon very well, we do understand how global warming …