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Letter: Missing questions

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I recently got a questionnaire from Kelly Ayotte with two kinds of questions: No-brainers such as “Do you want to see our children get an education that prepares them for the workplace?” and trick questions designed to lay a basis for items in her right-wing agenda – questions like the one about “freedom” for doctors and patients (translate: Repeal Obamacare). But what was really significant about the questionnaire was what …

Letter: A broken system

Sunday, August 30, 2015

We don’t usually respond to articles or letters to the editor, but we felt we had to comment on Dr. Robert Kiefner’s “My Turn” article on our health care system (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23). We agree 100 percent with Dr. Kiefner that our health care system is broken. The insurance companies and Big Pharma are making billions of dollars while many Americans …

Letter: ‘Monitor’ wrong to tweet

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I thought the job of a media outlet was to report the news not to victimize people further. I am appalled at the Concord Monitor and NHPR for “live tweeting” the St. Paul’s School rape case. For victims of sexual assault, it is already hard enough to stand in court and recount the most horrific moment in their lives, they do not need …

Letter: American babies

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Anchor babies? Absolutely! Parents and families who come to America and have a child here, most often are leaving behind lives of dire poverty and the real possibility of their children being forced or coerced into illegal, dangerous and often lethal means of survival, including the sexual slave …

Letter: Some bad information

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Is there something in the water in Bow? Are people there more gullible than in the rest of New Hampshire, America, the world? Brad Hutton’s letter to the editor (Monitor Opinion, Aug. 24) decries – yes, decries – a provision in the proposed Iran nuclear agreement that allows …

Letter: Lots to do in Concord

Saturday, August 29, 2015

A recent Insider article jokingly suggested that there was “nothing to do” in Concord. Huh? That observation is just amazing to me, because nothing could be further from the truth. Concord has an inventory of historic and cultural amenities that rival any other community in this state. Couple …

Letter: An offensive suggestion

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Regarding “Waiting on a Muslim Francis” (Sunday Monitor Forum, Aug. 23): I would be outraged if I were a Muslim at the suggestion (and its implication) that somehow because the Muslim faith is lacking its own Christ-on-Earth figure in Pope Francis, it had better run out and get …

Letter: GMO propaganda

Friday, August 28, 2015

Propaganda gains power by constructing reality irrespective of truth or facts. Nazi Reich Minister for Propaganda Joseph Goebbels summed it up: “It is not propaganda’s task to be intelligent; its task is to lead to success. . . . It should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is …

Letter: Join Bernie

Friday, August 28, 2015

I have waited an enormously long time to have a candidate who fully expresses my political views run for president of the United States. Bernie Sanders, as his campaign gains momentum, is talking openly and honestly about the major issues that are impacting the majority of America. He …

Letter: Brave and unarmed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Saturday’s terrorist incident on a train in Belgium suggests that another thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a couple of brave, unarmed Americans. ROBERT REIN Concord …

Letter: No guns needed

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hooray to the three brave Americans who took down the terrorist on the train from Amsterdam to Paris. They did it with courage, determination and teamwork – not guns. BERNADETTE CAMERON Deerfield …

Letter: A courageous column

Friday, August 28, 2015

Those who know Bill Zeckhausen will understand the courage it took to write his article “Things I wish I was told after my dementia diagnosis” (Monitor Forum, Aug. 22). We applaud Bill for “coming out” on the subject of dementia. His articulate expression of his own experience, plus …

Letter: Pronunciation key

Friday, August 28, 2015

One would think the talking heads who parachute into New Hampshire to cover the presidential circus and the St. Paul’s rape trial would learn how to pronounce the name of our capital, Concord. It is KON-curd (New Englandly Kawn-kidd), not Kon-CORD. ADOLPHE BERNOTAS Concord …