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Letter: A poor strategy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glenn K. Currie’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) was something that a lot of people needed to hear. Unfortunately, his conservative message of individual freedoms and small government is being drowned out by the message of Christian hate toward Islam and homosexuals, and pure hatred of the Democratic Party. The only voices we hear through media are the endless, ridiculous rants from pundits like Ann Coulter and the accusations …

Letter: Party problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

If I may, I would like to respond to Glenn K. Currie’s reply (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) to my article (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16). I tried to be careful to talk about “Republican politicians,” not “Republicans.” I find most Republicans – as well as most Democrats and independents – to be reasonable folks. I have always been independent. I used to be …

Letter: Truth about turkeys

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving turkeys have nothing to be thankful for. More than 170 million of them are crammed for their four short months of life in open sheds allowing 1 square foot per bird. Intense crowding, filthy litter and ammonia fumes from huge amounts of urine cause respiratory ailments, foot ulcers, breast blisters and ammonia-burned eyes. Because stressed turkeys cannibalize, producers de-beak them using a …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: The death of science

Friday, November 21, 2014

Katy Burns’s column (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16) roused some cheers among the growing numbers of citizens who understand where climate change and its deniers are taking us. What I fail to understand is how our great country, which became great because it embraced science, could now find …

Letter: A forest worth saving

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mount Sunapee Resort has proposed a major expansion that would link the current ski area with private land outside the state park on the west flank of the mountain. Staff from the New Hampshire Natural Heritage Bureau conducted a field study of that part of the proposed expansion …

Letter: Back in time

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Regarding the Supreme Court decision in the matter of Citizens United and the recent election, if money does indeed equal free speech, then some people have a much louder voice than others. Much louder. And while we’re on the subject of elections, since the U.S. Senate has flipped …

Letter: Just joy

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The holiday season is fast approaching, also known as the season of grumbling about whether or not to wish anyone a happy holiday and how to go about it. I thoroughly enjoy celebrating Christmas. I’m not a churchgoer, so I guess my celebration is more pagan in flavor. …

Letter: Thanks, District 27

Thursday, November 20, 2014

My deepest thanks to voters in Merrimack District 27 (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 7) for your continuing support and vote on Nov. 4. I am especially grateful for the help and support of friends and neighbors, those who displayed a “Gile” sign on their lawns …

Letter: Where’s the story?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

On Saturday, all the stores in Franklin were sold out of the Union Leader so I got the Monitor instead. I wanted to read more about MIT professor Jonathan Gruber. I read the paper from cover to cover but I didn’t find a single word. Must have been …

Letter: Amend the Constitution

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Thank you for publishing Arnie Arnesen’s plea for bipartisan cooperation (Monitor Forum, Nov. 15). I agree that our political atmosphere is toxic and the real power now is mostly covert. However, we need not despair: There are many volunteers from both camps working hard to detoxify our democracy. …

Letter: A single-payer solution

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

‘Let the Health Shopping Begin” (Monitor front page, Nov. 15) sounds like an ad for a pre-Thanksgiving sale. Whatever choice individuals make, there is one clear winner in the health market and that’s the health insurance industry. While we argue over the pros and cons of the Affordable …

Letter: Thanks and congratulations

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I would like to thank the voters of Loudon and Canterbury for their support during the recent election for state representative, which initially ended in a tie and which George Saunderson won after a special recount. It was a great experience to get to know so many folks …

Letter: Freeloaders

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

According to the front page of the Nov. 8 Monitor, Carol and Dan McGuire “became two of the first 50 people to follow through on the Free State Project Pledge when they moved to New Hampshire.” To quote Dan McGuire, the “Free State Project exists only outside New …