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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 to the Republican side of the aisle, the Senate committee tasked with oversight and funding of matters dealing with science and the …

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. My extended and varied family has been known to celebrate Christmas and Hannukah at the …

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 as well as those who worked in or stood at the polls on Election Day. …

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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 …

Letter: Time to pull together

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I for one am glad this latest election season is over. I became so tired of all the political mudslinging and negative ads that had very negligible credibility. I think every member of Congress and the administration should be required to read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends …

Letter: Failure of leadership

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Again, I write to let the people of this great country know that our president is negligent in his failure to act. How many more lives are we going to let be ended by the Islamic State terrorists? It is time to act now; no more waiting. The …

Letter: Past lessons

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I truly hope the state’s legislative representatives are familiar with George Santayana’s quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The upcoming vote for selecting the speaker of the House could result in “Billy the Bully” O’Brien’s return to his dictatorship of the House. …

Letter: Be amused

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I am an octogenarian who finds himself in a pickle quite often. I thoroughly enjoy the comedy in your Pickles. I feel sorry for people who cannot laugh at themselves. Life is too short not to enjoy the humor around us. FRED LANGEVIN Jr. Concord …

Letter: You have to laugh

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I’m two weeks shy of my 79th birthday and the first thing I read is Pickles. Pingree needs to get a life. If one cannot laugh at one’s self, then one shouldn’t laugh at all. The cartoonist must have either paid very close attention to his parents aging …