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Letter: College math

Friday, March 27, 2015

The usual attack on the president’s proposal for free community college that suggests that a student who doesn’t pay for college won’t value it when part or all of the tuition is subsidized contains faulty economics. While studying, that student is delaying working to put herself into a better employment position. Going to school, even for free, incurs costs for the student. These “opportunity costs” are the dollars the student …

Letter: A simple solution

Friday, March 27, 2015

We are today an unhappy nation. Nothing seems to work as advertised. President Obama is blamed for all bad things at home and overseas. Congress is deadlocked. We have a national malaise. Republicans now believe that an immediate solution to all of America’s problems is to remove the heavy burden of taxes and government regulations from business. New jobs will appear, they predict, …

Letter: War on poverty redefined

Friday, March 27, 2015

What’s going on in this country in general and our state in particular? The war against poverty has become the war against the poor. Nationally, Republicans in Congress are proposing to decrease the budget deficit by, among other things, cutting funding for food stamps, a successful program that ensures adequate nutrition for millions of low-income families and children, and by cutting Medicare funding. …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Say no to the GOP

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Who didn’t know the New Hampshire budget was going to be short? Now they want us to believe that they’ll fix everything when it comes to the floor for debate and a vote. Anybody who believes Jeb Bradley about that is a bigger fool then he is. The …

Letter: Private property

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Eversource is resurrecting an old 7.5-mile power distribution line through Concord and Webster. The utility obtained easements for the power line for their purposes only. This is not a public trail. Written permission from the landowner is required to use this as a trail for off-road recreational vehicles. …

Letter: Racing to the bottom

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

At a time when our roads and bridges are in very bad shape and people need help with health care, our House Finance Committee, chaired by Neal Kurk, recommends cuts to spending. The committee also cuts spending on veteran assistance. The cuts to the Department of Transportation will …

Letter: No excuses

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

To my fellow voters already fed up with the 2016 election: Don’t let any candidate get away with saying “I’m not a scientist” when discussing global warming. Most haven’t served in the military, yet we are choosing a commander in chief. Most have never started nor run a …

Letter: Bow lessons

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The good folks of Bow have set a new standard for surrounding communities to follow. After careful and reasoned consideration, they voted not to fund a new public safety building or renovate the existing public safety structure. In a stunning rebuke, the voters have sent a strong message …

Letter: An ‘F’ for animal tests

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

With more than 500 companies (and the list is constantly growing) manufacturing home and personal-care products without any testing on animals, it is amazing that many mainstream companies are still subjecting animals to tests that cause massive suffering. Many non-animal alternatives exist today that are faster, cheaper and …

Letter: The Minnesota story

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Last month, Carl Gibson of US Uncut wrote about Minnesota’s present Democratic governor, Mark Dayton, who inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from the previous Republican governor. During his first four years as governor, Dayton, a millionaire in his own right, increased …

Letter: Wrong turn on roads

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The proposed reduction in the Department of Transportation budget is a bad idea. Before my retirement, much of the time I worked out of state, coming home on alternate Wednesdays or weekends, from Maine, Massachusetts or upstate New York. I came home no matter what the weather. I …

Letter: Unions and the middle class

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker signed the so-called right-to-work legislation in the state of Wisconsin. As you know, he is also running for president. So what is the true purpose of right-to-work laws? It is a way to weaken unions by allowing any non-union worker in a unionized business to …

Letter: Iran letter wasn’t unique

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

No one who reads your paper regularly was surprised by your editorial position on the 47 senators’ letter to Iran (Monitor Opinion, March 11), nor by the dozens of letters you published faulting the letter. You published letters from former congressman Paul Hodes and former ambassador George Bruno …