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Letter: RINO fatigue

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The problem we little home-bound citizens have is we think we elect good people to represent us in Concord and Washington. Too often they are do-gooders who want to do something without thinking through all the consequences. So when we elected a Democratic governor who has lived in a tax-free house for so many years with no thought of expenses for electric, oil, home repairs, etc., she really has no …

Letter: Opportunity for enlightenment

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I read with interest Jean Rich’s comments (Monitor Opinion, March 24) and sense her passion for the well being of the town. I spoke just before her and echoed her sentiments to some degree. If we are to end the divisiveness, then we need to stop pointing fingers. Divisiveness can be viewed differently depending on whose ox is being gored. Rich points the …

Letter: Budget minimizes a big threat

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I am deeply concerned about the congressional Republicans’ 2016 budget, and particularly the lack of priority given to climate change and the protection of the integrity and diversity of Earth. The proposed budget will cut funding to study climate change by the Department of Defense despite warnings that climate change is a significant threat to national security. We are all interconnected. We are …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: The will of Webster’s people

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Why the harsh lecture from the Monitor to Webster voters (Sunday Monitor editorial, March 22)? The editorial started off with, “When the town of Webster decided against publishing the names and salary information of its employees in its annual report,” but it should be made perfectly clear that …

Letter: The long view

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The very informative front-page story in Monday’s Monitor is headlined with the telling understatement: “Proposed HHS cuts cause doubt.” The story that follows evidences an alarming basis for uncertainty over whether the Legislature is exercising sound fiscal reasoning, let alone vision. To eviscerate crucial social service programs to …

Letter: Make big money a big deal

Sunday, March 29, 2015

John Broderick and Brad Cook speak an important truth (Sunday Monitor Forum, March 22), that “big money, left or right, has little to do with the interests of ordinary Americans.” They urge us to take the essential first step toward any solution: using our privilege as New Hampshire …

Letter: Ayotte’s out of touch

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Based on her long emails and op-eds attempting to justify signing the letter to Iran, it is clear that Sen. Kelly Ayotte remains clueless as to the gravity of that action. Not only did that letter embarrass our president (a president, she would do well to remember, who …

Letter: Missed it by that much

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The score in Bradford: Town hall team, 144; opposing team, 79. Needed to pass: 148.5 (two-thirds majority). My heart is numb. With a stunning majority, voters supported the town hall restoration, a plan ensuring a long life for our historic building, complete with energy efficient, code compliant, safe …

Letter: So much for transparency

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Last week was celebrated as Sunshine Week to reflect the need for government to be open and accountable. This newspaper did a great analysis of state and local responses to requests for information. This past week also was the second consecutive year that the Obama administration set a …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Letter: Optional services?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Imagine being unable to get out of bed, shower or dress. These basic tasks are essential. So why is this support no longer being funded? Earlier this month, the House Finance Division III Committee voted to no longer fund “optional services” in the state Medicaid program. Unfortunately, this …