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Letter: Subtle racism

Friday, July 3, 2015

One of the most powerful lines in President Obama’s eulogy in Charleston was this: “Maybe we now realize the way a racial bias can infect us even when we don’t realize it so that we’re guarding against not just racial slurs but we’re also guarding against the subtle impulse to call Johnny back for a job interview but not Jamal.” Affirmative action has always been ridiculed by many folks, but …

Letter: A hypocritical zealot

Friday, July 3, 2015

On the one hand, Jerry DeLemus advocates for a “draw Muhammad art contest” even if it insults the faith of Muslims. And yet, on the other hand, he would not allow any drawings he deems “indecent or crude” because, as a “born-again Christian,” he would find similar drawings of Jesus insulting. Thus, while saying he wants to “defend our constitutional rights” he seems …

Letter: A sad bunch

Friday, July 3, 2015

Here we go again, another GOP presidential primary season. Remember the words of former Celtics coach Rick Pitino: “Larry Bird isn’t walking through that door, fans. Kevin McHale isn’t walking through that door, and Robert Parish isn’t walking through that door.” It’s the same with the primary. Dwight Eisenhower isn’t walking through that door, folks. Nelson Rockefeller isn’t walking through that door, and …

Letter: Praise for the poet

Monday, June 29, 2015

I have been reading the works of Donald Hall for as many years as I care to remember. I greatly appreciate his poetry and essays. As a matter of fact and the reason I am writing this letter, I am presently reading his recent book of essays, Essays …

Letter: Do your homework on tax cuts

Sunday, June 28, 2015

As a successful entrepreneur whose company has brought millions into New Hampshire for decades, I cringe at the rant for lower business taxes as a cure-all to increase jobs. Legislators who join this clamor have not done their homework: California has the highest business taxes in the nation …

Letter: Support for the veto

Sunday, June 28, 2015

It is wrong to cut taxes for corporations while not renewing the New Hampshire Health Protection Plan, potentially leaving thousands of people without health insurance. The Republican budget proposal does not move our state forward, and I support Gov. Hassan’s veto. BOB HOLLEMAN Hopkinton …

Letter: State employees deserve better

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Providing raises for state employees is important to everyone because: 1) The actions of the state set an example that impacts all of civil society within the state. 2) The state sells New Hampshire short when it fails to demonstrate a commitment to its people. 3) When the …

Letter: Roof and Trump

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Jeff Field made an important point that the media and public in general seem to be missing (Monitor letters, June 21). Field notes the similarity between Dylann Roof’s and Donald Trump’s language. Roof stated to the people he killed in South Carolina: “You rape our women, and you’re …

Letter: No defense for flag

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The main problem with the Confederate battle flag is the Confederacy. It represents people who bombarded a United States military installation in Charleston harbor in 1861, igniting a war that caused the deaths of what would nowadays, as a percentage of our population, be 6 million Americans. That …

Letter: Mideast realities

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I have been following Robert Azzi’s writings on Middle Eastern issues. His writings lack historical content. Israel, like Armenia, Ireland, Poland and Ukraine, is an ancient country that has, within the past century, regained its independence, expelled its occupiers and gathered in much of its diaspora. Jerusalem and …

Letter: Dirty money

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Dylann Roof, the man who killed nine people in a church in Charleston S.C., left behind a manifesto from a white supremacist group called the Council of Conservative Citizens. It took only a few days for a British newspaper, The Guardian, to discover that the council’s leader had …

Letter: Toward a better CCSNH

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Laura Morgan’s courageous column (Monitor Opinion, June 22) laid out in a succinct way the frustrations that faculty and staff throughout the Community College System of New Hampshire have been experiencing under the administration of Chancellor Ross Gittell and Chairman of the Board Paul Holloway. I don’t think …

Letter: Save this valuable resource

Saturday, June 27, 2015

My thanks to the Monitor for publishing professor Laura Morgan’s lengthy “My Turn” on the Community College System of New Hampshire in its entirety (Monitor Opinion, June 22). Our state’s community colleges are a valuable resource to the state and to the local communities that support them. While …