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Letters

Letter: Equality is an ongoing battle

Saturday, August 30, 2014

This week we celebrated Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the ratification of the 19th Amendment that secured women’s right to vote. What better time to talk about the stakes for New Hampshire women and their families this upcoming November than now, because elections mean choices, and it’s crucial for New Hampshire women to know the stakes so that we don’t cede the progress being made. For example, New Hampshire Democrats … 0

Letter: Behind the destruction

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Will Green of Sutton wrote (Monitor letters, Aug. 23), “Now I understand that young man’s death was tragic down in Missouri, but how in the world does that give people the right to destroy where they lived?” I would like to clue Green in on a word he has probably never given much thought to or had to deal with, and that word … 2

Letter: A lack of knowledge

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dennis Hamel’s letter (Monitor letters, Aug. 18) continued the recent Republican attack on geographic literacy by ridiculing Rep. Annie Kuster for being unaware that Benghazi is in the Middle East. Benghazi is not in the Middle East. Benghazi is in Libya, which is in Africa. The only part of Africa that is in the Middle East is Egypt. I don’t understand the thought … 1

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Editorial: Lambert is the right choice for the GOP

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Letter: The American ideal

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pure democracy in New Hampshire: In a public forum, thoughtful, well-reasoned questions asked of two vying for a state Senate seat (annual salary, $100). Responsive, detailed answers. No vitriol, no hate, no name-calling, no red meat meaningless issues, no reaching for sound bites. There are places in this … 0

Letter: A congressional plan

Monday, August 25, 2014

It’s that time again. The political TV ads are out. Those spots, aired mostly during news programs, show the good guys in informal attire with picket fence house scenes in the background or standing with a bunch of important people in hard hats they had never met before. … 1

Letter: Truly shameful statements

Monday, August 25, 2014

Recently, New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Horn claimed that J Street, a pro-Israel, pro-peace advocacy organization, was a “radical fringe group” that had made “shameful statements” about Israel. This unwarranted attack is as false as it is offensive. This attack was apparently brought on by the latest outbreak … 3

Letter: The critical question

Monday, August 25, 2014

I think we all agree, whether we are in the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street, that we want our voices heard in the political process. We want elected officials to know our concerns. We do not want to be drowned out by huge amounts of money from … 5

Letter: Feltes is the clear choice

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I am supporting Dan Feltes for election to state Senate District 15, which includes Concord, Hopkinton, Warner and Henniker. Feltes has a solid record of public service, dating back to his work for New Hampshire Legal Assistance, which began in August 2006. He has worked for the United … 0

Letter: Integrity, skill define Feltes

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Dan Feltes has spent his entire legal career working for low-income clients across New Hampshire. As an attorney at New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Dan fought for the rights of domestic violence survivors, veterans and other people who desperately needed his help. He listened to their situations, empathized with … 1

Letter: Walt for the future

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New Hampshire needs a governor who is a proven leader and knows how to build a future for the next generation here in New Hampshire. Walt Havenstein has proven his commitment to the next generation through his leadership of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). … 1

Letter: Rubens is a real Republican

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Some people seem to think that we should drop our standards at the drop of a hat. They believe that the Republican control of the U.S. Senate in 2014 is so crucial that we should back candidates who are barely Republican (Scott Brown). Is it any wonder that … 0

Letter: Lambert wrong about Garcia

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I am a board member of an organization that fosters productive dialogue on immigration, and promotes pragmatic and realistic solutions to immigration issues. Congressional candidate Marilinda Garcia has also served on our board. I immigrated to America in 1979; President Ronald Reagan wrote to me with a personal … 0

Letter: Adams for Executive Council

Sunday, August 24, 2014

With competitive primaries across the board, it can be really easy to forget about some of the less talked about, but incredibly important, positions in state government. One such position is that of Executive Councilor. As you may know, New Hampshire is rather unique in that we elect … 0