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Letter: Chomsky deserves attention

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thanks for running the article about Noam Chomsky (Monitor Forum, Dec. 12). I am a Vietnam veteran, and it’s nice to see Chomsky getting attention here in Concord for his accurate assessment of not only the Vietnam war, but for his tireless advocating for the oppressed. He has always been quick to point out the wrongheaded policies of our government’s foreign relations. Thanks to Jonathan Baird for a nice portrait. …

Letter: The wrong 12 days

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Keith Testa and Tim Goodwin stated in their “Insiders” column on Friday that we can’t begin Christmas until Sunday, Dec. 14, because of the 12-day rule. I hate to burst their bubble, but the “12 days of Christmas” doesn’t refer to the 12 days before Christmas. It refers to the 12 days starting on Dec. 25 and ending on Epiphany. I supposed I …

Letter: Don’t forget about seniors

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Opening the Hopkinton tax bill was a shock this year. For fixed-income folks trying to live economically in condos, there is undue hardship. Seniors facing health issues often need to change living arrangements quickly. Many are one illness away from assisted living. Receiving a 40 percent increase over one tax cycle doesn’t allow for financial planning. Taxes make selling properties difficult without taking …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Tired

Sunday, December 14, 2014

I confess that I got hooked on following the shenanigans in the House last week via #nhpolitics on Twitter. I confess that I got several laughs while reading about the Republicans’ “sandbox play” in the following days. It all brought me back to Bill O’Brien’s former reign as …

Letter: Support Clean Power Plan

Sunday, December 14, 2014

As entrenched special interests and their allies try to undermine efforts to fight climate change, Congress needs to listen to the strong majority of Americans who support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution. While recent election results may provide some climate change deniers …

Letter: CIA saved lives

Sunday, December 14, 2014

We have seen the reports of “torture” committed by the CIA. How awful – torture committed by the USA. Kudos to the CIA. They saved lives. They caught terrorists – and some before they committed more terror acts against the United States. Terrorists who behead people. Terrorists who …

Letter: Wrong course on pot

Sunday, December 14, 2014

How ridiculous. I just cannot believe that anyone would consider having a marijuana dispensary in Franklin and hype it in the news media. What kind of message does that send to young people? I grew up in the early 1970s. Let me let you in on a little …

Letter: Capsule contents

Friday, December 12, 2014

Thank you for publishing my column about Concord 250 (Monitor Forum, Dec. 6). I should have clarified that the piece was mine alone and not from the Time Capsule Committee or the Concord Historical Society. I am proud to hold membership in both, but I did not consult …

Letter: The path to conflict

Friday, December 12, 2014

The articles on policemen shooting unarmed black men rarely mention the primary reason for these events: It is called resisting arrest. I am not making a case for the police action. When a police officer confronts you, you should be polite in your responses and follow the police …

Letter: Officer did his job

Friday, December 12, 2014

Well, the long-awaited and nationally dramatized grand jury verdict is in on the shooting incident out in Ferguson, Mo. Officer Darren Wilson was not indicted in the killing of Michael Brown, also known as the Gentle Giant. According to the facts presented in the nation’s media to date, …

Letter: Time for change

Friday, December 12, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has brought his country to the brink of chaos. Despite Israel’s draconian security apparatus, Israeli Jews are regularly being attacked and killed by Israeli Arabs; Arabs are being attacked and killed by Jewish settlers in the occupied territories and by Jewish gangs inside …

Letter: Well done

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thank you, Rabbi Nafshi, for your thoughtful and educational editorial explaining the role of Sharia law, and religious law in general, within the larger context of secular New Hampshire law (Monitor Forum, Dec. 6). Your piece struck this reader as an inspired and eloquent call for social justice …

Letter: Sharia questions

Thursday, December 11, 2014

I greatly respect the Rabbi Robin Nafshi because all of the rabbis I have encountered are very studious and learned people, without exception. It is not an easy thing to be a spiritual leader, but I have some questions about her “My Turn” article (Monitor Forum, Dec. 6). …