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Letter: Override that veto

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It is with sadness that I write this letter in support of overriding the governor’s veto of House Bill 591, the so-called anti-bullying bill to protect state workers. I’m sad because the governor has been promoting her bipartisan solutions in recent campaign ads, yet she vetoed this bill that both houses supported in a bipartisan effort, and which her office was involved in creating. We are told she vetoed it … 1

Letter: Party swapping isn’t easy or common in New Hampshire

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A recent editorial stated that in New Hampshire, “party swapping is as common an occurrence as the leaves changing color” and that “devoted Democrats could have had their say in the GOP Senate Primary.” That is wrong. An affiliated voter has to decide to change parties about three months before the election. In order to switch party registration for the 2014 general election, … 0

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Brown will push state back toward 2008 Scott Brown has amnesia. His recent ad states that the economy is suffering in New Hampshire, but he forgot that the Republican Party, his party, destroyed our economy in 2008 and gave us the worst economy in 80 years since the Great Depression. He also states that Obamacare isn’t working, which is a total lie. Millions … 0

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Letter: Paying for the past

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Congratulations to Dan Feltes for his stunning win in his primary election bid. He will be an excellent candidate for the state Senate. It was not surprising that Kass Ardinger did so poorly, losing by wide margins in every ward, including her own. Perhaps her long history of … 1

Letter: No evidence that Brown cares about New Hampshire

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I am not a native of New Hampshire, but I have lived here long enough – almost a decade – to feel insulted by Scott Brown’s eagerness to use my adopted state as a springboard back to Washington. Just like Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Brown’s only motive is “vaulting ambition, … 3

Letter: A questionable claim

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I haven’t decided how I’ll vote in November, but I found it amazing that there would be a piece immediately after the election with absolutely nothing to back up the charges that were made. In a era of dirty politics, this is right up there with the best. … 2

Letter: Where did he come from?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Dick Cheney? Is he risen from the dead? Or just returned from Florida like Bob Smith? THOMAS RICHARD Concord … 4

Letter: Sure sounds like a right

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Nicholas Cort wrote in your paper (Monitor letters, Sept. 10) that “juries in New Hampshire have neither the right nor the authority to find a defendant not guilty solely because they think the criminal law is unjust. It is true that they have the ability to do this.” … 0

Letter: Hosmer is leading charge against domestic violence

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The shocking video of a professional football player violently and viciously assaulting his fiancée has brought the issue of domestic violence to the nation’s attention again. The callous indifference of the NFL compounds the problem and is emblematic of the challenges faced by victims. The National Coalition Against … 1

Letter: Studies don’t support vouchers

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jason Bedrick’s recent column in praise of New Hampshire’s “educational choice” law, permitting businesses donating to “nonprofit scholarship organizations” like Network for Educational Opportunity to receive tax credits, attempts to put lipstick on a pig (Monitor Forum, Sept. 6). Leaving aside the important but separate issue of whether … 2

Letter: Racism lessons

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I, too, am a racist, and I realized it one day in the 1970s. I was on Manchester’s West Side, and being from Deerfield I always heard stories back then about the tough neighborhood. Two young, white, tough-looking guys walked past me. I didn’t give it a second … 4

Letter: Harman in District 15

Sunday, September 14, 2014

I am supporting Lydia Harman for state Senate District 15 because she has real answers to the challenges for our state. The state has lost the New Hampshire Advantage and has lost its business friendliness. Harman can get that advantage back. The first thing the state needs to … 0

Letter: Post-primary thoughts

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The battle is over! The primary is done, now the “big war” of ugly begins – the November grand finale. As a Republican, I couldn’t vote in the Senate race but would have voted for Dan Feltes. I knew the Monitor would say nice things about both but … 0