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Letter: The faces of terrorism

Sunday, March 1, 2015

TV and radio in America are going crazy about Islamic terrorism and yet, in this country, only one terrorist attack by a Muslim has resulted in someone else dying since 9/11. That was the shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. In 2014, there was a similar mass killing at Fort Hood leaving four dead. There was also the attack on a Navy yard in 2013, killing 12. Neither was …

Letter: What about the Clintons?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Your editorial on Feb. 6 detailed the influence of the Koch Brothers in political campaign financing. Can we expect a similar expose on the Clinton Foundation’s financing activities? The Clinton situation was detailed in recent issues of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. When and if you do, you could detail the difference between the Kochs’ buying influence and the …

Letter: Ayotte’s political games

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Regardless of the issue, there always seems to be a dearth of common sense in Washington nowadays, but recently Kelly Ayotte has been bringing that truth too close to home. In order to make the far right of her party happy, and possibly boost her chances as a potential GOP pick for vice president, Ayotte has been playing political games with the Department …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Don’t ban body armor

Monday, February 23, 2015

H.R. 378, the Responsible Body Armor Protection Act, is in the House Judiciary Committee and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations subcommittee. Congresswoman Annie Kuster stated the bill is to prohibit any U.S. citizen from possessing military-grade body armor to “prevent criminals from using body armor in firearm …

Letter: Truly equal protection

Monday, February 23, 2015

Urge Congress to pass the Employment Nondiscrimination Act. The year may be 2015 but you can still get fired for being LGBT; this is a concern to many people. Job retention should be based solely on your performance, not who you are, who you love or what gender …

Letter: Duplication of efforts

Monday, February 23, 2015

Just when we thought we had too many managers in New Hampshire state government, the governor now wants a new position created: It’s called chief operating officer! I thought that was the governor’s job? Where will she get the money to compensate this proposed new state employee, only …

Letter: A worthy kindergarten bill

Sunday, February 22, 2015

As a mom of a 1-year-old daughter and a member of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen, I fully support the passage of SB 228 to provide adequate education funding for full-day kindergarten. Almost one year ago, I brought my daughter to her first school district meeting, where I …

Letter: Keep the school strong

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It’s no secret that taxes are increasing every year. There is, however, a tendency to seek quick fixes for saving a few pennies, which poses catastrophic consequences for the quality of our children’s education. Much of the budget contains non-discretionary expenditures required by state and federal mandates. Thus, …

Letter: No hamster wheels

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I would like to respond to the editorial in the Feb. 15 edition of the Sunday Monitor regarding the multigenerational center that is proposed by the city of Concord. Of course, I take exception to the use of the terms “storage place for old people” and “waiting rooms …

Letter: Wrong about senior centers

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Feb. 15 Sunday Monitor editorial endorsing a multi-generational community center on the Heights included a description of senior centers as “waiting rooms and hamster wheels” for people on their way to a nursing home. Before pasting these witty metaphors in their album of bons mots, the editors …

Letter: Nine to remember

Sunday, February 22, 2015

In the event that readers would like to know the names of the nine members of the New Hampshire Senate who voted against constitutional citizen rights on Senate Bill 116 on Feb. 12, please allow me to provide the list of their names and districts they purport to …

Letter: Traveling with Maureen

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Maureen Adams’s article is brilliant (Monitor Forum, Feb. 13). It has all the marks of a true-life experience. Her first installment was full of wonder and excitement as one would expect of a first-year life in a foreign country. As she writes during the second year’s residence, the …

Letter: Grateful

Saturday, February 21, 2015

As executive director of RESOLVE New England, a nonprofit organization that provides support and education to all those in New England facing infertility, I am writing to express our thanks to the New Hampshire House of Representatives for defeating HB 194 (Monitor Local & State, Feb. 5). I …