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Letter: Obama’s unlawful orders

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

When we read about and see the crisis on our southern border, it should bring into focus the writings of noted liberal historian Arthur Schlesinger, who outlined the “extreme danger to liberty posed by lawless executive overreach.” He was writing at the time of Richard Nixon. In our time, his views are echoed by another liberal constitutional scholar at George Washington University, Jonathan Turley. When President Obama announced to Congress … 5

Letter: Questionable spin

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Israel bombs a neighborhood, kills children and it’s the Palestinians’ fault for not leaving their homes. What an Orwellian twist. Long live Hamas. JAMES SCHULER Weare … 3

Letter: The carbon solution

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I thank Walter Carlson for his clear explanation of global warming science (Monitor Forum, July 16). He told it like it is without mincing words. I wish he hadn’t left us with all the knowledge and no solutions. There is a superb solution: carbon fee and dividend. By putting a price on carbon so polluters pay for their contamination of a common inheritance … 4

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Letter: Boost Social Security benefits

Friday, July 18, 2014

Beginning May 21, 1981, President Ronald Reagan penned a series of letters to congressional leaders and members of the National Commission on Social Security Reform urging passage of legislation preserving Social Security for current recipients and future generations. In one letter, he warned, “There has been a great … 1

Letter: Get fired up, Democrats

Friday, July 18, 2014

Everyone agrees Washington is broken. Republicans can offer nothing new until Barack Obama leaves office. They have a morbid fear of any progress that could possibly be linked to the president. They want him portrayed in future history books as a complete and utter failure. Too late for … 2

Letter: Valuable advice on bears

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It was wonderful to see Ben Kilham’s work honored (Monitor front page, July 16). I recently read his book Out on a Limb, and then within a few days had an encounter with a bear cub and her mother while hiking in Pillsbury State Park. Thanks to Kilham’s … 0

Letter: Feltes strong on health care

Thursday, July 17, 2014

In September, I will be casting my vote in the primary for Dan Feltes to represent Concord, Henniker, Hopkinton and Warner in New Hampshire’s Senate. I have gotten to know Dan through his extraordinary service as a legal aid lawyer and advocate for working families. He is a … 1

Letter: Ranking Obama

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy is named after a former commissioner of the National Basketball Association. Before that job, O’Brien had a long career in Democratic politics. He is best known for his work as director of John F. Kennedy’s 1952 and 1958 campaigns for the Senate, … 5

Letter: Timeless ‘Mockingbird’

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It is worth noting the passing of Rosemary Murphy, who played Miss Maddie in To Kill a Mockingbird. This film and book are among the most impactful achievements in the history of American literary and cinematic art. You can have your Star Wars, Star Trek, Citizen Kane, Gone … 0

Letter: ‘Lowest of the low’

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Your editorial cartoon denigrating the Tea Party was the lowest of the low (Monitor Opinion, June 17). The Tea Party is working hard to try to save this country from a dictator who only wants to destroy it by overwhelming the system. It’s obvious you are a left … 10

Letter: Concerns about Ardinger

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Let’s not forget that Kass Ardinger has been on the Concord School Board since 2006 and was involved in the under-the-table purchasing of houses in the Kimball Block to ensure that the elementary school would stay downtown. Historic properties were demolished so Christa McAuliffe Elementary could be erected. … 3

Letter: Climate change economics

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Thanks to Ayn Whytemare for the terrific article on climate change (The Forum, Sunday Monitor, July 13). I especially liked seeing the rarely mentioned use of land as a carbon sink. There’s a great TED talk by Alan Savory about what he calls “mob grazing,” using herd animals … 0

Letter: Support Cain in Pittsfield

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I am very pleased and honored to urge the Pittsfield Board of Selectmen to give serious consideration in hiring acting Police Chief Jeff Cain as the full-time police chief. I have known Cain since the mid-1990s, when I was the administrative assistant/dispatcher for the police department from 1992 … 0