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Letter: The case for Kasich

Sunday, February 7, 2016

We need a president who knows how to work cooperatively with independents, Republicans and Democrats in Congress. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton had that ability. So does John Kasich. As chair of the Budget Committee in Congress, John Kasich, with bipartisan support, literally balanced the federal budget four years running and repaid $560 billion of the national debt – nearly 10 percent. As governor of Ohio, again with bipartisan support, …

Letter: Trust in Christie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

I am an independent voter wanting a strong and principled president, no matter what party he or she belongs to. The person is more important than the party. I just returned home after attending a town hall meeting featuring New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, and I am impressed. He is the only 2016 presidential hopeful who has the experience dealing with terrorism, crime, …

Letter: Delusional and dangerous

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Paul Krugman recently wrote in the New York Times that there is a persistent delusion running through both political parties believing that a hidden majority of American voters can be persuaded to support radical policies, if only the right person would make the case with sufficient fervor. On the Democratic side, he was referring to Democrats who believe that Bernie Sanders can succeed …

Letter: No biosolids in Gilmanton

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Attention Gilmanton residents: I’m sure you’ve been hearing about the plight of the folks who live in Flint, Mich., how their water supply was switched in order to save money and how this led to their water having toxic ramifications with regard to their health and safety. We …

Letter: A gun parable

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Once in a while a shift in perspective clarifies how silly some suggested solutions are. Given one of the NRA’s central tenets, often repeated by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre as a sensible reaction to gun violence, imagine the following situation at an elementary school playground: A …

Letter: Inside the circus

Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Republicans are running a five-ring circus, according to David Hess during his ongoing lecture series for seniors, “Picking a President,” at Granite State College in Concord. While Chris Christie, John Kasich and Jeb Bush perform in the “moderates” ring, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee draw “evangelical conservatives” …

Letter: Ready for Hillary

Sunday, January 31, 2016

For at least eight years we have seen what Washington is capable of delivering when elected lawmakers head to D.C. carrying an extreme policy torch they feel righteous about. Within days, these forces collide and we have nothing but competing infernos, with no logic or daylight in sight. …

Letter: Slap in the face to veterans

Saturday, January 30, 2016

On Jan. 11, a federal appeals court tossed out a veteran’s conviction for wearing military medals he didn’t earn, saying it was a form of free speech protected by the Constitution. Freedom of speech? How do you think the families of the soldiers who were wounded or died …

Letter: Support the Gilmanton library

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Please join us to ensure funding for your library. Since it opened in 2009, the Gilmanton Year-Round Library has lived year to year with its annual funding campaign. Five of those years, the town has voted to provide some of the funding to keep the library open, offering …

Letter: Invest in the arts

Saturday, January 30, 2016

I direct Songweavers, New Hampshire’s original women’s community chorus, at the Concord Community Music School. I have spent my whole life in the arts – primarily music – teaching voice, recording, performing and conducting. I see the power of the arts every day. The arts inspire, create, energize, …

Letter: A great shot

Friday, January 29, 2016

I have heard of a “pig in a poke,” but a “pig posed for a picture” is something grand (Monitor front page, Jan. 22). The Monitor has a blessed history of great photographers: Ken Williams! Geoff Forester! Now add to that Elodie Reed! It is not just “Farmer’s …

Letter: Trump’s missing details

Friday, January 29, 2016

Donald Trump says he can fix America and make it a great nation. He claims he can create jobs but has never mentioned how he can successfully bring back jobs that have gone to China, Mexico or elsewhere. I want details. Companies left America for cheaper labor, lower …

Letter: HB 668 isn’t the answer

Friday, January 29, 2016

Reps. JR Hoell and Frank Edelblut left out an important piece of information in their article on HB 668 (Monitor Forum, Jan. 20). GE did move from a state, Connecticut, with a “business climate” rank of 44 to Massachusetts, with a business climate rank of 25. What they …