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Letter: Let’s elect Scott Brown

Monday, September 15, 2014

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Every decision, financial, political and/or social results in intended and unintended consequences. For the past six years, the American people supported the president expecting that we could “transform” the country in positive ways. This did not happen. Enabled and abetted by Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, extreme leftists and a compliant media, this chief executive has all but declared Congress null … 5

Letter: A few lines about Brown

Monday, September 15, 2014

Regarding Scott Brown’s primary win: Three old adages come to mind. New Hampshire voters appear to have swallowed his ad campaign promises “hook, line and sinker.” However, the “proof of the pudding” will be, if elected in November, his performance in Washington. “All that glitters may not be gold.” JOANN W. BAILEY Northwood … 1

Letter: What are you thinking, Brown?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Scott Brown, Scott Brown, owner of barn jacket and pickup truck: What makes you think you are qualified to become a U.S. senator from New Hampshire? What gives you the notion that you’re better than Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who has been representing the people of this state, yes, just this one state, for many years? Is it possible you think you’re more qualified … 1

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Letter:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Feltes tough-minded, brave Dan Feltes is the better of two very good candidates to represent the capital area in the state Senate. Consider his decision to leave his successful career as a lawyer for the poor, the elderly, the prisoners and the disabled to run for a $100-a-year … 0

Letter: Help me shape stronger future

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

It’s been my honor to talk with thousands of neighbors and fellow citizens this summer. I want to thank you for sharing your stories as well as your hopes for the future of our district and our state. What I’ve heard over and over again rings true with … 0

Letter: Fraher a memorable teacher

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New Hampshire has the opportunity to elect someone who believes in the Constitution, the state, country and in people. Nancy Fraher, back in my days known as Ms. Brison, is running for a Senate seat in District 17. I couldn’t be more proud of her, nor can I … 0

Letter: Watrous deserves support

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

I have been teaching elementary grade students in New Hampshire for 38 years and in Concord for 26 years. Currently, I am teaching fourth grade and part of our curriculum is learning about New Hampshire’s state government. Rick Watrous, who is running for county commissioner, has served in … 0

Letter: The trouble with ads

Monday, September 8, 2014

I dislike TV and internet political ads. First, these spots never tell the whole truth. They lie mostly by omission. A person can’t reduce complicated issues to 30-second “informative” blurbs without omitting a great many details. Some ads lie outright, omitting the omission. Secondly, the real messages in … 1

Letter: A questionable endorsement

Monday, September 8, 2014

I am puzzled by the reasons laid out in the Monitor’s endorsement in Senate District 15 (Sunday Monitor, Aug. 31). The editorial reflects a shortsighted and parochial view of the candidates. My support for Dan Feltes is based on his broad experience in the forum he hopes to … 0

Letter: Ardinger will collaborate

Monday, September 8, 2014

I first met Kass Ardinger when her daughter, Taylor, started voice lessons with me eight years ago. After Kass was elected to the school board, I watched as she helped lead the board through the complex and controversial building program in the Concord School District. I was impressed … 0

Letter: A remarkable claim

Monday, September 8, 2014

Ken Roos, the chairman of the political education committee of the SEA/SEIU Local 1984, suggested that a comment by state Senate candidate Kass Ardinger was the result of “political inexperience” (Monitor letters, Sept. 3). This suggestion struck me as remarkable. Organizations like the SEA/SEIU have political goals and … 1

Letter: Take the pink ballot

Monday, September 8, 2014

Voting in elections can be like playing the stock market. On one hand, both systems often feel like they are rigged against you. On the other, when you have the habit, you pay more attention to their performance. That’s not bad. Civic literacy and investment literacy are both … 0

Letter: Ayotte sides with the money

Monday, September 8, 2014

In the next few days, the U.S. Senate will vote on whether to go on record as opposing the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, which gives corporations the same rights to free speech as individuals, and allowing virtually unlimited influence of corporate money in our national and local … 8