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Letter: A poor strategy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glenn K. Currie’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) was something that a lot of people needed to hear. Unfortunately, his conservative message of individual freedoms and small government is being drowned out by the message of Christian hate toward Islam and homosexuals, and pure hatred of the Democratic Party. The only voices we hear through media are the endless, ridiculous rants from pundits like Ann Coulter and the accusations …

Letter: Party problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

If I may, I would like to respond to Glenn K. Currie’s reply (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) to my article (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16). I tried to be careful to talk about “Republican politicians,” not “Republicans.” I find most Republicans – as well as most Democrats and independents – to be reasonable folks. I have always been independent. I used to be …

Letter: Truth about turkeys

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving turkeys have nothing to be thankful for. More than 170 million of them are crammed for their four short months of life in open sheds allowing 1 square foot per bird. Intense crowding, filthy litter and ammonia fumes from huge amounts of urine cause respiratory ailments, foot ulcers, breast blisters and ammonia-burned eyes. Because stressed turkeys cannibalize, producers de-beak them using a …

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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: Okemo lessons

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The proposed expansion of Mount Sunapee Resort onto privately held land has created a divide in my community. This polarizing issue has people, including myself, aligning with local groups that are either for or against expansion. However, the group that is oddly silent and unwilling to provide much …

Letter: Sour on ‘Pickles’

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Next time you’re thinking of a change in the comics, please jettison Pickles. Its unrelenting display of senility is far more offensive to this septuagenarian than anything that has ever appeared in the Beetle Bailey strip above it. ROBERT S. PINGREE Concord …

Letter: Good reads

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I really enjoyed the Nov. 9 Sunday Monitor. My reading does tend to gravitate to articles with a “feel good,” “special people,” and “bright ideas for the future,” so three stories in particular “After pain, gain” (Sunday Monitor front page), “We all laughed with him” (Sunday Monitor Forum) …

Letter: The cost of poverty

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Regarding the stance of Dan and Carol McGuire on the minimum wage (Monitor front page, Nov. 8): You can make decisions based on a page in an economic textbook or you can listen to the testimony of those who deal in reality. There are many unseen consequences – …

Letter: Negativity wins

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My take-away from this election was the extent of the negativity and of its triumph. When we as a country elected Obama, there was excitement in the air and young people were engaged and ebullient because for the first time in a long time they (and we) were …

Letter: A puzzling analysis

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I was puzzled by the Monitor editorial suggesting that Maggie Hassan, Jeanne Shaheen and Annie Kuster won their races because of their opponents’ flaws (Monitor opinion, Nov. 6). Walt Havenstein is a wealthy man with no experience in government, but so is Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner. Marilinda Garcia …

Letter: Following Clinton

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

President Obama’s dithering, especially regarding ISIS, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other foreign policy issues, is amazingly reminiscent of “Slick Willy” Clinton’s ambivalence during the four years of the crisis in the Balkans (1992 - 1995). Only after the massacre of more than 8,000 Srebenican men and boys under …

Letter: A moving film

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Many experience the impact of Alzheimer’s on the lives of loved ones and their caregivers. My dear aunt is suffering from the early stages of the disease. Each visit begins with my wondering if we can carry on a discussion, if I can make her smile and laugh, …

Letter: The unlucky ones

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Drug and alcohol addiction is a sickness and many times a mental problem. Not all homes are perfect. How many of our neighbors and our own children spend a night in the county jail nationwide? Did you know that many times they are released from jail with little …

Letter: It’s not the holiday season

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Very shortly, the 85 percent of us who believe in the Christian faith will be celebrating Christmas with families and friends. Most people have their own ways of celebrating. This is what freedom and America is all about. We love all, just to set the record straight, but …