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Letter: Ardinger will change narrative

Friday, July 25, 2014

Kass Ardinger is my candidate in the Democratic primary for state senator. I ask that you consider her as your candidate – Dan Feltes supporters as well! Her views and positions are clearly stated at Why? The current narrative surrounding politics is one of disenchantment, one of the inability to get things done, one where working across party lines for the good of all has been abandoned and one … 0

Letter: A chance to walk the talk

Friday, July 25, 2014

Regarding “A garden for those lost” (Monitor article, July 6): Because we would never think to talk about such a touchy topic as mental illness around the dinner table, much less admit to ourselves that we might need to make an appointment with a psychiatrist, let it be know that left untreated, mental illnesses often end in suicide. Just as cancer was once … 0

Letter: The downside of technology

Friday, July 25, 2014

Change! It is evident that the world is changing. In some cases it is good, but sometimes it is not. Where will the youth of today be five or 10 years from now? Their education is based around computers. If you were to take a computer or iPhone away from them, where would they be? How many times have I checked out at … 0

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Letter: An inflammatory charge

Friday, July 18, 2014

I’ve always enjoyed Robert Azzi’s contributions to the Monitor, finding his comments about Islam illuminating and inspiring. Unfortunately, I am disheartened by Azzi’s article in the July 13 Sunday Monitor. Citing a column in the Jewish Daily Forward, Azzi repeats an accusation made by that column’s author that … 1

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