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Letter: CIA did what it had to do

Friday, December 19, 2014

Recent editorial cartoons show your approval of the findings of the Senate Report on the CIA and its actions after 9/11. I would like to remind everybody that the individuals under CIA control have one purpose, and that is to kill as many of your loved ones as possible in as heinous a way as possible. Compare what those terrorists in CIA custody experienced with the experiences of families on …

Letter: Humiliating

Friday, December 19, 2014

We all knew the CIA tortured prisoners during the Bush administration, but the grisly details that were revealed in the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report were horrifying. And now the discussion revolves around the effectiveness of the “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques,” lovingly called EIT’s for short. What kind of people would defend torture by any name or for any reason? Man’s inhumanity to man continues …

Letter: Chomsky and Russell

Friday, December 19, 2014

I was pleased to see Jonathan Baird’s very nice tribute to Noam Chomsky for his decades-long fight for peace and truth on the global scene (Monitor Forum, Dec. 12). He’s not only a thinker of great intellect and learning, but also one with the moral courage to climb down from the “ivory tower” of academia and talk truth to power, regardless of danger …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Money problems

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Equal access to our lawmakers isn’t equal when it’s sold to the highest bidder. A typical candidate will use 30 to 70 percent of their day chasing the donor’s dollar to finance the election campaign. Only the foolish believe there isn’t a link to the “big” donor’s wants. …

Letter: Too much to ask

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I want to spell out the FairPoint strike in the simplest form. FairPoint wants its union members to concede $700 million. If the union members receive a five-year contract, each union member would concede $86,000 a year, plus pay roughly about $6,000 in health care premiums. That is …

Letter: A story spin

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

There was an interesting and informative story to be written about the differences between the labor actions at Market Basket and FairPoint. Unfortunately, the Monitor failed to write it (Sunday Monitor front page, Dec. 7). Instead, your reporter got snared by FairPoint’s PR spin and fixated on bogus …

Letter: Time to move on

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

This letter is to those Republican members of the state Legislature who are unhappy with the results of the speaker’s election and threaten disruptive actions. Get over yourselves! No one made you run for office. Now that you are in office, you have a job to do, so …

Letter: Behind the honking

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

You are in the car ahead of me at a red light. It goes green and you keep talking on your cell phone, not moving. I’m going to honk at you. You are in the car ahead of me at one of the many lights you can turn …

Letter: Dental ignorance

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thank you so very much for the coverage explaining that dental care is not included in coverage by programs for seniors (Sunday Monitor Local & State, Dec. 7). I would smile more, and we know the benefits of a smile, were it not for dental problems. This is …

Letter: Beware of the pipeline

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I have deep concerns about the proposed gas pipeline project through southern New Hampshire that go well beyond the environmental impacts of the project. While people in the Concord area may think this is not an issue that they should be concerned about because it is not in …

Letter: Remove dangerous trees

Monday, December 8, 2014

More than 200,000 homes in New Hampshire lost power for days over Thanksgiving, disrupting many lives. Thanksgiving dinners went uncooked, people canceled family get-togethers, people moved out of cold houses and many businesses had to close. Just the result of winter in New Hampshire and something to be …

Letter: Arena turns 50

Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy Birthday to the Everett Arena. It was built in 1964. Fifty years ago I went to my first rock and roll live music concert – Eric Burton and the Animals. It was a great concert as far as I can remember. I was 15. MALCOLM GRAHAM ROGERS …

Letter: Not a foregone conclusion

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Monitor’s above-the-fold headline on Nov. 19 was “O’Brien chosen as speaker.” Among others, the article included these statements: “Rep. Bill O’Brien will again wield the gavel in the state’s House of Representatives,” and “The Mont Vernon Republican defeated Rep. Gene Chandler by four votes yesterday to win …