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The last sentence should read - If they want to answer a question with double talk then let the public decide if they want that person in office. ...(full comment)

Letter: Rebelling against corruption

The only flaw Walter is that you are just shifting the problem to a local level. The politicians will still be out begging for money and owing political favors in the same manner. Not until the money is taken out of the election "process" will there be any true change. I would suggest each state has a number of debates, every candidate is asked the exact same questions. If they don't want to answer a question with double talk then let the public decide if they want that person in office. ...(full comment)

Letter: Rebelling against corruption

A toll booth on Rt93 N & S answers the question for all. If you use the road you pay for it, if you don't then you don't have to pay for it. Could of had a two cent increase for the rest of the state roads. To have a toll booth in place and eliminate it while raising taxes is proof of what the writer is saying or are the politicians saying they actually don't need the money. ...(full comment)

Letter: North is paying for south

in reply to dirtylarry post of 7-9-14 the bottom line is as bruce brody rightly stated in his post alcoholism is at fault as well as being homeless. and more should be done to help people with these situations . I of course do not nor did not know dan curry and shaune milligan however I am pretty sure as a friend dan would have tried to help mr. milligan with his issues.. and am sure as a friend dan did. however I believe in the end the alcohol issues won .. the fault is alcohol no one else is to blame.. we can all say shaune is in a better place now.. dirtylarry glad you had good time in Milwaukee perhaps if in the area again I will buy you a drink (Pepsi cola) ...(full comment)

Concord homeless man seen under train hours before it killed him

How about a highway bill, an immigration bill. How about doing some of the things they were elected to do. If they feel the country is all set, then they should quit and come home and stop taking money for doing nothing. ...(full comment)

Polls show Shea-Porter in tight race; Kuster, Hassan lead challengers

America is a country where the Constitution( which Republicans love to invoke) allows for protests and free speech even if it is against the government. "Patriotism is exemplified by devotion and loyalty" sounds like blind devotion to me. Whether you question the purchase of a Bearcat or passing of Obamcare, or go to the streets to protest the Hobby Lobby decision or the NSA is all patriotism to me. And the right that many others countries don't have. Watching the citizens of No. Korea looking like robots marching in a parade is not what we need in the US. ...(full comment)

My Turn: The many reasons Americans should be proud

And that's a good thing, considering the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. ...(full comment)

Polls show Shea-Porter in tight race; Kuster, Hassan lead challengers

You would know. You're a master at it. ...(full comment)

My Turn: Putting the ‘us’ in uterus

And to think, Mr. Bunker, you have to live in a country where such people live. Oh, the burden. It must be tough getting through each day. ...(full comment)

Letter: What Democrats believe

Interesting how Bow makes an agreement that if the companies pay a fine they are absolved from all liabilities “IF” the State (tax payers) will pick up the rest of the cost. #1 - why are the companies not paying the full cost to do the job right, if it was designed wrong then they should pay or if it was built wrong then they should pay #2 - why are the residents of BOW not picking up the extra cost. The federal government and the state (the taxpayers) already paid once and now Bow wants the State to pay again just to let these companies off the hook. This is a BOW issue, if the residents of BOW are happy to cover the cost then they can say that. If the state is called back into play the state should have the right to also sue and file charges (if warranted) against the parties. ...(full comment)

Bow reaches settlement with Provan & Lorber, Gordon Construction over Dunklee Road bridge

Thank you Mary, perfectly put and well written column. ...(full comment)

My Turn: The many reasons Americans should be proud

What do we need to "accomplish", do we really need more laws or more rampant spending on pet projects? NO ...(full comment)

Polls show Shea-Porter in tight race; Kuster, Hassan lead challengers

If she's so eager to force a company to provide drugs that terminate a fetus, why isn't she out there forcing companies to pay for drugs that save or extend a life? My friend had chemo therapy recently and the chemo drug being used to save his life ($3,000 per week for 6 weeks) was not covered by our company. Why am I not hearing the democrats protesting the fact he has to pay for his drug himself? ...(full comment)

Shaheen backs legislation aimed at dismantling Hobby Lobby decision