Byline: By JOHN BUTTRICK

My Turn: ‘You don’t get it, Dad’

9/5/21

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, daily anxiety about the plight of women has been a main topic of conversation in the American news media...

My Turn: Awaken the lost sense of wonder

8/22/21

We live in serious times. All around there is anger and fear, stereotyping and conspiracy theories. People wade through the trash heap of illusions...

My Turn: The image of freedom

7/11/21

Have you ever looked at the New Hampshire Legislature’s website? It’s difficult to comprehend how a senator or representative can possibly have...

My Turn: Can these bones live?

5/30/21

‘There is something intoxicating about the possibility that morality is a paper-thin lie and barbarism is the truth of the human condition,” wrote...

My Turn: Culture of violence

4/9/21

It is distressing to watch the fear-driven emotional, physical and financial violence escalating in our country and throughout the world. I’m...

My spouse and I live in an 800-square-foot, climate-controlled home in a white-privileged retirement community. We have plenty of food stored in...

My Turn: A bridge to a more perfect union

2/22/21

Even though the majority of the United States Senate voted in favor of the article of impeachment against Donald Trump, it fell short of the two...

When I was a boy on the farm, my father encouraged me to build up my muscles, whether by cutting firewood from the woodlot in the winter, carrying...

The preparation weeks leading up to Hanukkah and Christmas give me a feeling of dissonance. Primarily, we’re inundated with holiday TV crime and...

I felt despair as I recently read in the Monitor that New Hampshire House Republicans have reversed the rule banning firearms and deadly weapons...

President-elect Joe Biden said in a recent speech, “Our nation has arrived at an inflection point.” This point rests on the peak of a vista showing...

Robin Wright wrote in the Sept. 8 New Yorker, “Today, America is still conflicted about its values.” At first examination, there would seem to be...

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