Letters

Forum: Yes, Black Lives Matter; For the Benefit of Quechee Lakes; Thanks, Hank Tenney

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, Black Lives Matter To the Editor: Were I to meet columnist Steve Nelson, I’d ask him some questions about the real motives of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In New York City recently, there were multiple shootings with numbers killed or injured. Don’t those black lives matter? In Chicago, there are periodic black-on-black homicides and crimes. Don’t those black lives matter? In New York City, there are tens of …

Forum: Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste; Made in America, Again; A Good Option for Quechee

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gov. Walker and Pentagon Waste To the Editor: Your recent report about Scott Walker in Sunapee was admirably thorough and accurate as far as it went, but missed one important point. I asked Gov. Walker about a recent report from Reuters that the Pentagon had never undergone legally required audits and has never accounted for $8.5 trillion in taxpayer money provided since 1996, …

Forum: The Big Picture on Abortion; Palestinian Outrages; Social Security’s Problem

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Big Picture on Abortion To the Editor: Nita Norman may be right — perhaps Planned Parenthood does not sell body parts and is only reimbursed for costs and handling fees (“Scurrilous Is the Word,” Aug. 12). But her focus on the nature of the transaction is an attempt to distract us from the big picture, which even she can’t hide entirely. For …

Forum: The Back to Nature Cure; Seek a Free-Market Solution; Cat Champions in Claremont

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Back to Nature Cure To the Editor: The Aug. 8 article “Figuring Things Out,” about Warrior Hike, the end-to-end Appalachian Trail hikes for veterans, struck me as very important. I have also found that sustained contact with nature is healing for the mind, body and soul. Most …

Forum: Scurrilous Is the Word; Don’t Single Out Israel

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Scurrilous Is the Word To the Editor: I have always wanted to use the word “scurrilous,” defined by the dictionary as “of a malicious or slanderous nature; defamatory.” Which makes it the perfect word for the pseudo-documentary vilifying Planned Parenthood. This so-called documentary sneakily deleted remarks by the …

Tuesday Forum: Student Debt Poses an Economic Threat; Clinton’s Bold Promises on Climate Change

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Clinton on Climate Change To the Editor: Recognizing how the health of our families, our communities, our economy and our fragile planet are all connected to climate change, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has made some pretty bold and forward- thinking promises. Building on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, …

Sunday Forum: The Facts About Planned Parenthood; It’s the Democrats, Not the Republicans, Who Are Out of Touch

Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Facts About Planned Parenthood To the Editor: Well, here we go again, perpetuating the fallacy that Planned Parenthood promotes abortion. Actually, most of Planned Parenthood’s work involves preventing unwanted pregnancies: 80 percent of the 2.7 million patients who used Planned Parenthood in 2013 came for contraception. In …

Forum: A Hunting Offense Here; Making Beautiful Music; Praise for a Hartford Coach

Saturday, August 8, 2015

A Hunting Offense Here To the Editor: In two separate, but widely publicized cases, Dr. Jan Casimir Seski now joins Dr. Walter James Palmer as international personae non gratae for poaching in Africa. Once the hunters, now they are the hunted. Meanwhile, closer to home, we have a …

Forum: Gun Laws and Violence; Politics and Tom Brady; Was Lethal Force Necessary?

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bernie Sanders’ Economics To the Editor: Thanks for your coverage of Bernie Sanders’ Claremont speech (“Sanders Fires Up Claremont,” Aug. 3). As Bernie mentioned, U.S. billionaires have way too much money. That’s why his plan — to move more of that cash to the neediest Americans — makes …

Forum: The Leftist Fringe; Thanks for Mental Health Series

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Leftist Fringe To the Editor: I am responding to Steve Nelson’s commentary of July 19 (“Who Is the Real Fringe Candidate — Sanders or Trump?”). Much of what Nelson says applies to his own liberal wing of the political divide. Here is an example: Nelson states that …

Forum: Make Way for Reprints; No Defending Planned Parenthood; Truman’s Fateful Decision

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Make Way for Reprints To the Editor: In your July 31 issue, there was an article (“A Quiet Mastery”) about children’s book author and illustrator Robert McCloskey. In the early 1960s, I worked for The Viking Press (McCloskey’s publisher), in charge of reprinting children’s books. All of McCloskey’s …

Forum: Treated With Respect at the VA; Same Red Sox, Different Day; Support N.H. Drug Czar

Monday, August 3, 2015

Treatment With Respect at the VA To the Editor: I was thinking, how is it that we are quick to find fault and slow to give praise? When I returned from overseas in the early 1970s, the war was not popular and there was a very large anti-war …

Sunday Forum: Upper Valley Has Many Mental Health Resources; a Bad Ride on Route 120; Sanders’ Silence on Gun Violence

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Upper Valley Mental Health Resources To the Editor: We commend staff writer Rick Jurgens for his excellent series last month on mental health care in Vermont and New Hampshire. He captures the suffering of clients and families struggling to survive within these broken and woefully underfunded systems. We …