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My Turn: Big Labor’s big gift

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas has come early this year for the country’s union bosses. The National Labor Relations Board just established a new rule that gives organizers at the SEIU, the AFL-CIO, and other unions their most wished-for gift: The personal e-mail addresses and home telephone numbers of employees in workplaces they want to organize. The move sacrifices employee rights for union power. Armed with the personal contact information of millions of employees, …

Mike Marland, Dec. 21, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Editorial: Ready for Jeb? Maybe, maybe not

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Jeb Bush wants to be president. The former Florida governor posted to his Facebook page last week that he’s seriously considering a run for the highest office in the land. Barring unforeseen developments, New Hampshire residents should look forward to meeting him in the next few months. Bush will be a welcome addition to the Republican side of the race. He supports both …

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

My Turn: There was a time when Christmas toys came with a side of danger

Sunday, December 21, 2014

I would be lying if I said I miss the Christmas shopping crush. My four kids are grown-ups now. I’m emancipated from the pressure of must-have video game systems or impossible to find yet coveted toys that every …

Katy Burns: ’Tis the season . . . for pajamas?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Rejoice! It’s America’s holiday season! Christmas! Hanukkah! Kwanza! Celebrate the winter solstice! Or Festivus! Whatever your religion – or lack of it – this is the season to celebrate it. Oh, who are we kidding? It’s really America’s …

Board of Contributors: ‘Made glorious by the light of Love’

Sunday, December 21, 2014

When I listen carefully, when I am attentive to the miracle of how freely blood courses through my jugular, when I listen to the beating of my heart – each beat a reminder, each pulse reminding me of God’s presence – I am at peace. “Lo! The angels …

My Turn: O’Brien and his supporters should be ashamed

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Dear GOP Honorables: I am appalled to read of the maneuvering by Rep. Bill O’Brien and many GOP representatives to ensure that O’Brien has a leadership role in the House despite being defeated for the speakership by Rep. Shawn Jasper. Because of his extreme behavior in his previous …

My Turn: Legislature needs to work on closing tax loopholes

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Gov. Maggie Hassan has done an excellent job working with legislative leaders to craft and oversee the state’s current two-year budget. An array of problems is being effectively managed. This budget will end in balance. But looking ahead to the next two-year budget, we in state government face …

My Turn: It’s time to invest in state’s future with passenger rail

Saturday, December 20, 2014

According to a preliminary report recently released by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation and New Hampshire Rail Transit Authority, expanded passenger rail in New Hampshire could be the game changer the New Hampshire economy needs. The full report is expected next year, and we should expect plenty …

My Turn: Earthly beings or soulless slaves

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Artificial intelligence describes computer systems that perform tasks that used to require human intelligence and perception but are now accomplished by software and robots. This has led to more unemployed Americans and significantly slowed our recovery from the …

My Turn: Why I voted against the ‘cromnibus’ funding bill

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last week, Congress passed a 1,600-page funding bill, known as the “cromnibus,” which was packed with provisions that favored moneyed special interests over middle-class Americans. Although there were many good provisions in the bill, I voted against it …

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 …

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 …