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My Turn: Blueprint for a stronger economy

Sunday, July 20, 2014

In order to move New Hampshire’s economy forward, it’s not just about creating jobs. It’s about creating good jobs that allow families to reach and remain in the middle class. To keep and attract business opportunities, we can promote policies that bolster our job-training programs, support the infrastructure necessary to advance commerce, and take the lead in innovative job growth through partnerships in energy efficiency and renewable energy, helping to … 10

Katy Burns: Home is where the heart, headaches and subsidies are

Sunday, July 20, 2014

“The Chinese are coming, and they’d like to buy your house” – a headline in the “Washington Post” last week It seems that Chinese people are snapping up residential property around the world, particularly here in the good old U.S.A., not just for investment but for refuge. As China’s water and air become increasingly polluted and food safety scares proliferate, its economy is … 0

My Turn: On energy, governors preparing to repeat mistakes of the past

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Recently, the New England States Committee on Electricity, which represents the six New England states and its governors on regional electricity issues, proposed an initiative that would socialize the cost of natural gas pipeline expansion as well as transmission lines associated with large-scale hydropower imports from Canada. The initiative has been rightfully met with abundant scrutiny and skepticism. For the past few years, … 12

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Civil Rights Act marked turning point in history

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. The comprehensive, landmark legislation outlawed, among many other things, racial segregation in public accommodations. Jim Crow, in both its more overt Southern and subtler Northern manifestations, was officially proscribed, although racial apartheid would continue in … 0

Colleges are slowly taking away your First Amendment rights

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Last Sept. 17 was a pretty bad day for the Constitution on our campuses. Robert Van Tuinen of Modesto Junior College in California was prevented from passing out copies of the Constitution outside of his college’s tiny “free speech zone.” Near Los Angeles, Citrus College student Vinny Sinapi-Riddle … 1

Mike Marland, July 5, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

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My Turn: Havenstein is allowed to run, but he shouldn’t be

Saturday, July 5, 2014

I attended the New Hampshire Ballot Law Commission hearing on June 30 regarding Walt Havenstein’s eligibility to run for governor. The New Hampshire Constitution states that you cannot run for (or serve as) governor unless you have been … 13

My Turn: A unique take on women’s sexuality and abortion

Saturday, July 5, 2014

This summer, there’s a film offering a refreshing change from the regular blockbuster, action-movie fare – and it is challenging how the entertainment industry approaches a personal and complex topic. It marks an exciting major turning point in … 0

My Turn: In a welcoming community, poems tend to write themselves

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Maybe you should write a poem about the Fourth of July, you offered. I was sitting with this beautiful lady, sharing a glass of wine on her porch. We had just met this evening as I walked past … 0

My Turn: Murder-suicide took a toll on my family but didn’t destroy it

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

On June 26, 2001, my family experienced one of those most awful events, that, if we thought about it, would have said, “I could never get through it.” Over in the small town of Hillsboro, on a very … 1

My Turn: U.S. has moral obligation to protect children

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In 1939, 937 Jewish refugees fled Hitler’s Europe aboard the ship St. Louis and tried to immigrate to the United States. Our State Department prevented the ship from docking and denied the passengers entry. A desperate appeal to … 14

My Turn: Growing Farms – Agriculture is making a comeback in New Hampshire

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It sure seems like there are more roadside farm stands, and certainly more roadside “eggs for sale” signs around New Hampshire these days. There has certainly been a noticeable growth in the number of farmers markets, and some … 0

My Turn: U.S. role in Iraq should be humanitarian

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

It has been 11 years since President George W. Bush declared “mission accomplished” in Iraq. Rarely have words been so wrong. We can now look back and see that Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and their crew of neoconservatives cluelessly opened Pandora’s box in Iraq. The costs have … 2