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Editorial: A worthy conservative movement

Thursday, July 10, 2014

‘The New Politics of Character” “The Conservative Governing Disposition” “The Theological Politics of Irving Kristol” “Regulatory Review for the States” Those are some of the headlines on the website for National Affairs, “a quarterly journal of essays about domestic policy, political economy, society, culture and political thought.” The journal’s founder is Yuval Levin, a former adviser to George W. Bush who also happens to be a leading “reformicon” – the … 1

Editorial: State should ban some types of fireworks

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fourth of July fireworks are a tradition in New Hampshire – and so too, it seems, are injuries related to the use of reloadable mortar fireworks. With two incidents in the past three years, the town of Pelham has become the center of debate in the state over whether such fireworks – which are similar to those used in professional fireworks displays – … 6

Editorial: Work of Five Rivers benefits all

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The coming of age of Five Rivers Conservation Trust, the land preservation organization that began life as the Concord Conservation Trust in 1998, is a milestone worth celebrating. The trust oversees conservation easements on land in Concord and 15 towns in the watersheds of the Blackwater, Warner, Merrimack, Soucook and Warner rivers. The trust’s holdings have grown rapidly. More than 50 easements covering … 0

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Editorial: How to take the right path from farm to table

Monday, May 19, 2014

Never before have people thought so much about the food they put in their bodies. Walk through any grocery store, and you will see people staring at labels in search of evil ingredients. Mention Red #40 or high fructose corn syrup to a mother with kids in tow, … 0

Editorial: State can’t afford a wide partisan gap

Monday, May 19, 2014

Earlier this year, the Pew Research Center released a study that found Americans believe Republicans are far less willing than Democrats to work with leaders from the other party and are more extreme in their positions. Although this is a general perception of the party, it does underscore … 7

Editorial: Copeland must resign as Wolfeboro police commissioner

Sunday, May 18, 2014

‘When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk.” Those words by President Obama came last month in reaction to racist remarks made by now-exiled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. But they may as well have … 7

Editorial: Testerman’s warped definition of patriotism

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The cracked candidacy that is conservative activist Karen Testerman’s bid to replace Sen. Jeanne Shaheen became even more cartoon-like this month. Testerman used her spot in the limelight as a senatorial candidate to announce that she would hold a “welcome home” party for New Hampshire “patriots” who journeyed … 5

Editorial: Flood compact makes state’s obligation clear

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sometimes it’s hard to do the right thing, especially in politics. Last week, the New Hampshire House was faced with a decision of what to do with $1.1 million the state received from Massachusetts to settle outstanding debts related to the Merrimack River Flood Control Compact. House members … 0

Editorial: Ayotte must keep pushing GOP on climate

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Yesterday, it seemed like humans were characters in a dark comedy produced for the amusement of Zeus, the Greek god of the sky; Aeolus, god of the winds; Poseidon, creator of storms on the sea; Zeus Eudora, the … 1

Editorial: Now it’s about football for Sam and fans

Monday, May 12, 2014

On Saturday, Michael Sam took the next step in his journey to become the National Football League’s first openly gay player. The St. Louis Rams selected Sam in the seventh and final round of the draft, with the … 6

Editorial: Supreme Court got it wrong in prayer case

Monday, May 12, 2014

Last week, the United States Supreme Court ruled, 5-4, that town boards in Greece, N.Y., did not violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause by opening meetings with a sectarian prayer. In the court’s majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy … 6

Editorial: Providing services is the best use of surplus

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Though its just a small bright spot next to the deep black budget hole that is the potential loss of nearly $400 million from the Medicaid Enhancement Tax, the state does have a $15 million surplus left over from last year. The decision now is whether to put … 1

Editorial: Republicans transparent on Benghazi

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Speaker John Boehner said the formation of a House select committee to investigate the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, is “all about getting to the truth.” And maybe he believes that. Still, it’s … 35