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Grant Bosse
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Grant Bosse: Thankful to be living in the future

Sunday, November 24, 2013

I don’t think I would have done well in 1621. I haven’t been hiking or camping in years. My shooting skills are limited to paper silhouettes. And the only fires I’ve lit recently have been in a barbecue grill or a wood pellet stove. I don’t even want to think about going through the day without hot and cold running …

Grant Bosse: Voters confirm just how smart we all are

Sunday, November 10, 2013

On the eve of every election, I make the same prediction. No matter who wins, the overwhelming majority of political pundits will claim that the results prove that they were right all along. As we examine the results from Tuesday’s races across the country, pundits will no doubt tell us what it all means for 2014 and 2016. As you consider their advice, …

Grant Bosse: A preview of the Legislature’s not-so-special session

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The New Hampshire House and Senate will convene Thursday in special session, for no apparent reason. Of course, I know that the purpose of the special session is to address the thorny question of whether to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults without children. But I can’t find any reason why a special session was necessary. The House and Senate didn’t need a …

Grant Bosse: Obamacare’s problems are more than just a website

Sunday, October 27, 2013

There’s a very easy way to tell if you’ve been the victim of one of the many scam websites that popped up this month to take advantage of people trying to sign up for Obamacare. It worked. If you’ve tried to buy insurance through HealthCare.gov, you almost certainly …

Grant Bosse: A helpful glossary for the next entirely predictable fiscal crisis

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Well. That was pointless. At least we get to do it again in a few months. When we do revisit both the federal budget and the debt limit this winter, it would be helpful to have properly defined the terms bring discussed. I highly doubt this will change …

Grant Bosse: The last battle of World War II

Friday, October 4, 2013

They weren’t expecting a contested landing. After all, the World War II veterans disembarking the tour buses had just flown in from across the country to visit the memorial built to remember their service. The government shutdown had closed some federal agencies and forced others to cut back …

Grant Bosse: Finding common ground on education

Sunday, September 29, 2013

It’s time to sharpen those No. 2 pencils. Students across New Hampshire sit down for the annual standardized tests starting Tuesday, and the results are meant to show parents and teachers alike how well we’re educating our children. We’re not going to like the results. The New England …

Grant Bosse: Wanted: grown-ups in N.H. politics

Sunday, September 22, 2013

In my grouchier moments, I often complain about how the New Hampshire Legislature wastes so much time and energy debating do-nothing resolutions, like designating the Official State Vegetable or Official State Color. These bills often stem from requests …

Grant Bosse: ObamaCare façade continues to crumble

Sunday, September 8, 2013

“I know that there are millions of Americans who are content with their health care coverage – they like their plan and they value their relationship with their doctor. And that means that no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like …

Grant Bosse: Three ways to fix New Hampshire politics

Sunday, September 1, 2013

When I was thinking of running for Congress five years ago, I sought out the advice of Ray Burton, New Hampshire’s hardest-working grassroots campaigner. His sprawling Executive Council district has grown to rival a congressional district over Burton’s time in office, yet he manages to put in an …

Grant Bosse: Two flawed attacks on free speech

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A pair of Democratic senators have launched dueling broadsides in the left’s ongoing assault on the First Amendment. One is a blatant attempt to use the power of government to coerce silence from the opposition, while the other is a mistaken attempt to protect the press from such …

Grant Bosse: Hassan administration is breaking the law to push Obamacare

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The gang that brought you the JUA raid is back with another wacky plan to get around the inconvenience of state law. At least this time, they’re just ignoring the Legislature instead of stealing someone else’s money. Gov. Maggie Hassan’s administration desperately wants to use $5.4 million from …

Grant Bosse: Repealing Obamacare is worth doing right

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Obamacare is an awful law. It’s falling apart under its own weight, and President Obama has already been forced to waive key provisions several times to prevent the law’s disastrous consequences from fully hitting us. Repealing Obamacare is a good idea, and Congress should do everything it can …

Grant Bosse: Drive-through voters are stealing your votes

Sunday, July 28, 2013

It’s Election Day, 2016. Circling overhead, a fleet of chartered passenger jets awaits the results of the 4 p.m. exit polls to determine which swing state most needs their cargo of committed voters. It looks like the Granite State is going to be too close to call, and …

Grant Bosse: Shaheen is willing to ignore rules she doesn’t like

Sunday, July 21, 2013

“They define a republic to be a government of laws, and not of men.” – John Adams, Massachusetts Gazette and the Boston Post-Boy and Advertiser, March 6, 1775. When John Adams coined the phrase “a government of laws, and not of men,” he wasn’t writing about the United …