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This is a Test…

The New Hampshire primary, at least for Republicans, is a test. Not of who can win but of how well you can lose. Continue reading

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Here’s the Guy Trying to “Buy” Some Space in the NH Constitution

Democrats like to talk about “keeping money out of politics.” Well, meet Henry T. Nicholas III, a wealthy Corporate baron. One of those ‘Big’ corporation guys the left ‘hates’ so much.  He’s also the brother of Marsalee, the woman for whom … Continue reading

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NH Dems Blame Koch Brothers for Sununu Refusing To Advance Undercover Tax Scheme

I think it’s kind of cute that the NH Democrats continue to pretend this had anything to do with offering Family Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI) to New Hampshire Families. Or that Governor Sununu would accept “FMLI” in any form the legislature coughed up. … Continue reading

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Day 12: Blood Pressure is Getting a Bit Too Low

The first priority after surviving a cardiac event is to prevent another one. The cardiac cocktail is a manifold of meds designed to decrease stress on the heart. It’s a muscle, albeit the most important one in your body, but … Continue reading

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NH Senate Passes Gag Order on Therapists, Pastors, and Others. Will Gov. Sununu Sign It?

Yesterday, by a vote of 14-10, the New Hampshire State Senate passed HB587, a lawyer-up bill so badly written that it will not just compel speech. It will place a gag order on therapists, counselors, nurses, clergy, coaches, and anyone who might … Continue reading

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Problem: Criminal Justice System Ignoring the Law – Solution: Amend a Constitution They Also Ignore

I don’t believe the New Hampshire AG ever investigated claims by NH Police Chief Andrew Shagoury when, in his opposition to concealed carry, he suggested to a State House Committee that minors might have been issued pistol revolver licenses. That would be … Continue reading

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Sununu: Can’t Support HB628 (Family Medical Leave Bill) “As Written” – But I Want More

Governor Chris Sununu has informed the State Senate Finance Committee looking at HB628 that as written he won’t support it. “I cannot support HB 628 until a comprehensive actuarial analysis is conducted,” … That’s not a rejection of the idea … Continue reading

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Republicans Against Free Speech

Carolyn McKinney’s rebuttal to “some Republicans” pushing to remove the word ‘traditional’ as a qualifier to the word ‘marriage’ in the New Hampshire Republican State Platform is brilliant. It’s so good those Republicans don’t want you to read it. (If you have … Continue reading

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Zuckerberger-Meister-Berger

If you’d like to read Mark Styen’s first “take” on the Zuckerberg testimony and trust me you do, it’s here, but this snippet captured my imagination (for the moment). To be sure, I doubt [Mark Zuckerberg] thinks of himself as a … Continue reading

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Paving the Way: Judges, Children, and Gender

Cross-Posted by Ellen Kolb Could the state take a child away from a parent who does not want the child to receive cross-sex hormones and amputation of healthy body parts? An Ohio court has told us the answer: yes. When … Continue reading

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