Author Archive | Dean Barker

“The Right to be Safe from Gun Violence”

Within hours of the Obama-Biden plan to strengthen gun safety, Rep. Shea-Porter voiced her support. Shea-Porter’s decision to stand with the president has quickly been vindicated by the people of New Hampshire, who overwhelmingly support the core elements of it. As of this writing, the rest of NH’s federal delegation, and its governor, have not […]

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“Congress too must act”

The President, three days ago: I would like you to pause for a moment and consider the incredible courage of that event. Our president, who is vilified every single day by some of the most reprehensible and irresponsible voices our freedom of speech allows, made the choice to confront our nation’s gun violence problem. Made […]

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Rudeness < Dead Children

The murder of twenty young children and their teachers at school is, rightly, forcing the United States to come to terms with its gun problem. Yesterday we moved past the purgatory of the “we should do something” phase into the “we are doing something” moment. Which brings this reminder: while we may like some of […]

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Stacking the Deck: Legally Corrupt Campaign Finance

Reports the Union Leader baldly, as if it does not merit any particular or additional scrutiny: Companies beginning with “Deck” contributed $1,000 each to Lamontange’s campaign, all 52 of them. Forty-nine of the companies have the same Westborough, Mass., address as the The Deck Group, and three have the same Brooklyn New York address. In […]

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Skewed Email

State Representative Rick Watrous, June: On Monday evening (June 11), Speaker of the NH House William O’Brien sent out an email to all 400 state representatives alerting them that he will now be enforcing a strict policy prohibiting certain speech on the legislative email list service. The Computer Use Policy, designed for legislative employees, states: […]

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“How Change Happens In This Country”

How’s your husband and the horse business? Yesterday, the President’s visit to Portsmouth gave him an opportunity to re-connect with Jackie, where he showed his concern for small business owners like her and her husband Bruce. In July 2007, Jackie was one of the future President’s early endorsers in the First-in-the-Nation primary. From the release […]

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Portsmouth Herald, Exeter News-Letter Endorse Jackie (Plus More)!

We are proud to announce that the Portsmouth Herald and Exeter News-Letter have endorsed Jackie Cilley in the Democratic primary for New Hampshire Governor! From the endorsement: Primary pick: Cilley for the Democrats Jackie Cilley’s life story embodies the spirit and values of the Democratic Party. …With Cilley, what you see is what you get. […]

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Freedom to Marry, LGBT Leaders Endorse Jackie Cilley

Today New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition PAC, along with Granite State leaders in the LGBT community, endorsed Jackie for governor. The release: New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition PAC and State Leaders endorse Jackie CONCORD – The New Hampshire Freedom to Marry Coalition PAC and leaders in the LGBT community announced Thursday that they […]

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