Muffin Bribe

Is it possible for citizens to be bribed for their votes by a muffin and/or a couple of slices of pizza? I sure hope not. In my case, I was really put off by Comcast and “Ready for Hillary” getting access to New Hampshire Democrats at their state convention via an infusion of callories for […]

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Dimpled, but not principled

It has long been fairly obvious to anyone paying close attention that the party of business was largely aspirational. That is people flock to the Republican Party because they want to be good at business, but aren’t. So, the recent revelations about Scott Brown’s affiliation with an outfit in Florida that’s morphed from hair spray […]

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Veterans’ Administration, a reminder of Congress’ failure

Part of the impetus for the emphasis on getting universal health care, beginning with Howard Dean’s campaign in 2003 and reinforced by the subsequent election of Carol Shea-Porter to Congress, was the realization that the Iraq war was going to produce a lot more medically needy citizens, because whole families were going to be impacted […]

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Drinking Liberally chapters in New Hampshire

Periodically, I like to remind readers of the chapters of Drinking Liberally in the state. Drinking Liberally is a national group, with chapters across the country, offering a meet-up for left-of-center political types. No RSVP is needed; stay for a coffee, beer, soda (and perhaps a meal) and discuss politics. We also discuss non-political subjects […]

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Wolfeboro Police Commission Hearing 5:15:14

In which the public voices its disgust with the attitudes expressed by one of its public servants. When authority stands silent in the face of abuse, it becomes complicit. The citizens of Wolfeboro do not stand silent. Kudos to them.

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Beyond Annoying

Why is it that all around the country Democrats have hired fund raisers whose standard spiel is one of doom and gloom? Why, in addition, do they insist on insulting the electorate, first by suggesting elections (not just some candidates) can be bought and then pushing the argument that citizens should send money so Democrats […]

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NH GOP revives campaign fight song tradition

There is one (and only one) good thing I can say for the Republicans running in the various 2014 campaigns here in New Hampshire. They are reviving a political tradition which has gone by the wayside: the campaign fight song. Governor candidate Walt Havenstein’s theme song features a traditional brass band and a chorus singing a rousing […]

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