USPS Workers To Rally Against Postal Units In Staples Stores On 4-24-14

Please join the Postal Workers on Thursday April 24, from 4-6 pm in Concord NH for a peaceful demonstration near the Concord Staples on Fort Eddy Road (across from LL Bean at exit 14 off of 93 N). Help us to STOP the privatization & destruction of The U.S.P.S. before it’s too late.  A recent agreement between the USPS and Staples established postal counters in 82 Staples stores — staffed with low-wage, non-union Staples employees … Continue reading

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Welfare Walt and the Politics of Free Stuff

Taxpayers paid for Walt Havenstein’s college education. Taxpayers gave him a job after college and a generous pension upon retirement. We’ve paid his medical bills and seen after his family’s well-being. He has further enjoyed our largess thanks to the bloated Pentagon budget and the ludicrous waste it engenders. Walt Havenstein has had a good […]

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Notorious.

If that’s what he wants to be, notorious, Scott Brown is on the right track. Now he’s got folks way down south in Louisiana making fun of the fact that he can’t tell the difference between Massachusetts, where he got his political credits, and New Hampshire, where he’s got a summer house. Bad news may […]

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Sometimes too late is just in time.

Errol Morris, the documentary director who just came out with “The Unknown Known,” a documentary about and featuring Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense during the invasion and destruction of Iraq, took time out to promote getting out the vote with a documentary entitled, “11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?” Released in October of 2012, it […]

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Live Free and Die

The first half of Rachel Maddow’s show last night (2014-04-07) was all about Scott Brown’s Senate run.  The intro is a bit weak (at least, I didn’t think the proffered election night clip was creepy) but it gets better, and gives a good overview of the cues in @ScottBrownMA’s public presence that show he’s not […]

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Winter soldiers, old and new

I sometimes wonder at, in the words of Citizen Kane, “what a disagreeable old man I have become.“ This weekend, when all the kids were going to see Captain America: The Winter Soldier, I was reminded of a weekend, back in my day, twenty or so years ago. It wasn’t spent in a comfy multiplex […]

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RALLY April 5th: Not One More Deportation, Not One More Family Split Apart

NH groups join thousands across U.S. April 5 to demand an end to deportations now NASHUA – The NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees, the American Friends Service Committee and the NH Conference of the United Church of Christ will join thousands across the country on Saturday April 5, 2014 to demand that President Obama end deportations. “This Administration is deporting more than 1,000 immigrants every day.  It’s time to stop the practice of tearing … Continue reading

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Medicaid Expansion was needed; Estate Recovery, not so much

Now that we have passed Medicaid expansion, we really need to fix some of the issues that expansion brings with it. For some NH families, the expansion disrupts existing coverage, and may subject families to huge and unexpected bills further along the line. Right now, anyone making 100% of the poverty level has been able […]

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