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IN 1980, because I was an idealistic conservative eager to do my bit for democracy, I volunteered for my local Republican Party as a poll watcher. When polls closed, election officials asked us to gather around as they opened the backs of the machines one by one and tallied the votes. We cou…

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Sunday, May 15, 2022

THE WHOLE MEDIA fact-check phenomenon officially blew past its sell-by date in January 2019 when the Washington Post dunked on then-President Donald Trump’s claim that the burgers he served the national champion Clemson Tigers were “piled up a mile high.”

Friday, May 13, 2022

ACTIVISTS HAVE convinced Americans that “organic” food is better — healthier, better-tasting, life-extending.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN’S bad-idea factory just belched out a doozy: The Disinformation Governance Board rolled off the assembly line to the sound of shrieks and Klaxons — and deservedly so. The last thing American citizens need is a taxpayer-funded thought-police bureau that monitors public utt…

Sunday, May 08, 2022

THE SUPREME COURT is currently surrounded by crowd-control barricades after the leak of a draft decision in the Dobbs case. The plaza was clear, however, on April 22, Earth Day, when Wynn Bruce of Boulder, Colorado, set himself aflame to protest climate change.

Friday, May 06, 2022

DID YOU KNOW that in some states, if you miss one tax payment, local politicians will take your home, sell it and keep all the profits?

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Sunday, May 22, 2022
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The American Red Cross needs to step up and let Eliot Webster donate blood. We suspect that is the conclusion of pretty much anyone who read City Matters columnist Mark Hayward’s piece in our Monday edition.

We know that people interested in disability rights were eager to read Mark Hayward’s column (see related editorial). We know this because several of them inquired as to how they might “get around” the UnionLeader.com paywall.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

For most Granite Staters, issues regarding landfills are out of sight and thus out of mind. But if you live near Forest Lake in Dalton or Whitefield, or you like to hike along or sit beside the Ammonoosuc River in Bethlehem, the siting or expansion of a landfill nearby tends to concentrate t…

Friday, May 20, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The American Red Cross needs to step up and let Eliot Webster donate blood. We suspect that is the conclusion of pretty much anyone who read City Matters columnist Mark Hayward’s piece in our Monday edition.

We know that people interested in disability rights were eager to read Mark Hayward’s column (see related editorial). We know this because several of them inquired as to how they might “get around” the UnionLeader.com paywall.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

For most Granite Staters, issues regarding landfills are out of sight and thus out of mind. But if you live near Forest Lake in Dalton or Whitefield, or you like to hike along or sit beside the Ammonoosuc River in Bethlehem, the siting or expansion of a landfill nearby tends to concentrate t…