YOU WOULD think by now that the conservatives and tax cutters in the New Hampshire Legislature would have earned the benefit of the doubt when it comes to fiscal policy.

After all, their steady management of the state’s finances has generated a boom in tax revenues to fund schools and infrastructure projects, initiate new drug prevention programs, increase revenue sharing with cities and towns, and still have more in the till.

Patrick Hynes is the president of Novus Public Affairs. He can be found on Twitter @patjhynes.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Editor’s note: The late John Lynch worked only briefly for the Union Leader as a reporter (1954-55), but his poem endures and is reprinted annually to mark St. Patrick’s Day.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

I TALKED to a friend last week whose Lutheran church in Minneapolis is trying to attract people of color. Lutherans have been white for centuries, coming as they did from Scandinavia and Germany, countries that were never great colonial powers and didn’t grab big chunks of Africa and Luthera…

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Sunday, March 12, 2023

THE TRAGIC killing of two U.S. citizens this week in the border town of Matamoros, Mexico, should, in a just world, refocus American attention on the glaring problem of transnational drug cartels’ de facto control of large swaths of our perilously porous southern border. That the two America…

Friday, March 10, 2023
Wednesday, March 08, 2023

IN CASE you’re wondering why I was not in church Sunday morning, I was in the Omaha airport at 6:30 a.m. waiting for a flight back to New York, listening to an announcement that unattended baggage would be confiscated, eating a breakfast croissant and blueberry yogurt, drinking coffee, which…

FOR AT LEAST the last 20 years, politicians in Washington, at the behest of green energy groups, have spent some $100 billion of taxpayer money to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. How is that going for us so far?