Good for state Senate President Chuck Morse. He saw a vexing problem in a Windham election and has moved to resolve it before Conspiracy Theorists Inc., manages to sow real doubt about election integrity.

(We don’t think Conspiracy Theorists Inc., is a real company but it would have plenty of investors.)

The Windham matter stems from about 300 Republican votes that materialized after a hand recount of voting machine tallies. This is proof, claim some, that the machines were rigged for the Democrats. This doesn’t explain why several Democrats also had their tally increased in the hand count, but no matter.

Morse got unanimous Senate approval last week for his bill to have the votes re-run, both through the suspect machines and another hand count. The House is expected to follow suit.

Apparently there is a hole in state election law that prevents state officials from ordering such an audit. Sen. Morse may have to add that to his busy agenda.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Our Sunday News reported this week on an unexpected positive side effect of the pandemic. More people, residents as well as visitors, have become interested in using snowmobiles to explore our great outdoors. That’s good for riders. It is also good for the North Country economy, for which to…

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New Hampshire’s Democratic congressional delegation appears to be all-in with a purely partisan $1.9 TRILLION spending bill that it claims is for emergency pandemic relief. It is in fact a record-smashing grab of the public’s money that has little to do with COVID-19.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

A man is shot and wounded and the dogs he was walking are stolen. What does the dog owner do? She puts up a reward of half a million bucks — not for the arrest and conviction of the shooter, but for the safe return of the pets, no questions asked.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Legislative leaders and the governor should pay close heed to the findings of the latest Legislative Budget Assistant’s audit of the N.H. Liquor Commission. The audit concerned itself with just the commission’s license and enforcement division and turned up some serious trouble spots. What w…

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Today is the birthday of Nackey Scripps Loeb, whose independent spirit lives on in this newspaper and in the little school she founded to promote and defend the First Amendment and to foster interest, integrity, and excellence in communication for New Hampshire students of all ages.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Superior Court Judge Will Delker must have missed the memo on the “systemic racism” that some liberal activists, politicians and news media claim to see in every aspect of American life. He clearly doesn’t understand that he is supposed to apply the law differently to criminal defendants dep…

We know someone who probably admires the monkey business that has taken place at something called the Lincoln Project. Designed at least in part to take down the Trump presidency via clever and damning advertising, it appears some of its founders also designed it to score big money for themselves.

Friday, February 19, 2021

According to a letter-writer from Nottingham, our courts have been defending corporate polluters here and across the United State for the last hundred years. The courts are part of a “fiefdom” — not a democracy — that is controlled by greedy oligarchs. The people “must get organized and take…

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Initial reaction to Gov. Chris Sununu’s budget proposal to merge all state colleges and universities into a single system has been positive. That includes trustees from both two-year and four-year systems who have no doubt wondered whether money spent on competing for a shrinking pool of stu…

If neither New Hampshire’s Secretary of State, nor its Ballot Law Commission, nor its Attorney General has the authority to order a review of an unexplained and startling 400-vote discrepancy in a Windham legislative contest, one wonders what authority they do have.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Gov. Chris Sununu wishes to double the state’s “Rainy Day” Fund, up to as much as $300 million. In his budget address last week, he said he has never understood why the state has such a “tight limit” on what he calls the state’s “savings account.”