There was some good news about the state of politics in New Hampshire this week, though Gen. John Stark might not have thought so.

On Tuesday, there was a special election for one of New Hampshire’s 400 House seats. Democrat Muriel Hall defeated Republican Chris Lins (1,912 to 1,393). If you are a Democrat, that is naturally good news. But better was the fact that this was a turnout of more than 30 percent of registered voters in Bow and Dunbarton.

Again, Stark would not have approved. He might think every eligible voter should always turn out to exercise his or her right to vote. But for a one-slot election for a relatively small position, held on a hot late-spring day, a one-out-of-three voter turnout is a pretty decent level of civic engagement.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The latest wrong thing being done in Washington is the Biden administration decision this week to help biological men invade the world of women’s sports.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The City of Nashua made news, and noise, in a couple of respects last week. One had the local politicians in an uproar because a tax cap protecting citizens was reinstated by the Legislature. The other had some citizens, and police, concerned about letting City Hall, rather than Concord, dec…

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic we have maintained that Gov. Chris Sununu handled the emergency superbly. That is why New Hampshire weathered the crisis well relative to most other states. It is also why the voters overwhelmingly returned the young governor to office last November.

In an opinion piece for this weekend’s Sunday News, state Commissioner of Education Frank Edelblut makes the case for the passage of legislation regarding what should and shouldn’t be taught in our schools relative to race and discrimination. We recommend his piece to readers. We urge legisl…

Friday, June 11, 2021
Wednesday, June 09, 2021

The punishment (and attendant reeducation) of two Bedford police officers may have been a bit harsh for their offense but that’s difficult to determine. In fact, Chief John Bryfonski has not shed much light on l’affaire TikTok, in which two of his men using the video social platform apparent…

Columnist George Will had a nice turn of phrase last week for what New Hampshire’s congressional delegation and Democrats nationally are up to with their attempt to nationalize elections. Will says it “reflects an appetite for constitutional vandalism.”

Sunday, June 06, 2021