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Mix of energy sources

Nearly 20 years after Congress approved the first tax breaks for wind power, renewable-energy producers are still reaping the windfall. But the billions in subsidies that wind producers continue to receive is making them richer at the expense of taxpayers and electricity consumers. And it ...

Bill introduced to repeal Helms

It’s simple: whether you live in New Hampshire or abroad, man or woman, everyone deserves access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care, including access to safe, legal abortion. On Wednesday the House introduced the Abortion is Health Care Everywhere Act, making accessible ...

Presidential inaction

We are in deep, deep trouble! Where is the Federal Government? We have a central government unwilling to use established tools for national disasters, like a pandemic. Since briefed on the virus in Nov 2019, the President has refused to implement the emergency production act to direct major ...

The Girls Lead Act

Hello, I am a writer for the Borgen Project, an NGO that aims to end international poverty and educate the public on what they can do to help. I am writing to you today to shed light on a bill I have become personally invested in, the Girls Lead Act, or S.2766, that will provide educational ...

N.H. Republicans need to focus

In these days of divisiveness and debate, I believe we as Republicans must focus on the issues at hand and not detour into misleading charges, misdirection and in-fighting. As a former Chairman of the N.H. Republican State Committee, I know firsthand that digressing from important issues to ...

Dietsch contests local-control veto

On Friday, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed the bill to protect local school districts’ control over high school credits. Why does that matter? It matters because Learn Everywhere rules eschew quality control and let a handful of political appointees decide what is taught as truth. Learn Everywhere ...

Dietsch has proven her effectiveness

I am writing to express my strong support to re-elect state Sen. Jeanne Dietsch so that she can continue doing the excellent job that she has done representing Peterborough, Bedford, and the 12 other towns in District 9 in the state Senate in Concord. I’ve seen Jeanne’s leadership in ...

Do you respect fish

Aug. 1st is “Respect for Fish Day,” an annual day of action created by In Defense of Animals to raise awareness about the plight of fish. Fish are the planet’s most widely abused animal, but their suffering receives the least attention. Trillions of fish are exploited and killed every ...

Require masks

My name is Erin Jasper and I am now a senior at Milford High School. On July 14, 2020, the governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, hosted a press conference, where he released New Hampshire’s back to school COVID-19 guidelines. As a freshly out of quarantine high school student, I take issue ...

Vote absentee

It’s the law now! Every New Hampshire voter with concerns about Covid-19 can vote by absentee ballot for the upcoming elections, the September 8th Primary and the November 3rd General Election. This is welcome news to those with health, age, or other factors who are more vulnerable to ...

Dietsch gets things done

I served on the Board of Selectmen in Peterborough for 12 years, retiring in May 2019. During that period, I functioned as the board’s liaison to the Peterborough Economic Development Authority. Community and business leaders, including Jeanne Dietsch, were members of that committee. I ...

Collecting porcelain brings joy during trying times

It often doesn’t take much to make yourself happy. Spending time with people you care about, eating delicious food or buying something for yourself “just because” can all go a long way toward lifting your spirits and improving your mood. But sometimes, it’s all too easy for that ...

Joe Biden goes from over the hill to right man for the moment

WASHINGTON -- Only a few months ago, in late February, former Vice President Joe Biden was widely regarded, as one author labeled him, as Yesterday's Man. He was barely hanging on, looking to the approaching Democratic primary in South Carolina as a "firewall" unseen in most crystal balls. A ...

Donald Trump: ‘Nobody likes me’

"Nobody likes me." -- Donald Trump "Truth or Consequences" is the name of a town in New Mexico, and of a game show dating from the 1940s. But it's also one of the primal laws of existence. Where an important truth is denied, consequences follow. So none of us can be surprised at the state ...

The next great cure might be hiding in your medicine cabinet

In the race against COVID-19, biopharmaceutical firms Regeneron and Sanofi have launched clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of their drug, Kevzara, in treating the virus' life-threatening immune complications. Interestingly, Kevzara isn't new; it was initially approved by the FDA in ...

Crack down on China – but do it wisely

The Chinese Communist Party poses a dire threat to America and the rest of the free world. Party leadership actively covered up the initial coronavirus outbreak -- and even persecuted doctors who tried to warn the public. China's leaders hoarded masks and other medical supplies, which resulted ...

All of us need to help revitalize our democracy

Amid all the troubles occupying our attention, one of the more worrisome is also one of the least visible. It is the loss of public faith in the effectiveness of our representative democracy. While most state and local governments—and certain federal agencies—have maintained public ...

For John Lewis, we will carry on

The first time I met John Lewis, in 2003, it was as the new girlfriend of his colleague in the House of Representatives. He had just sat down at his assigned seat in a room full of dinner tables, but as soon as he saw Sherrod and me walking toward him, John stood up and pulled me into a hug. ...

Let the cities burn (or not)

There is no police power in the federal Constitution. The police power is left to the states. To the extent the President can send federal officers into Portland, Oregon, and other cities, it should be to protect federal property. The President cannot save Portland from itself, and he should ...

For patients, insurers must count the coupons

COVID-19 is ravaging the nation – and taking a devastating toll on those living with chronic illnesses. In New York City, our nation's epicenter, 94 percent of those hospitalized with the virus had a major underlying health condition. It's no wonder why many Americans with chronic diseases ...