Entries by Andrew Cline

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Nuclear power is having a moment despite, not because of, environmental activists

Energy shortages in California and Europe have prompted a revival of interest in Nuclear power. And who gets the credit? Environmental activists, naturally.  “Why even environmental activists are supporting nuclear power today,” National Public Radio gushed last week.  The few environmentalists highlighted in the story deserve credit for taking such an unpopular position within the […]

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Is Hanover the canary in the coal mine for N.H. housing?

Hanover could be the canary in the coal mine for housing-induced labor shortages in New Hampshire.  The town has canceled its annual Fall Fest and its after-school program for grades three through five because it can’t find enough staff, the Valley News reported.   Why can’t the town find enough staff? The town manager cited the […]

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What teacher shortage?

Students are heading back to school, and based on media reports you might expect them to be sitting in classrooms without a teacher. News organizations nationwide have published stories raising alarms about dire school staffing shortages. So why do hiring and staffing data tell a completely different story? The New Hampshire Department of Education announced […]

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The gubernatorial candidates’ housing plans: An assessment

By Jason Sorens Gov. Chris Sununu and his opponent, Sen. Tom Sherman, have proposed reforms to alleviate New Hampshire’s severe housing shortage. How do those proposals compare, and how effective would they be? A brief overview of each suggests that neither would solve New Hampshire’s housing shortage, but Gov. Sununu’s initiative would be likely to […]

Josiah Bartlett (the original) urges spirit of goodwill

I have nothing further to recommend at this time but the cultivation of a Spirit of Unanimity and Harmony, of Candor and liberality of Sentiments among ourselves and the people at large, that while (as I trust) we are all aiming to promote the general welfare, the different Sentiments that may be Entertained of the […]