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P.J. O’Rourke headlines second Libertas Virtual Event on Jan. 13

Humorist P.J. O’Rourke headlines the Josiah Bartlett Center’s second Libertas Virtual Event at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 13.  Author of 20 books, including No. 1 New York Times bestsellers “Parliament of Whores” and “Give War a Chance,” O’Rourke has been one of America’s foremost humorists for nearly half a century, since his days writing for […]

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December set N.H. records for COVID-19 deaths, infections

December was by far New Hampshire’s deadliest month for COVID-19 fatalities, with 233 recorded deaths, according to state data. That record high represents a 441.8% increase over November and a 32.4% increase over May of 2020, which recorded the state’s previous high of 176 deaths.  The number of new recorded COVID-19 infections in December —23,034 […]


State figures undercount COVID-19 hospitalizations

The COVID-19 hospitalization totals posted on the state’s website and given in its daily briefings are incomplete and do not include all hospitalizations, the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy has determined. The figure for total hospitalizations includes only people who were hospitalized when their positive test result was first reported, the Department of Safety’s […]

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Sununu: focus education funding on kids, not systems

An education funding system in which education dollars go to families rather than directly to school districts is “the ideal,” Gov. Chris Sununu said at the Josiah Bartlett Center’s first Libertas Virtual Event on Thursday. New Hampshire should focus on student outcomes, not how much funding the system gets, the governor said.  “You can sum […]