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Picking a ‘state song’ is just another way to stoke the culture wars

A bill in the Legislature (SB 105) would establish “My 603” by Candia country musician Nicole Knox Murphy as the official New Hampshire state song. By law.  Don’t like the song? Too bad. Think another song better represents New Hampshire? Too bad. Legislators would decree that this song is the best of all possible New […]

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What is an Education Savings Account?

There will soon be a lot of talk about Education Freedom Accounts (also known as Education Savings Accounts) in New Hampshire.  Here’s a brief explainer of what they are and how they work. We’ll use the general term Education Savings Account, or ESA, for clarity. Education Savings Accounts empower families with the freedom and flexibility […]

In America, political grievances must go through the system, not around it

“AMONG the numerous advantages promised by a well constructed Union, none deserves to be more accurately developed than its tendency to break and control the violence of faction. The friend of popular governments never finds himself so much alarmed for their character and fate, as when he contemplates their propensity to this dangerous vice.” — […]

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 […]