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Cabinet Editorials

Looking back at Watergate, 50 years later

In the cloying humidity and purple shadows of twilight on August 8, 1974, massive crowds gathered across from the White House waiting to learn the fate of Richard Nixon, America’s 37th President. They, along with the rest of the world, didn’t have long to wait. Just twenty four hours later, ...

We still do have a choice: Mid-term elections are this November

“No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?” – Animal Farm, by George Orwell The ...

I’m an elected official: I don’t want to listen to religious sermons

In March, the Secular Values Legislative Caucus (SVLC) of the NH House made a simple request to the Speaker of the House, Sherman Packard. In view of the highly-evangelical prayers to which house members have been subjected during his tenure, we requested a secular invocation. Since a 2015 ...

It’s important to value both physical and mental well-being

According to a recent health survey, one in four New Hampshire residents said they had used prescription medication for their mental or emotional health in the prior month, and one in eight acknowledged they had needed medication or therapy during that time but had not gotten it. These numbers ...

New Hampshire’s parental rights bill will not serve our children well

2022 has been a tough year for children in New Hampshire. We have seen increased levels of mental illness, neglect and abuse among children as young as 2, from isolation, domestic violence, bullying on social media, food and housing insecurity, and other factors, not all of which can be linked ...