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The Force of Soft Power: Pat O'Connor on 'Private Peaceful'

Dan Lybarger | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Dan Lybarger

In promoting his new film adaptation of Private Peaceful, a book by War Horse author Michael Morpugo looks back at a way of life that's long gone with only the slightest hint of sentiment.

John Celock

New Gov Pledges End Of 'Hasty Reactive Government' | John Celock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Democrat Maggie Hassan was sworn in on Thursday as New Hampshire's third woman governor. Hassan said she plans to work closely with state lawmakers, i...

John Celock

Post-Tea Party Leader Expects 'Common Sense' | John Celock | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

The New Hampshire House of Representatives' new Democratic speaker is pledging "common sense" following two years of Tea Party control of the chamber....

Tea Party Leader Pushes College Voting Change

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, William O'Brien (R-Mont Vernon), is asking a state court to force the state attor...

Candidate Attacks 'Zombies'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

A Democratic candidate for governor of New Hampshire released a new commercial Friday describing candidates who commit to the state's famous "anti-tax...

John Celock

Tea Party Legislators Pass 'Dangerous' Law | John Celock | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives overrode the governor's veto of a partial birth abortion ban that opponents deemed as ...

Dem Governor Blocks GOP-Backed Medical Marijuana Effort

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

By Jason McLure LITTLETON, N.H., June 21 (Reuters) - New Hampshire's Democratic governor on Thursday vetoed a bill passed by the Repu...

Dem Gov Blocks Tea Party Push

Concord Patch | Marc Fortier | Posted 06.21.2012 | Politics

Gov. John Lynch on Thursday vetoed the Voter ID bill passed by the House and Senate earlier this year. "The right to vote is a fundamental right th...

John Celock

Lawmakers 'Hijack' Business Bill With Abortion Measure | John Celock | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

The Republican-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives Tuesday adopted a measure placing a 24-hour waiting period on abortions as part of a ...

'Most Popular Governors' List Holds Surprises

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza April 11, 2012 | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics

Tough economic times are rough on all politicians, but even more difficult for governors who have to find ways to balance their budgets. And, not surp...

Governor Concerned Over Medical Marijuana Law

Concord Patch | Tony Schinella | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

While he has empathy for those ill patients who need medical marijuana to get through their recoveries, Gov. John Lynch, D-Hopkinton, said today that ...

GOP Lawmakers Surprise Dems With Redistricting Override

Concord Patch | Jake O'Donnell | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics

It was a chaotic afternoon at the Statehouse in Concord Wednesday as the House voted to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of the House's redistricting p...

John Celock

New Hampshire Lawmakers Repeal Contraception Coverage | John Celock | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

Saying it would reduce health insurance costs, the Tea Party-controlled New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday afternoon to re...

NH GOP Lawmaker Warns Push To Revoke Gay Marriage Law Will Spark 'Backlash Against Republicans'

The Huffington Post | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

As New Hampshire lawmakers gear up for a vote to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage law, state Rep. Seth Cohn (R) is warning the effort could hurt...

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Pass Shocking Law | John Celock | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

The Tea Party dominated New Hampshire Legislature on Wednesday overrode the governor's veto to enact a new law allowing parents to object to any part ...

Jordan Howard

GOP State Representative Accuses Obama Of Treason | Jordan Howard | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican New Hampshire state lawmaker is calling for the formation of a commission to bring charges of treason against President Oba...

Dave Jamieson

New Hampshire Republicans Restrict Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire legislators voted to override a veto by Democratic Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday, paving the way for a new law to restrict the state's mi...

NH-Sen: 54% Ayotte (R), 36% Hodes (D) (UNH 10/27-31)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

University of New Hampshire for WMUR 10/27-31/10; 885 likely voters, 3.3% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews WMUR: Governor's race, Senat...

NH-Gov: 51% Lynch (D), 45% Stephen (R) (Rasmussen 10/27)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/27/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone Rasmussen release New Hampshire 2010 Governor 51% Lynch (D), 45% Ste...

NH-Sen: 56% Ayotte (R), 41% Hodes (D) (PPP 10/27-29)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Public Policy Polling 10/27-29/10; 1,308 likely voters, 2.7% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (PPP release) New Hampshire 2010 Senate 56% Ayott...

NH-Gov: 51% Lynch (D), 38% Stephen (R) (UNH 10/7-12)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

University of New Hampshire / WMUR Granite State Poll 10/7-12/10; 709 likely voters, 3.7% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews UNH release ...

NH-Gov: 51% Lynch (D), 41% Stephen (R) (ARG 10/3-5)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

American Research Group 10/3-5/10; 600 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Live telephone interviews (ARG release) New Hampshire 2010 Governor 5...

Obama, the Arts, and Soft Power

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Raymond J. Learsy

I have always been struck by the paucity of interest and support our government gives to the arts. In Obama's opinion it appears the arts have become essential to reengage our standing in the world.

Moral Majority or Immoral Minority?

Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stuart Whatley

One wonders when Republicans are going to figure out how to appeal to people rather than traditions.

White House Speechless on Marriage Progress

Lane Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lane Hudson

We are in the midst of a revolution. The White House and other Democrats should shed their feigned distaste for equal rights for gays. Now is the time.