Now, the often too-cautious Barack Obama has an opening to re-brand himself as the bold champion of the Democratic Party's great progressive tradition.
On Friday, Guor Marial and I spoke about his extraordinary Olympic journey: from Sudanese refugee, to New Hampshire high school student, to Iowa State track star and now London Olympian.
When New Hampshire's freshman Republican senator Kelly Ayottte marched with Mitt Romney in last week's July 4th parade in Wolfeboro, it triggered speculation that he is taking Ayotte seriously as prospective running mate. And indeed, despite her slender political resume, he is.
And so it was in mid-May, when state Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, a Republican, grew frustrated with what he saw as efforts by Speaker O'Brien, also a Republican, to silence him. So Vaillancourt directed a toxic remark at O'Brien: "Seig Heil." He was ejected from the chamber and forced to apologize.
Tragedy struck the little town near the Canadian border that numbers just 386 inhabitants. A child there was taken from her home on a warm July night and murdered. Her body, wrapped in a blanket, was found dumped in the Connecticut River a week later. That child's name is Celina Cass.
You've proven what I deeply believe: Mother love is a force to be reckoned with. I am so honored to be by your side, knowing that everything we do will make the world just a little bit better for our children.
I've focused my picks on man-made monoliths that are enormous enough to make you grab for your camera and text message friends.
Since, as any fifth-grader will tell you, we don't have a national vote for president, tracking the race by means of national polling is almost completely irrelevant.
Women legislators recognize the difference between legislating for women and families and legislating at them. When more women hold office it changes the conversation. It changes from a conversation about women to a conversation with women -- and that difference is huge.
The War on Women is not just about women -- it's about putting the squeeze on the middle class.
To release his 2010 and 2009 returns would raise the real possibility that he committed voter fraud. And, we all know how deeply concerned Republicans are about voter fraud, don't we?
It's time for festivals that celebrate both flowers and the season in general.
What were they thinking? A childhood friend and I repeatedly asked ourselves this question about a bill that would have repealed New Hampshire's marriage equality law. On March 21 the New Hampshire House soundly rejected the measure by a 211-to-116 margin.
March and early April often offer up some stellar late-season ski deals at popular resorts, especially in light of recent snows in northern Utah and across Colorado.
Contraception saves lives, prevents unplanned pregnancies, improves outcomes for children and reduces the number of abortions. As an adoption attorney, I know firsthand how difficult and how private these choices are for women.
Romney has some big fundamental problems. He and his "independent" super PAC can't concentrate their fire on two opponents at one time. There is something about Romney which doesn't work when he's running a positive campaign.