How Political Pessimism Helps Doom Tougher Gun Laws

Barely had the death toll of 17 been announced last week after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida than The Washington Post declared, “The gun debate is going nowhere quickly after Parkland.” CNN offered: “Amid continued string of mass shootings, gun control going nowhere in Congress.” After 59 concert-goers were mowed down in October, former Democratic congressman Steve Israel put to rest any hope for reform in a New York Times op-ed column titled “Nothing Will Change After the Las Vegas Shooting.”

Nashua’s Academy for Science and Design Faces Merrimack Feb. 17

Playing for the Academy for Science and Design are captain Jakob Blair, Ed Carl, Akshat Thapa, and Jonah Rivers, as well as alternates Michael Lai and Ella Blanchard. They are coached by Douglass Belley. The Merrimack Tomahawks are represented by captain Scott Peyton, Alex Jobin, Nick Marcus, and Sophie Kim, with alternates Eric Hilton and Troy Church. They are coached by Sara Campbell.

ACLU NH: AG Is Wrong About Ed. Savings Accounts, SB 193

ACLU NH:  If the Attorney General’s Office wishes to render a legal opinion on the constitutionality of legislation, there is a public process of doing so under RSA 7:7.  All such opinions must be, for the sake of transparency and accountability, made available to all legislators, as well as members of the public, so informed decisions can be made.

Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan

While it’s widely known that private schools convert to charter status to take advantage of public dollars, more schools are now heading in the opposite direction. As voucher programs across the country proliferate, shuttered charter schools, like the Orange Park Performing Arts Academy, have begun to privatize in order to stay open with state assistance.