The best gift for everyone in the world this year would be the end of the pandemic and a return to something resembling normalcy. But when 5.4 million people have lost their lives — 800,000 in the United States — the world will not return to normal.
As Joni Mitchell sings, “You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone,” and she might as well be singing about the state’s energy efficiency program.
The phrase intends to heighten the sense of foreboding for future action if one little step is made. The 2022 session of the legislature will have many examples of paths leading down that slippery slope.
Although the governor said there is no gerrymandering in New Hampshire when he twice vetoed bills forming independent redistricting commissions, he must not have looked at what is now Executive Council District 2 which also stretches from the southwest corner of the state to the southeast while picking up Democratic strongholds along the way from Keene, to Concord to Dover and Durham.
Happy Thanksgiving and pass the Moderna please. Last week New Hampshire hit its all-time high for active COVID-19 cases, approaching 8,000.
The German government in the 1930s passed a law that required individuals to report anyone who spoke against the Nazi party, its leaders or the government.
Not that many years ago, a similar fight consumed New Hampshire as Eversource and Hydro-Quebec teamed up to propose Northern Pass, which like New England Clean Energy Connect, would have conveyed about 1,200 megawatts of large hydro-power to Massachusetts.
It should be noted, the report’s author is Jason Sorens, of the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm College, and a founder of the Free State Project.
Two of the Republican Executive Councilors, David Wheeler and Joe Kenney, suggested the state should prohibit private companies from requiring employees to be vaccinated much like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has done.
Elections have consequences is an adage that has been repeated often since the 2020 election in New Hampshire and nationally.