It’s Time to Drive a Stake Through the Heart of Electronic Voting Once and for All

Editor’s Note: This is an updated and expanded version of my original article on Granite State Taxpayers. Electronic voting without paper ballots is a terrible idea. It destroys confidence in election integrity and invites malfeasance. It’s time to drive a stake through the heart of electronic voting once and for all. TL;DR Why Electronic Voting … Read more

Why the FITN Is Bad for New Hampshire

In NH, it’s sacrilegious (not to mention crazy) to suggest that its First In The Nation (FITN) primary is anything other than a national treasure and your sacred duty to nurture and protect. But I think we’d be far better off without its distortive influence. TL;DR – Here are 4 reasons why the FITN is … Read more

Driver’s Ed Teacher Delivers Lesson in Government Dysfunction

There are (at least) three ways government gets almost everything wrong: corruption, equating inputs with outputs, and equating credentials with expertise. This is a story about all three. This week, NH state representative Rep. Karel Crawford (R-Moultonborough), who owns a driving school, testified and voted against a bill that would curtail her business. HB1208 “authorizes … Read more

Manchester’s Halloween Movie Franchise

This post was featured as an opinion editorial in the Union Leader on Oct-5-2021. In the Halloween movie franchise, the antagonist, Michael Myers, is “killed” no fewer than 128 times in 11 films made over the course of 44 years (1978-2022). Of course, he never truly dies. You know it. I know it. Everyone in … Read more

The Social Media Exodus Is a Bad Strategy

Big Tech censorship is real, it’s over the top, it’s unfair, and it’s unhealthy for the country. Conservatives, frustrated over censorship of their viewpoints, are attempting to organize a mass “exodus” from Facebook and Twitter to MeWe and Parler. While I’m sympathetic to this reaction, I have a problem with the strategy. It’s going to backfire.

Money Is Not the Problem for NH GOP

Nobody asked me what the NH GOP’s biggest problem is. And few, if any, will care what I have to say. But that’s OK because I’ve been through this before in another volunteer organization and I know how change works. More on that later. In this article, I’m going to answer the following six questions … Read more