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  Debunking the Top Five Myths about Senate Bill 193,  Education Savings Accounts November 7, 2017 The House Education Committee meets on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to consider Senate Bill 193, a bill to establish Education Savings Accounts (ESAs) in New Hampshire.  This briefing paper dispels several myths about the bill. SB 193 would establish ESAs that […]

 

Save The Date! 2017 Libertas Dinner featuring Stephen F. Hayes Editor, The Weekly Standard Contributor, FOX News  December 4, 2017 Reception 5:30 p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Grappone Center 70 Constitution Avenue Concord, New Hampshire   Mark your calendars for Dec. 4 and join us for the Josiah Bartlett Center’s annual celebration of free markets and free people. We […]

 

Why Obamacare Is Still With Us

The Josiah Bartlett Center’s Andrew Cline writes in USA Today that to replace Obamacare, Republicans must first agree to make a gradual transition toward a freer market in health care.  (Editor’s note: We did not write the USA Today headline. That was the work of an editor at the paper.)   Why Obamacare is still […]

 

Bernie Sanders’ Labor Day Fantasies

The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy’s Andrew Cline took to the pages of the Concord Monitor on Labor Day to rebut U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ anti-capitalist populism. http://www.concordmonitor.com/Bernie-Sanders-Labor-Day-fantasies-12233000 Bernie Sanders’ Labor Day fantasies By Andrew Cline U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, America’s most popular advocate of socialism, is in New Hampshire today to blame free-market […]

 

CONCORD — The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, New Hampshire’s free-market think tank, today named former New Hampshire Union Leader Editorial Page Editor Andrew Cline the Center’s Interim President. Cline, a writer and communications consultant, will take on the role previously held by long-time President Charlie Arlinghaus, who left earlier this year to become […]

 

Don’t Make the Rest of Us Pay for Your Solar Subsidies Charles M. Arlinghaus   Solar advocates are fighting to protect and increase the subsidized, above-market electric rates they get through a program called net metering. The debate isn’t about whether to allow solar energy but over how much of a subsidy to give solar […]

 

March 9 , 2016 Broadband Boondoggle is Risky Proposition Charles M. Arlinghaus   Changing state law to allow towns to borrow money to run their own internet companies is not about bringing service to the remarkably small number of consumers without access to broadband. It is a mistake that would expose property taxpayers to the […]

 

2015 Legislative Preview and Social Reception

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The Problem with Politics is Us

It is easy to become cynical about politics and partisanship and any other p word we aren’t supposed to like. The list of difficulties with modern politics is long and not that different from the supposedly but not actually noble past. The problem is that politics is practiced by people who are all too human, self-important, unaware of their own deviation from the typical, interested in ease not work, and a bit too excitable. In short, Pogo was right. “We have met the enemy and he is us.”