Commentary

Commentary: I’m a pediatrician who cares for transgender kids

BY: - April 22, 2021

When Charlie, a 10-year-old boy, came in for his first visit, he didn’t look at me or my colleague. Angry and crying, he insisted to us that he was cisgender – that he was a boy and had been born male. A few months before Charlie came into our office, he handed a note to […]

Canvases painted with objects popular with Generation Z

Editor’s Notebook: Life in 100 canvases

BY: - April 21, 2021

For her senior project, my daughter poured out her generation’s childhood onto 100 5-by-5 canvases, which were then organized in a 10-by-10 grid and mounted on sturdy Elmer’s foam board.  Some panels are instantly recognizable to parents of my generation, like the classic McDonald’s Happy Meal box, the PBS Kids logo, and a waving Dora […]

Parched land under a blue sky

Commentary: Celebrating Earth Day with a gender justice lens

BY: and - April 20, 2021

As we look toward Earth Day 2021, we’re paying special attention to the intersection of climate and gender justice. We believe there is no gender justice without climate justice, and there is no climate justice without gender justice — yet not all feminists and environmentalists are aware of how interconnected our fights for justice are. […]

State House dome blocks out the sun

Commentary: State shouldn’t silence conversation on race and gender equity

BY: - April 19, 2021

We’ve seen it across the country, and now we’re seeing it here in New Hampshire: an attempt to silence important conversations about race and gender equity. Nearly identical in language to an executive order issued by former president Donald Trump in September 2020, the language from House Bill 544 was passed this month as part […]

Scales of justice

Commentary: Let’s normalize court reform

BY: - April 16, 2021

Government is not a stagnant entity. Over time, our government has evolved to meet history’s challenges. Today, there is a movement to make the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico states and to end the Senate filibuster. Books and a plethora of articles are being written about reforming the presidency in light of lessons learned […]

A protest in Georgia against racial injustice.

Commentary: Denial doesn’t change the truth about racism in New Hampshire

BY: - April 15, 2021

“I don’t see race.” How many times have you heard this phrase from well-meaning white people?  It sounds ideal, doesn’t it? A person saying this generally means that when meeting and getting to know people, she ascribes no racial stereotypes to their characters. She takes only their personalities into account when forming friendships, assesses only […]

Editor’s Notebook: Welcome to the New Hampshire Bulletin

BY: - April 14, 2021

Mike Pride, the longtime editor of the Concord Monitor, took a chance in the fall of 1995. He hired a recent college graduate with no worthwhile journalism experience but loads of unwarranted confidence to be . . . the news clerk.  What were the responsibilities of a mid-1990s Monitor news clerk? He typed up obituaries […]