Commentary

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 […]