Law & Politics

Fresh Start?

What you need to know before you file for bankruptcy.If you're on the brink of drawing down your retirement savings to pay your credit card bills, New Hampshire attorneys have a nearly unanimous word of advice for you:"Don't," says Sandra…

Political Science?

The Granite State isn't eager to serve as a national lab rat.States, in theory, are supposed to be the "laboratories of democracy." The challenge of how to solve some of the nation's biggest problems is supposed to be undertaken by…

Politics of Mean

With so few carrots, why not use the stick?In late March the state's House Republicans were on the verge of passing their version of the state's two-year budget. With a three-to-one advantage they had all the votes they needed, but…

Magic Moments

When N.H. voters shape the political landscape.We find ourselves in the midst of our once-every-four-years role of choosing the next leader of the country. New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary tradition extends back nearly a century. It's never been perfect and it…

Direct Line

Where else can you meet your legislators at the mailbox?It took Barrington resident Marty Harty 91 years before he was elected a New Hampshire State Representative. And three months into the job he resigned amid statewide controversy. The story of…

Pop Torts

Lost pants, hot coffee - misfortune is opportunity for some.So there you are: for the first time since you were in fifth grade and stayed home sick from school, you're out of work and sacked out on the living room…