How Maggie Hassan Politicized Opiates/Opioids

On November 3, 2015, Governor Hassan called for a special session of the legislature to, in her words, “to take up comprehensive substance abuse legislation.

Based on the chart below, which shows deaths from opiates spiking in New Hampshire more than a year earlier, one can fairly ask of Hassan: “what the hell took you so long”?


More particularly, why didn’t Hassan propose the package of legislation that she proposed in November, 2015 in the budget she submitted for the period beginning July 1, 2015? Continue reading

What NH’s GOP Candidates Should Learn From Success of Trump

The lesson to be learned from Donald Trump’s success in the GOP primaries is that the majority of voters even in the GOP do not care about ideology for the sake of ideology.  Stated differently, it didn’t matter a bit to Trump voters that Trump is not a traditional conservative.  For example, in Indiana, where Ted Cruz -an ideologue’s ideologue- got his long awaited one-on-one with Trump, a majority of the voters supported Trump: Continue reading