Merry is good. Peaceful (not necessarily “quiet”) is better. I hope that whatever your faith, you’re with people you love this Christmas & that you’re all appreciating each other. How happy am I to be celebrating the birth of Christ? Happy enough to be in the choir for Midnight Mass tonight. That’s a triumph of… Read More Have a peaceful Christmas!
It’s hard for me to take in the full horror of yesterday’s massacre of children in Newtown, Connecticut. The culture of life can seem like a lost cause in the face of this atrocity. That’s “atrocity,” not “tragedy.” A tragedy is something that happens due to an element of mischance or mistake, devoid of intention.… Read More Choice In Connecticut
New Hampshire Right to Life, principal organizer of the state’s annual March for Life, has just released the schedule for next month’s event. The date is Saturday, January 19, in Concord. The main event is the rally on the State House plaza at 11:15 a.m. followed by the march itself beginning at 11:45. The route begins… Read More Details announced for NH’s March for Life 2013
Thank you, Marc Barnes, for questioning abortion statistics provided by the Guttmacher Institute. Read his recent post on how Guttmacher manipulated numbers in a Mexican study to link “unsafe” abortions and maternal deaths. Ironically, some states including New Hampshire refuse to mandate collection of abortion statistics: how many women seek them, whether there are adverse effects,… Read More How to Lie with Statistics
The 2013-14 New Hampshire legislature was sworn in this morning, with House Speaker Terie Norelli (D-Portsmouth) urging an end to “harshness.” Regular business starts in January. Reps and senators have until this Friday, December 7, to submit proposed bills (LSRs, or legislative service requests). Yes, I’m watching. No surprises in either House or Senate leadership.… Read More Back to Concord; Komen/PP webcast; Happy Advent
Why not “My Christmas Lists”? Because it’s Advent, silly. Four retiring (for now) elected officials from New Hampshire who deserve a lot more credit than they’ll ever seek: Executive Councilor Dan St. Hilaire (R-Concord), whose votes on Title X contracts put him into a spotlight he never sought but refused to dodge. Senator Fenton Groen… Read More My December Lists: Gratitude & Favorites