Homeland Security: An interview with former Gov. Jim Gilmore
Mar16

Homeland Security: An interview with former Gov. Jim Gilmore

By  ALEX TALCOTT   Dover, New Hampshire’s McConnell Center is named for the late Air Force Captain Joseph C. McConnell, a local credited with shooting down 16 enemy aircraft during the Korean War before dying in a test flight. I met there with Cold War era Army intelligence veteran Jim Gilmore, who also served as Governor of Virginia (1998-2002) and is exploring a second run for the presidency.   Forming committees or...

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A criminal justice conversation with former Gov. George Pataki
Feb19

A criminal justice conversation with former Gov. George Pataki

By ALEX TALCOTT   (George Pataki served as New York’s governor from 1995-2006. He is counsel with the law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP, chairman of the Pataki-Cahill Group for business strategy, and chairman of the “We the People, Not Washington” Super PAC supporting his political activities. Pataki is a prospective 2016 Republican presidential candidate.) (Alex Talcott, J.D., is a Faculty Team Lead for Criminal Justice at...

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Ehrlich, Talcott: Liberty and justice for more
Dec02

Ehrlich, Talcott: Liberty and justice for more

(The opinions expressed on this page are not necessarily those of the New Hampshire Journal. The Journal welcomes opinions on all sides of issues and from all candidates for office.)   By ROBERT EHRLICH AND ALEX TALCOTT   Jobs-and-the-economy has been the number-one polled issue for Americans for some time, with post-9/11 terrorism the only real break since the first Clinton’s first presidential campaign. The Ferguson grand...

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Opinion: 13 tips for teaching, learning U.S. history
Jul03

Opinion: 13 tips for teaching, learning U.S. history

In honor of the Thirteen Colonies and the graduating Class of 2013, here are thirteen ideas from a teacher on what and how to think about United States history: 1)      1491? When to start is among the starting questions in putting together a year-long U.S. History course. 1491 is the provocative (like “September 10th”mindset) title of a Charles C. Mann book. Start before 1607 Jamestown, give the 35,000 B.C. Siberia land bridge a...

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‘Pledge Politics’ for the New Year, 2014, and 2016

Early Christmas shopping has become institutionalized, but I don’t see people making earlier professions of New Year’s resolutions. Politicians should lead on this. New Hampshire Democrats (and Jon Huntsman) dismissed “pledge politics” this past cycle. If politicians necessarily campaign in poetry and govern in prose, pledges or promises can at least push them to campaign in truth and govern with accountability. Jackie Cilley arguably...

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