We let Democrats define the terms of our defeat

When Democrats set the terms of the 2012 campaign for state and federal offices, Republican leaders blew their horns about jobs and the economy and counted on their position of strength and the glaring weaknesses in their enemy’s lines to secure victory. Republicans lost because they forgot to tell the troops about the Democratic weaknesses. Democrats took advantage of the oversight and rolled over the field. Democratic victories last...

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Liberty will advance with Ovide as governor

As the leader of a Republican organization focused on liberty in New Hampshire, I often come across people who refuse to go along with the party nominee in higher-end races and vote their conscience instead. A vote on principle is certainly something of value and thankfully common among people who truly understand what liberty means. At the same time, it’s important for liberty-minded Republicans and independent-minded voters out...

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The true radicals are trying to stop Speaker O’Brien

There is no doubt that House Speaker William O’Brien’s leadership was instrumental in the historic achievements of the just finished Legislature, and for no other reason, his political opponents have targeted the man and tried to make him appear the enemy. But quite clearly, Speaker O’Brien’s reelection to the House Speaker role will ensure New Hampshire’s present course toward liberty and prosperity, which will encourage more people...

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Conservatism will lead to real American progress

Whenever the so-called progressive mindset is challenged in modern debate, big-government supporters turn to 20th century welfare programs, which they say led to our country’s great success. If anything, these programs and their modern iterations, such as Obamacare, have held back the country—and more importantly, its citizens—from progressing further than we have. Our nation is now in decline because we are spending more money than...

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There is nothing more moral than eliminating government ‘charity’

As conservative Republicans work to eliminate or reduce the amount of money New Hampshire spends on government programs, critics on the political left have emerged from time to time with the idea that these policies are immoral—or as one outspoken critic said, “morally repugnant.” This criticism is predicated on a belief that only government can provide for the basic needs of people who can’t provide for themselves. We agree...

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