After the days spent traveling New Hampshire in search of novel insights prognosticating the coming months of our political spectacle, of inroads to the minds of candidates and organizers seeking leadership roles in our market of ideas and government jobs, to compare the frame of mind of the wide-eyed visiting volunteers and resident voters of outsize influence with those in my home community, and to generally learn whether I could fairly expect my anxieties to be quieted by our process, I was left vexed.
ROCKIN’ IN THE FREE STATE: ON THE ROAD WITH FASTBALL, EAGLEMANIA & CLEVER GIRL IN NH DURING PRIMARY WEEK
Music is the original gig economy, and the concerns of the musical underclass are shaped by America at large.
DAYS OF OLD: VOTERS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE DON’T SEEM TO GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE AGE OF CANDIDATES
“I don’t care if they’re young or old, I want them to have a good mind, to be able to have some good policies.”
THE CAMPAIGN FINANCE CORRUPTION CHORUS SINGS, AND THE GHOST OF “GRANNY D” STILL WALKS IN NH
“We work mostly in New Hampshire to fight money in politics and end gerrymandering ... This includes everything from lobbying reform, transparency, closing the LLC loophole, and exposing dark money.”
TULSI’S LAST STAND: CANDIDATE SNUBBED BY OWN PARTY MAKES FINAL PLEA TO NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTERS
“I was alarmed by some of the answers from the other candidates at the debates the other night,” she said. “I will end those wasteful regime change wars.”
IN GOD’S HANDS: BERNIE SURROGATES TURN TO CHRIST ON CAMPAIGN TRAIL IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
"If there is an afterlife, you don’t get to enjoy it unless you got a permission slip from the poor."
“MODERATES AREN’T ELECTABLE ANYWAY”: SOCIALISM ON TRIAL IN LEAD-UP TO NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY
“The things we’re talking about with Sanders are things I’ve wanted my whole life."
LAST MAN STANDING: WHICH DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES WOULD EXECUTE THE LAST MAN ON DEATH ROW IN NH?
As the only man left on death row, an African-American in a state that is 93% Caucasian, sitting in the secure housing unit at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men, he seemed far from the concerns of the candidates on stage.
CAMPAIGNSPOTTING: A NONSCIENTIFIC COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SANDERS AND WARREN DEBATE PARTIES
Whereas the Bernie party embraced imagery we’ve all been brainwashed into associating with right wingery—plastic furniture designed for outdoor use, a concession selling hot dogs to cover costs for a traveling little league baseball team—the Warren watch party looked like a casting call for an L.L. Bean commercial.
“MAKE ELECTIONS FAIR AGAIN”: PROTEST AGAINST BIG MONEY IN POLITICS RETURNS TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
“The easiest way for them to get elected is to go to big donors and get campaign donations. There are favors that are being given to special interests, whether it’s a corporation, a union, or some billionaire."