Cook on Concord

Cook on Concord is written by Brad Cook, a shareholder in the Manchester law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, heads its government relations and estate planning groups.

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Change is on the way to Concord

In 2018, the wave in New Hampshire was blue

If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it

Why I support Bill Gardner to remain as secretary of state

The ‘most important election of our lifetime’?

In the past 60 years, there’ve been several

UNH transition triggers an alum’s memories

Reflections on James Dean’s inauguration

Let’s count our blessings

10 things to celebrate in New Hampshire

Now it’s on to November

My predictions for the November elections

The McCain funeral: was it an end or a beginning?

The comparison between McCain and the present occupant of the White House was palpable

My summer book report

Remembering John Olson

He was a tireless, committed advocate for manufacturing

Is the NH House too large?

It’s a quandary, and should it be a campaign issue?

Gauging the election field

A look at how the primary and general election campaigns are shaping up

Boy Scout dinner impressions

Plus a special summertime New Hampshire history quiz

The drug treatment quandary

Medicaid expansion change an example of unintended consequences

No voter fraud in NH!

A recount of the Ballot Law Commission’s examination

Encouraging sign in the Queen City

Manchester Proud effort seeks to put city’s schools at the forefront

Focus on the Executive Council

Why has it has begun to attract more interest from candidates?

Remembering three giants

In their lives, Barbara Bush, Peter Peterson and Stewart Lamprey set examples that are difficult to find today

A different view of Trump

A trip to Florida reveals contrasting attitudes toward the president

A period of transitions

Remembering the impactful lives of several influential people

It’s time for gun controls

There is no reason anyone needs an automatic rifle

Why NH has no income tax

The state’s aversion to ‘broad-based’ taxes remains a mystery to many

Infrastructure frustrations

It’s time for a rational discussion of how to meet New Hampshire’s funding needs

Paul O’Leary’s legacy

The distinguished former head of the State Police was a ‘trooper’s trooper’

Good advice for the ages

Recent tax bill is at odds with George Washington’s ‘farewell’ wisdom

Thoughts and memories

At the end of the year, remembering recent losses of significant New Hampshirites
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