FACE OFF: Keystone XL Pipeline is wrong for America

The national debate surrounding the Keystone XL pipeline has obscured the fact that a key purpose of the pipeline is to export Canadian oil to the world market via the U.S. Gulf Coast. Canada isn’t even producing enough oil to fill its existing pipelines, which are running half-empty. So why is Keystone XL such a priority for the oil industry? Because Keystone XL is actually a pipeline that bypasses America in order to maximize Big...

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FACE OFF: Keystone XL Pipeline will provide US energy and economic security

For decades now, politicians have been promising to break America’s dependence on Middle Eastern oil. The current 2 billion barrels of oil per day that we import from this tumultuous region means Americans are held hostage. They’re held hostage by the political instability created by rouge nations like Iran. They’re held hostage by the high gas prices they pay at the pump — currently more than $4 per gallon here in New Hampshire. The...

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More freedom for workers…in Canada

While American workers are being forced against their will to join labor unions via quickie elections and intimidation tactics, and right-to-work legislation is stalled in the New Hampshire legislature, our neighbors to the North are taking a stand against union abuses. From CBC Canada: Workers at a Wal-Mart in Gatineau, Que., are officially decertified from their union after just more than a year with their first collective...

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AARP Survey: NH voters oppose Social Security, Medicare cuts

AARP released the results of a recent survey of New Hampshire Republican primary voters today, showing that Granite Staters oppose cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits to reduce the deficit by a margin of nearly 3 to 1. While voters of all ages were surveyed, the survey sample was weighted to include more older voters; the mean age for the respondents was 63. “Strong majorities of supporters for every Republican presidential...

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