New Hampshire

Global Politics

A Dutchman’s view of New Hampshire’s political ‘fairy tale’

A swarm of international political enthusiasts are in New Hampshire for the primary. Willem Post is a Dutch academic who hasn’t missed a Granite State primary since the beginning of the ‘90s. He loves the whole experience and says the excitement, the intimacy and the scenery make the poll in the New Hampshire resemble ‘a fairy tale.’ He also wants Americans to understand the global significance of the vote.

Arts

Be careful the next time you leave the country with your bagpipes

18-year-old Campbell Webster had his bagpipes seized while crossing the US-Canada border, just days before he was due to fly to Scotland for the World Pipe Band Championships. That's because the pipes are made out of ivory, and new rules about the ivory trade are tripping up musicians like him.

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Conflict & Justice

Playing Nice on Health Care Reform

President Obama tried to stem the tide of misinformation around his health care reform plan in a town hall in New Hampshire. Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center joins The Takeaway with a scorecard on the president's performance.