This latest legislative effort to raise Maine’s minimum wage, cloaked as compromise, is actually an effort to create confusion and divide voters.
The LePage administration didn’t invent poverty. But its policies aren’t helping kids to escape its grasp, either.
Zealot Michael Heath is on the verge of launching a ballot initiative attacking gay and transgender people in the state — again.
LePage loves a fight. This time, he wants someone else to fight it for him.
The smoothest caucus badly limited participation. Maine’s caucuses make it too hard to vote.
LePage, a flawed messenger for unity if ever there was one, did a mighty flip-flop. He called for Republican governors to disavow the candidacy of Donald Trump, then endorsed him less than a week later.
More Mainers in the middle — middle age, middle income — are dying. There’s no single way to change course, but the first step is a simple one.
Paul LePage and Donald Trump aren’t leaders. They’re three rows deep in the lynch mob, egging the crowd on. They give voice to society’s ugliest ideas, for political gain or for sport.
The threat of Ebola has subsided. But it won’t be long before Zika takes its place as the new bogeyman to justify xenophobia and strike fear into voters.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has shown himself to be a much stronger candidate in the Democratic primary for president than many people expected. Sanders, after 25 years as U.S. congressman and U.S. senator, joined the Democratic Party only recently. For most of his political career, he was a small “i” independent and self-identified democratic socialist. […]