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.
The governor’s erratic behavior and bombastic attitude make it difficult to discern serious policy ideas from political bluster.
Instead of tax giveaways to the wealthy, we should be investing in our people and in our communities.
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.
It’s not easy for me to say something nice about state Senate President Mike Thibodeau. He once voted to fire me and eliminate my job. (I know, I’m setting myself up here, but go ahead and take the easy shot.) Democratic state Sen. John Nutting was in a feud with the Baldacci administration, where I […]
On his first day in office earlier this week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards took steps to expand access to health insurance for 300,000 people in his state. Fulfilling a campaign promise, Edwards’ decision will improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and give his state’s economy a shot in the arm. In […]
Local, state and federal authorities confronting an armed insurrection in Oregon are right to approach the situation cautiously. To date, there’s no immediate and apparent risk to public safety, no one has been hurt, there are no hostages and a wildlife refuge isn’t critical infrastructure in the way a police station or reservoir is. Federal […]