Augusta politicians have decided that they know better than the voters. As the Maine Public headline says, “All Voter-Approved Initiatives From 2016 Ballot in Flux in the Legislature.” Since the Legislature – and particularly Republican leaders – and the governor so comfortably ignore the outcome of elections, I’d like to suggest a few others that […]
Everyone should have enough food to eat. Period. Everyone. Every single person. Every child. Every mother. Every father. Every grandmother. Every worker. Every person who doesn’t work. Every person with a disability. Every person fighting addiction. The convicted criminal. The saint. The loving. The mean. The forgiving. The spiteful. The thoughtful. The vindictive. Everyone. During […]
The kids are all right. Honest. Despite the moaning and groaning of old people like me when they talk about “kids these days,” I think the future is in good hands. Certainly better hands than we’re in today. There’s this notion that kids today have been ruined and that they’ve been made soft by over […]
Voters are getting pummeled in the Legislature. Last year, the stalemate on important issues caused by a hothead of a governor and a divided Legislature led voters to take matters into their own hands. In a crowded November ballot, they passed four of five citizens’ initiatives. Voters said yes to legalizing marijuana, raising the minimum […]
Not content with taking food away from hungry kids or health care away from the sick and the elderly, Gov. Paul LePage has now set his sights on taking public lands away from everyone. LePage will travel next week to Washington, D.C., to testify at a kangaroo court of a hearing before the US House […]
The Democratic budget blueprint makes a statement that Maine can’t cut its way to prosperity.
LePage says he feels like a priest or nun. I don’t know any clergy who hold back on tips.
He operates with such blatant disregard for the truth, facts and procedural norms that it’s easy to believe he’s capable of just about anything to get what he wants.
We’ve got to retire the judgment that somehow “people from away” are morally suspect.