We’ve got to retire the judgment that somehow “people from away” are morally suspect.
As a former journalist, it’s difficult to break years of training — and good manners — to call someone a racist, a misogynist, a bigot or a liar.
In a hard-hitting, blunt editorial published online tonight, The Washington Post, one of the most prestigious newspapers in the world, called upon Maine Gov. Paul LePage to resign. The paper cited the governor’s “unhinged racism and unhinged ravings” in a blistering editorial. The Post goes on to chronicle the governor’s damaging behavior, threats and lies, […]
For Republicans who are trying to find their way, you know how history will judge these events and LePage.
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.
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.
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 […]
Justice finally caught up with Roberta Ishola. But probably not in the way you think. In October 2014, Ishola was arrested as part of a crackdown on welfare abuse. Someone she knew, either angry with her or without all the facts, called the police. Ishola, 51, a grandmother and Lewiston resident, was charged unlawful possession […]
The Maine Department of Health and Human Services is violating federal law and now ranks last among all states for its administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program, or food stamps. A sharply worded, Dec. 7 letter from the U.S. Department of Agriculture put DHHS on notice. “The State’s chronically poor performance in timeliness is […]