Violent, hateful rhetoric from political leaders is dangerous. It gives air to some of the ugliest impulses in society.
The issues range from social and economic reform to election reform, but all five initiatives are on the ballot for a simple reason.
With a gridlocked Legislature and Republicans in the House and some in the Senate unwilling to act, Maine voters have only one reasonable recourse.
LePage has tried to go about normal business this week, but there’s no going back.
It appears Maine would no longer be capable of reacting to a public health emergency.
LePage’s welfare politics are about being vindictive and allowing blind ideology to guide policy instead of research and evidence.
Asserting the facts isn’t pro-Clinton, pro-Democrat, anti-LePage or anti-Trump. It’s pro-truth.
They could be Jimmy Stewart, the earnest hero in the classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Instead, they’re preaching unity and falling into line behind Donald Trump.
In addition to being immune to Mark Eves’ lawsuit, it seems the governor also thinks he’s immune to the truth.
The LePage administration didn’t invent poverty. But its policies aren’t helping kids to escape its grasp, either.