For politicians, there are three types of pictures you should always avoid. Police mug shots. Funny hats or clothes. And the blurry hand trying to block the camera. The first tells people you’re a criminal. The second says you’re trying too hard and opens you up to ridicule. And the third says you’re hiding or […]
The Republican health care plan punishes low-income people, people with disabilities, the elderly and children. All to pay for massive tax cuts for the wealthy.
Republicans will have to decide, quickly and publicly, whether they think everyone deserves access to health care or only some people do.
It’s clear that divisions remain, but Democrats need to leave them behind.
Voters are pretty clear about what they don’t like about Obamacare. And it doesn’t match the policy argument that most Republicans are making.
Without the referendum, it’s fair to say low-wage workers wouldn’t be getting a raise next month.
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 […]
Simply put, Maine cannot confront its heroin epidemic — or strengthen its rural economy, for that matter — without expanding access to affordable health care. Lack of health care for tens of thousands of Mainers is holding our state back, and people are dying as a result. But the impacts go much further than hurting […]
Republicans are starting to say some of the darndest things. And I’m not talking about the crazy stuff, like building a fence along the border with Canada, sending nasty grams on government stationary or ending birthright citizenship. Sure, there’s plenty of that. And as Republican candidates for president and GOP governors struggle to capture attention […]