Sen. Susan Collins taught a master class last week in how to dominate and control a narrative. With a decision that seems obvious in hindsight – but had much of the country and the entire state guessing in real time – Collins made the decision to stay in the Senate and not run for governor […]
An internal memo for Sen. Susan Collins, that I obtained and confirmed as authentic, shows that Maine’s senior senator remains overwhelmingly popular and holds a commanding lead in any potential gubernatorial match-up. The memo, which was produced by Collins’ pollster Hans Kaiser based on statewide polling conducted Sept. 17-21, shows 70 percent of Maine voters […]
Gov. Paul LePage may, in fact, run against Sen. Angus King in 2018. I doubt it. But let’s call it a big maybe. That said, his latest outbursts – against King, against Sen. Susan Collins – aren’t about that race. They’re about kissing up to President Donald Trump. LePage “wrote” an OpEd for the Wall […]
Birds of a feather, it seems. US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is in Maine this week, ostensibly to hold a press conference with Gov. Paul LePage about the state’s opioid crisis. The visit, which was announced with less than 24 hours notice, puts LePage and Price on the same stage in Augusta […]
WASHINGTON – Gov. Paul LePage is racking up the frequent flyer miles with his recent spate of visits to Washington, D.C. I hope he earns a free upgrade or a ticket someplace nice because he’s certainly not doing himself – or our state – any favors with his recent travels. On Tuesday, LePage testified before the […]
We can’t allow the governor to obscure his bad policies with outrageous statements on talk radio or at town hall meetings, but we also have to hold him account for the terrible things he says.
Without the referendum, it’s fair to say low-wage workers wouldn’t be getting a raise next month.
Trump is president, LePage is governor, and they show that they’ll use that power to drive down trust in our institutions.
Luckily the press — and the state auditor — can look in more than one direction at a time.
Violent, hateful rhetoric from political leaders is dangerous. It gives air to some of the ugliest impulses in society.