I don’t like Linda Bean’s politics. She politically, and financially, supports candidates and policies that are opposite of my beliefs. That’s her right. I don’t have to like it. And neither do you. But L.L Bean is a different story. The company and its positive impact on Maine is bigger and longer lasting than any […]
The vexing question is not whether Russia tried to influence the U.S. election. It did. It’s not whether President-elect Trump’s pick for secretary of state or several of his close advisers have unsavory connections to Russia. They do. And, frankly, it really doesn’t matter if Russia intended to sow chaos in the election and undermine […]
The temptation, beginning today and lasting right on through until that big bright ball drops in Times Square on New Year’s Eve, will be to put politics aside and to rejoice in the holidays. After a long, hard-fought and divisive campaign, we could all use a little relief from the stress and the worry generated […]
We cannot allow the outrageous to become normal.
The normal rules of politics would suggest that Trump is doomed but the rules of politics don’t seem to apply this campaign.
Maine faces a real, honest-to-goodness crisis in our rural communities. The problems are substantial and complicated, and they can’t be solved by sitting down and sharpening the pencil or through a simplistic policy pronouncement or scapegoating some of our people. And the problem is mirrored all across the country as many rural communities face changing […]
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 […]