Tag Archives: Trump

Republicans hold the key to Trump accountability

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 […]

Maine’s economy will keep lagging when the vulnerable are left behind

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 […]

Some GOP candidates drift toward making sense — sort of

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 […]