What is the position of Sen. Susan Collins regarding the Trump administration’s policy on taking children from asylum seekers? The Collins position is that she doesn’t like what’s happening but she doesn’t support the focused bill, written by Sen. Feinstein, which would stop it. (See text here). Outside of Maine, the media gets that. Here, […]
This week or soon after, we’ll know who Democratic voters in Maine’s Second Congressional District selected to take on US Rep. Bruce Poliquin. With the nomination fight in the rear view mirror, it will be time for a reality check. Whoever goes up against Poliquin faces the tough challenge of running against a very, very […]
I want to elect someone who can balance many different things, draw from multiple experts and experiences, and really understand the struggles of Maine people.
Last year my husband almost died. He had blood clots in a leg that lodged in both of his lungs. That limited his air flow and put stress on his heart. The doctors and nurses in the emergency room said he was lucky he came in and that he probably would have been dead if […]
President Donald Trump’s 2016 promise to drain the swamp seems like a sick joke. Instead, we’re now mired in a deepening swamp. Given Trump’s history of business fraud, the administration’s swampishness was predictable, but its record is still astonishingly unethical. Trump gave more ethics waivers to lobbyists to work in his administration in his first […]
When Bill Cohen watches the still-emerging scandals of the Trump campaign and administration, I wonder if he thinks of something Mark Twain supposedly said: “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” Cohen became a senator and then secretary of defense. But at age 33, he found himself thrust into history as a first-term member […]
After being applauded last summer for voting against repealing the Affordable Care Act, Sen. Susan Collins supported the Republican tax cut bill despite Congress not adopting health policy provisions she said were necessary to win her vote. In November 2017, Collins said her support for the tax bill depended on passage of two provisions, on […]
When Democrat Conor Lamb, a thirty-something Marine and attorney, narrowly won a special election last week in Pennsylvania, people around the country took notice. Lamb’s life story was compelling and he ran a campaign discussing kitchen table issues. He pledged to work across the aisle while taking a stand against the priorities of the Republican […]
There’s a new tone to our politics coming from calling accurate, but unfavorable, reporting fake news and creating partisan fake news outlets. We’ve seen it in national politics as President Donald Trump rails against the media for reporting on everything from the Russia probe to his policies and even his own words. In Maine, […]
In tweets, television interviews, op-eds, and speeches so eloquent it seemed remarkable they came from some so young, teens in Parkland, Florida, made it clear that they were fed up with business as usual and ready to turn their anger to action.