Maine’s health care sector has been a bright spot for the state’s economy, but an Affordable Care Act repeal would damage it.
Our Constitution gives the Senate the power to decide whether to confirm presidential appointees. Carrying out this responsibility requires that senators know about the nominee’s records and whether he or she has ethical conflicts. That information should be available before confirmation hearings so that senators can ask the nominee about issue positions and ethical concerns. […]
As Donald Trump continues to downplay Russian cyberwarfare against the United States designed to help him win the presidential election, technical details are emerging. The press gave a lot of attention to the sanctions against Russia announced yesterday. Republicans, including Senator Lindsay Graham and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, reacted by saying these could […]
Any hopes that Trump would rise to the awesome responsibilities of office have been undermined by his actions as president-elect.
The congressional career of Bill Cohen epitomizes the independence and courage needed to check Trump and hold him accountable.
If Trump doesn’t deliver on his campaign promises, the cheers at big rallies may turn to jeers as citizens hold him accountable.
Last weekend brought two incredible moments for American democracy, and not in a good way. 1. Trump picked Stephen Bannon, a white nationalist who ran Breitbart News as a top White House advisor. According to Ben Shapiro, who used to work for Breitbart, “Under Bannon’s leadership, Breitbart openly embraced the white supremacist alt-right.” Shapiro also […]
Back in 1997, the Supreme Court decided a president couldn’t claim he was too busy to deal with a civil lawsuit lodged against him for actions a litigant claimed he did before becoming president. In Clinton v Jones, President Bill Clinton tried to put off a sexual harassment case filed by Paula Jones that dated back […]
It’s now close to 100 years since women won the right to vote in 1920. If most women have their way, there will be a woman president in 2020.
All candidates should say where they stand on this perilous transformation of American politics.