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.
If Trump loses Maine’s Second Congressional District, the key bloc will be white women without college degrees. Maine and national politics watchers have wondered if Donald Trump can win this district and force a split in Maine’s electoral votes. Trump has come to the district and plans on another visit. Bernie Sanders recently visited Bangor […]
Competent decision-making requires a clear-eyed look at the facts at hand and a desire to learn from mistakes.
Republican strategist Karl Rove wanted Maine’s electoral votes in 2000 but didn’t get them. A story broke five days before Election Day about George W. Bush’s charge for driving under the influence in Kennebunkport when he was 30. As Rove recounted, campaign polling had Bush ahead in Maine before the news. Winning Maine and several […]