The changes Maine needs to celebrate a happy 200th

In the early 19th century, America was struggling with what to do about slavery. The expansion of the United States into the west particularly troubled political leaders — specifically, whether new states would be admitted into the Union as slave or free. Abolitionists were terrified of the possibility that slavery would expand west, providing slavery […]

Liberalism’s false hold on red state Maine

Maine’s reputation as a bastion of liberalism is built, largely, on two things. The first is the uninterrupted streak of six consecutive presidential elections in which the Democratic candidate captured Maine and all of its electoral votes. The second is the unquestioned dominance of the Democratic Party in the state Legislature, which until recently had […]