Some think that, somehow, understanding and connecting with established order provides you a better understanding of how to lead that department. I think it shackles you to the status quo.
Trump has nominated a tough, courageous reformer for education secretary. No wonder teachers unions are in panic mode.
It can often seem as if lawmakers are bogged down by the smallness of the job and lose sight of the bigness.
The Maine political superlatives that mark the year that was.
For the uninitiated, every year I give you bold predictions for the coming year, guaranteed to be right, 87.64 percent of the time. This is something I’ve done every year since 2011. Last year I correctly told you that marijuana legalization would pass, as would the minimum wage referendum, Emily Cain would again lose, Ted […]
If you don’t have a message people want to buy, no amount of money will drag you over the finish line.
This is not free market economics.
The voters have never been shy about overruling or changing law made by the Legislature. The same should hold true in reverse.
This Thanksgiving, let us give thanks for one of the most brilliant inventions of the founding generation, the Electoral College. Now, don’t misunderstand me. My declaration of thanks to this archaic yet ingenious system has nothing to do with the particular outcome of the presidential election in 2016. The Electoral College is a brilliant idea […]
Those peddling a ballot initiative should collect signatures in Washington, Hancock, Aroostook, Piscataquis, Somerset, Franklin and Oxford counties.