Well, I hate to say I told you so. But, I told you so. I tried. I tried to warn you all that ranked-choice voting was unconstitutional. Said I, in late October of last year, “The language [in the Maine Constitution], however, is not about defining the upper limit of vote totals necessary to win. […]
When it comes to President Donald Trump, the only thing you can really count on is that people are going to completely lose their mind and any sense of rationality when they talk about him. Opponents have been screeching “Impeachment!” any time the president fails to properly make use of the Oxford comma, or is […]
What is privacy on the internet? Well, a smart person would probably tell you that it doesn’t exist, and you should probably assume as much as you spend time online. But according to the spin from the Obama-era Federal Communication Commission, privacy on the internet does exist, thanks to them. That’s what they say they did […]
Moderate is a word that is thrown around a lot, usually by self-interested politicians who want to appear rational, reasonable, and independently minded. Usually, you are defined as a moderate if you step outside your political party’s orthodoxy with relative frequency, and assert some opinions that are closer to those on “the other side” than […]
The government, insurers, hospitals and armies of bureaucrats hide prices and discourage shopping for care, so costs skyrocket with no accountability. Republicans should have identified this problem.
Social media may connect people to the world around us, but it also, ironically, pushes us further and further from our fellow man, and has had a corrosive impact on too many of our lives.
Trump has nominated a tough, courageous reformer for education secretary. No wonder teachers unions are in panic mode.
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 […]