Category Archives: Column

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 […]

Going nuclear: Why we need obstruction in the Senate

Thursday afternoon, Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid, finally made use of the so-called “nuclear option” and eliminated the filibuster on judicial nominees. Majoritarians everywhere rejoice! This is a pretty easy public relations gambit by Reid and his ilk. After all, the thing that frustrates the American people more than anything about their […]