Category Archives: Column

Do as I say, not as I do

Hypocrisy, thy name is the American left. A government shutdown, according to the Democrats, is an amoral assault on American values. It is something that should never be done, under any circumstances, as it threatens to wipe out the American economy, destroy the lives of ordinary Americans and possibly invite the beginning of the apocalypse. […]

Mike Michaud and an inconvenient fact

In his long political career, being cautious has been the hallmark of being U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd district. That’s what makes his recent claim about Maine losing jobs so surprising. He has never been out front on any major political issue while in Congress. Indeed, quite the opposite, as he has melted into the […]

Signs of life on the right

Nearly two months ago, I wrote a column that highlighted the failure of the conservative movement to use grassroots politics to compete with the Democratic Party. I brought to light the impact made in Maine by grassroots organizing on the left, highlighted by the Maine People’s Alliance (among other groups) and noted that the conservative […]