Category Archives: Federal

What do Democrats have against hospitals?

As Washington grapples with the impending doom of sequestration, a farcical crisis so absurd that I can’t even bring myself to write about it, the state of Maine is facing its own fiscal problems. In Washington, the budget is a disaster because Washington believes that reductions in the growth of spending are somehow unreasonable cuts […]

Tackling gun laws? Amend Constitution or obey it

I suppose we are finally having that long-overdue “conversation” about guns, aren’t we? Sadly it isn’t a particularly productive one. Neither left nor right is talking any real sense here. Banning assault weapons is little more than a marketing ploy, as the definition of what an assault weapon is and is not leaves millions of […]

Maine’s taxing tax problem

I received my first paycheck of the new year this week. Did you? Notice anything? My wife certainly did. Roughly $100 that had previously been in my paycheck was now missing. That money was probably going to buy groceries but had mysteriously vanished. I say mysteriously because we were told by the president during his […]

13 bold predictions for 2013

Last December, I took a look at what was then the future and made a series of predictions about the next 12 months. I have to say I didn’t do half bad. Things I got right: President Barack Obama defeating Mitt Romney in Maine, same-sex marriage passing, the world not imploding once it did, Gov. […]

King of the Democrats

Let’s start with the obvious: Sen.-elect Angus King lied to you, and you shouldn’t be OK with it. All throughout the campaign, despite the contrary being obvious to every human being on the planet, King insisted that he didn’t know what party he would align himself with. Maybe he would cast a vote for Minority […]

Romney makes a play for Maine

One of the most fascinating “what if” scenarios dreamed up by political scientists about the 2012 election is the possibility that it could end in a 269-269 tie in the electoral college. The most likely situation would be one where President Barack Obama won New Hampshire, Virginia, Michigan, Colorado and Nevada, while Republican Mitt Romney […]