Sanders supporters duped by Wasserman Shultz and the DNC

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To those who supported Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Primary: The Democratic party blocked out your voice. You never had a chance from the start. DNC leaders conspired against your candidate throughout the primary season and are now silent in response to the email leak. In contrast, millions of registered Republicans groaned as Donald Trump […]

AGs United for Clean Power fails to fulfill its mission

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This article first appeared in The Maine Wire A coalition of Attorneys General (AG) have launched a full-fledged witch hunt into fossil fuel companies and energy groups who they believe may be misleading the public about the harmful impacts of carbon emissions on humans and the environment, and the larger role these gases play in […]

Not for sale… period?

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This piece first appeared in The Maine Wire Often times you’re just a few clicks away from finding exactly what you’re looking for. That’s the position I found myself in when writing this column. Last week, I provided commentary on the unethical spending of Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland) who used her Working Families Leadership PAC […]

A lesson for the party establishments

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Recently, after speaking with a left-leaning friend of mine at great lengths, we came to a conclusion on something that we both agree with: Our leaders in Washington have a unique lesson to learn from this election cycle as it’s unraveling. With primary season well under way, millions of Americans are showing up across the […]

Bangor CoC offers realistic alternative to increasing the minimum wage

The Bangor Chamber of Commerce is combating the hard-left Maine People’s Alliance (MPA) with a more fundamentally sound procedure for increasing our state’s minimum wage, and the proposal they’ve discussed has the backing of many business leaders in Maine. The Chamber’s business-friendly approach to increasing the minimum wage should suffice the needs of small business […]

“Full Employment” is a faux reality in Maine

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This article first appeared in The Maine Wire. The state of Maine, specifically its metro areas of Portland, Lewiston and Bangor, has achieved full employment. Well, at least in economic terms. Charles Lawton, the chief economist of Planning Decisions, a Maine-based research and planning firm, told the Portland Press Herald that our state has reached […]