Maine’s economic future looks bleak after the passage of Questions 2 and 4

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This commentary first appeared in The Maine Wire. The recounts for Questions 1 and 2 are almost ready to begin, but there is no significant hope for either opposition campaign in seeing the results of the Nov. 8 election overturned. According to an article in the Portland Press Herald, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says […]

Question 2 hurts business and exacerbates disparities in education funding

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This commentary first appeared in The Maine Wire. Maine’s citizen’s initiative process promotes civic engagement and gives every day Mainers a direct participatory role in our democracy. Over the years, however, this process has been abused by out of state plutocrats who target Maine and dump unfathomable amounts of cash into these races from start […]

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 […]