Monthly Archives: February 2016

“Full Employment” is a faux reality in Maine

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 […]

As goes Maine, so goes the Nation

This post first appeared in The Maine Wire Congratulations conservatives, we’ve done it. If Maine is truly a bellwether state as it has long been described, 2016 (and the foreseeable future) looks promising for the Republican Party. Though the adage of “as goes Maine, so goes the nation” is outdated and insignificant when considering some […]