“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 Though the adage of “as goes Maine, so goes the nation” is outdated and insignificant when considering some […]

Twomey for Senate? No thanks!

Many Mainers are still down from the Patriots loss this past weekend to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship game. Tom Brady looked out of character throughout, throwing only one touchdown pass while being intercepted twice in the contest. Nobody will question if Brady should be replaced after this performance, given his pedigree at […]

Bengals bested by poor officiating, careless penalties

Looking back, Wildcard weekend in the NFL truly was wild. Not only did every Wildcard team win, many won in unexpected ways. The most controversial of the four matchups was between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati on Saturday night. Several judgment calls throughout the game swayed momentum in favor of the Steelers, but they were also aided […]

Local business owners battle DOT on wind power dispute

Earlier this week, the BDN released a story detailing the wind power dispute occurring in the Moosehead Lake region. Last Friday, the Maine Department of Transportation removed roadside signs in Greenville and Rockwood that oppose the SunEdison and Everpower industrial wind power projects proposed for the region. The signs were posted by volunteers of the […]

Liberals blindly accept Clinton’s corruption on Benghazi

This week, the Select Committee on Benghazi finally got its hearing with democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Despite the plethora of evidence against Clinton revealed on Thursday, many liberal media outlets are saying that she emerged “unscathed” from the hearing. In the months leading up to Thursday, many from the left had called the hearing a […]

Webb’s bipartisan message muffled by democratic hypocrisy

In watching the first democratic primary debate of the 2016 presidential election, one candidate stood out to me most. It wasn’t the frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, and it wasn’t the “democratic” socialist in Bernie Sanders. Surprisingly, it was the anomalous Jim Webb. Many aspects of Webb’s personality and ideology stand out in comparison to his competitors, which […]