Posts From Grady Burns

Grady Burns
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Grady Burns is an activist on issues involving young Mainers. He serves on the Auburn City Council and is president of the Maine Young Democrats.

climate change

Symbolic or not, Keystone is a huge win for environmentalists

You may have missed it last Friday– a day where news goes to die— but environmentalists scored a decisive win on perhaps this decade’s most prominent environmental battle: the cancellation

Ben Chin

A progressive surge in Lewiston/Auburn

My community has been getting quite a bit of attention these days. As a political activist that has stated as loudly and as often as possible that the Twin Cities

fair taxes

It’s time to stand up against Gov. LePage’s anti-education agenda

I got my first taste of Maine politics in 2011, when, as a sophomore Education major at the University of Maine at Farmington, a recently-elected Governor LePage vowed to balance

education

Gov. LePage should stop exploiting young Mainers to push tax cuts for the rich

Compared to previous outings Governor LePage has made to Androscoggin county, his most recent trip to Lewiston this week for a public forum was relatively subdued. He didn’t, for example,

Isobel Moiles

Surge of young, progressive Mainers seek local office

When I decided to take the plunge as a not-quite 25 year-old and run for Auburn City Council this year, it occurred to me that something a bit strange is

Bob Macdonald

Public welfare humiliation only works if we are shamed into complicity

This week, I have been thinking a lot about shame. In the puritanical New England traditions of many of our forebears, to shame a person before their community was one

Bruce Poliquin

Why both the Right and Left terrify me on climate change

This week I read two articles that terrified me. The first, written by Wen Stephenson with The Nation (which I read to stay up to date and well-informed), described how