federal

federal

Cartoon: How far Maine Republicans have fallen

A Declaration of Conscience, or lack thereof.

environment

Will Sen. Collins choose her constituents or corporate donors on Clean Power Plan?

When President Obama announced his ground breaking Clean Power Plan (CPP) earlier this year, congressional Republicans responded with predictable, knee-jerk opposition. Just as predictably, Maine Senator Susan Collins released a noncommittal statement

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

fair taxes

Progressive victories from Maine to Washington inspire hope

Off-year elections are almost never good for progressives, and 2015 is no exception. But this off-year election held some surprising victories for progressives in Maine, Ohio, Washington and elsewhere that

fair wages

Ruling on home care workers’ wages will improve care for elderly Mainers

New federal rules have just gone into effect that will improve the economic well-being of home care workers. The change could have significant implications for Maine, the oldest state in

gun safety

The Democratic debate and the breakdown of representative Democracy

My ears perked up last Tuesday, during the Democratic debate, when Anderson Cooper asked Hillary Rodham Clinton if Bernie Sanders was tough enough on the issue of gun control. Like

Bruce Poliquin

Poll: Attacks on Planned Parenthood backfire in Maine

A new poll just released by Hart Research has found that 70% of Maine voters oppose the attempt by congressional Republicans to end all government funding for Planned Parenthood, with

money in politics

How gun politics turned America into a slaughterhouse

“These things happen,” Donald Trump replied when asked about the latest mass murder in an American school. “That’s the way the world works, and that’s the way the world always

fair wages

Emily Cain on the issues

This week on the podcast, Ben and Mike are joined by former state senator and current congressional candidate Emily Cain. She explained her positions on a range of issues, from

reproductive freedom

Maine “pinks out” for Planned Parenthood

An estimated 350 Mainers wearing shades of pink rallied in Monument Square in Portland on Tuesday as part of a nationwide show of support for Planned Parenthood. The health clinics