Bernie Sanders

education

What are national Democrats missing? Policy-focused, progressive candidates

After the special elections for Congress in South Carolina and Georgia last week, Democrats are 0-4. While smart people rightly point out that, despite these losses, these Democratic candidates are

Maine Legislature

Democrats back $15 federal minimum wage, phasing out sub-minimum wage for tipped workers

Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate unveiled the latest bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024 and gradually raise the sub-minimum wage for

Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary Clinton in Portsmouth, blasts Trump on minimum wage

Standing in front of a giant sign with the words “stronger together,” former rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton officially ended the primary contest at

Maine Democratic Party

Maine Democrats’ elimination of superdelegates isn’t a blow for democracy

A rule change at a state party convention doesn’t usually get much press attention, but one at the Maine Democratic State Convention has been getting national press coverage (in the

democracy

Be a political farmer, not a foodie

I know emotions are running high as we approach the end of primary season. Hillary people are feeling triumphant, Bernie people are feeling defiant and lively conventions are expected, both

children

The rise of Trump, the endgame for Bernie, and how to spot a blogger in his natural habitat

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Ben and Mike talk about Donald Trump’s victory in the Republican primaries and what it means for our country’s politics. They also answer the

democracy

Trump has revealed the racism underlying our politics

This year’s election has a lot to teach us about the relationship between parties, race, and campaigning. That statement probably sounds obvious, but I’ve just returned from the Western Political

Donald Trump

The pre-caucus podcast

Candidates visit Maine, the straw poll results are announced, the minimum wage referendum comes under attack and Gov. LePage has a new plan to cut taxes for the wealthy. Ben

Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders wins MPA straw poll in a landslide

861 Mainers participated in the Maine People’s Alliance Straw poll of the presidential race over the past few days, and their preference was clear: 79% cast verified votes by text

Maine Democratic Party

Caucusing: Your opportunity to take over the Democratic Party

This is the first primary election I have ever given much attention. While I care about politics, in the past my focus has been more on statewide issues and local

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