Supreme Court

Susan Collins

Sen. Collins pulls off a masterful pivot on the filibuster

In political jargon, a “pivot” is similar in a lot of ways to its definition in sports: you plant yourself, spin, and try to move as quickly as possible in

Rebecca Millett

Sen. Collins loses her short-term memory, blames Democrats for SCOTUS partisanship

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben, Taryn and Mike discuss in detail the legislative hearing on rolling back Maine’s minimum wage law that lasted until 1 a.m. on Wednesday

April Humphrey

As Mainers rally against Gorsuch, Sen. Collins prepares to nuke the filibuster

Even as Mainers are standing up and speaking out against President Donald Trump’s nomination of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court, Senator Susan Collins seems set to back the use

reproductive freedom

Sen. Collins’ legacy hinges on how hard she fights to save the filibuster

This week, Senator Susan Collins finds herself at critical crossroads that stands to either salvage her increasingly tarnished legacy as a Senate “institutionalist” or reveal her as one of the

gender

Bangor protesters stand in opposition to Trump SCOTUS nominee

Chanting “Our bodies. Our Lives. Our families. We decide,” and “Voting is a basic right, not just for the rich and white,” demonstrators gathered in West Market Square in Bangor on Thursday

350 Maine

Maine kids file petition to force state to address climate change

A group of Mainers submitted a climate change petition for rulemaking to the state Department of Environmental Protection and Board of Environmental Protection last week requesting that the implement an

Maine Legislature

Gov. LePage’s attacks on poor children and elderly test the limits of separation of powers

The Fourth of July strikes me as a good time to think about a foundational concept in American politics, and June has provided some perfect object lessons in Washington and

Mabel Wadsworth Center

Supreme Court ruling protects abortion rights in Maine

A ruling by the Supreme Court on Monday striking down abortion restrictions in Texas is also good news for Mainers’ access to safe, legal abortions, according to local women’s health