war and peace

war and peace

Collins, King wrong to back Exxon CEO Tillerson for Secretary of State

Senators Susan Collins and Angus King’s decisions to back Rex Tillerson’s confirmation as Secretary of State are highly disappointing and not in the best interests of Mainers or the nation.

organizing

Rogue One is our theory of change

This week on the Beacon podcast, Ben and Mike take a nerdy dive into Star Wars, organizing theory, health care policy and Roman history. Spoiler alert: if you’re planning to

Angus King

King, Pingree back Obama on closing Guantanamo

In statements released following President Obama’s announcement of plans to close the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, yesterday, Representative Chellie Pingree and Senator Angus King of Maine both expressed

organizing

Honoring Martin Luther King means demanding real, structural change

Yesterday’s holiday reminded me of a brief profile of  Martin Luther King Jr. written by James Baldwin in Harper’s Magazine in 1961. “King is a great speaker,” Baldwin wrote. “The secret

religion

Cartoon: Temper-tossed

Despite an anti-refugee rant from Governor Paul LePage that led the Portland Press Herald to accuse him of “exploiting fear” for political gain and the Bangor Daily News to lament

podcast

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

fair wages

Congressional candidate Joe Baldacci on the issues

This week on the podcast, Ben and Mike are joined by Bangor City Councillor and Second-District congressional candidate Joe Baldacci. Learn his positions on everything from abortion rights to expanding

war and peace

Pres. Obama wins on Iran deal, without Sen. Collins

The endorsement of four more Democratic senators on Tuesday guaranteed the implementation of the the nuclear disarmament agreement with Iran negotiated by an international coalition and championed by President Barack

war and peace

The Iran deal is political, and that’s OK

The Obama administration has negotiated a complicated, far-reaching international deal regarding Iran’s access to nuclear material. Now comes the hard part: dealing with Congress. Substantively, the deal is pretty good;

war and peace

Sen. King calls out Republicans for playing politics on Iran deal

Calling it “a vote that entails risks of war and peace, of life and death” Maine Senator Angus King spoke from the Senate floor today to ask his colleagues to

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