Maine

Maine Independents May Inadvertently Put an Extremist Republican Governor in Office—Again
The state's three-way gubernatorial race is quickly devolving into tragicomedy
October 15, 2014

The state's three-way gubernatorial race could devolve into a tragicomedy. 

Washington State Proves It’s More Liberal than Amsterdam
November 07, 2012

Washington state ain't no Canada or Amsterdam. In fact, as of yesterday, it's even more liberal.

What’s Next For the Same-Sex Marriage Movement?
November 07, 2012

The long-fight for marriage equality.

Even the Voting Booth Is No Longer Private
November 07, 2012

Some people can't resist tweeting and Facebooking and Instagramming their vote. That's not necessarily a good thing for our democracy.

No Matter Who Wins Today, the Electoral College Has to Go
November 05, 2012

The possibility of a split between the electoral and popular votes is another reminder that the Electoral College should be got rid of.

Why Tuesday Could Be a Turning Point for Gay Marriage
November 02, 2012

In the next few weeks, the battle for marriage equality faces two crucial hurdles.

How Hurricane Sandy Could Spoil Election Day
October 29, 2012

There's almost no legal precedent for how to deal with electoral fallout from a storm.

Where’s Roseanne? A Dispatch from the Green Party Convention
July 16, 2012

At first glance, Ursula Rozum, who has curly hair and a pierced nose, seems more like your average late-twenties hipster than a congressional candidate. But Rozum was in Baltimore this past weekend to promote her run for Congress in New York—and to support Roseanne Barr as the next president of the United States. While Roseanne’s candidacy may seem like a joke to some, it’s no laughing matter here in Baltimore’s Holiday Inn ballroom, home to the Green Party’s national convention.

A View From the Front Lines of the Underinsured
June 28, 2012

Today’s Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act is great news for all Americans. But I’d like to share a few personal stories from people who I met when I served as Superintendent of Insurance in Maine—the sorts of people who will especially benefit from Obamacare. —Betty had planned for her retirement and thought she had enough savings to stay privately insured until Medicare. But double-digit premium increases exhausted her savings.

Up in the Air
June 23, 2012

LATE ON THE MORNING of July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart climbed into the cockpit of her Lockheed Electra airplane on a small grass runway in Lae, New Guinea. She was 22,000 flight miles into her daring attempt to fly around the world, a journey that had captivated Americans since she lifted off from Miami a month earlier. Now Earhart was facing the most dangerous leg of the trip: a 19-hour, 2,556-mile flight to a tiny speck in the Pacific Ocean known as Howland Island. Earhart’s celebrity had grown formidable in the decade since her transatlantic flight, the first ever by a female pilot.

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