All posts by Mike Tipping

Mike Tipping

About Mike Tipping

Mike writes about Maine politics and policy with a focus on analysis and explanation. He works at the Maine People's Alliance and Maine People's Resource Center, writes a political column for the Portland Press Herald

Breaking News: Senator does her job

U.S.  Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland meets with Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Good on Maine’s senior senator, Susan Collins, for not just meeting with President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, but disagreeing publicly with Republican Senate leadership and urging her colleagues to hold hearings on his appointment. That said, let’s all take a moment to recognize how supremely ridiculous it is that Collins has garnered so […]

Former Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen warns that Trump could order war crimes

In an interview with Christiane Amanpour on CNN yesterday, former Maine U.S. Senator and former U.S. Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen warned that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s foreign policy stances include advocacy for violating the international criminal code. “I think we have to be very careful on what we are saying to the world. […]