Category Archives: Hot Issues

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. […]

I bet the GOP establishment wishes they had ranked choice voting right now

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames

I made the joke/observation in the headline on Twitter this morning. I thought it was just an interesting way of bringing a local lens (Maine will be voting on a ranked-choice voting referendum this November) to the national issue of Donald Trump conquering the Republican Party. (Or should I say seizing it through eminent domain?) […]

Clinton launches Maine campaign with focus on women

At a newly-opened campaign office in Portland over the weekend, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards (speaking in a personal rather than organizational capacity) joined First-District congresswoman Chellie Pingree to make the case for why Maine Democrats should support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the March 6th presidential primary. “I am […]