Radio host claims immigrant rights groups seek to “enslave the poor to the new plantation.”

Ray Richardson | Facebook/WLOB

Maine NAACP leaders today strongly criticized conservative radio host Ray Richardson for comparing public assistance programs to slavery and groups working on poverty and immigration issues to plantation owners. In a recent column for the Portland Daily Sun, Richardson attacked organizations including the NAACP, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine Equal Justice Partners, the […]

The beards are back!

Prevent Harm organizer Emma Halas-O'Connor speaks at Wednesday's rally.

Yesterday, Prevent Harm, a new political advocacy group focused on protecting the public from toxic chemicals, launched its “Fear the Beard Campaign” with a rally at the Eastern Promenade Playground in Portland. They describe the effort as a grassroots campaign aimed at reminding Maine voters of Governor Paul LePage’s close ties to the chemical industry […]

Constitutional Coalition member doubles down on Gov. LePage’s “hanging” remark

Jack McCarthy - speaking at a 2014 Tea Party rally in Augusta

On Friday, for the first time since his meetings with Governor Paul LePage became public knowledge two weeks ago, Constitutional Coalition member Jack McCarthy returned to the airwaves as host of the Aroostook Watchmen radio show on WXME. During the hour-long program, McCarthy spent fifteen minutes discussing a particular exchange that has garnered significant attention […]