Category Archives: Politics

Maine Senate Democratic Whip Nate Libby is grateful for George W. Bush

Republican President Donald Trump has become a polarizing figure in American politics and for good reason. Whether one agrees or disagrees him, his style and proposals are beyond accepted political norms. It’s also triggered new lows on the left. From riots through Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day to repeated attempts to shut out supporters, liberals […]

Senator Angus King sides with neoconservatives against Chelsea Manning commutation

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For a few years now, the debate over leaking secrets has been heavy in American politics. It first began with the actions of an Army Private First Class by the name of Bradley Manning, who leaked classified information and video footage exposing potential war crimes. Manning’s capture led to treatment that was labeled as torture […]

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree playing partisan politics by skipping inauguration

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Despite many complaints of partisan gridlock and obstructionist tactics because of Republicans, Democrats are now preparing to play roadblock to the Republican Party. Armed with hyperbole and extreme rhetoric, they are escalating tensions as the opposing party prepares to inherit the White House. Up until tonight, the question remained as to whether Congresswoman Chellie Pingree […]

How the gender name change debate dehumanizes Chelsea Manning

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Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning and Private First Class in the United States Army, has been serving a prison sentence for leaking various materials to Wikileaks. Among the leaks were classified communications and a video that exposed potential war crimes in Iraq. From the start of the leak saga, then-Bradley Manning was subject to intense […]

Maine publication under fire for publishing unfounded alcoholism diagnosis of Governor LePage

Sunday was an interesting day for Maine politics, as the ongoing feud over the Governor reached a new low. The only difference is this time, the partisan fight reached that new low without Governor Paul LePage saying or doing anything specifically. Governor LePage’s voicemail message to Representative Drew Gattine was wrong and even the Governor recognized […]

Maine ACLU proves Governor Paul LePage isn’t racist

It feels like often when Governor Paul LePage speaks, there is a controversy. Sometimes it’s a genuine controversy with reasonable outrage, because he does have a tendency to speak before thinking about the words that come out of his mouth. But other times, the controversy is manufactured and partisan, with political enemies disingenuously hitting his […]

Maine’s historic moment with the North Woods Monument

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The North Woods saga has reached the end that Roxanne Quimby had hoped for. Despite persistent protest from Mainers, the controversial businesswoman has officially transferred her land deeds for 87,000 acres of land to the federal government. President Barack Obama has also officially made North Woods a National Monument. Why a National Monument, instead of […]