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LePage's secret puppeteers
It was no surprise that Governor Paul LePage would seek to reform Maine's environmental regulations.
How the governor outsourced his regulatory-reform efforts to corporate lobbyists
| February 11, 2011
A ‘moral victory’ against supermax torture
At times the legislative debate on LD 1611, the bill to limit solitary confinement of the state’s prisoners, became surreal.
| April 16, 2010
Maine tortures women, too
The Maine Department of Corrections is an equal-opportunity torturer.
But Riverview presents an alternative
| March 12, 2010
From the podium at EqualityMaine's 25th anniversary dinner last Saturday night, former state senator Ethan Strimling posed a question to the 630 people in attendance: If gay marriage were allowed in Maine, how many of you would tie the knot?
Fighting for a basic civil right without repeating other states' mistakes
| March 25, 2009
Legislative battle takes shape
The list of Maine's gay-marriage bill co-sponsors — i.e. , those legislators lending the most robust support to the measure — was released last Thursday afternoon.
| March 18, 2009
Stuck in the middle with you
On the surface, moderation appears to be a simple concept. Avoid extremes. Seek compromise. ... It's sort of like being a hypocrite, except without most of the fun parts.
Alliance for Maine's Future thinks the Maine Legislature needs more moderates.
| February 25, 2009
This woman killed tax reform
“She pulled the plug,” says Taxation Committee chairman Joseph Perry.
In the lobby
| July 11, 2007
Cracks in the armor
A couple of cracks have opened in the state’s armor of prison secrecy.
Prison employee may be disciplined in suicide case; interview policy to be rewritten
| January 31, 2007
Four months ago, a Phoenix investigative series revealed abuses of inmates at the “Supermax,” a 100-bed, solitary-confinement, maximum-security facility inside the Maine State Prison in Warren; since our articles were published, several important dev
Supermax torture revisited
| March 23, 2006
This was always meant to fail
Maine House of Representatives candidate Peter P. Misluk Jr. of Searsmont has a dark secret ... he’s a Democrat.
Politics and other mistakes
| March 01, 2006
Discussing politics is a lot less fun than getting drunk. Two recent books, both collections of previously published material, demonstrate this axiom to perfection.
Politics and other mistakes
| January 19, 2006
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