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Crabby old men

Washington is gripped with Benghazi Fever. It is a tricky and treacherous disease.

By EDITORIAL  |  November 23, 2012

Rx, Republican Style

To understand what a dangerous and reactionary force the Republican Party has become, you need to look no further than its jack-booted opposition to the idea that, in the 21st century, all Americans deserve access to affordable health care.
The GOP's shame, America's peril
By EDITORIAL  |  July 06, 2012

Crises, real and imagined

Considered in totality, President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been remarkably strong, surprisingly aggressive, and — more often than not — successful.
McCain's hot air
By EDITORIAL  |  June 15, 2012

Trump for Vice-President

"I've been known as being a very smart guy for a long time."
A Modest Proposal
By EDITORIAL  |  June 01, 2012

A More Perfect Union

People will surely debate for years to come whether President Barack Obama's self-described "evolution" on universal, legal, same-sex marriage caused, or simply reflected, a turning point on the issue in the United States.
By embracing full marriage equality, President Obama both reflected and hastened real change on many fronts
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 18, 2012

Warren for Senate?

As soon as President Barack Obama began waffling about naming Elizabeth Warren director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Democratic rumor mill began churning about Warren as a potential 2012 challenger to Republican US Senator Sco
Washington bigwigs love the idea, but Massachusetts insiders aren’t convinced — at least not yet
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 29, 2011

Sarah Palin joins the GOP presidential race

Palin's magic bus ride just might save Romney ? and run over Obama

Democrats are positively giddy over the sudden re-entry of Sarah Palin into Republican presidential politics.
Sarah to the rescue?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 03, 2011

Romney refits for another run for the Oval

He's learning lessons, apparently, and the Romney chameleon is back at his tricks on the national stage. David S. Bernstein reports.
By Jeff Inglis  |  February 11, 2010

Obama and torture

Last night's panel on torture was a success, according to those who attended; I had the privilege of...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  June 17, 2009

More on Maine's moderates

I joined a conference call with state representatives Diane Russell (D-Portland) and Adam Goode (D-B...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  April 29, 2009

Snowe on Specter

Though Jeff wondered yesterday if Maine's Republican senators, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, are ...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  April 29, 2009

How the stimulus package will help Maine

Direct from the White House Media Affairs Office, here's a breakdown of how the American Recovery an...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  February 04, 2009

Women + Politics in Maine

The growing prominence of women in Maine politics, as evidenced by Chellie Pingree's election (she's...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  December 09, 2008
Using Todd P. to woo rural Mainers

Using Todd P. to woo rural Mainers

 Todd Palin shows up in a GOP mailer sent to rural Maine...making Al Diamon's October 22 column...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  October 29, 2008

Pagans at the DNC

I love it when Mike Hein of the Christian Civic League sends out email blasts that are intended to i...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  August 26, 2008

Gitmo detainees to have their day in court

I spent a night in a replica of a Guantánamo Bay prison cell last week, time during which I reflecte...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 12, 2008

Recycle Your HRC Yard Signs

Hey, all you Hillary supporters in Maine --- don't just toss that Clinton for President sign, recycl...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  June 10, 2008