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Reassessing the Chemical Industry

Every time I pop some leftovers in the microwave, the thought runs through my mind that I might be eating an extra dosage of some 14-letter synthetic chemical, added to the plethora of components in the plastic container.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, December 16, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 16, 2011

Washington Post on Snowe, Collins, Reid

Harold Meyerson of the Washington Post has a clear-eyed take on the political skullduggery that Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins have been engaged in, trying...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 22, 2010

Snowe and Collins key to campaign-finance reform

Are you a fan of campaign finance reform? In the wake of the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court (which banned limits on corporation...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 19, 2010

Will conservative talking points sway Snowe and Collins on Kagan?

In a blog post entitled "Does Kagan Support Stoning?" Mother Jones's Stephanie Mencimer explains the twisted attempt at logic that passes for the neoconservative movement's...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 12, 2010

What Snowe really wanted was ... more debate?

The New Republic has a running series about how health-care reform was ultimately passed in the form we got. Today is part four of the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  May 25, 2010

Health-care reform at last!

The Phoenix's editorial this week discusses the passage of health-care reform. At the end, it makes observations about various Massachusetts politicians. To that, I add:...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 24, 2010

Snowe on corporate personhood

Senator Olympia Snowe has said the recent US Supreme Court ruling allowing unlimited corporate spending on elections is "regrettable" and "disappointing."What remains to be seen...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 27, 2010

Wait - now SNOWE is the defender of health-care affordability?

The Associated Press reported late Friday that Senator Olympia Snowe still wants to be involved in crafting health-care reform in Congress.In part, she's objecting to...
By Jeff Inglis  |  January 11, 2010

Our senators on health care reform

(Um, yeah, they both voted no. Here's what they had to say for themselves. And no, they're not likely to vote for it in the...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 29, 2009

Abortion and the health-care bill

US House Democrats made a huge concession on women's health the other day, in order to move forward the massive healthcare bill that passed 220-215...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  November 11, 2009

Snowe to vote for Finance's reform package

Olympia Snowe (whose fashion sense is the subject of a survey here) says she will vote for the Finance Committee's healthcare reform bill today, according...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 13, 2009

Snowe's healthcare vote predicted

ABC's George Stephanopoulos has predicted how Senator Olympia Snowe will vote on the Finance Committee's healthcare-reform bill today.Most interesting - the 15 percent chance he...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 13, 2009

Senator Snowe is poised to kill healthcare reform

Josh Marshall over at TalkingPointsMemo says Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe is at the center...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 09, 2009