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Letters to the Portland Phoenix editor, December 16, 2011
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| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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:...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| June 09, 2009
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