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Baldacci: watch your left flank

If John Baldacci runs for governor in 2014, he will encounter trouble on his left.
2014 Race
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 15, 2013
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Did Gemma land enough blows on Cicilline?

Early this week, WPRI-TV released a poll giving Congressman David Cicilline a 12-point lead on his Democratic primary rival, businessman Anthony Gemma.
Debates
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 31, 2012
the great depression and republican Bolsheviks

There is no mystery to the debt crisis. Plus: Scott Brown, and the Boston Foundation

Understanding the debate about raising the debt ceiling, and imagining the economic crisis that will follow if Congress fails to do so, is really very simple.
Republican Bolsheviks
By EDITORIAL  |  July 22, 2011

Big boss man

"Government should be run like a business."
Talking politics
By AL DIAMON  |  July 15, 2011
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Segal weighs another race

David Segal hasn't decided whether he'll run for Congress. Far from it. But it is mulling season. And he is mulling.
Thinking It Over
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 03, 2011

This trickle-down stinks

True free-market capitalism has lasted 30 years — barely half as long as its arch-enemy, Soviet communism.
Commentary
By JEFF INGLIS  |  April 08, 2011


Protect teachers' pensions

Our governor proposes more money for K-12 education, no cuts in funding for higher education, and increased funding for Medicaid. Good for almost everyone. He also promises to lower the personal state income tax for upper-income earners, and to eliminat
Letters to the Portland Editor, February 25, 2011
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 25, 2011
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Attack on the middle class!

The remarkable thing about the American middle class is that we still have one, given the job losses, housing bust, and 401(k) wipeout of the past three years — and considering that for 35 years, politicians (and the bankers who own them) have been ham
First they came for your paycheck. Then your house. What's next?
By JAMES K. GALBRAITH  |  January 07, 2011

Maine breaches

When many Mainers think of "cybersecurity," they probably remember the 2008 HANNAFORD SECURITY BREACH , when 4.2 million credit- and debit-card numbers were stolen from shoppers at the grocery chain's stores.
Cybersecurity
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 03, 2010