The former Trump aide's 'Sorensen Statement' was a call to arms to conservative women who want to believe he was a victim of domestic violence and the media.Read More
Republicans' outcry over surveillance of a Trump aide meeting with a spy to 'practice his Russian' is absurd.Read More
If something or somebody gives you agita, it’s no gift. It means you feel rumblings of nausea in your gut and low-grade indigestion of the mind and spirit. Agita has a slight heft – it weighs on you like a wet blanket – and it’s grimy. The news about Jess Knox last week gives me agita. And it comes in waves like a bad hangover.Read More
Democrats would be crazy to take the bait offered by the Trump administration last week, with proposed rules requiring so-called able-bodied adults to work or “engage” with their community in order to receive government-sponsored health insurance for poor people.Read More
All the world’s a stage, even Maine.
Wondering what the biggest political drama will be in 2018? Marijuana? MaineCare expansion? Ranked-choice voting? No. These are big issues but not the biggest. The Oscar nominations for political drama will, of course, have nothing to do with public policy but rather with celebrity and personality. The big political story of 2018 will be elections. Who wins, who loses and all the salacious details that now accompany every topic in the public discourse.Read More
With 2017 winding down, here are my plucky predictions for 2018.
The hardest thing to open may be a closed mind, but a half-gallon of orange juice from Whole Foods is a close second. This Christmas Eve, at the top of my wish list is an antidote for “wrap rage,” the increasingly familiar phenomenon of heightened levels of anger and frustration resulting from the inability to open packaging. Clamshells are for clams! Nobody should need a weapon to open a Christmas present or their anti-anxiety medicine.Read More
Deplorable Roy Moore lost his special election for the U.S. Senate in Alabama on Dec. 12, the first day of Hanukkah, and oy vey, how far we have fallen into the abyss that his defeat is considered a miracle.Read More
Christians today light the candle of love in celebration of the second week of Advent, a season of getting ready for Christmas. Each Sunday for the four weeks preceding Dec. 25, purple candles symbolizing hope, love, joy and peace are lit and special prayers said in anticipation of receiving the most sacred of gifts. This year, that gift is a tax cut for fat cats.Read More
The tax bill coming out of Washington reminds me of the degenerative disease NFL football players get from repeated blows to the head. We won’t know the truth about it until it’s too late.Read More