Here are the known unknowns of this election cycle.
Imposing steep tariffs would be less likely to result in a rebirth of American manufacturing than it would be to hinder American innovation.
It’s one thing to structure tax policy generally to help attract businesses. It’s another matter entirely to spend taxpayer money fixing a facility to keep one business, or on bailouts for a specific industry.
We need people who aren’t afraid — and who aren’t trying to make us afraid — to run for office.
ESPN performed a simple cost-benefit calculation after the former Red Sox pitcher shared a Facebook meme about transgender people’s bathroom access.
This candidate from Maine used a campaign model that would later be adopted by candidates as widely varied as Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ron Paul, and Barack Obama.
How deep will the Democratic divide become?
Republican leaders in Augusta have reacted to Democrats’ spending wish list for the legislative session with a surprise strategy. They’re not negotiating on individual items, and they’re not simply opposing any new spending. Instead, they’re attempting to use it as leverage to revive a competing measure to the minimum wage increase measure headed for the […]
Right now, the GOP is stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place.
Have Democrats truly done an about-face, recognizing after years of opposition that Mainers overwhelmingly want to fix the state’s welfare system? Or is it merely political shenanigans?
It seemed like an irreconcilable conflict between the two parties, but they resolved it last week in a bipartisan way. The showdown over time-sensitive tax conformity legislation, vitally important to small business owners across the state, had stretched on for weeks this winter. Democrats had been opposing the legislation, holding it hostage to their demand […]
If you think paring back the powers of the presidency is a partisan overreaction, consider how Donald Trump might use these powers.
Citizen initiatives bring up important ideas that are often unworkable solutions as written. Rather than simply checking out of the citizen initiative process, the Legislature should be fully engaged.
Supporters of ranked-choice voting seem to be taking the pessimistic view that Mainers vote against people, rather than for people.
Given their antipathy to Gov. Paul LePage, one suspects that the Democrats may be more interested in brinksmanship and holding tax conformity hostage for election-year shenanigans.