Category Archives: Politics

Live-Blogging the First Hours of Equal Marriage in Maine from Portland City Hall

Tonight I will be at Portland City Hall live-blogging the gay marriage celebrations and related events. Knack Factory, the production company at which I am a partner, has partnered with the Bangor Daily News to capture footage for a short video about the occasion. I could not be any more excited than I am right […]

20 momentous events, happenings, releases and occasions from 2012

Because what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t offer up some kind of year-end list? These are the events, happenings, releases and occasions that left a significant mark on me in 2012: Oikos University. Aurora. Sikh Temple. Sandy Hook Elementary. A bunch of heroic nerds landed the Curiosity Rover on Mars. This […]

On Liza Long’s “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” Hanna Rosin’s critique, child privacy, and the one-sided nature of “going viral”

On one hand, I appreciated the testimony of Liza Long’s “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother,” as it was great to see people strongly consider the ways our society addresses mental illness. I occasionally “liked” the link when I saw it posted, but I waited to post it myself because something about the piece irked me. […]

American Conservatism and Pundit Culture: The mouth has taken over; it tells the brain what to do.

Note: There are two occurrences of profanity in this piece, which might somehow offend some readers more than anything Ann Coulter has ever said. The outcomes of last week’s election were less about affirmation of President Obama’s vision, the size of government, and/or the rights of gay people and pot-smokers than they were about a […]

Might + Main launches GayMarry.ME, a database of equality-focused wedding officiants

Now that same-sex marriage is legal in the State of Maine, who will officiate all of the coming ceremonies? Immediately after same-sex marriage was voted into law on Tuesday, I noticed about a dozen folks, some on Twitter and some on Facebook, announce to their networks that they are qualified to officiate marriages in Maine. […]

Post-2012: “Evolve, or don’t. Swallow your resentments, or don’t.”

I have guests visiting from Australia, and they asked what I believe what the gains of the 2012 election mean for the country. I told them that [creator of The Wire] David Simon summed up my feelings brilliantly: “Change is a motherf****r when you run from it… This election marks a moment in which the […]

The RNC hired a firm that dabbles in voter registration fraud, for some reason.

As you might remember, the GOP swears up and down that voter fraud is destroying our great nation, and we must take action in order to stop it. They are so upset about this scourge that they are trying to pass laws all over the country, including here in Maine, to make it harder for […]