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Mike Tipping discusses the early success of his As Maine Went book campaign

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Columnist, activist, and fellow Bangor Daily News blogger Mike Tipping has written a book called As Maine Went. It documents the rise of Governor LePage and the Tea Party movement here in Maine. While the book, which is published by Tilbury House, comes out in the middle of July, Tipping used the crowdfunding site Kickstarter […]

I am happy for Rep. Michaud on a human level

I am happy for Rep. Michaud on a human level, hence the general lack of my characteristic calculating rhetoric and dark cynicism about electoral politics. It will come—don’t worry—but I am just giving it a day because good for him. Read Rep. Michaud’s conversation with BDN’s Christopher Cousins here. PHOTO CREDIT: The multi-talented Troy Bennett

LePage told Republicans that President Obama “hates white people”

Really. I wonder how Adrienne Bennett‘s conscience is treating her these days. Photo Source: It’s from that time I imagine Bennett was like, you know what, screw it. Let’s just pretend that I am really a reputable newswoman who hasn’t sold out her integrity and that you are really a governor. Note: A friend in […]

LePage isn’t offended, The Office of the Governor is. What?

This Sunday, Appropriations Committee Co-Chair State Senator Dawn Hill adjourned a budget writing committee session as Gov. LePage rose to speak. Her rationale, she stated, was that the session had already ended on a good note. The implication, of course, was that the only notes the Governor knows are combative, counter-productive, or a combination of […]

Elvers, Truth and Reconciliation, and LePage’s obstructionism

I was shocked—but not shocked because obviously—to hear that, according to Passamaquoddy official, Governor LePage threatened to withhold support from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission during his most recent temper tantrum. My friends who pay attention to fishery policy and sustainability and compliance issues suggest that this dust up regarding Passamaquoddy elver fishing practices is […]

On fear, action, legislation and the BDN concealed weapons permit “scandal”

I have been struggling to better understand why I was unsettled to my core by the concealed weapons permit hoopla that occurred last week and has, by way of inspiring the passing of emergency legislation, carried over into this one. On one hand, I was outraged by the response of those claiming to act in […]

Mother of two adopted children to testify against proposed curtailment cuts facing adoptive families

Abby Davis and her 11 and 13 year old adopted daughters have lived together in Westbrook, Maine as a “forever family” for 3 years. A week and a half ago she received a letter from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services explaining that proposed budget cuts would result in a substantial cut in […]

Governor LePage just invents the news now.

I usually have a bit of fun imagining the mechanics of the hair-brained goings-on of the Blaine House, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that this action must be part of an elaborate coping mechanism. It is easier, I suppose, to find the humor in the latest LePage foibles than to truly examine how sad […]