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Aug 1, 2011
Tea Party Article

This is a pretty interesting read. I love putting current events into historical context.
How the Tea Party Won the Deal
By Peter Beinart
The Daily Beast – 8 hrs ago
While the details …

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May 1, 2011
PPH on LePage

The Maine Sunday Telegram really took a shot at Maine’s Governor Paul LePage today: “Our View: Gov. LePage acts like he’s in over his head“.
Key quotes are a-plenty, but here’s …

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Apr 20, 2011
Beem on Mural, Free Speech

The lawsuit over the removed mural at the Maine Department of Labor’s headquarters begins: “Labor mural raises free speech issues.”
Apparently the judge, who coincidentally was appointed by GW Bush in …

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Apr 16, 2011
LePage in the Times

The New York Times likes the whole “Tea Party governors are crazy” storyline. It may not be compelling journalism, but I bet it sells papers.
Looks like they just ran another …

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Apr 4, 2011
Yes, More LePage

I’m so sorry about this.
See, I don’t watch Jersey Shore and wouldn’t know “The Situation” if I fell over him, but this Paul LePage mural malarkey is almost as bad …

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Mar 30, 2011
Pasquerella on Perkins (and LePage)

I don’t want to make “this all Paul LePage, all the time” but I have to share this.
Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella wrote a letter to the New York …

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Mar 28, 2011
New York Times on LePage

So we’ve had Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow and countless blogs chime in on Governor LePage’s decision to remove murals from the Department of Labor.
Let’s add the New York Times to …

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Mar 25, 2011
LePage Funny

Which of these is funnier?
“Gov. LePage Orders Little Girl’s Sandcastle Kicked In”
“LePage Orders Cancellation of Labor Day”

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Mar 11, 2011
Proud to be an American

Interesting David Brooks column at the New York Times today: “The Modesty Manifesto“.
Key quote:
If Americans do, indeed, have a different and larger conception of the self than they did …

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Feb 20, 2011
Majority Rule?

Interesting new bill proposed by Republican Senator Thomas Saviello: LD 607 (SP 187) “RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require the Governor To Be Elected by …

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Feb 16, 2011
John Lewis’ Quote

I’m sure you saw that President Obama bestowed the Presidential Medal of Freedom yesterday, but a quote from this article really got to me: “Obama lauds Medal of Freedom recipients“.
“Generations …

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Feb 15, 2011
Maine To Get NRA Plate?

Check out the new bill from Augusta: “An Act To Establish a National Rifle Association License Plate“.
This would be the first plate in Maine to give money to a private …

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Jan 21, 2011
LePage’s Special Interests

Maine’s Tea Partier-in-Chief, Paul LePage, has been in the news quite a bit lately; most recently he told off the NAACP the week before Martin Luther King Jr Day, calling …

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Dec 8, 2010
Paul LePage was just kidding. Honestly. He’s not really THAT dumb.

Not to beat this to death, but the other day I quoted the Portland Press Herald who said that incoming Tea Party Governor Paul LePage thought that if 35 states …

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Dec 6, 2010
Paul LePage gets his “Facts” from Email Forwards From his Crazy Aunt

I have to mention a quote in this Portland Press Herald article: “Incoming AG weighs fight over health reform.”
See, apparently the new Maine government is joining legal fight against the …

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Nov 29, 2010
TSA Screenings Illegal

I haven’t talked much about my thoughts on the new Transportation Security Agency (TSA) screenings, but this Washington Post article pretty much sums it up: “Why the TSA pat-downs and …

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Nov 18, 2010
Rosa on Elections

Rosa Scarcelli, my initial gubernatorial candidate, takes Eliot Cutler to town in her recent Bangor Daily News article: “Open primaries in case of democracy.”
Attacks on the long tradition of early …

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Nov 17, 2010
Cutler in the WSJ

Eliot Cutler sinks a little lower in my esteem after this Wall Street Journal Opinion piece today: “Who Stole Election Day?”
Kind of sour grapes, especially after Down East confirmed Cutler …

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Nov 3, 2010
My What a Lovely Tea Party

Arrrrggghhh this is not cool.
I can’t believe this guy is our governor.

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Nov 1, 2010
And Another

Check this out: “Cutler wins endorsement of ex-Gov. Angus King.”
“We need someone who can bring people together. It’s going to be almost impossible to get through what we are facing …

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