Tag Archives: Medicaid expansion

The lesson from Tuesday? Buckle up for a wild ride.

Another exercise in American democracy has come and gone. Now, hopefully, the campaigns will get their signs picked up before the snow flies. As we prepare for another Maine winter, what can we learn from Tuesday’s results? Maine is a center-right state. Yes, the retort to this assertion will be “but Medicaid expansion!” However, advocates […]

Cheers to our corporations

While it probably won’t have a catchy name, Mainers will remember the October storm for years to come. With more power outages and likely a higher total cost than the infamous Ice Storm, it would be hard to forget. So thank goodness for corporations. Wait, what? Directing hate towards “corporations” is a cause celebre in […]

Read past this headline, or you may not understand what’s really going on

“Report: Majority Of Portland Residents Can’t Afford Average Rent, Median Home Prices” “There’s a growing gap between Republicans and Democrats on helping needy” Read those two headlines. Now, what is your first impression? Probably that Portland is on the verge of mass homelessness and that one political party doesn’t want to help needy individuals. Back […]

I’ve got all the answers. Now what was the question?

42. That’s a Deep Thought. Well, more specifically, it is the result given by a supercomputer called “Deep Thought” as the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything” in the famous book, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” by Douglas Adams. That strange and esoteric response led Deep Thought to explain […]