Eliminating tipped wages is a massive cultural change. It shouldn’t be done in an up-or-down, “oh, by the way” vote.
Regardless of election outcomes, we’re all Mainers trying to make a living.
The pursuit of political advantage knows no bounds; nuance and consistency be damned.
As Chief Justice John Roberts has said, “there is no good idea clause in the Constitution.”
If you don’t know what you’re going to hit — whether extended families or hunters — don’t pull the trigger.
Instead of entrusting policy matters to the 186 legislators Mainers choose every two years, we get self-contained campaigns that let interest groups write exactly what they want into law.
I was going to write a column on income inequality this week. Starting with the passing of Phyllis Schlafly on Labor Day, it was going to explore how family structure contributes to the challenge, especially as women in my generation continue to surpass men in degree attainment. Then NBC’s “Commander-in-Chief” forum came on. I hadn’t […]
My prediction for Act V of this drama? Nothing will happen, leaving the matter to the ballot and Maine voters.
C’est la vie. It is fait accompli. Seisin of thousands of acres of Maine has been signed over to the federal government. Maybe the Obama administration will rename Quimbyland something French. Or maybe not. Within hours of the deeds becoming public, the name and mailing address of the new “monument” were announced via a canned, pre-made website: […]
It will take people putting silly accusations aside and focusing on a shared goal.