Washington Post opinion writer Marc Thiessen raised plenty of eyebrows here in Maine recently with his claim that “Maine is not lost” to the Republican U.S. Senate caucus. GOP nominee Charlie Summers, Maine’s Secretary of State, is showing signs of life, Thiessen claimed, gaining rapidly in the polls thanks to a negative advertising blitz by… Read more »
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) got married for the first time this weekend in her hometown of Caribou, Maine to political consultant Thomas A Daffron III in a small private ceremony. It’s her first marriage, his second. As my recent profile of the groom reveals, Collins, 59, and Daffron, 73, have known each other for a… Read more »
This week, Maine Governor Paul LePage has once again been in the national news for all the wrong reasons. To refresh your memory, he’s the same guy who, on the eve of the 2011 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday decided to tell the NAACP to “kiss my butt”, and who defended an effort to lift… Read more »
Should the South just be its own country?
The Southern oligarchy has been taking a beating in the blogosphere this week, and it seems I’m partly to blame. Sara Robinson, editor of AlterNet’s Visions section, put out this post on the Southern aristocracy’s nefarious influence on current American politics and society last week, which was cross-posted at Salon this past weekend, where it… Read more »