The response to COVID-19 has been politically partisan. Trump supporters claim that shutting down parts of the economy is more harmful than the virus itself. Opponents, including Democratic leaders, focus more on health than economic activity.
The COVID-19 crisis has shown states the consequences of excessive dependence on a federal government with different priorities than meeting their basic needs. When the crisis has passed, it’s likely the power of states will increase.
Even if other countries were caught off guard by the coronavirus pandemic, that’s no excuse for a country that considers itself — and is widely considered by others — to be the world leader.
Gradually the U.S has been moving toward greater direct democracy. Almost all states use referendums proposed by legislatures to allow the people to make decisions.
Sen. Susan Collins is focused on a fifth term in the U.S. Senate — something her political role model, Margaret Chase Smith, failed to accomplish.
The disinformation efforts being made through social media to influence the 2020 election are eroding confidence in our political system and weakening our country.
The closing of Sears stores is a warning that anticipating change and adjusting to an electronic, service-oriented economy is urgently needed.
Tax cuts and the rapidly growing federal debt are part of the reason many Maine roads and bridges fall far below the standard of safety and comfort.
Seeking legislative guidance, Gov. Mills has asked state lawmakers to ensure “utilities are accountable and answerable to the people of Maine.”
Once a respected moderate, Susan Collins is now the least popular Senator in D.C. What do recent poll results say about her re-election chances?
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