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Volk: Connecting Maine Students to Virtual Education

Volk: Connecting Maine Students to Virtual Education

“Youth comes but once in a lifetime,” said Maine’s own poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. As a two term State Representative who grew up in northern…

Portland Wage Hike Potentially Devastating to Small Businesses

By Steve DiMillo – This week, a Portland task force will hear final discussions on Mayor Michael Brennan’s proposal to increase the city’s minimum wage. While the hearts…

Frary: The Michaud Enigma

By Prof. John Frary — Given the traditional tripartite choice—animal, vegetable or mineral–there’s a solid consensus about Mike Michaud’s identify. Apart from a few violent partisans who…

Right to Work Right for Mainers

By Mark Mix – Did you know that workers in Maine who want nothing to do with a union have the right to refrain from paying for union…

No Common Core Maine Responds to Peter Geiger

By No Common Core Maine – The chair of Maine’s State Board of Education, Peter Geiger, wrote recently (see here) that Common Core won’t change Maine’s tradition…

Lockman: Dem majorities crush welfare reform, workplace freedom

Greetings from Amherst to all readers of the Maine Wire: With fewer than 90 days to Election Day, it’s time to take off the gloves. Here’s the…

Revisiting Portland Press Herald’s relationship with S. Donald Sussman

It has become cliché to note that the Portland Press Herald newspaper is owned by a very wealthy Democratic donor. In light of recent events, however, a refresher…

Plowman: The Dark Side of Michaud’s Obscurity [Warning: Brutal Take-down]

By Debra Plowman — Mainers expect bold leadership from their representatives in Washington, D.C. Whether Democratic or Republican, the people we have sent from our small state…

Maine communities could become more dangerous without bear baiting, hounding, trapping

Black bears are becoming a national menace as well as a serious threat to public safety and private property, and exacerbating this problem is the Humane Society…

The Maine Democrats’ Fiscal Epiphany

By Jonathan McKane  – Maine Democrats and the Maine press are fed up. They are demanding action. And for the first time in decades, they are speaking…

Cruz blasts Dems’ attack on First Amendment

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Monday, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) blasted Senate Democrats for supporting a constitutional amendment that, he says, undermines American’s First…

Trahan: The Rise of the Animal Rights Movement

By David Trahan — In politics today, it is virtually impossible to expose the true motives of an individual candidate or special interest group; in addition, with…

In The News

The failed War on Poverty

As we mark the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, the U.S. Census Bureau is set to release information showing that America’s most costly…

VIDEO: Dem Vitelli supports welfare to illegal immigrants

The Maine GOP has released video of Sen. Eloise Vitelli (D-Bath) saying she supports providing tax-payer funded welfare benefits to illegal immigrants. Vitelli was elected in an…

Liberal activists desperately trying to save Michaud from his welfare policy

Advertisements from the Republican Governors Association are significantly affecting the race for Maine governor, causing a panic on the left and setting off a desperate attempt to…

Bellows takes heat for election year flip-flop on Citizens United

An ad released by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins on Saturday criticized Democratic Senate candidate Shenna Bellows for “flip-flopping” on a proposed constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme…

FiveThirtyEight’s Silver sees GOP advantage in Senate election

The biggest question this year on the national political landscape is whether Republicans can capture the U.S. Senate and further check President Barack Obama. Nate Silver, polling…

Radio host pens book on LePage

Ray Richardson, conservative radio show host for the LOB statewide Lobster Radio Network, has published this week a new book, “Rebuilding Maine’s Future,” about Republican Gov. Paul…

Maine’s internet speed likened to developing countries

Michael McKee reported in a Bloomberg TV segment that Maine internet speeds are drastically slower than in other parts of the country. McKee said that internet speeds…

Majority of Americans believe U.S. on wrong track: poll

An “overwhelming” majority of Americans believe the U.S. is on the wrong track, according to a poll from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. “Though the American…

Lerner played favorites with unions

Lerner played favorites with unions

The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained a 2007 email revealing that Lois Lerner, a former IRS official at the heart of the tea party audit scandal, ignored…

New RGA ad slams Michaud on welfare for illegal immigrants

The Republican Governors Association has released a new ad criticizing Democratic candidate for governor U.S. Rep. Michael Michaud for his position on allowing illegal immigrants to collect welfare benefits. “Michaud would…

LePage calls out Deval Patrick on energy politics

In his weekly address, Governor Paul R. LePage criticized Governor Deval Patrick on Thursday for backing out of a plan to alleviate high energy costs in New…

Maine Senator blasts Obama admin for obstructing public watchdogs

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins blasted President Barack Obama’s administration on Wednesday for stymieing public watchdogs throughout the federal government. “It is unacceptable that the Obama administration is…

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