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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

Lois Lerner’s emails DO exist

Emails from the federal bureaucrat at the heart of the IRS corruption scandal do exist, according to government lawyers and the watchdog group Judicial Watch. The revelation, which…

LePage, Poliquin post top grades from Maine sportsmen group

The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM) announced Thursday its unanimous decision not to endorse any candidates for Maine governor, U.S. House and Senate. SAM is one of…

Small business owners balk at minimum wage hike

Advocates for a big increase in the minimum wage say Maine’s poor will benefit, but some Maine small business owners believe the policy will harm the very…

RGA ad contrasts “blunt” LePage with “blow-dried” politicians

A new advertisement from the Republican Governors Association (RGA) contrasts Gov. Paul LePage with “blow-dried” politicians. “Some people like their politicians blow dried. Others prefer the cookie…

Maine cops got $12 million in military gear, weapons and armored vehicles: DoD

Following the controversial policing tactics employed in Ferguson, Mo., and heightened concern over the militarization of American police departments, the Department of Defense has released data detailing…

The Robinson Report: Governor Paul LePage

Gov. Paul LePage joins Maine Wire Editor Steve Robinson for the latest episode of The Robinson Report, a joint venture with As Maine Goes. In a rare…

Maine’s unemployment rate at 5.5 percent

AUGUSTA – Maine’s unemployment rate remained at 5.5 percent for the month of July – the lowest since August of 2008, according to the Maine Department of…

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…

WaPo: More than 99 percent chance Collins beats her challanger

U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’s reelection is nearly as certain as death and taxes, according to the Washington Post’s Election Lab predictions released on Thursday.     According to…

Two Dem lawmakers caught up in TIF tiff with Maine town

Two Dem lawmakers caught up in TIF tiff with Maine town

POLAND – Two Democratic lawmakers are wrapped in a scandal surrounding the town of Poland’s Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts, some incomplete accounting work, and a bill some…

WaPo: 64% chance Poliquin wins Maine’s CD2

The Washington Post’s Election Lab is predicting that Republicans will grow their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives by four seats, including Maine’s 2nd Congressional District.…

NRO’s Nordlinger writes on Maine

Jay Nordlinger, well-known columnist for National Review, has written a series about the Pine Tree State, “The State of Maine: Not all lobster bibs and brisk swims.”…

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