Category Archives: Column

Is Michaud’s plan an economic boon or unaffordable Lamborghini?

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Ethan: Did you see Democrat Mike Michaud’s “Maine Made” plan to strengthen Maine’s economy and grow jobs? Phil: I did. Good to see that all three candidates for governor have published material, so political analysts like us have something to read during these freezing days of February. Ethan: Freezing days of February? I’m in California, […]

Can someone please explain how Democrats think?

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Phil: Can you explain to me how Democrats think? Ethan: I’ve been waiting for you to ask that question for five years! It all started with Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republican Party which ultimately became the Democratic Party… Phil: Let me be more clear and move you to a bit more modern times. Didn’t President […]

Is LePage taking the Republican Party back to the 1990s?

Ethan: So, your boy gave quite a speech on Tuesday night. War on drugs. Tax caps. Union bashing. It sounds like the Republican Party has decided to refight the lost battles of the 1990s. Phil: Didn’t you mean to say: compassion for drug-affected newborns, limits on government and the right to choose if you want […]

What was Cutler thinking with shrill response to EqualityMaine endorsement?

Phil: Well, our friends at EqualityMaine certainly created a stir last week when they endorsed U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud for governor. Eliot Cutler was quite displeased. Ethan: Yeah. I’m surprised about the reaction, honestly. As I wrote in a blog this week, Michaud has been nearly perfect on LGBT issues for 15 years. While Cutler […]