Ethan & Phil dive into the Governor’s race and all the different angles of what could happen. Three-way race. Head-to-head.Who is strongest? Who is the spoiler? Click below.
Listen to Phil & Ethan discuss the big headlines of the week on Newsradio 560 WGAN. This week they talk about the Governor’s proposed budget and the political/economic ramifications to his dramatic cut in revenue to municipalities. Is the Governor asking municipalities to do what he was unable to accomplish as Mayor of Lewiston? They […]
Ethan & Phil debate whether US Senator Susan Collins is vulnerable to a conservative primary challenger. Recent polling shows she’d only have a 3 point lead against a “more conservative challenger.” Does that mean anything? Plus, they debate the dynamics developing for the 2014 Governor’s race. Cutler makes a move toward running and Baldacci makes […]
Ethan Strimling, one of our BDN columnists, takes his talents to the radio airwaves of WGAN 560 AM for three hours of progressive radio. Catch him here as he calls out Republicans for being the “stupid party” in the words of Bobby Jindal, Republican Governor of Louisiana, that needs to learn to “talk like adults.” […]
Phil We know three things absolutely: death, taxes and four more years of President Barack Obama. Ethan: Not sure I would put those three in the same sentence, but I get your point. Go on. Phil: As a Democratic insider, what do you see in the unleashed Obama second term? True progress on curbing America’s […]
In a recent poll released by Public Policy Polling, there was a lot of interesting information gathered about the 2014 governor’s race. But nothing so interesting as what it said about independent Eliot Cutler’s chances. First, here are the highlights regarding the top three Democrats: Mike Michaud, who represents Maine’s second district in Congress, is the strongest in […]
Phil: Yo, Ethan! Did you see my guy stand up to two of the biggest special interest groups in Maine? Ethan: Are you talking about Gov. Paul LePage taking on the Maine Municipal and Maine Education associations by freezing payments to municipalities while also telling them they have to absorb 50 percent of the cost […]
Watch Phil and Ethan discuss the Governor’s budget proposal to end revenue to municipalities. Both say it won’t pass as it stands, but they have different answers on what should be done. Additionally, they discuss the recent polling that shows Mainers support increased regualtions on guns including an assault weapons ban, a cap on magazine size, and […]
Last month, I wrote a column saying it was time for Maine to go around the Legislature and directly to referendum if we want to enact sensible gun laws. After years of seeing police chiefs, hunters, university officials, psychiatrists, and victims of gun violence turned away as they pleaded for sensible gun regulation in front […]
Watch Ethan and Phil debate the Governor’s demand that charter school board members resign over their not authorizing 4 of 5 applications. Plus, they discuss the agenda Democrats rolled out. Was this more of the same or a legitimate agenda? Click below.