Articles by Amy Fried


How I just missed becoming a widow

on April 18, 2017, at 6:12 a.m.
Lousier coverage for fewer people of the sort Trump and the Republican Congress seek will lead to the suffering my family thankfully avoided.

How health care wounded the Trump presidency

on April 04, 2017, at 9:03 a.m.
None of this means that Trump can’t accomplish anything. But his presidency has been wounded.

Jazz at Nocturnem by Four and More

By Amy Fried on March 27, 2017, at 10:04 a.m.

As Trump and Ryan hurt health care, more Americans see it as a right

on March 21, 2017, at 6:03 a.m.
Despite Americans’ desire for the federal government to take greater responsibility, Paul Ryan’s health care plan, endorsed by President Trump, would lead to 14 million people losing coverage by 2018 and 24 million by 2026.

Trump dumbing down government is its own scandal

on March 07, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
The dismantling and denigrating of knowledge and expertise in the U.S. government while favoring ill-informed political viewpoints and decision-makers is scandalous.

Every Republican health plan means lousier coverage for fewer people

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 5:52 a.m.
Republicans’ favored policies have been floated for a long time and would lead to inferior coverage for those who still have it.

Activism against Trump is only beginning

on Feb. 07, 2017, at 10:18 a.m.
The public’s response matters to Trump.

Protests against Trump are far more popular than the Tea Party ever

on Feb. 01, 2017, at 1:33 p.m.

The Trump presidency is just partly Orwellian

on Jan. 24, 2017, at 10:31 a.m.
Members of Congress should hold regular town hall meetings to hear from constituents, answer questions and model transparency in a way President Trump has not.

Creating Obamacare wasn’t a picnic. Repeal can’t be, either.

on Jan. 10, 2017, at 8:18 a.m.
Maine’s health care sector has been a bright spot for the state’s economy, but an Affordable Care Act repeal would damage it.

Senate GOP recklessly flouts ethics practices for Trump nominees

on Jan. 09, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.

FBI and Homeland Security publish technical details of Russian hack meant to help Trump

on Dec. 30, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.

How Trump’s transition blunders will haunt his presidency

on Dec. 27, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Any hopes that Trump would rise to the awesome responsibilities of office have been undermined by his actions as president-elect.

The political courage we need in the age of Trump isn’t new to Maine

on Nov. 29, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
The congressional career of Bill Cohen epitomizes the independence and courage needed to check Trump and hold him accountable.

President-elect Trump has already misled America

on Nov. 15, 2016, at 6:08 a.m.
If Trump doesn’t deliver on his campaign promises, the cheers at big rallies may turn to jeers as citizens hold him accountable.

Trump hiring of white supremacist and threat to free speech should lead Collins and King to respond

on Nov. 14, 2016, at 6:57 a.m.

The historically ironic reason why President Trump cannot escape a flood of lawsuits

on Nov. 11, 2016, at 7:13 a.m.

Yes, Trump’s a misogynist. But there are other reasons women support Clinton

on Nov. 01, 2016, at 10:37 a.m.
It’s now close to 100 years since women won the right to vote in 1920. If most women have their way, there will be a woman president in 2020.

Bashful Republicans like Poliquin should speak out on Trump

on Oct. 18, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.
All candidates should say where they stand on this perilous transformation of American politics.

As white working women voters go, so goes Maine’s Second Congressional district?

on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.