Articles by David Farmer

 
DAVID FARMER

The accidental poetry of Mitch McConnell

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 6 a.m.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
DAVID FARMER

Tax reform in the age of bad faith? No chance

on Feb. 08, 2017, at 5:50 a.m.
For LePage to be successful, he’d need to build trust with lawmakers, work in good faith and be willing to compromise. No chance.
DAVID FARMER

LePage issues a meaningless marijuana order, just to pick a fight

on Jan. 31, 2017, at 9:27 a.m.
The governor likes to fight for the sake of fighting and shows us once again that he’s uninterested in the actual work of governing.
DAVID FARMER

Obamacare fight pits people, data against ideology

on Jan. 25, 2017, at 5:45 a.m.
Voters are pretty clear about what they don’t like about Obamacare. And it doesn’t match the policy argument that most Republicans are making.
DAVID FARMER

LePage gets history wrong, again. Really wrong.

on Jan. 18, 2017, at 9:26 a.m.
We can’t allow the governor to obscure his bad policies with outrageous statements on talk radio or at town hall meetings, but we also have to hold him account for the terrible things he says.
DAVID FARMER

Boycott of L.L. Bean misses mark

on Jan. 11, 2017, at 10:37 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

Playing chicken over Real ID can mess with Mainers’ lives

on Jan. 04, 2017, at 9:28 a.m.
Right now, the argument against Real ID based on principle is esoteric.
DAVID FARMER

It’s time to retire the hackneyed ‘from away’

on Dec. 28, 2016, at 6:13 a.m.
We’ve got to retire the judgment that somehow “people from away” are morally suspect.
DAVID FARMER

The ballot box is the last refuge for positive change

on Dec. 21, 2016, at 8:24 a.m.
Without the referendum, it’s fair to say low-wage workers wouldn’t be getting a raise next month.
DAVID FARMER

Republicans hold the key to Trump accountability

on Dec. 14, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

The motive behind the voter fraud lie

on Dec. 07, 2016, at 9:09 a.m.
Trump is president, LePage is governor, and they show that they’ll use that power to drive down trust in our institutions.
DAVID FARMER

Associated Press dispels myth of the ‘alt-right,’ places premium on truth

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 5:55 a.m.
As a former journalist, it’s difficult to break years of training — and good manners — to call someone a racist, a misogynist, a bigot or a liar.
DAVID FARMER

Pass the peas and pay attention to Trump

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

The checks on LePage’s power don’t exist for Trump

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 8:32 a.m.
We cannot allow the outrageous to become normal.
DAVID FARMER

My daughter’s lessons from a campaign loss and a lost tiger

on Nov. 02, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

Poliquin’s wink, nod and dodge on Trump puts him in a bind

on Oct. 26, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
By trying to avoid Trump, Poliquin is stuck in the middle of no man’s land.
DAVID FARMER

LePage fails to call attention to the big story

on Oct. 19, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
Luckily the press — and the state auditor — can look in more than one direction at a time.
DAVID FARMER

A false attack ad on women’s weight could mark a Cain-Poliquin turning point

on Oct. 12, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
An ad that highlighted the double standard women face when they run for office gave Emily Cain the opening for one of the most personal, powerful ads of the campaign season.
DAVID FARMER

Slander has no place in Maine’s minimum wage hike debate

on Oct. 05, 2016, at 5:50 a.m.
“Where would that money be spent? We’ve heard about the opiate issues in the state of Maine. Are we going to add more income to individuals so they can spend it on illegal activities?”
DAVID FARMER

Maine deserves a serious, not slanderous, minimum wage debate

on Oct. 05, 2016, at 5:50 a.m.
“Where would that money be spent? We’ve heard about the opiate issues in the state of Maine. Are we going to add more income to individuals so they can spend it on illegal activities?”