Articles by larry lockman

Rep. Lawrence E. Lockman

What I’ve learned from my constituent survey, the campaign trail: More jobs, less welfare

By larry lockman on Aug. 10, 2014, at 10:12 a.m.
Voters in rural eastern Maine are fed up with the status quo, fed up with the welfare state and fed up with decades of liberal Democrat misgovernance in Augusta. That is the broad even, if partisan, conclusion I’ve drawn from the 44 specific responses to a constituent survey I sent …

‘Share the wealth’ really means ‘share the poverty’

By larry lockman on Dec. 15, 2011, at 3:56 p.m.
It finally ended, not with a bang, but a whimper. The squalid tent cities in Bangor and Augusta are gone and Portland’s days are numbered. Good riddance to them and to the fawning media coverage that portrayed the Occupy Wall Street movement as a spontaneous populist revolt against corporate greed. …

Polarize this: Election Day results have consequences

By larry lockman on Jan. 10, 2011, at 9:45 p.m.
It was hardly surprising that the professional left would unsheathe its long knives in the wake of the electoral landslide that buried thousands of liberal politicians from coast to coast on Election …