See what BDN readers are saying.
“If the government has any role to play in our lives, it’s to protect people from being judged for anything other than their character,” Phil Harriman writes.
“In the end, neither of these men are fit to hold public office, now or in the future. One has done the right thing. The other? Not so much,” Ethan Strimling writes.
“I don’t think anyone should simply take their ball and go home if they don’t get their way, as some in Portland politics seem to be doing,” Phil Harriman writes.
Is America ready to clap as the U.S. Senate is starting to act like the deliberative body it is supposed to be?
If the winners are workers getting paid more by being able to hold out for better pay, then all good on my end.
Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today.
Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling debate whether Gov. Janet Mills decision to exempt PPP loans from taxation is helping struggling businesses or just more corporate welfare.
Ethan and Phil debate the implications of the new hazard pay provision in Portland.
Phil Harriman and Ethan Strimling discuss Maine politics.
“Phil: Tradition continues. Let the festivities begin.”
“You know as well as I do that justices ask questions to be devil’s advocates, to try out arguments their opponents may use, and/or to wrestle with the hardest questions they are asking themselves.”
“If you feel injecting cash into the economy has fueled inflation, why would you want to inject almost a billion more into Maine’s?” Ethan Strimling writes.
In their typical tongue-in-cheek fashion, Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman have much to be thankful for this year.
Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman wrestle with the lingering legacy of the 2021 Capitol riot.
“In what I see as Biden’s quest to radically increase the role of government before he loses control of Congress in 2022, he is wreaking havoc on the very people Democrats claim they are looking to help,” Phil Harriman writes.
There’s no question anymore about how Mainers feel about the CMP corridor, but the constitutionality of the referendum remains under debate.
“However it all plays out, here’s hoping everyone votes!” Phil Harriman writes.
“I expect better from Democrats, especially since they ran for office on a platform of believing in Democratic Party values,” Ethan Strimling writes.
Since the vote was 4-4, Robert’s Rules dictate that this issue will continue coming before the body until someone blinks.