Articles by Amy Fried


Problems with Trumpcare start with its meanness

on June 27, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.
There is meanness in what Trumpcare would do to people’s health, but it will also damage the economy and people’s dreams.

The health care chart you need to read to understand Trumpcare’s damage

on June 23, 2017, at 7:09 a.m.
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan speaks to the media about the American Health Care Act at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S. March 15, 2017.  REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Why House and Senate Republicans hide Trumpcare bill

on June 13, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the start of the NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017.

How President Trump is undermining our security

on May 30, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.
Rep. Bruce Poliquin

What Bruce Poliquin’s ear buds tell us about American politics

on May 16, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Bruce Poliquin’s ear-budded refusal to divulge his position on Trumpcare until just before he voted for it illuminates broader dynamics about the Republican Party today.

Trump firing of Comey smells of attempted obstruction of justice

on May 10, 2017, at 7:09 a.m.

Poliquin math on Mainers hit by Trumpcare is really wrong

on May 08, 2017, at 6:01 a.m.
Former state treasurer Bruce Poliquin speaks at a ralley for Republican politicians who are running for reelection or office at Husson University in Bangor Friday morning. Poliquin is running for the 2nd District seat in Congress. On the left is Gov. Paul LePage. Gabor Degre | BDN

Poliquin the avoider ducks controversial topics

on May 02, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.
Democracies run on some basic principles. One is that politicians tell citizens where they stand on proposed laws.

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.