Articles by Amy Fried


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.

Trump’s poll obsession is much more than an obsession with polls

on Oct. 04, 2016, at 9:23 a.m.
Competent decision-making requires a clear-eyed look at the facts at hand and a desire to learn from mistakes.

Johnson and Stein cannot win, but they can help Trump win

on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.

Susan Collins featured in ad of Republicans criticizing Trump

on Sept. 12, 2016, at 8:56 a.m.

LePage’s governorship is essentially over

on Sept. 06, 2016, at 10:09 a.m.
What happens in November will affect what can be accomplished during the last two years of LePage’s governorship.

Why Trump’s pivot will fail

on Aug. 23, 2016, at 9:07 a.m.

For most Americans, Trump’s temperament alone disqualifies him

on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
In the most recent ABC/Washington Post poll, only one-third of Americans see Trump as having “the kind of personality and temperament to serve effectively as president.”

Clinton speech wasn’t rhetorically brilliant. That made it work.

on July 29, 2016, at 11:39 a.m.

Closing an incredible convention, Clinton can tap profound moments of her life and campaign

on July 28, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.

Is our outlandish, consequential presidential campaign too far-fetched for Hollywood?

on July 26, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
This political season’s peculiarities should not obscure the seriousness of the choice.

Uproar in Philly does not reflect most Sanders backers

on July 25, 2016, at 4:28 p.m.

Is Trump getting a negative bounce from the GOP convention?

on July 21, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.

Authoritarianism and fear at the Trumpian GOP convention

on July 20, 2016, at 10:12 a.m.