Articles by Amy Fried


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.

Where does Sanders’ revolution go next?

on July 12, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
Bernie Sanders has urged his supporters to run for office and get involved in local campaigns. That’s a route followed by numerous Democrats who have been disappointed by a political loss.

Clinton critics blast emails as GOP national security Trump critics shrug

on July 06, 2016, at 3:57 p.m.

As Trump arrives in Bangor, more Republicans step away

on June 29, 2016, at 10:51 a.m.

How stiffing small businesses, giving counterfeit cufflinks define Donald Trump

on June 28, 2016, at 6:15 a.m.
Trump is authentically something, but it’s not authentically honest.

Why the Orlando murders demand a political response

on June 14, 2016, at 9:09 a.m.
I went to a vigil for the victims of the Orlando massacre, and it was not enough.

Film Clinton showed at victory party included Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith

on June 08, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Amy Fried: Hillary Clinton marked the historic nature of her candidacy as the first woman to be the presumptive nominee of a major political party.

Polls won’t help Sanders with superdelegates. Here are five polling reasons why.

on June 07, 2016, at 6 a.m.
In the waning time before the last Democratic presidential primaries, Sanders has hitched his hopes on the superdelegates overturning pledged delegates and giving him the nomination.

These 3 choices will most shape the Clinton vs. Trump race

on May 31, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
Sanders must decide how he’ll end his campaign. The Sanders and Clinton camps need to make amends. And Trump needs to focus on how he’ll run his campaign.