Articles by David Farmer

 
DAVID FARMER

The motive behind the voter fraud lie

on Dec. 07, 2016, at 9:09 a.m.
Trump is president, LePage is governor, and they show that they’ll use that power to drive down trust in our institutions.
DAVID FARMER

Associated Press dispels myth of the ‘alt-right,’ places premium on truth

on Nov. 30, 2016, at 5:55 a.m.
As a former journalist, it’s difficult to break years of training — and good manners — to call someone a racist, a misogynist, a bigot or a liar.
DAVID FARMER

Pass the peas and pay attention to Trump

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

The checks on LePage’s power don’t exist for Trump

on Nov. 16, 2016, at 8:32 a.m.
We cannot allow the outrageous to become normal.
DAVID FARMER

My daughter’s lessons from a campaign loss and a lost tiger

on Nov. 02, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

Poliquin’s wink, nod and dodge on Trump puts him in a bind

on Oct. 26, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
By trying to avoid Trump, Poliquin is stuck in the middle of no man’s land.
DAVID FARMER

LePage fails to call attention to the big story

on Oct. 19, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
Luckily the press — and the state auditor — can look in more than one direction at a time.
DAVID FARMER

A false attack ad on women’s weight could mark a Cain-Poliquin turning point

on Oct. 12, 2016, at 9:08 a.m.
An ad that highlighted the double standard women face when they run for office gave Emily Cain the opening for one of the most personal, powerful ads of the campaign season.
DAVID FARMER

Slander has no place in Maine’s minimum wage hike debate

on Oct. 05, 2016, at 5:50 a.m.
“Where would that money be spent? We’ve heard about the opiate issues in the state of Maine. Are we going to add more income to individuals so they can spend it on illegal activities?”
DAVID FARMER

Maine deserves a serious, not slanderous, minimum wage debate

on Oct. 05, 2016, at 5:50 a.m.
“Where would that money be spent? We’ve heard about the opiate issues in the state of Maine. Are we going to add more income to individuals so they can spend it on illegal activities?”
DAVID FARMER

Hate needs nourishment. LePage and Trump provide it constantly.

on Sept. 28, 2016, at 1:05 p.m.
Violent, hateful rhetoric from political leaders is dangerous. It gives air to some of the ugliest impulses in society.
DAVID FARMER

Washington Post calls out LePage’s ‘unhinged racism,’ says he should resign

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:42 p.m.
DAVID FARMER

LePage-induced gridlock gives birth to ballot initiatives

on Sept. 21, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
The issues range from social and economic reform to election reform, but all five initiatives are on the ballot for a simple reason.
DAVID FARMER

Voters hold only answer to the puzzle of LePage

on Sept. 14, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
With a gridlocked Legislature and Republicans in the House and some in the Senate unwilling to act, Maine voters have only one reasonable recourse.
DAVID FARMER

LePage has created more than a brand crisis

on Sept. 07, 2016, at 5:40 a.m.
For Republicans who are trying to find their way, you know how history will judge these events and LePage.
DAVID FARMER

Unhinged and unfit, LePage tries to play the victim

on Aug. 31, 2016, at 5:45 a.m.
LePage has tried to go about normal business this week, but there’s no going back.
DAVID FARMER

LePage again fails the test of character

on Aug. 24, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

LePage’s dereliction of duty to protect public health is a disaster in waiting

on Aug. 17, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
It appears Maine would no longer be capable of reacting to a public health emergency.
DAVID FARMER

With tax laws, Poliquin has a troubling disregard that hurts everyone else

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 5:47 a.m.
The property tax bill comes when it comes, and most people pay it because it’s their obligation for being a good citizen.
DAVID FARMER

No boost likely as Trump’s hateful campaign limps back to Maine

on Aug. 03, 2016, at 5:46 a.m.
The fact that Trump is paying so much attention to Maine isn’t a sign of strength here. It’s a sign of weakness just about everywhere else.