By Jane Martin on Nov. 20, 2016, at 10:11 a.m.
American women have been asked to see ourselves in our male presidents for 2½ centuries. Yet, progressives appeared hesitant to demand that the country see themselves in even one female president.
By Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg View on Nov. 20, 2016, at 10:08 a.m.
I am skeptical that social-media posts changed many votes; people aggressively avoid ideas that challenge their basic philosophy and opinions.
By Christopher Petrella on Nov. 19, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“In short, U.S. democracy is a racial project that hinges on policies of inclusion and exclusion.”
By Andrew Rudalevige on Nov. 16, 2016, at 9:14 a.m.
The main repeal argument is simple: that the Electoral College is not directly democratic and violates the principle of “one person, one vote.”
By Susan Cornwell, Reuters on Nov. 15, 2016, at 7:02 p.m.
Republicans in the House of Representatives nominated Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday for re-election to his post next year, as lawmakers giddy with election success smoothed over their differences and pledged to unite behind Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
By Susan Cornwell and Alana Wise, Reuters on Nov. 14, 2016, at 7:10 p.m.
Democrats, civil rights groups and even some Republicans slammed President-elect Donald Trump on Monday for choosing right-wing firebrand Stephen Bannon as a key aide, saying it would elevate the white nationalist movement into the top levels of the White House.
By Roberta Rampton, Reuters on Nov. 14, 2016, at 7:06 p.m.
President-elect Donald Trump is in for a quick wake-up call and will have to adjust his temperament when he confronts the realities of his new job on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama said on Monday.
By John Whitesides, Reuters on Nov. 13, 2016, at 2:38 p.m.
Trump and his senior advisers have signaled they could be flexible on some of his campaign promises once he takes office.
By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Nov. 13, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
Donald Trump won fair and square and, as Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech, is owed an open mind and a chance to lead.
By Luciana Lopez and Ginger Gibson, Reuters on Nov. 13, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
A memo drafted by Clinton’s team looked at the changing opinion polls leading up to the election and concluded that the Comey’s announcement to reopen an earlier investigation into her use of a private email server proved to be a turning point.
By J.W. Oliver on Nov. 13, 2016, at 9:26 a.m.
“My guess is somebody was really wanting to make a statement about moving forward, finding a way beyond the hate and the attacks,” Sen. Chris Johnson, D-Somerville, said.
By Donna Buttarazzi, York County Coast Star on Nov. 11, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Customers of the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District voted Tuesday to stop adding fluoride to the public water supply.
By Jackie Farwell on Nov. 11, 2016, at 7:36 a.m.
Much debate on Maine’s Question 3 — expanding firearm background checks — centered on how to keep firearms from people who wish to harm others. Yet the issue has another, less discussed side: people who want to harm themselves.
By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Reuters on Nov. 10, 2016, at 6:23 p.m.
President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met on Thursday for the first time, setting aside the deep rancor that dominated the long campaign season to discuss the transition to the Republican’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
By Nick Sambides Jr. on Nov. 10, 2016, at 4:21 p.m.
Donald Trump’s stunning ascension to the presidency has local Unitarian Universalist church members praying that he won’t curtail the social and legal acceptance that gay and transgendered citizens say they have earned through decades of perseverance.
Bangor Daily News on Nov. 10, 2016, at 7:51 a.m.
Before the results came in, the BDN talked with voters at polling stations across Maine to get their reactions to the state of the election.
By The Washington Post on Nov. 09, 2016, at 7:03 p.m.
“We have to get together. To all Republicans, Democrats and independents across the nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”
By The Sports Xchange on Nov. 09, 2016, at 4:37 p.m.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the letter he wrote to President-elect Donald Trump ahead of Tuesday’s election, saying it was “not politically motivated.”
By Christopher Cousins on Nov. 09, 2016, at 10:55 a.m.
Republicans appear to have gain seats in the House of Representatives, but that picture was not yet clear Wednesday morning.
By Sharon Bernstein, Reuters on Nov. 09, 2016, at 8:22 a.m.
Rather than witness the shattering of the ultimate glass ceiling, women across America watched an historic breakthrough slip away as Clinton failed to become the first woman elected president of the United States.