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None of Us Are Safe From Covid-19 Until the Global Population Has Access to the Vaccine

I and many other Mainers have relatives and friends in countries around the world, and we can’t disconnect from those people. But when it comes to this pandemic, we’re all connected—and not just by our common humanity. None of us are safe until we’ve reached a worldwide critical mass of vaccination.
Abdulkerim Said ·


In 'Particularly Cruel' Act, Maine Hospital Vaccinates Out-of-State Union-Busters as Vulnerable Residents Forced to Wait

"It's concerning that MaineHealth would put their own anti-union agenda, and their own bottom line, ahead of the health and well-being of Maine people."

Kenny Stancil, staff writer ·


Thanksgiving Is Time for Reparations

"Though lives cannot be brought back, the only compensation for land is land."

Winona LaDuke ·


'I Mostly Listen': Offering Blueprint for Democrats, Green New Deal Champion Chloe Maxmin Unseats Powerful GOP Incumbent in Rural Maine

"I don't show up and talk about myself," says Maxmin, who this week unseated the state's Republican Senate Minority Leader. "I really try and listen and make sure that the voices that I hear are reflected in our campaign."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Success of $15 Minimum Wage Measures 'Huge Win for the Working People' of Florida and Portland, Maine

Progressives say the victory in the Sunshine State, which President Donald Trump won, "ought to provoke some major soul-searching in the Democratic Party."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


A Day After Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Violent Hate Crimes, Collins Says Maine Doesn't Have Issue With Systemic Racism

"We are very fortunate in the state of Maine because we have terrific members of law enforcement," the Republican incumbent asserted. 

Brett Wilkins, staff writer ·


'We. Will. Vote. Her. Out.': Maine Progressives Not Fooled Even a Little Bit by Susan Collins' Cynical Vote on Barrett

"Senator Collins has continued to enable Trump and McConnell's anti-choice, anti-freedom agenda. This vote is too little, too late."

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


'Powerful Moment': State Supreme Court Ruling Will Likely Make Maine First in US History to Use Ranked-Choice in Presidential Election

"This ruling is the latest victory for voters who want more consensus, more choice, and a greater voice," one advocate said.

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer ·


'One of the Best Reforms We Can Make' to Improve Democracy: Ranked Choice Voting on the Ballot in Massachusetts

Citizens in the Bay State and in Alaska will vote on statewide initiatives on RCV in November.

Lisa Newcomb, staff writer ·


A Small Dollar Donation Isn't a Threat, Susan Collins—It's a Promise

Nice try, Susan, but you're wrong. The money I contributed to your opponent isn't a bribe, and it's not a threat. It's democracy.

Jackie McNeil ·


Polling Shows Trump's Secret Police in Portland—and GOP Lawmaker Complicity—Could Have 2020 Consequences

MoveOn says voters are "fed up" with GOP senators from the battleground states of Arizona, Maine, and North Carolina "carrying water for him as he trundles toward authoritarianism."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·