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Republican Senators Blast Gov. Paul LePage

April 19, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody I respond to the opinion piece on Gov. Paul LePage, posted in the Kennebec Journal on April 4th by 8 of his Republican colleagues in the senate. It was run while LePage was on vacation and after he had apologized to the senators. The prevailing rule of politics is indeed civil discourse. […]

Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum Politics

March 4, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody In 2004, I crossed the legislative aisle from Republican to Democrat, not because I thought the Democrats were any purer than Republicans but because I held contempt for political parties as the distinguishing feature of anybody’s life. The Democrats were in charge, hence a better deal for my constituents, whose access to […]

Maine Looks Longingly at Casinos and Private Prisons

February 8, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody: What has happened to the Maine of our ancestors that once led the nation economically and politically? Some say that rich Republicans milked it dry decades ago by pulling up the economic opportunity ladder behind themselves. Others say the Democrats created a nanny-state that has everyone standing around for a handout. Still […]

Tea Party: “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”

January 27, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody: Madame Defarge is a pivotal passive/aggressive character in Dickens’ novel, A Tale of Two Cities. She emerges quietly sitting and knitting in a wine shop, every stitch symbolizing the names of her intended victims, justifying on political grounds that which is highly personal. She simply cannot abide anyone with a touch of […]