Recent research has clearly shown that religion is much more important in poorer countries. The same principle is true of states. Yet, Maine stands out as a poor state where religion is relatively unimportant. Why?
I am frequently under the weather, but I seldom know whether I will weather the storm that forecasters have forecast, which is why I can't predict what kind of weather I will be under.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Screen capture of Facebook Timeline Photos Stephen Colbert: The Republicans' Ins...
There's very little "new" in New England and that's just the way we like it. We're proud of our history in this little corner of the country, including home to some of the oldest ski resorts in the nation.
The GOP has taken control of the Senate after winning a handful of red states. This makes Senator Mitch McConnell the new Majority Leader, yet voters have not endorsed McConnell's pro-polluter agenda of dirty air and unlimited climate change pollution.
Scenting the opportunity to grandstand with another pugnacious "conservative" governor, LePage trapped Kaci in her home, hounded her with unreasonable demands and baited her with legal proceedings.
We don't know who will be victorious in Tuesday's midterm elections, but this week science -- represented by nurse Kaci Hickox -- was the big winner. On Friday, Maine Judge Charles LaVerdiere rejected efforts of state officials to restrict Hickcox to her home, citing the "misinformation" and "bad science" being spread about Ebola. This came a day after Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but is symptom-free, took the most media-covered bike ride outside the Tour de France. If Maine seeks another order, it should be one thanking Hickox for making us safer, since the way to beat Ebola is to stop it in Africa -- not by disincentivizing heroic medical workers willing to help. With Maine's Paul LePage joining Chris Christie as governors the courageous nurse has used science to vanquish, kids looking for a real superhero to emulate next Halloween should ready their Kaci Hickox costumes.
The FAMILY Act is good for mothers, and it's good for every other American who might face a life-changing event. In other words, it's good for all of us.
It feels like we're flying all over the state of Maine -- and, at one point, we set down on a whim to taxi over to a village where a man sells us homemade root beer out of a refrigerator on his front porch. The only problem is that, although we swoop and dive, circle and fly, we just can't find any moose.
The second week of early voting has ended and 88,371 people have voted in all reporting states, with 31 days to go until Election Day on Nov. 4. Early vote should easily eclipse 2010 in absolute terms, and likely signals higher overall turnout.
If Maine voters are looking not just to elect someone who can make a difference for their state's environment, but also to make a difference nationally in protecting an "endangered species", they should remember that Susan Collins is running clean.
If you're conjuring up images of historic mansions, elegant antiques, thick oriental rugs, and cozy fireplaces for those crisp fall nights -- well, you're right on the money.
While we love summer, we must admit that we've been looking forward to the days of football and beer, leaves crunching under our boots, and crackling fireplaces. And nowhere in the country does the fall season better than New England.
What if there were a ballot initiative in Maine to ban the death penalty, and staff from the Maine Department of Corrections joined with private citiz...
Regardless of who becomes President in 2016, or what the composition of Congress may be, hard choices will continue to need to be made about a whole range of issues, such as how much funding should be allocated to subsidize mortgages or support affordable housing
SOFT is an album with effortless shifts from rock to pop to a fusion of genres -- but then again, what is pop and what is rock? In Rathborne's world there are no restrictions -- sound is sound, music is music, and sincerity inhabits each track, cutting straight through.