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Diane Russell

Dem State Rep: Legalizing Marijuana Isn't That Different Than Bourbon

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

One day after Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) urged states to take caution on legalizing marijuana, one Democratic lawmaker weighed in on his comm...

John Celock

ALEC Targeted On Yelp

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

Yelp isn't just for reviewing your favorite restaurant anymore. A Democratic state lawmaker in Maine has organized people to review the American Legis...

GOP Rep Makes Sexist 'Man's Brain' Comment

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Add Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus to the list of arguments against health care expansion. Maine House Minority Leader Ken Fredette (R-New...

Pro-Pot State Rep. Talks Pizza On Marijuana Forum

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

In politics there's often talk about the importance of getting to know one's constituency. Maine state Rep. Diane Russell (D-Portland), took that idea...

From Behind the Counter: A Different View of the 47%

Diane Russell | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Diane Russell

I believe in an American Dream predicated on a system where everyone plays by the same rules, where the game isn't rigged to benefit the elite at the expense of the rest of us, and where a convenience store clerk can run for state office -- and win.

Coming Out of the Black

Diane Russell | Posted 03.20.2012 | Technology
Diane Russell

With major websites going dark to protest SOPA, it's a good time to note that another of the nation's hottest technology issues is quickly moving from push to shove, complete with accusations of double-dealing government agencies and conflicts of interest.

Amanda Terkel

More Than 270 State Legislators Nationwide Declare Support For Wisconsin Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 270 state legislators from 44 states and two territories have signed a letter standing with the Democratic state senators in W...

Amanda Terkel

Maine State Rep. Heads To Wisconsin To Join Protests: 'It's A Class War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The protests that erupted last week in Wisconsin have attracted attention not only across the United States, but even as far away as Egy...