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Black Lives and Power

I have been thinking about the increased visibility of power as a concept for months, now. It’s the product of the steadfast focus on power in Black Lives Matter movement. Through this focus BLM achieves an exceptionally consistent sublimation of … Continue reading

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Understanding the 2014 Maine gubernatorial vote (update: now including omitted bear-iables)

Now that the election dust is settled — and while the policy dust is being kicked up — what can a closer analysis of the November results tell us about who wants what in Maine? I’m going to use the election results, plus existing … Continue reading

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Obama, Third Parties and Bears, Oh My!

The dust from the victory parties has settled. The governor has made some predictably gubernatorial statements. The election results have been fully experienced, if it will yet be some number of weeks before they actually show up on the Maine.gov … Continue reading

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Brunswick vs. Cape Elizabeth – and why campaign contribution numbers matter

Two lovely coastal towns in Maine. What could they possibly have to fight over? I personally would not have picked them to represent poles in our current gubernatorial election campaign, but some evidence suggests otherwise. What evidence? Evidence available in information available as of … Continue reading

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Watching the electoral winds in Maine

In 2010, at just about this time I was conducting a poll of Maine’s gubernatorial race at Thomas College with the help of about 40 political science students. We all learned a lot. What many of the students learned was that they … Continue reading

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Shopping for Diversity

Come with me as I daydream about real estate. Real estate is excellent fodder for daydreaming. Entire professional fields are built on developing the glamour of homeownership, working off of the aspirational escapism of all of us poor hamsters stuck on the human … Continue reading

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While we wait for ranked choice voting

  It’s like deja vu all over again.  Just like in 2010, three main contenders vie for Maine’s governor’s seat. Just like in 2010, it is looking unlikely at present that the majority of Maine voters will support our next governor. The cost of this … Continue reading

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Improving Democratic Side-Payments

With apologies to the 7% of you out there who are still satisfied with how our Congress is working, I have to say that I have no expectations that our country’s most consequential legislative body is going to produce anything … Continue reading

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Attention

Ukraine is in chaos, and the United States is paying attention. Ukraine has become increasingly interesting to Western audiences as initial protests against the president’s abandonment of a trade pact grew into mass violence. You know what else happened today? … Continue reading

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WhatsApp indeed.

Mark Zuckerberg recently had Facebook purchase a mobile computing software program called “WhatsApp” for $19 BILLION dollars. I feel a lot like Dr. Evil when I write that. As all of the news coverage will tell you, this is for … Continue reading

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