Monthly Archives: August 2016

Watch out! Trump is just the new politics of distraction

With Hilary Clinton soaring out of the Democratic National Convention and the leaders of his own party deserting him in droves, including Maine’s Susan Collins, every day Donald Trump’s odds of becoming the next President of the United States are dwindling. On Tuesday, The Washington Post practically eulogized his campaign, asserting that “there’s only one […]

Whatever happened to decency?

Public discourse in America has become awful. It’s not just Trump.  Or LePage.  Or Lewiston Mayor Bob MacDonald. It’s countless people, mostly men, using social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to troll and mansplain the events of the day, desperate to be heard above the rushing powerlessness of modern life. This is the […]