Tag Archives: Maine

Town Meeting, State Budget

Yesterday, as I have almost every year since the mid-80’s, I had the privilege of moderating the annual town meeting in the place where I live, Leeds, Maine. This exercise in pure democratic government always inspires me. There are challenging moments, when people annoy or confuse each other, but it always works out. My job […]

The Survival of Obamacare: What is Government Good For?

Yes, I’m still celebrating the collapse of the bill that was supposed to put an end to Obamacare.[1] I’m celebrating because the proposed repeal-and-replace law would have taken health care coverage away from 24 million people while delivering big tax breaks to those who need them least.  And remember Kathy, who has COPD and can’t […]