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This is the grave of Ether Shepley. Born in 1789 in Groton, Massachusetts, Shepley attended Groton Academy and then Dartmouth College, where he graduated in 1814. Shepley moved to what would become Maine as a young man opening a law practice in Saco. A strong Jeffersonian, he became involved in politics there. He supported a […]
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The sociopath in the Maine governor’s chair continues his war on the poor: Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage, an outspoken opponent of public assistance, managed to remove thousands of residents from the state’s food stamp rolls over the past 15 months by way of his new work requirements. The number of healthy, childless adults receiving […]

LePage

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On June 29, 2015

Paul LePage is a very special person. I have to wonder whether in the entire annals of American politics, an executive has been such an asshole to have united both political parties against him to the

Cannibal Lobsters

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On July 28, 2013

Let’s take massive overfishing and combine it with rapidly worsening climate change. What you end up with is a nightmare of cannibalistic lobsters, not to mention a Maine fishing economy despera

Dozens and Dozens of Black People

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On November 15, 2012
Charlie Webster, Chair of the Maine Republican Party: In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day. Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in town knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen? I don’t know. We’re going to find out…. […]
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