In most states, third-party candidacies are pipe dreams. Maine is one of the rare states in which independent candidates can and do win. What this year's race for the governorship shows.
By Daniel James: After a brief period of stagnation, mainly as a result of rising interest rates last year, the US housing market seems to have regained its footing. The most recent macro numbers on the state of the market were encouraging, which is good news for a range of industries. Show More Summary
I have always had a soft spot in my heart for O’Death. I think with each album the goth-folk band continues to refine their sound for the better. Out Of Hands We Go sees the band turning the lovely state of Maine into their second home. Here is some info on the new album and [...]
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… The Amazing Adventures of Super Barney Compared to years past, the town hall spittle-slinging has been quiet this summer. Since nature abhors a vacuum, here's a classic moment from August of '09, when Massachusetts...Show More Summary
PHOENIX (AP) — Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Plain-Spoken" LePage? Hardly. As Joan mentioned last week, there's a new TV ad produced by the Republican Governors Association airing up here in Maine that tries to sugarcoat Teapublican Governor Paul LePage's chronic foot-in-mouth disease. Show More Summary
A major pro-wrestling organization in the United States will be moving its flagship program to Wednesday evenings, after years of being on Thursday nights.
When I first met Kevin Cornell in the early 2000s, he was employing his illustration talent mainly to draw caricatures of his fellow designers at a small Philadelphia design studio. Even in that rough, dashed-off state, his work floored me. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "Bye Bye!" "The door's that way, Eric. Bye Bye!" "Or you can use the door over there. Bye Bye!" "I'll keep the knives you stuck in my back along with this gavel you woulda crawled over broken glass to get your hands on, ya big turd. Show More Summary
Tim Boetsch's job was most likely on the line when he faced Brad Tavares at last night's (Sat., August 16, 2014) UFC Fight Night 47 from his home state of Maine. He was well on his way to losing, but instead persevered to score yet another come-from-behind victory. Show More Summary
David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has written a piece for The Sunday Telegraph about how Britain should respond to the "Islamic State" which has taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria. It's perfectly sensible, in the main, and most people probably agree that it's in our national interests to take steps to overcome the [...]
Syrian rebels on Saturday defended Marea, one of their main northern strongholds, against a rapid advance by Islamic State jihadists, a monitoring group and an activist said. The opposition Syrian National Council in exile called for the international community to attack IS positions not only in northern Iraq but also in Syria. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… What a Shitty-Ass Week. Can I say that out loud? I think there's rules about swearing on the front page. Come and get me, admins, I double-dog dare ya ha ha haaaa! I was gonna post some late night snark...Show More Summary
A Chinese state agency told the country's three main carriers they're spending too much on phone subsidies. Now the largest of these, China Mobile, is reducing its budget for subsidies by $2 billion, which could steer customers to lower-priced...Show More Summary
Ever wondered where those electrons come from when you plug something into your wall? Well, the Wall Street Journal has a lovely map which shows the main sources of electricity in each of the U.S. states. Read more...
Since the first quarter of 2001, overall electricity generation from all fuel sources has risen 13% in the U.S. The main sources of that electricity have changed slightly.
If you live in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, or Washington, the answer is probably yes. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Rand, Why Did You Flee? Oh Rand, why did you flee? Was it something someone said? A giant bumble bee? Please help us understand so we can see Why you, O Mighty Senator, why you chose to flee From your burger...Show More Summary
Maine may have a reputation for being cold most of the year, but The Pine Tree State is freakin' beautiful in its short summer. If you're more the stay-in-town type than the rent-a-remote-cabin type, there are several ways to enjoy the beautiful outdoors without venturing too far from civilization. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… "LIVE for three years! Daily Kos Radio is on the air!" "Shhhh!!!" Talk radio may sound easy, but it's a tough gig. You have to talk about stories that pull people in, add perspective that engages the head...Show More Summary