The Appalachian Trail literally binds Old America together, passing through ten of the original thirteen states. Tennessee, Vermont, Maine and West Virginia were states formed as a result of westward expansion, political compromise, or civil war. As much as a hiker treks into the mountains to escape public life, there it is waiting for the......
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Intermission Holy Crosstabs, Ant Man! 2015 is halfway over! The second quarter ended Tuesday (nice $45 million haul, Hillary), and that means it's C&J number-crunching time. Every few months we post results...Show More Summary
I saw Gov. Nikki Haley's response to the call to take down the Confederate Flag above the state capital in South Carolina. I believe she meant every word she said. The main purpose of her speech was to call for the overdue and hasty removal of the flag. Show More Summary
Homeowners in Maine gained stronger protection against bank foreclosures under legislation approved late on Tuesday over the objections of some of the United States' largest lenders in what consumer advocates called a win for homeowners. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Police Threaten Religious Freedom Protected by a newly-passed Religious Freedom Restoration Act law and a freshly-minted 501(c)(3) designation by the IRS, the First Church of Cannabis---it's like the best...Show More Summary
Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC On the State of Aldo-McGregor, and the Bicycle Kick The UFC 189 main event has come off of the rails. Jose Aldo is injured, and is either going to bail on the fight or be firmly encouraged to fight anyway. Show More Summary
The main target of social radicals in Washington, D.C., was a declaration that could be interpreted as supporting assisted suicide.
The poor state of Hawaii's infrastructure has long been documented, but when a road swallows a truck, well, that raises some eyebrows. A Honolulu sinkhole swallowed a parked truck on Thursday morning after a water main broke, flooding the intersection and adjacent yard. Show More Summary
Between March and June, 2015, making national news seemed to be a frequent occurrence for Texas as Austin, Garland, Waco, Overton, and McKinney experienced unprecedented media coverage. Meanwhile, as the Tea Party conservatives maintained control of the legislature, Texas also gained notoriety in many other areas. Show More Summary
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Things I learned from Republicans in June Filled my brain to capacity this month, they did… A horse doesn’t become a fly, and a horse doesn’t become a bear, and a bear doesn’t become a whale. (Megan Fox) America...Show More Summary
It was a difficult marriage from the beginning. Its success was largely regional and state by state. But where it worked, it worked well, mainly the South and parts of the West. They papered over their differences for years. Now they've grown apart and a messy divorce looms. It wasn't exactly a shotgun marriage. Show More Summary
Don't be paranoid about the Supreme Court making same-sex marriage legal in the United States. Long have opponents warned of a legal slippery slope, but mainly because they are fear-mongers who are full of H8. The fact is, those gay couples getting married doesn't affect you or your dumb religion in any way at all. Show More Summary
Closing the stricken state’s banks would be a disaster at any time of year. But Athens’ capital controls are kicking in just as one of Greece’s main drivers – tourism – hits peak season. Even if Greeks don’t leave the euro, 2015 will be a writeoff.
Secretary of State John Kerry recently visited Seoul. The main agenda item: what to do about North Korea. As usual, no one knows what is going on in Pyongyang. Its internal politics appears to be bloodier than usual. Ironically, this...Show More Summary
The deadly attack carried out by the Islamic State on the Syrian town of Kobani controlled by Kurdish militia shows that the jihadist group is currently "disadvantaged," a spokesman of People’s Defense Units (YPG), the main Kurdish militia in Syria told Sputnik Turkey on Friday.
If you've only been watching the USWNT games, we recommend changing that and tuning in for this one. A few million people will watch the United States take on China on Friday night, but the undercard match is the real main event. Germany and France are two of the top teams in the world, ranked No. Show More Summary
From Maine to Montana, the Digital Public Library of America will serve every state and connect online collections from coast to coast by 2017, thanks in large part to a $3.4 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Along with support from the Institute of […]
Gov. Paul LePage said, for example, that state lawmakers should be "rounded up and executed in the public square"
The United States believes that China is the main suspect in the recent cyber-attack at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Director of US National Intelligence James Clapper said on Thursday.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Your Thursday Molly Ivins Moment Normally you'll find just under the fold my weekly reminder that, even eight years after she left us, Molly still rules the universe. But not today. This deserves some time up top. Show More Summary