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Commercial organic farmer and progressive political activist.
Member, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners, Maine Farm Bureau and the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981, AFL-CIO
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 16, 2016 Let's do a poll that matters
Before we select a nominee at the Democratic National Convention we need a legitimate, comprehensive state-by-state nation-wide poll to see whether Clinton or Sanders does better against Trump in the four-way race we will see this fall.
(9 comments) SHARE Friday, July 8, 2016 The Revolution is over if Sanders chooses -- or is forced -- to quit
A rumored Sanders endorsement of Clinton next week will turn the Democratic convention into a Clinton coronation, and in the end Sanders will have little of value to show for it as the storied progressive platform gets left behind on the convention floor. Millions of Sanders voters will be insulted, and will show it when they take their votes elsewhere -- or leave them home -- on Election Day.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 1, 2012 Beating up on the minority delegates
The disrespect shown by big politics towards delegates of minor candidates like Ron Paul is nothing new. And it happens inside both the Republican and Democratic Parties.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, October 10, 2009 Show U.S. the Money
President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize money belongs to the United States of America, not to him personally to give to the charity of his choice.
He won the prize in the course of doing his job as an employee of the people of the United States.
To quote former President George W. Bush, "It's our money."
This prize money belongs to the United States of America, not to Obama. He should sign it over to the U.S. Treasury.