Category Archives: Liberals

Obama’s presidency, as seen by the president on TV

Wow, thank goodness they have cable television at the White House. Otherwise the president would be completely in the dark about what’s happening in our country. White House spokesman Jay Carney wants us to believe that Obama learned about his Veteran’s Affairs secret off-the-books waiting lists scandal the way the rest of us did — […]

The irony of feminizing schools

In a recent column I addressed some of the reasons for the gender wage gap, including the “mommy track,” prioritized commitments and poor negotiating skills. Now there’s evidence that shows women are much less self-assured than men, leading to a so-called “confidence gap.” Most women can relate to this. On a recent flight, I couldn’t […]

Taking on the (pink) elephant in the room

Perhaps the president of Dartmouth College has finally said what many other university administrators are feeling. Philip Hanlon didn’t mince words when he spoke to a group of student leaders, faculty and alumni earlier this month. He offered a withering critique of his own school, saying that its future “is being hijacked by extreme and […]

Gay marriage proponents, intolerant toward those who disagree, are squandering their progress

With last week’s forced resignation of JavaScript inventor and Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich, there is little doubt that bullies are exerting control over freedom of speech. What heinous transgression did Eich possibly commit to get tossed from the company he was recently tapped to run? He contributed $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8, which […]

Is discrimination the only explanation for the wage gap?

As Equal Pay Day rolls around, crusading politicians President Barack Obama and gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-2nd District, misleadingly trot out Bureau of Labor Statistics data stating that women make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns — for the same work or in the same job. While the narrative sounds like […]

On minimum wage, the free market should be able to do its thing

The latest wealth redistribution plan is picking up speed this election year, complete with the requisite Obamanomics propaganda machine rolling into town. In this case it’s Washington, D.C.-based Americans United for Change bringing in the PR juggernaut on a well-appointed bus. Portland Mayor Mike Brennan and gubernatorial hopeful U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud have jumped on […]

Democrats think we have jobs for everyone

Democrats are the gift that keeps on giving. Or taking away, if it means parting you from your hard-earned money or preventing you from getting a job. But paradoxically, two leading Democratic thinkers now claim we have plenty of jobs. Apparently, they think we could put all Mainers back to work and solve our welfare […]