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Monday, June 14th, 2010, 3:36 pm

Big news

Hello faithful readers, It is my pleasure to alert you all of something that’s been in the works for a while now. Daniel MacLeod of The Free Press, USM’s student newspaper; William P. Davis formerly of The Maine Campus and …

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010, 9:15 am

Scarcelli and Franco-Mainers

According to the 2005 American Community Survey,  4.47 percent of Maine’s population speaks French. In Louisiana, that number is only 3.19 percent, making Maine the most French-speaking state per capita in the country. In an effort to target Franco-American voters, …

Monday, May 24th, 2010, 12:03 pm

Chat archives with gubernatorial candidates

Sorry for my lack of posting over the last few days, folks. But here’s something great, courtesy of the Kennebec Journal: You can see the archived gubernatorial chats that have already been conducted and keep up with the ones coming …

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010, 12:23 pm

Jacobson still pushing outsider businessman image

Back in Maine, Republican gubernatorial hopeful Matt Jacobson has issued a press release commenting on “the anti-incumbent votes in the Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas U.S. Senate races.” “These elections are a repudiation of Washington-style political tactics,” Jacobson added. “Voters are …

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010, 12:01 pm

Post-primaries wrap-up

I’ve got to ask, Did anybody really think Specter could win a Democratic primary in Pennsylvania? If it’s true that Americans are more partisan and divided now than in the recent past, Democrats would never choose a candidate who has …

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010, 11:12 am

On lawn signs and voter ID

After the much talked about polling results from Critical Insight showed that Les Otten enjoys twice the voter recognition, or voter ID, of the next most known candidate, Peter Mills, I started thinking about lawn signs. Lawn signs are distributed …

Friday, May 14th, 2010, 10:45 am

Jacobson campaign links U.S. Chamber of Commerce to NYC bomb plot

After today’s announcement that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will run ads in support of Republican Steve Abbott for governor, fellow Republican candidate Matt Jacobson’s campaign manager Bill Becker had this to say in a press release: On a day …

Thursday, May 13th, 2010, 2:08 pm

Maine GOP turns toward the Tea Party

The Maine Republican Party has adopted a new official platform that contains not only the traditional conservative values of the party, but also new positions inspired by the Tea Party movement. The platform includes support of abolishing the Department of …

Friday, May 7th, 2010, 4:56 pm

New domain, Facebook page

Because I’m better at promoting than I am posting (though I’ll post much more frequently after this weekend), Journalator now has a new domain (journalator.net) and Facebook page. So become a friend on Facebook, where I’m sure I’ll be posting …

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010, 2:34 am

Holy crap full-page, A1 editorial

I’m not kidding. The Arizona Republic, a huge newspaper in Phoenix, published today a wrap containing a full-page editorial regarding the recently-passed immigration reform bill heralded by critics as the “papers please law.” The editorial takes to task all those …