All posts by Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins

About Christopher Cousins

Christopher Cousins has worked as a journalist in Maine for more than 15 years and covered state government for numerous media organizations before joining the Bangor Daily News in 2009.

LePage uses word you can’t say in class to school legislators — again

Good morning from Augusta. If I were going to appoint myself to something, it’d be something easy, such as: I hereby appoint myself chief easy chair tester, and I’m gonna be thorough about it. That sounds great after trying to keep up with another week of political whiplash. Here’s my soundtrack. There’s not a lot on […]

Why LePage is suddenly so fixated on ‘socialists’

Socialists, socialist, socialists, socialist, socialists, socialist, socialists, socialist, socialists, socialists, socialist and socialists. Because calling the Legislature a bunch of socialists once in the span of about five minutes it takes to read Gov. Paul LePage’s State of the State address isn’t nearly enough. He used it a dozen times. Good morning and welcome to Augusta, […]

Bruce Poliquin’s fundraising doubles his two Democratic opponents’ combined

Good morning from Augusta, folks. Let’s put on some relaxing music from one of my favorite bands before we get started. If you like that song, check out this one. Now that we’re all grooving, on to business. Today the Legislature will do some of its most important work when the Judiciary Committee considers three […]