Serious criminal charges do motivate some to seek treatment for substance use disorders, and serious criminal charges can hinder success in recovery. That both are true show we need to rethink addiction and criminality.
It’s everything else that’s the problem.
Want to make sure people are on welfare for the least amount of time possible? Make sure those welfare programs actually work.
People who want to judge recipients whose cards are found in the residences of drug dealers are able to do so because they think they’d never do such a thing. Myself, I’m not so sure.
To the parents pursuing legal action, I am sorry our state let you down that way. You have every right to want to make us pay.
If my children were hungry, I couldn’t call any income coming into our household a surplus.
LePage made this appointment about politics and about himself.
LePage is talking about white girls getting knocked up, shooting people, black drug dealers, Chinese businessmen with names like sneezes — and our legislature is doing nothing.
Having a black person in your family, as LePage does, does not buy you a cloak of invincibility when it comes to the issue of race.
Hate speech is hate speech, and there can be no room for it in our politics.