Category Archives: Governing

Brett Kavanaugh and the Court of Last Resort

Given all that has been said, often with uncommon courage and insight, out loud and in print, about Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, what more can an observer say? Probably nothing, but this is a moment too terrible for silence, so I must spill a few words of my own. I’m a practicing lawyer. Lawyers […]

Town Meeting, State Budget

Yesterday, as I have almost every year since the mid-80’s, I had the privilege of moderating the annual town meeting in the place where I live, Leeds, Maine. This exercise in pure democratic government always inspires me. There are challenging moments, when people annoy or confuse each other, but it always works out. My job […]