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Josh Marshall

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Ruby Dee died June 11th, 2014 at the age of 91. She appears here in 1962.

The identity of the woman in this photograph is unknown. It was taken circa 1900 by the American photographer William M. Vander Weyde.

I don't know how else to say it. But you simply must read this piece we published this morning about Maine Gov. Paul LePage's long dalliance with the state's local "Sovereign Citizen" movement. It will blow your mind. It's a mix of scary, bizarre and hilarious, with LePage's staff trying, in profound discomfort, to reel him back to reality while he keeps meeting with the group, buys into various of their conspiracy theories, has a sheriff look into some of their demands and finally has his legal staff draft an opinion on the group's theory that the Democratic leaders of the state legislature should be arrested and executed. Truly. It will blow your mind. This guy's a governor.

The Portland Press-Herald picked up and further reported on the story we published this morning on why Maine's Tea Party Governor had repeatedly met with members of the state's "Sovereign Citizens" movement. The Governor's spokesperson said basically, nothing to see here, move on. This graf jumped out at me ...

Bennett did not address why LePage met with the group eight times, why a county sheriff was asked to look into their demands or why the governor’s legal staff was asked to draft an opinion of the group’s claims that Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, and House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, should be arrested and executed.

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