Albert R. Hunt: A senator’s voice of reason rises from the swamp

Looking for someone to make sense of the Washington scandals? It’s always smart to turn to a senator from Maine.

In the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is looking at Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election, Maine’s Susan Collins is the Republican most likely to speak up for bipartisan common sense. The most thoughtful interrogator of all has been the state’s other senator, Angus King, an independent who usually votes with Democrats.

Wisdom and fortitude are Maine traditions. In ...