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Miserable & Magical: We’ll always have Paris (without the ‘popping’)

When my boyfriend and I returned from a trip to Paris in December, we were asked the expected slew of questions: “How was the...

Another Viewpoint: Too much at stake to vote no on Question 1

Al Diamon’s Feb. 5 column ("Politics & Other Mistakes: Is there a pill for that?") betrays several common misconceptions about LD 798 and the upcoming...

Letter: Doctor urges defeat of Question 1

As a pediatric resident, I spent a sleepless night in an intensive care unit pinching the toe of a 6-week-old boy to remind him...

Our Viewpoint: Common sense demands defeat of Question 1

It is the beginning of a new school year in the early 1960s. Third graders are taking sugar cubes with a new polio vaccine, the...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Primarily worthless

On March 4, you’re going to need a scanning electron microscope to find any mention of the previous day’s Maine presidential primary results in...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Talking too much

There’s no such thing as free speech. Just because we live in a country where we don’t have to worry about jack-booted thugs smashing down...

A View from the Hill: No better refuge than Casco Bay

With all the insidious racket in Washington last week, I needed to escape to the place where I find great solace without having to...

Miserable & Magical: Sometimes, you have to look away

In my first column for The Phoenix a few weeks ago I said my pieces would be a mix of sincere and snarky. But...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Is there a pill for that?

I hate Big Pharma. You hate Big Pharma. Everybody hates Big Pharma because it’s so easy to hate. Pharmaceutical executives revel in raising prices on lifesaving medicines...

The Bridge Between: Tomorrow is going to be better

Can I tell you how excited I am to be writing again, especially for you, the readers of the Portland Phoenix? Ever since I learned...