The Bridge Between: Coming to America

My mother’s reaction the day we heard the news we would be resettled in Portland made me wish I had a camera to record...

Politics & Other Mistakes: The return of Florida Man

“The Governor shall, at the commencement of the Governor’s term … have been 5 years a resident of the State; and at the time...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Sweet nothings

When it comes to the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Maine, the bigtime political knowers from away are all quite certain about the...

A View from the Hill: Fairness shouldn’t require a sanitized public record

For the record, I’ve never been convicted or charged for any crime (except by my parents and my kids). Like most of us, I...

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...