Politics & Other Mistakes: Affection affliction

Let’s review a mildly fictionalized debate among the three Republican candidates for the 2nd Congressional District seat: “I like Trump better than you.” “You do not....

Politics & Other Mistakes: Polling geeks

Interested in some oceanfront property in Millinocket? Maybe a swanky condo in Misery Gore? Or a poll that shows Democratic challenger Sara Gideon beating Republican U.S....

Miserable & Magical: If you’re white, do the work

Two weeks ago I wrote about how I was spending my birthday completely alone in quarantine. I’m writing this column on what should have...

The Bridge Between: Protests are the product of 450 years of anger

No, it’s not an earthquake, it’s not a tornado. It’s us. A collective human voice screaming at the top of our lungs, shaking every building,...

Our Viewpoint: Betsy Sweet for U.S. Senate

The run-up to the July 14 Democratic primary for Maine's U.S. Senate seat has proceeded more like the path to a coronation, rather than an...

Another Viewpoint: A white supremacist justice system demands we protest

Why do we protest?  As we watch protests march down streets from Kittery to Caribou, it’s fair to wonder what it all accomplishes. Especially in...

Your Viewpoint: Barb Wood for Maine House

On July 14 I will cast my vote for Barb Wood to be the Democratic nominee for District 38 in the Maine House of...

A View from the Hill: A touch of normal

As soon as I stepped aboard my friend Jack’s lobster boat I found myself enveloped in a big bear hug. In normal times that...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Questionable answers to unanswerable questions

In these uncertain times, you probably have many concerns about what the future holds. I don’t have a clue, but I’m willing to fake...

Miserable & Magical: Happy birthday to me

Pandemic or not, there’s no way this year’s birthday could top what I did last year. Even if there was no quarantine and I...