Your Viewpoint: Columnists provide ‘truth, clarity’

What a difference two newspapers can make. The Forecaster on Oct. 9 and the Portland Phoenix of Oct. 7 both published thought pieces on...

Miserable & Magical: It’s time for Collins to go

There are so, so many things I could say about last week’s presidential debate (none of them good, obviously) but I want to write...

Politics & Other Mistakes: The phantom foe

Sen. Susan Collins has a poltergeist problem. For months, Collins, Maine’s Republican senior senator, has been flailing away at a ghost. Her reelection campaign has...

The Universal Notebook: Signs of the times

“Signs, signs, everywhere there’s signs, blocking out the scenery, breakin’ my mind. Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” The 1971 hit...

A View from the Hill: Oh, Canada

Recently people have been telling me that if they could they would move to Canada to escape the utter chaos and insanity the U.S....

The Universal Notebook: Mud-wrestling for a U.S. Senate seat

Maine’s U.S. Senate election is turning into a $100 million mud-wrestling contest with the candidates and their supporters fighting dirty in ways that should...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Overlooked races

The thing I hate about big disasters – climate change, the death of a U.S. Supreme Court justice and her possible replacement by a...

Your Viewpoint: Same old, same old from Collins

Maine's Republican U.S. senator, Susan Collins, is widely and correctly perceived as an accomplice of President Donald Trump – and in danger of losing her...

Politics & Other Mistakes: On the fringes

Let’s suppose you’re a Republican stalwart (i.e., an insane person), who wants to see Donald Trump win at least one electoral vote in Maine...

Our Viewpoint: RBG and Susan

The news that came last Friday night was a gut punch to those who care about equal rights for women, and the fair administration...