Politics & Other Mistakes: Rankled

I really hate it when I find myself agreeing with Bruce Poliquin. Poliquin (R-Lilliput) is the former Republican congressman from Maine’s 2nd District, a...

A View from the Hill: Climate news isn’t all bad

Today we’re going to talk about climate change. Wait! Don’t leave! I get it – I, too, feel overwhelmed by all the noise. That’s what...

Our Viewpoint: New mayor, new City Council face an old issue

On Monday, Dec. 2, a new mayor and one new city councilor take office in Portland. Right out of the gate, Kate Snyder and the...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Impolite observations

A random collection of (well-deserved) insults: Many political observers are saying Democrat Ross LaJeunnesse of Biddeford stands no chance in Maine’s U.S. Senate race because...

A View from the Hill: Bless the risk-takers

My first job in journalism was as a reporter at the York County Coast Star, a muckraking weekly newspaper in Kennebunk. The crusty editor,...

Politics & Other Mistakes: The road to Niceville

If you carefully examine Central Maine Power Co.’s plan to build a transmission line to deliver Canadian hydropower to Massachusetts, you’ll discover the company...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Into the inferno

If there’s a hell for Republicans, it probably looks a lot like Maine’s 1st Congressional District. Asylum seekers. Transgendered bathrooms. Abortion clinics. Needle-exchange programs. Biased...

Our Viewpoint: Drop us a line

These Viewpoint pages will provide a forum for a diverse array of opinions and columnists. While we will have regular contributors, like columnist Al Diamon, we...