A View from the Hill: One image is worth more now than ever before

I’m looking for an image. You haven’t seen it, because it doesn’t yet exist. You will know when it does. I hope that will be...

Your Viewpoint: Beem goes too far in criticism of Green

I confess: I’m unhappy about Susan Collins’ reelection. But I’m far more distressed by Edgar Allen Beem’s column in the Nov. 18 edition of the...

Miserable & Magical: It’s going to be a Thanksgiving to remember

A couple of years ago in the days leading up to Christmas, my mom told me something that broke my heart. “I just know that...

Politics & Other Mistakes: A modest poop-prosal

We need a new rule. But it has to be a fun rule for everyone. Except for politicians. Much has been made of the influence of...

Our Viewpoint: The Portland Phoenix, one year later

When the new Portland Phoenix was launched exactly one year ago, we said we had “optimism, leavened with faith.”  That faith came in very handy...

The Universal Notebook: Congratulations, Sen. Collins

So Sen. Susan Collins has won a fifth six-year term in office. Congratulations, senator. In doing so you established a new low in negative...

Your Viewpoint: Golden represents style over substance

Rep. Jared Golden has achieved victory in 2020. In October, columnist Edgar Allen Beem declared him an early winner over Dale Crafts, but was...

Your Viewpoint: Collins’ reelection shows Maine has work to do

Your assertion in “The consequences of an election” (Our Viewpoint, Nov. 10) was right on the mark: What contributed to Sara Gideon’s defeat in...

Politics & Other Mistakes: An inconsistent state of mind

In Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, it appears a lot of people cast ballots for both Republican Donald Trump for president – and Democrat Jared...

A View from the Hill: Down memory lane, potholes and all

I’ve never been much for walks down memory lane. It seems a waste of time to wallow in the past when there is a...