A View from the Hill: Answering the wake-up call

Here’s an image that popped into my almost 70-year-old mind for no particular reason.  First, I was a garbage truck with trash tumbling out the...

The Universal Notebook: ‘What is wrong with these people?’

Obviously, I am a hyper-partisan liberal, but my lovely wife is far more reasonable. Still, several times a week when she reads the newspaper...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Not exactly a clash of titans

Democrats seem to be under the impression Gov. Janet Mills would be a strong candidate for reelection in 2022. Republicans are convinced former Gov. Paul...

Miserable & Magical: Stronger than yesterday

Anyone who has ever read this column (or even just its title) knows Taylor Swift is my favorite singer. But eight years before I...

Your Viewpoint: Beem’s criticism of MMC is ‘spot on’

Edgar Allen Beem's latest column ("The Universal Notebook: Nurses United," Feb. 10) is spot on. Maine Medical Center should not be calling in union-busters...

The Universal Notebook: Nurses united

What a shame that just as nurses are finally getting the recognition they deserve for risking their lives to care for us, Maine Medical...

A View from the Hill: Let it be

Mother, Mother, You’re like no other. That, my friends, is the first poem I ever wrote.  Unfortunately, it was not the last. In my teens, I fancied myself...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Unmasked marauders

Who says the Maine Legislature is composed of a bunch of dinguses who can’t make hard decisions? Oh, that would be me. But a recent...

Your Viewpoint: Biden deserves equal scrutiny

We get it, Edgar Allen Beem, you don't like Donald Trump (The Universal Notebook, "Trump's COVID collapse," Feb. 3). For the past four years,...

The Universal Notebook: Trump’s COVID collapse

Until he incited a mob of terrorists to attack the U.S. Capitol, Donald Trump’s worst failing as president was his disgraceful performance on the...