Saturday, January 28, 2023
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Our Viewpoint: Maine’s term limits law has expired

The usual atmosphere of optimism surrounds the opening of the new legislative session in Augusta. Democrats control all branches of government, and Janet Mills...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Parents destroying schools

What business is it of a Virginia-based conservative group whether people of color who teach in Portland schools have a chance to meet once...
Edgar Allen Beem

Universal Notebook: Ignorance of the Indigenous is no excuse

When I was growing up we called the native and natural people of Maine “Indians” because Christopher Columbus didn’t know where he was back...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: Tell bigger lies

You won’t find a better reason to overcome your impostor syndrome than Congressman George Santos. I realize I’m starting to get really into character studies...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: DHHS never learns

When it comes to keeping kids safe, the Maine Department of Health and Human Services is the equivalent of an unlocked shed full of...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Lights! Camera! Money!

Tax break. That seems like something good. Much nicer than calling it a “fiscal fracture,” which more accurately describes the effect of cutting expenses for...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: My hero, Joseph Mitchell

Most readers have favorite authors and most writers have heroes, writers who have informed and inspired their own efforts, however meager. Some of my literary...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: Play on, player

How do you know if you’re winning? For what I can only describe as “art reasons I do not yet fully understand,” I’ve started following...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Are Republicans coming to their senses?

Do you suppose Republicans are starting to get the message that America is sick and tired of their meanness? I’m not sure they are. Paul...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: No charge

Maybe you thought solar power works like this: You put a panel or two on your roof to capture the sun’s energy, run an...