Another Viewpoint: Maine’s approach to transgender athletes isn’t broken

The question of how transgender athletes should participate in sports is back in the news.  A bill before the Maine Legislature, LD 926, would...

The Universal Notebook: The art of Beeple and ‘WAP’

Who’s the bigger fool? The guy who paid $69 million for a collaged work of 5,000 digital images? Or the guy who thinks a...

A View from the Hill: Another reason to dislike April Fools’ Day

Sometime around April Fools' Day, I saw a story in The Washington Post that said Volkswagen of America was going to change its name...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Bias transit

These are tough times for bigots. It’s no longer acceptable to make crude remarks about women, let alone trying a little unwanted fondling. Such behavior...

Another Viewpoint: Union organizers paint false picture of Portland Museum of Art

Over the past several months, local media has published numerous reports of efforts to unionize staff at the Portland Museum of Art. However, there...

The Universal Notebook: Fantasies of Alaska

Sometimes it seems as though all Alaskans have their own reality TV show. There’s "Life Below Zero," "The Last Alaskans," "Alaska: The Last Frontier,"...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Joint session

If you smoked pot back before it was legal, got caught by the cops, and were hauled before a judge, there’s a record of...

Your Viewpoint: METRO plan threatens our transit lifeline

Greater Portland METRO is proposing a restructuring of several bus routes, which would negatively impact the very riders who consider the bus an essential...

Your Viewpoint: Give METRO Reboot the boot

The 30-year Transit Tomorrow plan for public transportation in greater Portland is commendable. But I wish the planners who came up with the proposed...

Politics & Other Mistakes: Open season

“Open” is a word with mixed connotations. Open government is good. It gives us a clear view of all the bad things our elected leaders...