Thursday, June 30, 2022
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: It’s too late, baby

While I have always been a skeptic, it has only been in recent years that I have become something of a cynic. Though I...

Your Viewpoint: Pay attention to party affiliation

As a means to create and, thereafter, promulgate new or modified state and national legislation, the Republican Party playbook stipulates what the “first step”...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Video vexation

The controversial video produced for the Maine Department of Education that’s supposed to teach elementary school kids about LGBTQ+ issues is dangerous. It might bore...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Wordle state of mind

It is 10:12 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022, and I have just entered my first of six allowed five-letter word guesses in The...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Gender identity in kindergarten?

I admit that when I first heard about the video dealing with gender identities for kindergartners my first reaction was, “Do we really have...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: The way life should be

On being wrong: Maine Democratic Party Affairs Director Marc Malon responded to a tweet of my last column with the assertion that I was “wrong,...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Good ol’ Joe

President Joe Biden is an eminently decent man. Former President Jimmy Carter was even more so, probably the best man to hold the office...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: The eternal lawmaker

It’s tough to write Democratic state Rep. John Martin’s obituary. Mostly because it’s tough to tell if he’s really dead. During a career in Maine...

Your Viewpoint: Vote to protect our democracy

Many Americans have been indoctrinated to believe their country offers and produces the best, and is the greatest in the world. In reality, assessed...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Mockingbird in the catbird seat

The editor told me this is the annual bird issue. I hope everyone else got the memo. It is highly appropriate for this newspaper to...