Monday, January 24, 2022
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Don’t ask, don’t tell

Chances are you’ve never heard of Tom Saviello. Even if you have heard of him, there’s approximately a 40 percent chance you don’t like...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Stay right there

We all tend to make virtues of the things we habitually do or don’t do. So, for example, I often say I do my...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Maine’s Golden boy isn’t

Maine 2nd Congressional District Rep. Jared Golden was the only Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives to vote against President Joe Biden’s Build...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: Nothing to sneeze at

As it turns out, I am literally allergic to running.  I used to make that joke to get out of gym class in high school....
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Taking the wrong side

There are some people you don’t want on your side. Sex traffickers. Proud Boys. And of course, Central Maine Power Co. executives. After the recent referendum in which...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Fixing the DHHS disaster

According to a news release from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (motto: The way we’ve always done things doesn’t work –...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: It could be worse

As I watch Republicans try to defend treason, Democrats fiddle while America burns, and the American people squabble over masks and vaccines while people...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Be a citizen scientist

For the last three decades or so, my brothers and I have been piling into a boat on a lake in New Hampshire every...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: What comes after Question 1?

On Election Day, Maine voters overwhelmingly rejected the Central Maine Power/Hydro-Quebec corridor designed to take electricity from Canada to Massachusetts. Now we just have...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: Titans of industry are pulling your chain

All I needed was some yellow feathers and craft foam. A Target, two Michael’s stores, and a Party City later, I was still looking. I...