Thursday, June 30, 2022
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: An entire column without the word ‘abortion’

The average Maine citizen neither knows nor cares who their state representative is. Or their state senator. And they know more about the latest...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Roe v. Republicans

After the initial shock and anger at the U.S. Supreme Court’s plan to force women to give birth whether they want to or not,...

Your Viewpoint: Beem’s threat ignores the bigger picture

Over the years I have been a fan of Edgar Allen Beem’s writing on the arts and usually find his columns on political issues...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Dinner for dimwits

Let the constitutional clown show begin. Last November, the Maine electorate, demonstrating the same deep grasp of legal and political implications typically found in rabid...
Bre Kidman

Unpacking the Sausage: Pay to play with the Maine Democratic Party

How many fundraising emails did you get about abortion this week? Nancy Pelosi’s team sent many of them from Texas, where she was busy aggressively...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Maine’s ‘right to food’ isn’t a license to hunt

Hunters and legislators have failed for 140 years to overturn Maine’s historic ban on Sunday hunting. Now a group calling itself Maine Hunters United...

Your Viewpoint: Portland’s Orwellian Charter Commission

Credit some Charter Commission members for breaking with their progressive peers to vote against the off-the-rails process of the governance committee. The overall commission’s...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Life, unbalanced

The dream: Swimming alone underwater in some murky sea, holding in my hands the middle of a strong string or line. I can breathe....
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: An offer they couldn’t refuse

I’m not saying Gov. Janet Mills employs a team of goons who drag her political opponents into a secret chamber in the Statehouse and...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Mills opposes tribes, fellow Democrats

If Gov. Janet Mills fails to win reelection, her loss may well hinge on her stance against tribal sovereignty, something most Democrats favor.  I am...