Monday, September 26, 2022
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: No news is good news

This is weird. I’m about to write a column in this newspaper suggesting that people limit their exposure to news. Take a break. Develop...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: Trump and doom

On good days I make myself believe that if there is an overwhelming rejection of President Donald Trump and his politics of hate and...

Our Viewpoint: Phoenix honored by Maine Press Association

In the newspaper business, sometimes you have to toot your own horn.   Many of us weren’t brought up to do that, but when your almost...

Another Viewpoint: Ranked choice voting means you can (and should) vote your values

As campaign manager for the Lisa Savage campaign for U.S. Senate, I was disappointed to read the Phoenix’s endorsement of our opponent, Sara Gideon....

Miserable & Magical: You can never have too many (local) bookstores

As I’ve documented in this column over the past 10 months, I love books. My world would be vastly different if I didn’t read....
Ekhlas Ahmed

The Bridge Between: Elections matter, but mental health matters more

We don’t talk about it enough, therefore we must continuously remind ourselves that taking care of our mental health should be our top priority,...

Our Viewpoint: Vote for Sara Gideon

It’s impossible to recall when the decisions of Maine voters have played such an important role in national politics. A victory for Democrat Sara...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Bunglers with badges

I’m not saying all county sheriffs in Maine are incompetent extremists. Just that lots of them are. Maine elects its sheriffs because the state Constitution...
Edgar Allen Beem

The Universal Notebook: And the winner is … Jared Golden

Compared to the nauseating barrage of political ads flung back and forth between Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sara Gideon, even the...

Your Viewpoint: Young people need to vote

Many have said this could be the most consequential election of our lifetimes. However, for valid reasons, many young people feel disenfranchised and may...