Sunday, July 3, 2022
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Maybe the outrage is sorta fake

I’m not saying Ross LaJeunesse is a phony. I’m open to the possibility he’s just incredibly naive. Or kinda stupid. Regardless of which of these descriptions...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: The road(s) not taken

Maine’s roads, bridges and other vital infrastructure, such as the population of people below retirement age, are in terrible shape. Our highways are pockmarked...

Miserable & Magical: Today is never too late to be brand new

When the Phoenix asked if I would write a biweekly column, I was told the paper wanted a younger voice on its pages. Little...

Our Viewpoint: No reason to rush high-rise over the Old Port

Portland’s Old Port was revitalized beginning in the 1970s, restored to what is now an attractive, walkable area of low-rise brick buildings, restaurants, stores, and coffee...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Holiday shopping made simple

It’s tough to choose the right gift for Maine politicians. Most of them have only two items on their Christmas lists: A — more power,...

Our Viewpoint: See you next year

The arrival of a new year is a time for faith and optimism. The turn of the calendar forces us to seek hope in the future....

Another Viewpoint: The unstoppable Harry Sky: A remembrance

Harry Sky and I met in 1988, when he taught a course on the life and ideas of the Swiss psychiatrist, C.G. Jung. From...
Andrew Marsters

A View from the Hill: Your ultimate non-Bezos last-minute gift guide

I thought I had another two weeks to write this column, in which case it wouldn’t have been the column I will write today,...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: Money for nothing

I’m in favor of people giving me cash – particularly, if I don’t have to do anything in return. Like work. It’s a sad commentary on...
Al Diamon

Politics & Other Mistakes: This isn’t the ERA era

If supporters of a state Equal Rights Amendment in Maine were honest, they’d admit the proposal wouldn’t accomplish a damn thing. Then, they could devote their energies...