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Global Matters

  • Global Matters: The incurable cancer of anti-Semitism

    TEL AVIV, Israel — Sitting on the balcony of my hotel, enjoying a lovely view of the Mediterranean Ocean, it's easy to forget that the nation of Israel is not only targeted by its political adversaries, but is inhabited by a people whose houses of worship – even in the United States – rem...

  • Global Matters: Sayonara, Kawamura-san

    Takuma Kawamura passed away last September in his native Japan, and the ripples of this sad news are now quietly lapping our shores. For those of us who knew him, his passing leaves an empty place, a kind of hole in the heart, that is proving slow to heal. Takuma didn't cut a parti...

  • Quality of life is not enough

    How many times have you heard that Maine's "quality of place" is our competitive advantage, our unique and unquestioned asset that attracts businesses and creative types who will support and sustain our economy? Or perhaps you've heard it said that our "quality of lif...

  • Israel isn't Hamas' only target

    Rotarians and Lions beware: You may not know it, but you are enemies of Hamas, the terrorist group-cum-political organization that now controls the Gaza strip.

  • pnms-newman The winter of our discontent

    At the risk of inducing unwelcome flashbacks to high school English classes and the complexities of Shakespeare's "Richard III," I am wonder whether we are still mired in the winter of our discontent, or whether, owing to the election of President Barack Obama, a warming trend is immi...

  • pnms-newman-123108 The legend of 'Interstate 92'

    In Maine we've grown accustomed to our state being regarded as both vacationers' paradise and charming anachronism. Visitors from larger metropolitan areas come here to "rusticate" and have done so for generations. Comics enjoy mimicking the distinctive Downeast accent and making lobs...