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  • Capitol Notebook: While you were at the LePage investigation ...

    With headlines focused on the pending investigation of embattled Gov. Paul LePage, it’s time to step back and review some other issues and say farewell to some key bills that were doomed by this Legislature. The Legislature is by nature conservative, and as an institution is uncomfor...

  • The Universal Notebook: Impeach the governor

    There is a general recognition among all but his most rabid supporters that Gov. Paul LePage went too far – and may have committed a crime – when he threatened to withhold state funding from a public charter school if it hired Democratic Speaker of the House Mark Eves as its new presi...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith's opinion 'uplifting, refreshing'

    One would not think that an opinion column "talking about shame" could be uplifting and refreshing, but Julie McDonald-Smith's column was just that. Following the cue set by the mainstream media attacking the right, she dismantled the left with a casual, but accurately pointed, finger at the disg...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith column crossed the line

    When I think the opinions of Julie McDonald-Smith can sink no lower, she stoops ("Let's Talk About Shame"). Apparently the "finger pointing" applie...

  • Letter: Columnist's argument shameful, disgraceful

    Imagine my surprise when I saw Julie McDonald-Smith's “Let’s talk about shame” column draw a comparison between abortion and the Holocaust. I can only assume she quotes Jennifer Fulwiler’s blog “Conversion Diary” on the subject instead of making the assertion h...

  • Letter: Compromise to keep South Portland gardens

    It’s too bad that the site plan presented by Martin's Point Health Care to the South Portland City Council depicted the largest possible scale. The 17,000-square-foot structure with 85 parking spaces horrified residents of this neighborhood. Most distressing is the disappearance of Hamlin F...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith displays 'shameful ignorance'

    How apt that Julie McDonald-Smith begins her recent column with the definition of shame, as she parades her shameful ignorance. I would like to see...

  • Letter: LePage proposals lack care, compassion

    Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed cuts to immigrants take Maine in the wrong direction. We are a nation of immigrants. That diversity has made us strong. LePage’s proposed budget cuts eliminate food assistance for lawfully present immigrants. It is estimated that 420 households inclu...

  • Letter: Share a little more road this spring

    As the snow banks finally recede, more cyclists are back on the roads in Southern Maine. However, this can be a hazardous time to ride. A physician friend who commutes by bike to his job on the days that he safely can, told me he's had three flats during the course of the winter. Motorists...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith's arguments are hard to fathom

    I would like to know on what basis Julie McDonald-Smith states that President Obama is "the most radical, destructive president we've ever had." Did she conduct a poll? Is there some scientific evidence to prove her claim? I wonder if she has ever heard of John Adams, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Linc...