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  • The Right View: Film raises the question of a world without 'America'

    Dinesh D'Souza's "America" was not what I was expecting. In the promotions for the documentary, D’Souza states, “America. Imagine what the world would be like without her.” It was a fascinating concept to me, to see one person’s interpretation of what the world woul...

  • The Universal Notebook: Confessions of a (recovering) soccer dad

    Our daughter Tess played soccer from the time she was a little girl until she got to college. Prior to her taking up the sport, I had little or no interest in the game. Then we lived the devoted lives of soccer moms and dads through travel team to premier and high school varsity soccer. It...

  • Letter: Woods in Senate District 25 Democratic primary

    This June, Democrats in state Senate District 25 have an opportunity to nominate an entrepreneur with civic values and a commitment to stewardship. If we elect Steve Woods our next state senator for Chebeague, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, Yarmouth and a portion of Westbrook, we’...

  • Letter: Falmouth Democratic rep backs Breen in primary

    For the first time in many years, there is a Democratic primary contest for state Senate District 25. On June 10, please vote for Cathy Breen. Often, elected officials do not endorse candidates in party primary elections. I am happy to break with that tradition to endorse Cathy, who served six ye...

  • Letter: Scarborough school budget vote sends wrong message

    By defeating a school budget that had already been stripped bare, voters in Scarborough are sending an unfortunate message to young families, entrepreneurs or anyone else who wants to see our town stay vibrant: "Don't bother to come here, the future is somewhere else." They may think they ...

  • Letter: Edes in Democratic primary for sheriff

    As a former Scarborough town councilor, I always understood that, when elected, you have a responsibility to represent an entire community. Many try to steer clear of writing endorsements in political party primary races, but the June Democratic primary for Cumberland County sheriff requires atte...

  • The Universal Notebook: Unusual weather we're having, isn't it?

    Was there ever a more miserable winter in Maine than this past winter? Cold and snow are no problem for most natives, but the sleet, freezing rain, icy footing, treacherous driving, crusty snow, slippery sidewalks, slushy driveways, frost heaves, pot holes and generally inhospitable nature...

  • The Right View: Iran Contra, Benghazi, and the media matter

    When will we ever learn? Show me a time in history where gun running by the United States government has resulted in a positive outcome. While I don’t doubt the Gipper’s heartfelt desire to eradicate communism back in the day, the Iran Contra affair was an utter disaster. Now w...

  • The View From Away: Absence from L.A. makes the heart grow colder

    I am halfway through my most recent stint of TV consulting (“Instant Mom,” Thursdays on Nick At Nite; tell your friends). The part I thought would be hard has been easy, and the part I thought would be easy has been hard. The big worry, being back in a writers’ room, has gone sm...

  • Policy Wonk: The University of Maine’s Faustian bargain, and other mistakes

    In the fall of 2012, after a self-imposed tuition freeze for the academic year starting that fall, the University of Maine System board of trustees and then-new Chancellor James Page responded to Gov. Paul LePage’s request for belt-tightening by proposing a further two-year tuition freeze i...