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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: It's Stevoe versus the status quo

    Let me begin this new column with a proper introduction; my name is Stevoe and I’m an unreasonable man through and through. This self-designation is borrowed from George Bernard Shaw and his maxim, “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists i...

  • The Universal Notebook: Lies, damn lies and Paul LePage

    Gov. Paul LePage is afraid to debate challengers Mike Michaud and Eliot Cutler because he can’t defend his abysmal record on the economy, education and the environment. So what does he do? He announces he won’t debate Michaud because Michaud has refused to repudiate a third-party ad t...

  • Letter: Beem's Utopia makes for bad dreams

    Last night I had the strangest dream, about the world of Edgar Allen Beem. It began in a trendy little bistro in the Yarmouth area, where I overheard a conversation among what looked to be successful business people, or to some, I suppose, capitalist pigs. They said that Beem and hi... 16

  • Forecaster Forum: Why Gov. LePage can't erase history

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage has ordered state workers to remove from the state Labor Department a 36-foot mural depicting the state’s labor history. Among other things the mural illustrates the 1937 shoe mill strike in Auburn and Lewiston. It also features the iconic “Rosie the Riveter,&rd... 4

  • Global Matters: Just the fax, Gov. LePage, just the fax

    By now the world knows that Maine Gov. Paul LePage ordered the removal of a mural from the walls of the Maine Department of Labor in Augusta. The mural depicted Mainers across the generations in the struggle for workers’ rights. Apparently, the mural proved offensive to a visitor to ... 6

  • Letter: Keep the Kid-Safe Products Act

    I’m proud to live in Maine. Our Legislature and governor have a long history of collaborating toward thoughtful solutions. I don’t understand, therefore, why the governor, a legislator, and the state Chamber of Commerce want to weaken a law that exemplifies what we can achieve when w...

  • The Universal Notebook: Highway robbery on the Maine Turnpike

    So far the one good thing about the Republican conquest of Augusta has been that Maine Turnpike Authority Director Paul Violette has been chased from office after 23 years for failure to adequately explain what he did with $157,000 worth of slush fund gift certificates he purchased in 2005 and 20...

  • No Sugar Added: We're up to our armpits in fruity funny-business

    Spring is upon us, and I am here with some disturbing news: apparently, our nation’s capitol is not the only locale that will soon be awash in the delicious scent of cherry blossoms. Our armpits will be bursting forth in bloom, as well. It’s true. Last weekend, as I str...

  • Letter: LePage outrageous? Yes, thankfully, yes

    We are in an exciting time. And contrary to Edgar Allen Beem's opinion, we are in an outrageously promising time. Gov. Paul LePage is not playing politics. He is making hard, well-thought and brave decisions. These are decisions that career politicians and those of the liberal makeup would...

  • Letter: Don't balance Portland school budget on adult ed

    I read Superintendent James C. Morse Sr.’s most recent “Notebook” with disbelief. No doubt this budget cycle is the most challenging in years. As Morse described what his proposed budget will accomplish, he neglected to include what it is likely to destroy: our adult education...