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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: The flag isn't South Carolina's only problem

    There is an old Scottish proverb with more than a little Biblical linkage: “Confession is good for the soul.” Always aspiring to provide goodness to the soul (mine or to others) I go forth today with a timely and topical deep-fried confession. For many years now I’ve held...

  • Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it

    Friday, June 26, dawned like many recent June days; gray clouds hung in, and an unexpected rain had dampened the ground over the night. When that day ended, the world had shifted, moved by two stunning events. The United States Supreme Court affirmed that same-sex marriage is legal ...

  • Letter: Trolley folly in Brunswick

    Many of you may have seen the bus called the Brunswick Explorer. I will relate my $1 ride. There were three other passengers when I boarded and on the entire circuit no one else got on. Talking with the driver I found out there are three buses to cover the routes, one in East Brunswick, the othe...

  • Letter: Falmouth decision sends chilling message

    I have been avoiding driving past the Lunt and Plummer-Motz schools ever since the community center project was voted down because I am so filled with grief. The town’s decision to reject the proposal marked the moment when I can no longer feel that Falmouth is my home. I was a stude...

  • Letter: Couldn't agree more with Beem

    I just picked up The Forecaster in order to read Edgar Allen Beem's opinion column, as I always do prior to getting on the ferry to Diamond Cove. I read "Blame it on the poor, Standard & Poor's, that is." I have to say that I couldn't agree more and further have to add that I continua...

  • Letter: Beem provides enlightenment

    The Aug. 17 edition of The Forecaster had four letters to the editor, three being anti-Edgar Allen Beem. Most letters about him disagree with him, some vehemently; the more conservative the writers the more vehement they are. I assume liberal readers probably agree with most of what he writes, bu...

  • Letter: Beem deserves a Pulitzer

    If there is a weekly newspaper category for Pulitzer Prize opinion writing, please submit Edgar Allen Beem's column, "Smarten Up, America." Beem should not despair. Hopefully, our education system will ultimately teach Americans – liberals, conservatives, et. al. – the basics ...

  • Letter: It takes stupid to know stupid

    In support of his proposition that "American politicians are too stupid to govern," Edgar Allen Beem cites Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., whom he describes as a "right-wing idealogue." Presumably, Mr. Beem reached this conclusion because Ryan had the temerity to propose a plan which would reduce govern... 3

  • The Universal Notebook: Blame it on the poor, Standard & Poor's, that is

    Let’s face it, I don’t know squat about the U.S. economy. You don’t know squat about the U.S. economy either. We just do our jobs. We work hard. We pay our bills. We pay our taxes. It’s not our faults the economy is in a tailspin and taking us down with it. A quarte... 8

  • Letter: New councilor off track already in Falmouth

    During the recent campaign for Town Council in Falmouth, I though one of the reasons Chris Orestis gave for running was because he didn't think the council represented the views of the residents of Falmouth and that some councilors were pursuing their own agendas. So I was surprised to read in th...