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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: Payne shouldn't write column

    Tony Payne is an intelligent and competent Falmouth town councilor. The issue I have with Payne's Opinion column has little to do with his opinions themselves, but rather the fact that The Forecaster would agree to give a single town councilor an opinion column at all. Upon even a moment of reflecti...

  • Letter: Beem column 'lacks' credibility

    There is an important word missing in Edgar Allen Beem's discourse on bias in the media: credibility. Beem concedes that there is a bias in the press and his bias has always been on the liberal side of things. He notes that the conservatives have their own bias in the media, and then concludes ... 3

  • Letter: Health-care legislation under attack

    Recently we've seen ads, letters to editors and mailers from special-interest groups trying to mislead the public about important health-care issues debated last session at the Statehouse. As an organization dedicated to protecting consumers and promoting quality, affordable health care for everyone... 2

  • Editorial: Where we stand on local and state ballot questions

    There are several local ballot questions facing voters in The Forecaster coverage area Nov. 3, and seven more facing all voters on the statewide ballot. Here's where we stand on them: South Portland The debate over whether dogs should be allowed, and to what extent, on...

  • The Universal Notebook: My media bias

    Last month, the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released a survey that showed that 60 percent of Americans believe the press is politically biased. That's 78 percent of Republicans, 62 percent of Independents, and 50 percent of Democrats. Just two years ago, only 39...

  • Probing Politics: Excess, excise and TABOR II

    "Government should grow at the same rate as the economy," according to Christopher "Kit" St. John, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, speaking in opposition to TABOR II at Policy Soundings, a forum for state and national issues. It seems to reflect a... 2

  • Global Matters: Drug abuse of a different kind

    There comes a moment when you realize you've crossed over into another "demographic," when it hits you that you're no longer as young as you think you are, or as young as you feel. You discover that while you may think you're 39 years old, the world knows you're, well, not. There's...

  • Letter: Cancer society thanks Bath, Brunswick

    On behalf of the American Cancer Society, I would like to thank the Bath/Brunswick community for its generosity and support of the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on Sunday, Oct. 18. More than 200 walkers and volunteers participated, and we raised close to $45,000 t...