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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: Reverse the Pine Point decision

    Scarborough Town Councilors D'Andrea, Roy and Rancourt, who opposed an "end justifies the means" approach during July 15 deliberations, requesting additional information prior to voting on an inequitable land exchange in Pine Point, are commended for their patient, thoughtful and responsib...

  • Letter: Don't change Pine Point

    I have lived in Pine Point all my life and my ancestors settled here in the 1600s. All my life I've spent many hours on our beautiful beach. I am an avid bird watcher and have many friends who I've met through birding. I no longer walk the beach like I did in my youth and depend now on Pine Poi...

  • The Universal Notebook: A show of hands

    Yesterday I saw a young, teenage couple walking down the street hand-in-hand. They were dressed similarly in black clothes that suggested punk rockers on summer vacation, but the us-against-the-world defiance of their appearances was leavened by the tenderness with which they held hands. The bond of... 1

  • Letter: Beem entertains, educates

    I hope you will keep publishing Edgar Allen Beem's columns for as long as he writes them. Not only are they a distinctive feature of The Forecaster, but they give your readers entertainment and education in two ways: First, through the thoughtful, calm and compassionate thoughts they articulate, an...

  • Letter: Beem's 'satire' hits the mark

    I can't tell you how much I have been enjoying Edgar Allen Beem's column recently. His ongoing satires of the liberal mindset have had me chuckling for hours. Beem continues to deftly expose the radical left wing's self-righteousness and hypocrisy, all the while playing the part of a liberal colum... 1

  • Letter: Beem is right about Beck

    Edgar Allen Beem is exactly accurate in his recent column about Glenn Beck (and Rush Limbaugh). When people have free-floating fear, anxiety, anger, stress overload, the right-wing talking point puppets (Beck, Limbaugh, etc.) are experts at manipulating people like Beth O'Connor into focusing on...

  • Letter: Food cupboard says thanks

    Macy's employees have raised food and money for the South Portland Food Cupboard. In late June and early July they raised over $1,000, and Federated Department Stores will match this. What a wonderful surprise for us. These men and women did this all on their own, with no customer involvement. ...

  • Letter: Beem needs a time-out

    In reading Edgar Allen Beem's piece entitled "Glenn Beck, the 'Libertarian Limbaugh,'" it is clear to me that Mr. Beem sees the world through "far-left rose colored glasses." I challenge him and others who believe whatever they read to do at least one of the following: 1) listen... 4