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  • The Universal Notebook: 'Mud, mud, I love mud'

    “April,” poet T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland," “is the cruelest month, breeding/Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/Memory and desire, stirring/Dull rots with spring rain.” I have never fully comprehended what Eliot had against April, unless it was that signs of...

  • The Right View: Economics is a matter of right vs. left

    While out driving last week, I caught a bit of the WGAN Morning News with Ken and Mike. A gentleman had called in making the case that while many of us are out here in the media shouting about right-this and left-that, he was just trying to work and survive. While we are all discussing soc...

  • Letter: Keep the school budget referendum

    This June’s primary will have a busy list of items to vote on with candidates, bonds and local issues. One issue that needs your attention is that each school district must vote to reaffirm the school budget referendum process. It is imperative that you vote, if for no other reason than thi...

  • Letter: Beem's argument flawed

    Edgar Allen Beem says that by howling the Constitution does not give Congress the right to mandate health-insurance coverage, certain people "reveal their ignorance." It seems that Mr. Beem may not have read far enough in the Constitution to come across this passage. "No capitation, or oth...

  • Letter: Scarcelli story a 'hatchet job'

    Shame on The Forecaster for publishing Marian McCue's hatchet job on Rosa Scarcelli. When I was just a few sentences into the article, I thought, "Sounds like this piece was written by a PR person for another candidate." Then I read that it was by a contributing writer for the supposedly non-part...

  • Letter: Beem wrong about Constitution

    Edger Allen Beem asserts “the Constitution is a living document, not an inviolable set of laws frozen in time.” Wrong. The Constitution is not a "set of laws." It is a defining formulation that creates America’s governance, that “constitutes” federal governm... 4

  • Letter: Beem's value is inflated

    I don't know how much Edgar Allen Beem gets paid for being a contributing writer (and an obviously biased one at that). Whatever it is, he's being overpaid and should be enthusiastically sending more of it to Augusta and Washington. Mel Read

  • Letter: Shame on Beem, newspaper

    The Forecaster should be ashamed to have printed Edgar Allen Beem’s piece “Moral universe is no place for Tea Partiers.” I read Mr. Beem’s opinions shaking my head and usually he’s trying to convince the readers (more likely himself) that he’s a thoughtf... 10

  • The Universal Notebook: Moral universe is no place for tea parties

    “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used this line in at least three of his historic speeches during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It is an elegant and optimistic expression of the ideas that the un... 25

  • Letter: Re-elect Rodden in Falmouth

    During her first three years on the Falmouth Town Council, Bonny Rodden has proved herself to be an intelligent and thoughtful representative. She has worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance economic benefits for all Falmouth residents, not just one or two special-interest groups. Her work to ...