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  • The Universal Notebook: Socialism and the Pledge of Allegiance

    South Portland High School students Lily SanGiovanni, Morrigan Turner and Gaby Ferrell are to be congratulated for their efforts to defend American freedom. The students have drawn criticism in some quarters for asking that students be informed that they should only recite the Pledge of Allegianc...

  • The Right View: Welfare fraud is a fact Maine can't ignore

    One of my father’s favorite sayings was “don’t let me confuse you with the facts.” For all of the emoting, victim parading, and LePage bashing that is currently going on regarding the governor’s attempts at combating welfare fraud in Portland and beyond, all o...

  • The Right View: 2015 could be the year of the Maine conservative

    Happy New Year! What better way to ring in 2015 than to highlight the bright spots conservatives the state over can hopefully, as well as assuredly, anticipate. We're a year closer to President Obama's exit from our national stage. Thank God. I'm choosing to focus on that, rather than the ...

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: We are the new barbarians

    The Roman Empire was a brutal era that featured gladiators who routinely fought slaves, other gladiators and wild animals, usually to the death, while thousands of people cheered. The floor of the Roman Coliseum was a pool of blood by the end of each event. The Romans were sadistic and bar...

  • Letter: Columnist displays selective news judgment

    In Julie McDonald-Smith's last column, she declared that the "news media has lost credibility, and is firmly in the tank for all things progressive, and simply cannot be trusted to report the news." This appears six paragraphs after she quotes an article from the Bangor Daily News with which she ...

  • Letter: Don't buy the claim that tax cuts create jobs

    Conventional wisdom claims cutting job creators' personal income tax rates creates jobs. Not true. Businesses small and large are motivated to derive income and create profits. Employees are a cost item. In 35 years of corporate management experience and as a former owner of a small business, nev...

  • Letter: Sports bar incompatible with Falmouth neighborhood

    “Why would you want to live like this?,” my father asked when we purchased our home in Falmouth's Tidewater Farms. “You have no acreage. No privacy. No room for a swimming pool.” Growing up in Maine I knew that standard home-buying procedure meant having a center-ha...

  • Letter: Column illustrates what's wrong with parties

    Julie McDonald’s column criticizing Democrats in the state Senate District 25 ballot controversy makes it clear that she is a staunch Republican. The final tally giving the win to the Democrat was for her obviously very disappointing. She blamed the Democrats for the publicity involved, des...

  • Letter: North Yarmouth or North Korea? You decide

    Regarding the issue at North Yarmouth Fire Rescue, it is important to reiterate that this is not about washing cars. Bill Young was illegally fired for exercising his right to petition the government. But as town leaders have chosen to focus on their ill-intentioned policy of not allowing NYFR me...

  • Letter: Library serves Scarborough better than ice arena

    It is my opinion that a new ice arena should not be situated on town land across from the Scarborough Public Library. Building the hockey rink there will: deprive the library of overflow parking for its well-attended, free events; eliminate two basketball courts that provide free unorganiz...