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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: Brunswick councilors dropped the ball

    The issue before the Brunswick Town Council on May 4 was whether to make a recommendation to the state Transportation Committee to eliminate the Downeaster locomotive idling in our town. Certainly their actions show me and other residents that they do not have our best interest in mind. Th...

  • Letter: Support Maine's Clean Elections Initiative

    Whom we elect matters when it comes to creating opportunity for everyone in Maine. As a young Mainer and small business owner I feel it's important that my representatives in Augusta are unencumbered by the weight of special-interest money. Maine's Clean Elections Initiative does just that. It me...

  • Letter: Nothing burdensome about Falmouth's zoning board

    I read the article "Falmouth panel suggests cap on new rural homes" with interest, and found it a bit troubling that the chairman of the Long Ran...

  • The Universal Notebook: Concealed carry follies

    Gun control is one of those issues, like abortion, about which people tend to want all or nothing, when what is really needed are reasonable limitations. Recently, for instance, in a display of double-barreled Republican firepower, state Sen. Eric Brakey of Auburn and our pistol-packing Go...

  • The Right View: Treatment of Westbrook councilor exposes media bias

    I wonder what would happen to me (or any Republican) if I lamented, either out loud or in print, that with regard to any Democratic leader “in some countries assassination is a political strategy, but unfortunately not here.” And what if I tried to lie about it? Then tried to s...

  • Policy Wonk: Will Democrats keep their eye on the ball?

    In the wind-down of legislative sessions, Maine Democrats' recent track record is awful. They’ve continually settled for tax measures that inevitably shrink state revenues and make budget cuts necessary to essential programs. They haggled so long over the mechanics of paying h...

  • Letter: Beem's case for Sanders ignores history

    Edgar Allen Beem is to be congratulated for his candor in advocating Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid. (“The case for Bernie ...

  • Letter: Cumberland needs animal shelter agreement

    I have recently encountered a disappointing and frustrating problem primarily because I live in the town of Cumberland. I was attempting to fulfill a promise I made to a Yarmouth friend who died in February. I assured her that I would see that her beloved cat, Buddy, either would come to C...