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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: Scarborough beaches are going to the dogs

    I feel sorry for the majority of the residents of Scarborough, as well as our visitors to this town that abounds with beautiful beaches. The newest leash law seems to have handed the town beaches to the dogs, particularly after Labor Day, which is a favorite time for retired people or parents wit...

  • Letter: Why won't Michaud, LePage debate Cutler?

    As the campaigns for Maine’s governor heat up for the summer, it strikes me as unusual that only one of the three candidates wish to have timely public debates on the issues. Two of the candidates say they think fall might be the right time. There are five months before we must decide which...

  • Letter: McDonald doesn't debate, she heckles

    My father was a life-long Republican – and secretary of his union for 20 years. Today's Republicans are a disgrace to the tradition of Margaret Chase Smith and Dwight Eisenhower, let alone the honored tradition of moderate discourse. I greeted the arrival of Julie McDonald's column in The F...

  • Letter: Beem appeals to 'lowest common denominator'

    How much longer do you plan to let language like "dirt bags of the right" be a regular feature of your opinion page? Epithets like this invite opinions that Edgar Allen Beem is sinking into juvenile bullying and verbal abuse, not to mention lack of self-discipline and at least a modest degree of ...

  • Letter: McDonald provides an exception that proves the rule

    Julie McDonald's emphasis on defending GOP values ("The Right View: Scarborough lawmaker's work belies 'GOP War on Women,'" May 2...

  • Letter: Parting with Beem over Hillary endorsement

    So my invariable agreement with Edgar Allen Beem and respect for his good judgment ends. He surely nodded at his keyboard in finding Hillary Clinton "tougher than any of those wannabes on the right," able to hold her own "in the mudslinging inside the Beltway," and by virtue of those qualities an...

  • Letter: Expand bus service to Freeport, Yarmouth, Cumberland

    I read with great interest the recent article about expanding the Metro bus service to include Cumberland, Yarmouth and Freeport ("Metro eyes ...

  • Letter: McBrady, Hemphill for Falmouth Town Council

    I would like to strongly endorse Charlie McBrady and Caleb Hemphill for election to the Falmouth Town Council. Every town needs a connection with its history, and a person who knows its people, its streets, where it came from, and where it can go to. Charlie McBrady grew up in Falmouth and has ra...