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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: Gun take-back by police a 'missed opportunity'

    Regarding your article “Police say firearms collection hits target market” in the Feb. 28 issue, the gun donation program described in the article that was supervised by the Maine State Police r...

  • Letter: Tracy for Freeport Town Council

    Freeport Town Council District 2 candidate Sarah Tracy and I have had the opportunity to be side by side in support of each other as moms, friends, in business and in fundraising for many great local causes. She is an amazing inspiration to me in all of these arenas. Sarah is never negative; rath...

  • Letter: Scarborough zoning change ill-conceived

    I write to express my disappointment with the Scarborough Town Council’s support of the zoning change in Dunstan Corner approved at the Feb. 20 meeting. The consideration given that evening to this issue, for which many residents turned out despite the fact that the meeting was held in the ...

  • Letter: Access to health care should be guaranteed

    Access to health care should be guaranteed to all citizens. Bruce LeClaire argued in a letter that government-run health care is inefficient...

  • Letter: Legislature drops the ball on special interests

    Thank you for printing Orlando Delogu’s columns exposing the issue of corporate welfare in our state. I do not want to subsidize bi...

  • Short Relief: Send in the drones

    It’s early March and I should be wary, but I don’t think it is too early to pronounce unmanned drones the greatest achievement of the 21st century. They are relatively cheap, quiet and effective. They can solve a host of our problems: terrorism, climate change, illegal immigrat...

  • The View From Away: Oh, Canada?

    A few months ago, an old friend from Los Angeles, a director who emigrated to Canada for professional reasons, invited me to help him out on a television pilot he was producing for Canadian television. After a delightful week in Toronto, for which I was paid nearly enough to cover the cost...

  • The Universal Notebook: The enemy within

    Remember back in 2009, when the Department of Homeland Security report "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" warned that right-wing extremists posed a greater threat to America than Islamic militants? And remember...