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  • Intentionally Unreasonable: Semi-happy birthday to me

    Today is my birthday and I’m only feeling semi-happy. Despite more than a few cards, and cakes of various sizes and flavors from family, friends and well-wishers, I’m just not that connected to the event of my birth from more than half a century ago. I was born in a year...

  • Short Relief: In LePage v. the Legislature, don't count the governor out

    There is some merit to the governor's positions on whether asylum seekers should get General Assistance and whether he vetoed the Legislature's bill authorizing it. The problem is the governor doesn't explain his positions well, the media isn't inclined to help him, and any merit to his po...

  • Letter: Lemonade isn't water; same-sex marriage isn't marriage

    Once upon a time in a land far away there was a village that lived in peace and harmony. This village had a magnificent spring of fresh, clear water, and water was the drink of choice. Because of the nature of water and its special characteristics, its use was given special privileges. The...

  • Letter: Re-elect Morrison in South Portland

    There are many great candidates running for the state Legislature; we are very fortunate. However, I think Rep. Terry Morrison exemplifies the quality of candidate we need in the House. Terry has served South Portland well from District 122; he is thoughtful, thorough and committed. His communica...

  • Letter: Value Tyll's military experience

    As a retired military aviator, I have a keen sense of what qualities define a leader. I have led aviators into harm’s way during Desert Storm and I think I have some insight into what it takes to be a leader. Chris Tyll is the leader that Maine needs. A decorated N...

  • Letter: Obama is 'less of two evils'

    I worked with zeal to elect Barack Obama in 2008, and wholeheartedly voted for him. That was before his support of drone attacks, his decriminalization of torture, and other policies I oppose. I’d feel like a hypocrite to work for him in this 2012 contest, I reasoned. But was I letti...

  • Letter: South Portland GOP lists candidates

    Maine has come a long way in becoming more business friendly in the past couple of years. That opens up opportunity for people to have good jobs and to establish lifestyles that are more prosperous and worry free. We need to continue the good work that has been accomplished in Augusta. To ...

  • Letter: Daughtry will stand for women in Augusta

    I am a senior at a local private high school. I have been politically active in my community and school since fourth grade. Confronting gender issues and how women are portrayed in our modern society has been a major focus in my life. I feel under- represented as a young female in government. H...

  • Letter: King is most qualified for U.S. Senate

    I am a member of the Democratic Party, and in contested elections I usually vote for the Democratic candidate. However, in the upcoming selection of a U.S. senator, I will vote for independent Angus King, and I encourage others to do likewise. King is the most qualified person running. He ...

  • Letter: Economic practice vs. theory in District 11

    I am writing in support of the candidacy of Chris Tyll for Maine Senate in District 11. His opponent is an independent, but since we have a two-party system, an independent legislator (no matter how nice or how smart) becomes irrelevant. He or she is only useful when one of the two parties...