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If you’ve been to the top of Mount Battie anytime in the last week, you might have noticed something resembling a monstrous hybrid between a skyscraper, an aircraft carrier and an oil platform erupting out Penobscot Bay . . .
  • Let’s play a game: “Where have I heard that before?” Here’s how it works, I’ll make a series of statements, things of the kind that might appear in a New York Times article, statements like “geriatric left-wing socialist runs . . .
  • Superficially, the local State House of Representatives Race of 2016 in Camden/Rockport resembled the presidential race at the national level in many ways. On the one side, there was a center-of-the-road Democrat — a woman . . .
  • “What is truth?” It’s a question that we’ve all pondered. It is a question that has been pondered since human beings evolved the requisite physical brain infrastructure to foster the intellectual capacity to ponder such things. It is a question . . .
  • I’ve never been afraid to speak my mind politically, but that’s all changed in recent weeks, which makes it all the more important that I do so now. Repeat after me: AMERICA HAS JUST ELECTED A FASCIST AS PRESIDENT. . . .
  • I’m a walker. Yes, I own a car, but I much prefer to get around on my feet. Sure it’s slower, and this time of year the cold and bitter wind starts to remind . . .
  • I never had trouble finding work growing up. Not just because my father owned a restaurant and I had a pretty much guaranteed job there even if I was . . .
  • Edward Bernays is the most important person you’ve probably never heard of, according to Time magazine at least, who listed him as one of the 100 most important people of the 20th century alongside Hitler and Einstein. . . .
  • As I've watched events unfold in Greece, I can't help but ask myself one question: "Who won the Second World War?" Ancient Greece was where the seeds of modern democracy were planted. A system of democracy and free markets supposedly prevailed in the West following WWII. Following the collapse of the . . .
  • Gentrification is an ugly word. Even its mere mention can invoke classism, jealousy, and contempt. The haves and the have nots. Injustice and inequality. The inevitable but usually veiled question: "And which side of it are you on?" The word itself is derived from the antiquated "gentry" which was the class of . . .
  • At this point, it seems trite to complain that the major players in mainstream entertainment have abandoned any motivation to produce something of artistic merit in favor of producing something that they know will sell
  • A faded poster hangs askew on a yellowing wall of the computer lab in the Randall Student Center at the University of Maine at Augusta. The heading of the poster boldly reads, "2007 Bridge Inventory: a State-by-State Look at Trends in Deficient and Obsolete Bridges." The poster seems like something of an anomaly . . .
  • The United States has always had its arch-bogeymen. Ambiguous, ill-defined creatures lurking back in the shadows, waiting for the opportunity to pounce when we show the slightest sign of vulnerability. Those who envy our freedom and wealth and are just lusting to deprive us of our hard-earned life, liberty and happiness. They will stop at nothing. Evil exists. You are not safe. . . .
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