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Monday, August 3, 2020
  • We need another Teddy Roosevelt. Recently a statue of him was scheduled to be removed from the American Museum of Natural History. It dawned on me that another president like him might be what this country needs....
  • On July 17, Salmon Business reported that salmon prices in Europe had fallen 43 percent in a month. That can’t come as good news to Nordic Aquafarms, which is already woefully short of the $900 million it needs to build its ...
  • Becca Glaser surely deserves the left’s gold medal in the category of “Best Anti-Republican Boycott Chant” for her takedown of L.L.Bean, Linda Bean and, are you ready for this, the Farnsworth Museum. Her piece is a tour de force ...
  • It may once have been, back before Ronald Reagan, the actor, was PR’d into sainthood by right-wing handlers, that the Republican Party reasonably shilled for business interests as counterpoint to worker interests. But that semi-respectable ... 
  • I have to admit, when I hear the term “white supremacy” it triggers a bit of reactive heat within me, even though I know there is systemic racial disparity in housing, education, and job advancement, to name a few. I know these ...
  • Are we ready to let our children be used as virus-spread enablers? Should we rely on their alleged strong immune systems, when some data suggests that certain children can be vulnerable to the virus? One way to explain where the ...
  • Sara Gideon’s most recent TV attack ad against Senator Susan Collins is an outrage. Senator Collins is not the cause of Maine’s opioid scourge, as Gideon implies. As the TV ad’s story line goes, the narrator’s husband got into ...
  • Traffic-pattern decals on the floor, managing the number of people allowed in the store at any given time, and, of course, the requirement to wear a face mask upon entering have been, at best, idealistic in that there are still an increasing ...
  • If you have doubts, or may be in denial about the gravity of this pandemic or perhaps you think you may be immune or indifferent to inequality, you might just find a discomfort lurking within. Call it empathy, call it reason, call it intelligence....
  • Throughout his life, Donald Trump has been beset by a tension between appearances and reality. He has consistently chosen to spurn reality and to live and present himself based upon appearances. He lives in an alternate reality of his ...
  • How would you like to own a business providing a vital service to over half a million customers with no competition and a guaranteed profit? Not a bad gig. That’s the privilege Central Maine Power enjoys. But it’s not supposed to be a free ...
  • As Trump sends unmarked federal agents into Portland, Oregon, and threatens to send them into other U.S. cities to intimidate, pepper-spray and round up citizens identified as protesters, let’s not forget that the United States of ...
  • I’ve known Jan Dodge since I was in Belfast Area High School back in the late ’70s. She was then, and is now, a bright, intelligent and energetic woman. As our representative to the Maine House of Representatives for the past two years ...
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