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Politics & Other Mistakes: Do nothing ‘til you hear from me(4)

February 20, 2017

The Maine Legislature doesn’t like to be told what to do. That’s because the Legislature would prefer not doing anything. For a politician, doing stuff is risky. No matter how innocuous the action (a proclamation declaring National Don’t Do A Damn Thing Day), there are going to be people who won’t like it (probably the […]

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Letter to the editor: We are not a Christian nation

It bothers me when I read comments from people declaring that the United States is a Christian nation. I know it is hard for some people to accept; but we are not a Christian nation. We are not a Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or atheist nation. Our Constitution gives us the right to practice any religion […]

Politics & Other Mistakes: Looking for the next bad thing

Rick Bennett isn’t going to be Maine’s next governor. Too bad. Bennett is probably what the state needs: a fiscal conservative with common sense and no pathological aversion to compromise. In other words, he’s 10 percent like current Gov. Paul LePage and 90 percent not. One other difference: Bennett is pro-choice, LePage pro-life. With the […]

Letter to the editor: Trumped again

Sometimes a comment doesn’t exactly qualify as a letter to the editor. And I admit that this is more a comment than a logical argument. However, being a Vietnam War vet I immediately took offense during his campaign when Donald Trump made the statement the he didn’t consider John McCain a war hero; stating that […]


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