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Politics & Other Mistakes: ‘Tis the season(5)

December 11, 2017

Ho, ho, yech, it’s time to come up with some snarky Christmas gifts to give to Maine’s most annoying politicians. I admit this whole idea is clichéd to the extreme, but according to the Big Book of Insipid Rules for Journalists, it’s mandatory. I apologize with all the sincerity of a Hollywood mogul accused of […]

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Letter to the Editor: Tax cut benefits mega-wealthy

The Republicans in the Senate just pulled out the credit card and charged one of the biggest tax cuts in our history. At a time of record unemployment, record stock market gains, and big business booming it is hard to justify the need for a tax cut. One point four trillion dollars ($1,400,000,000,000) will now […]

Letter to the Editor: Shame on Bruce Poliquin

Shame on Bruce Poliquin for voting for the Trump Tax plan, a plan that would put lots of money in the hands of the wealthy, while saddling the middle class with trillion dollar tax deficits. The Trump plan will make huge cuts to the corporate tax rate, ostensibly to place the US rate on par […]

Politics & Other Mistakes: The last non-candidate

Democratic 1st District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree is thinking of running for governor, adding her name to the list of nearly two dozen people seeking the office. Likewise, Nick Isgro, the recently re-elected Republican mayor of Waterville, is exploring the possibility. Also, the guy who fixes my furnace said he’ll probably announce his candidacy next […]

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