If you aren’t making solid, logical arguments for someone, and are instead saying things like, I feel, or I am sick of, or I can’t stand, then you are basing your opinion on fairy dust, and your candidate will ultimately disappoint you.
We need a complete and total destruction of the current nominating system. Does anyone really disagree with that?
There is a reason that no Democrats have won a majority of voters in a statewide election since 1988 and have lost 14 out of the last 16 statewide elections.
So we can all agree that the far left dream of impeaching the governor was a tremendous waste of time, right? Good. Because it was. And the irony of the entire charade was that it basically amounted to political retribution against a politician some members of the Legislature did not like, for the crime of […]
It seems that some remedial civics is in order. This week, President Barack Obama, after weeping on television, signed several executive orders intended to, in his words, “address the problem of gun violence in this country.” Most liberals cheered the stroke of Obama’s pen. Finally, they said, the president was going to break the gridlock […]
Traditions. We all hold some very dear. Going on a yearly vacation to somewhere special. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Putting up your Christmas tree on the same day each year. One of my most time-honored traditions is using my final column of the year to present to you, the good people of the […]
Are you increasingly nervous that somebody will take offense to something you say or do? You aren’t alone. Today, for some reason, we are offended for the sake of offense. In today’s world, it doesn’t matter if something gives joy and happiness to a group of teachers and kids. No, what matters is that in […]
Dear candidate, I understand you are interested in my vote for both the 2016 presidential primary and — assuming you get past that first hurdle — the general election. Thank you for your interest. We have received a number of other applications and will review them all with great interest. Please be aware that while […]
In his race for mayor of Lewiston, Maine People’s Alliance activist Ben Chin was fond of characterizing the contest as a battle of generations. In an article on the election in The New York Times, one of Chin’s supporters spelled it out in plain terms. “Macdonald is the past,” he said. “Chin is the future.” […]
New Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling isn’t even sworn into office yet, and is already setting up a task force to try to solve the Portland housing crisis. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a committee or a blue ribbon commission tasked with “solving” a big problem. Invariably the “solution” will involve some major government […]