You’ll have to forgive me, because I’m as tired of writing this column as you likely are of reading it. Yet, with a sickening frequency, I inevitably have to write some kind of reaction to an act of mass murder, and try to bring some rational thought to the most emotional of issues. But that […]
I don’t think that athletes and entertainers need to stay silent about issues they care about, nor do I begrudge them using their fame and wealth to advance causes they believe in. That tolerance for their opinions, however, does not mean that I need to celebrate what they say, or the means with which they […]
Recently, I have come to believe that the issue of free expression on college campuses, and specifically how it is today restricted, is the biggest threat to the future of the American republic that we face. Never was this more apparent to me than when I read the findings of a new study conducted by […]
Hillary Clinton is out with a new book. Haven’t you heard? Democrats certainly have. That noise you hear is the collective groan of the entire party establishment, activist base, and allied media. Hearing a bitter, vanquished candidate who doesn’t understand why she lost, nor have anything particularly insightful to say, is the last thing they want to […]
Because of the work I do, I have the opportunity to meet with many Maine businesses, particularly small businesses, and ask them what is necessary for them to survive, thrive and grow. I also often ask them what stands in their way of achieving those things. I ask these questions, because I care about the answers. […]
Earlier this week, the Bangor City Council decided that Columbus Day, a federally recognized holiday, should in fact be Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Despite protestations from the council that it wasn’t trying to “replace” Columbus Day (which they can’t do anyway, it being a federal holiday), the choice to recognize and celebrate the newly designated Indigenous […]
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Those words, rather famously, come from Martin Luther King, Jr., first spoken in a sermon he gave in 1957, and then printed in his 1963 book Strength to Love. The sentiment is classic King. It is a […]
In my mind, there was indeed room for the president to bring up, and talk about, the violence that left-wing groups like Antifa engage in. His big mistake was focusing so much of his attention on making that point.
People are now intimidated into silence, with a single perspective of thought being brutally enforced, and no dissension or disagreement being allowed.
“The science is clear. Raising the tobacco purchase age to 21 will save and improve lives.” This definitive statement was the closing argument in an editorial published Tuesday in the Bangor Daily News. As is the case virtually any time the words “the science is clear” appear in the middle of a political debate, the […]