Category Archives: Headlines

Why can’t we ‘do something’ after Las Vegas shooting?

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 […]

Pigskin players have right to protest, but that doesn’t mean they should

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 […]

The future of freedom of speech

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 […]

Maine’s taxing tax problem

I received my first paycheck of the new year this week. Did you? Notice anything? My wife certainly did. Roughly $100 that had previously been in my paycheck was now missing. That money was probably going to buy groceries but had mysteriously vanished. I say mysteriously because we were told by the president during his […]

13 bold predictions for 2013

Last December, I took a look at what was then the future and made a series of predictions about the next 12 months. I have to say I didn’t do half bad. Things I got right: President Barack Obama defeating Mitt Romney in Maine, same-sex marriage passing, the world not imploding once it did, Gov. […]

It’s On: Raye Files for Race Against Michaud

Thursday morning, Senate President Kevin Raye filed the necessary paperwork to run for Maine’s Second Congressional District seat. This follows Raye’s exploratory phase, in which he signaled his interest in running for the seat, but wanted to travel the district to see what kind of reaction to his potential candidacy there was. In the world […]