Politics & Other Mistakes: Probing Probate

Maine’s Probate Courts are ripe grounds for stupidity. While most of the 16, part-time judges who handle adoptions, guardianships, estates and name changes manage to do so without screwing up too badly,…

Letter to the editor: What Do You Stand For?

Recently Sen. Mitch McConnell has been telling donors, colleagues and lobbyists that the Republican Party won’t be coming out with an official platform or agenda leading into the 2022 midterm elections. This…

Letter to the editor: Friendly misfire

Thirty years ago I witnessed the beginning of what would become a major shift in American foreign policy. I was a Marine then preparing for service in the Middle East. We feared…

Letter to the Editor: Maine elections are for Mainers

During the recent referendum campaign over the CMP Power Corridor, Hydro-Quebec, owned by the Province of Quebec (https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/hydro-quebec), spent millions of dollars, funneled through political action committees, to influence the outcome of…

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