Letter to the Editor: soda and taxes

An experience this summer helped reaffirm where I stand in today’s political and social environment. This past week I was spending a few nights in a place that had a communal refrigerator.…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Off the track

I've been thinking about what makes a first-rate kook.

There are at least 20 announced and unannounced candidates for governor, and we certainly don't want to elect one of them, only to discover…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Happy together

There's an easy way to make everyone happy.

Well, not exactly happy. It’s more like an easy way to make everyone mildly unhappy. But that's an improvement over the current situation in which…

Target Rich Environment: Off the chart

Back in 2006 the liberal Brookings Institution published Charting Maine’s Future with a portfolio of economic development recommendations. Governor Baldacci welcomed it as a “blueprint for Maine’s future” and all the legislators…

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