Politics & Other Mistakes: Feed the animals

Nothing is more pathetic than the sight of destitute gubernatorial candidates scrounging through trash receptacles for returnable bottles and cans, sleeping in shelters and eating in charity food kitchens. Unless, of course,…

Letter to the Editor: Dirigo Choice can work

Since 2005, the Dirigo Choice health care program in Maine has served over 29,000 members. That’s nearly the entire population of Franklin County. Now, some opponents of the program say this is…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Chinese democracy

That December morning in the year 2010 began oddly. The sun rose in the west. The river reversed itself and flowed upstream. The tide went out and didn’t come back. The street…

Letter to the Editor: Special Election Feb. 3

I am running for state representative because I believe our current state budget crisis has been caused by poor short-term thinking and unrealistic planning. I believe what is required are long-term, sustainable…

Letter to the Editor: Smart government needed

I am running for the Democratic nomination for the District 89 (Farmington and Industry) state House seat because I believe we are at a crossroad in history and our economy where we…

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