Letter to the Editor: Economists prefer Obama

The Economist magazine has just published the results of a survey of economists’ opinions of Barack Obama’s and John McCain’s plans for the economy. An overwhelming majority think Obama’s plan is better.…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Green around the gills

Spotting environmentalists used to be easy. You didn’t need to look for hemp clothing or sandals made from recycled tires. You didn’t have to hike through the puckerbrush to yurts heated with…

Politics & Other Mistakes: No rules

The state of Maine doesn’t give away money. Well, except for the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Economic Development, the Department of Transportation and the state treasurer. But…

Letter to the Editor: Political circus train

As the tone of this campaign spirals down sound bite by sound bite, the urgency of the issues increases. People are still killing and being killed in Iraq, our government is still…