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…

80-itis: That dreaded disease; an octogenarian’s creed

By Maal Sibulkin Preface As often happens in one’s elder years, for no visible or known cause, only from visible and painful symptoms, I was taken to the hospital’s emergency room with a knee suddenly swollen so…

Politics & Other Mistakes: Drinkin’ problem

No more local beer. It pains me to write that, but it must be done. We’ve got to kill off Maine’s brewing industry for the greater good. There’s more. Those people making…

Letter to the Editor: Full disclosure needed

A little-known provision of the No Child Left Behind Act allows military recruitment offices access to the personal contact information for upper grade level students in schools across the U.S.A. There is…