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Think how much simpler life would be
Here’s a modest proposal for resolving the problems associated with marriage: Abolish it.
| April 02, 2010
Might be something in the water
As every sane Mainer knows, the wackiest ideas for improving this state come from people in the immediate vicinity of Portland.
| March 24, 2010
A few guppies short
The term "think tank" looks as if it signifies something impressive.
| March 17, 2010
Budget problems? It's the stupidity, stupid.
There are lots of theories about what's wrong with Maine's economy.
| March 10, 2010
Workin' man blues
Blue-collar luxury resorts, and other GOP oxymorons
Election years are always times of high anxiety for politicians. That may explain why they say and do so many stupid things.
| March 08, 2010
Don't make promises
Paul LePage's disastrous mistake
In writing a weekly political column, you learn not to use the first paragraph to make extravagant claims you can't possibly deliver on.
| February 24, 2010
Weapon of choice
As amazing as it seems in this age of 24-hour-a-day punditry, there are still issues about which it is permissible not to have an opinion.
| February 17, 2010
A clean mind and dirty hands
Moral dilemmas for the Maine Clean Election Fund
Three people walk into a bank ...
| February 10, 2010
Operators are standing by
Blah Blah Tourism
Here's the ugly truth about Republican 2nd District congressional candidate Jason Levesque.
| February 03, 2010
The ills of instant-runoff voting
The word "instant" makes me suspicious.
| January 27, 2010
A fool for everyone
Trimming the flab from the governor's race
Time to dispose of a few inconsequential gubernatorial candidates.
| January 20, 2010
Mean everything to nothing
True tax stories
My favorite movie-advertising phrase is "based on a true story." Translated into English, it means: "more or less, a big fat lie."
| January 13, 2010
21st century breakdown
Ne'er has there been a sweeter gig than being secretary
The office of Maine's secretary of state has been around since we split from Massachusetts in 1820.
| January 06, 2010
The Department of Economic and Community Development dodges the axe
Some things in life are essential — beer, the MLB Network, caller ID — and some things aren't — tofu, Jay Leno, the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.
| December 30, 2009
Gifts of the magi
Who's on the naughty list?
OK, so math isn't Poliquin's strong point. And he's a little shaky on consistency. But are those minor flaws enough to convince Santa to leave coal in his stocking?
| December 22, 2009
Booze restores Maine's financial liquidity
Raise your glasses and toast the financial genius who — without increasing taxes, cutting services or employing accounting gimmicks — solved Maine's budget crisis.
| December 16, 2009
Virtue and vice
The Maine Clean Election Act plays the errant-strumpet trumpet
The problem with being virtuous (or so I'm told) is that it has almost nothing to do with actual virtue.
| December 09, 2009
Airship of fools
Last spring, after the state Legislature rejected a bill that could have resulted in a wind farm being constructed on two undeveloped mountains in Redington Township, a lot of people in western Maine, figuring the controversial project was finally dead, expressed their joy by doing the chicken dance in the streets.
| December 02, 2009
She's dead to me
Not even the squirrelly set can save her
Olympia Snowe is doomed.
| November 24, 2009
Road to riches
The Pike gouges
The Maine Turnpike Authority wants to pay between $34 million and $56 million to build a new toll plaza in York. Don't let that huge price tag fool you.
| November 18, 2009
Brains, spines, and guts wanted
Welcome to the 2009 post-election trauma center.
| November 11, 2009
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| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
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| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
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