It is hard to believe summer is almost over. In some places, schools are back in session or kids are in pre-season practices. The last push of summer family tourism — a major economic driver for our state — is underway. And Labor Day is just over a week away. As the holiday weekend approaches, […]
If the arguments over statues and names were limited to those who bore arms against America and were not later rehabilitated by service or pardon, a national accord may be in reach.
“It’s the meeeeeeee-dia’s fault.” Back in the 1990s, Chris Rock had a famous-albeit-controversial bit. It dealt with negative stereotypes in the black community, and those who sought to lay the sole blame for them at the feet of the media. He lambasted that view, claiming he wasn’t worried about Ted Koppel when he was at […]
Wednesday evening saw the Maine Legislature adjourn “sine die,” Latin for “without day.” In more practical terms, it means they are done. Until January. Thank goodness. As is tradition, the final day of the session was “veto day.” Legislators returned to the House and Senate to consider vetoes by the governor, as well as minor […]