Misunderstanding or not, Dems violated public’s trust voting sans GOP

You’ve been robbed. According to the FBI, the chances of actually catching a thief in the act are slim to none. In this case, however, the thieves have been caught red-handed. In 2012, new Senate President Justin Alfond, D-Portland, and House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, vowed to work with their Republican colleagues, who had […]

In Maine, it pays to have an EBT card

Standing in line at the supermarket, surreptitiously catching up on the latest Enquirer gossip, I suddenly caught the words “food stamps” coming from the very well fed couple and their zaftig 20-something daughter ahead of me. Their stash included a cupboard full of junk food and Maine’s best-selling liquor, Allen’s Coffee Brandy. As they walked […]

Schoolboys should be taught to grow into real men, not women

Let’s face it, we women love James Bond. We love real men, manly men who do manly things. But it’s complicated. We’ve told the “new man” that he is supposed to be sensitive, caring and nurturing — all feminine traits. When we ask males to deny their testosterone-driven attributes we are denying nature. And then […]

The (tipping) point of ‘Merry Christmas’

I’ve noticed a distinct change in greetings this year. Many folks who had been intimidated by the politically correct crowd tolerating only a meek muttering of “Happy Holidays” have instead become an almost rebelliously jolly groundswell of those wishing each other a “Merry Christmas.” While holiday cheer is non-denominational and there are those who might […]

Note to Maine Democrats: Get on the opportunity bus instead

Photo Credit: Troy R. Bennett, BDN Here we go again. Senate President Justin Alfond, who was born into wealth, last week put on his war paint to gin up yet another attack on those who want to protect the overburdened Maine taxpayer. This time he claims that Gov. Paul LePage has declared “war on the […]

In helicopter parent era, self-reliance is a gift for the kid who has everything

This is a tough economic time for many families, especially as the Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Good news for parents though: One of the best presents you can give your child doesn’t cost anything, doesn’t even need to be wrapped and will last a lifetime — the gift of self-reliance. D.H. Lawrence […]