When I listen to people talk about the most “dangerous” places to live in Maine, the city of Lewiston constantly comes up. You wouldn’t want to live in Lewiston, people tell me. All the Somalis have made Lewiston a dangerous place to live, they say. You can see these kind of remarks online, too:
Pier1 stores across the United States are selling mass-produced statues of frogs, cats, and turtles that appear to be meditating, holding postures typically associated with Hindu or Buddhist sages. Who would buy one of these statues? Where would they put the statue, and for what purpose?
In the U.S. House of Representatives last week, Congressman Trent Franks and a long list of Republican cosponsors introduced H.R. 447, “A bill to prohibit discrimination against the unborn on the basis of sex or race, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.”
Discrimination on the basis of race against anybody sounds [...]
Bullshit aside, what do you want to do with the rest of your life?
George Church of the Harvard Medical School is looking for a woman willing to give birth to a cloned Neanderthal.
Should the project move forward? If you’re a woman of childbearing age, would you participate?
In the Bangor Daily News of December 20 2012, Daniel Patterson of Presque Isle Maine writes that armed guards should be posted in all public schools:
“We need armed guards where masses of people, especially children, gather because crazed gunmen target masses of people. I know we might not like the image of soldiers at [...]
We are now seeing the Mashup Generation emerge into adulthood, using technology to combine sources of information with a fluidity that would have been difficult to anticipate just two decades ago. The practice of mashup doesn’t respect traditional boundaries between media, or boundaries between ideas.
Given this, it isn’t surprising that young adults today are [...]
A filing made yesterday with the Federal Election Commission and published by the FEC today shows that the 501c4 corporation Americans Elect has flooded the state of Maine with $89,695.10 more in funding to support the U.S. Senate campaign of Angus King. This money comes from three very, very wealthy men who made fortunes on [...]
What if we just did away with the legal status of citizen in the United States? Could that work? [...]
How do you react to Amnesty International’s description of human rights under President Obama? [...]