“Vast NSA spying undermines our democratic freedoms and threatens international relations.”
Wouldn’t it be great to have a candidate for national public office who was willing to say something like this in blunt, bold, terms? It would be great to have someone in the U.S. Senate who says “the Senate should open its work to [...]
There are times when no comment is necessary. This is one of those times. Shared via screen capture to preserve the beauty for the future.
Twitter is not forever: read the exchange for yourself right here, as long as it lasts.
This morning, I read in the Bangor Daily News and at WGME that Pastor Debbie Phillips of an organization called “Life Choices” was brought to the public middle and high schools of Biddeford, Maine. What happened, what kind of an organization is Life Choices, and does it belong in your public school?
What happened in [...]
On August 17, Shenna Bellows of the ACLU spoke in Augusta, Maine on the occasion of Constitution Day. With her permission, I’ve transcribed her speech to share it here with you.
Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here today on Constitution Day. Happy Constitution Day! The ACLU is an organization whose mission is to [...]
If we only look at the politicians, it’s easy to get discouraged. So many of them promise to act against powerful institutional interests and for the rights of everyday people, then gain office and turn out to do the exact opposite. Watching these politicians is important, if only to prevent their worst excesses, but it [...]
A politically-strained civil libertarian’s got to relax, too. What better place than the county fair??
Oh, dear. There’s surveillance here, too. Even royalty are not immune.
Lies! That clearly is lettering. But it is nice to know I could just take it if I wanted to. There’s got to be a catch.
In 2010, Democrats set up an unstaffed table in a shed with a few pieces of literature at the Union Fair in Knox County, Maine. Republicans paid for a prominently-placed tent, a tied-together tarp which was consistently staffed and which sold sweatshop-made promotional material.
In 2011, Knox County Democrats were gone entirely from the [...]
Guns, wedding gowns, cold beer. I think one of these things at Hussey’s General Store in Windsor, Maine does not belong with the other two, but I can’t decide which it is.
This is the opposite of what happens in the big cities, where specialty shops like Filipino groceries or antique travel book shops [...]
If you head westish out of Lincolnville Center, Maine, as I did today, you’ll run into a place named “Slab City” on the map. As you can see from the photo I snapped over an open field, it’s not really a city and I couldn’t find anything like a slab. This whole part of [...]
Most legislators who propose that a particular day be named for some concept tend to home in on some particular concept, cause or constituency. But this year in Maine, State Representative Scott Hamann has introduced a bill that at least in principle appeals to everyone. If passed, HP 1067 would institute the first Wednesday in [...]