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The Maine Airport Coffee Economy

Maine has its faults, but this is one of the reasons I love living here:   This is how you get coffee at the local airport: The tin-can economy is a great antidote to my gloomy cynicism.

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Here and There, Them Versus Us

If a vulnerable family in need appeared at your door, would you help?  Our would you turn them into the cold? Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee would turn them away.  As J. Clifford points out, Mike Huckabee promised in 2008 that he’d take away citizenship from

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When the Greens Showed Up in Maine

In November 2013, J. Clifford wrote here about a Green Party that complained about ballot access but wasn’t running candidates. In November 2014, the Maine Green Independent Party ran 13 candidates for state legislature — an impressive feat for a party with very few members and

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Democrat Emily Cain Hops on the Ebola Panic Bandwagon

While it’s fair to say that more Republicans than Democrats have been caught up in the panic over Ebola in the United States, the Ebola freakout is not an entirely partisan phenomenon. In a recent debate for the Maine 2nd District Congressional race, Democratic candidate

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?