You’d think this sort of thing would garner more attention. This precedent is truly unnerving.Read more "1984"
Maine’s governor is at it again. The speech bubble is a direct quote from Paul LePage. Golly.
Read more "The Past in Prologue"
Penned last week to accommodate the holiday schedule of the paper. Still fitting and relevant given immediate example of the budget battle in August where the Democrats have given everything away in what they posture is an attempt to “compromise.” Interesting how compromise means doing the same as the Republicans: gutting public education and slashing taxes for the wealthiest Mainers.
“All of the budget proposals currently pending with lawmakers would, in actuality, cut income taxes for wealthy Mainers…”Read more "July Fourth Cartoon"
The original art piece which inspired this grisly illustration here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_Devouring_His_SonRead more "Trump Devouring his Country"
A local topic but global issue: http://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/city-irons-out-plan-for-plastic-bag-ban/1627203Read more "Paper or Plastic?"
A terrible choice to have to make–but how much of it is influenced by a culture steeped in a mentality of “us against them”? How might the increased militarization, aloofness, and separateness of our local police departments impact the choice between a “justifiable” homicide and an alternative means to diffuse, negotiate, and otherwise control and resolve a situation? What about the police culture in America influences and even condones these outcomes? From the perspective of other countries and their respective statistics surrounding people killed by law enforcement, the issue in America is a strikingly toxic and unsettling one.Read more "Police Culture in America"
2.5 million people is actually a fairly conservative number. In truth, it’s probably closer to 3.1 or 4 million people, depending upon which government source one wishes to draw figures from.Read more "Happy Valentine’s Day (Unless you’re on the list to be deported)"