All posts by Chris Busby

Chris Busby

About Chris Busby

Chris Busby is editor and publisher of The Bollard, a monthly magazine about Portland. He writes a weekly column for the BDN.

I stand with Ethan Strimling!

Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling at his inaugural celebration in December 2015. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

I stand with Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling. I applaud Strimling’s bold leadership and deeply appreciate his passionate defense of Portland’s most vulnerable citizens. Yes, I’ve been a vocal critic of Strimling’s professional and personal conduct since he took office last December. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that what I’ll characterize here as his “missteps” have […]

Diane Russell’s PAC problem

Liberal Democrats are understandably frustrated. They want to like this high-profile female politician who shares most, if not all, of their progressive views. She’s been in government for many years and is now seeking an even higher office. The last thing these liberals want is for a Republican to win that seat, so they’re loathe […]

Did we just murder 150 Somali youth?

While Mainers who claim to have a functioning moral compass express horror and outrage over the shenanigans of Donald Trump, the current occupant of the White House is free to commit atrocities without a peep of protest from his liberal supporters or his conservative critics. Consider this column my “peep.” Last weekend, our government slaughtered […]