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 […]
Portland has a “skeleton of a transition plan laid out” for the proposed closure of its city-run health clinic. This skeleton is missing a brain and a heart.
Although mental health agencies claim their goal is to help clients regain their independence, in practice case managers are often pressured to keep clients reliant upon them.
The scenario in which another Navy destroyer is “critical” to our future must be one in which almost everything we hold dear has already been destroyed.
In the days following the 9/11 attacks, Portland’s lack of diversity was no longer merely notable; it was dangerous.
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 […]
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 […]
Allow your property to fall into disrepair, then use its sorry condition as the excuse for a mass eviction or redevelopment.
Property values and real estate development in South Portland have been on the rise this decade, providing more tax money for a city government that’s now crying poor.