The steady stream of outrageous statements and behavior emanating from the Blaine House have effectively numbed the populace into a torpor of cynical indifference.
“Talk to the hand, Federated. If you keep stringing us along we’re gonna make some modifications to your face,” says Portland in this theoretical soap opera scene with a Florida developer.
Sen. Susan Collins is figuratively playing footsie with this racist demagogue.
Because Portland’s proposed nicotine ordinance is absurd and insulting, its practical effect will be to cause further alienation and resentment among those young people who are already attracted to behaviors that challenge authority and social norms.
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.