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Interview: Raj Patel

"The opposite of consumption is not thrift but generosity; if you look at happiness studies, we are happiest when we give things away rather than when we accumulate or when we don't spend."
Borrow his book
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 01, 2010

Ted Kennedy's real record

When a 32-year incumbent seeks re-election, there is a long and well-documented record that can be examined. So it's disconcerting to note that admit all the miles of newsprint and videotape that have been expended covering the US Senate campaign, littl
A note on the 32-year-incumbent's accomplishments
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009

Another perspective

Carmen Romero says the idea of immigrating to the United States is “a Mexican obsession,” though the reality of immigration for many is different from the dream.
The view from Mexico on Immigration
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008

The morning after

Democrats and Independents are voting in record numbers.
Hillary is rejuvenated, but perils lie ahead
By EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2008

Damn you, Barack Obama

Now that Obama's small contributors have effectively rewritten the history of political-campaign funding, even die-hard cynics are drinking the Kool-Aid.
Win or lose, Obama's small donors may have already brought a revolution in campaign financing
By AL GIORDANO  |  September 26, 2007

A brief history of shopping

By SARA DONNELLY  |  January 24, 2007


Changing Maine

If you’ve already had enough of this summer’s box office thrillers (we won’t name names, Superman), look no farther than the Maine Social Forum’s film festival, taking place this weekend in Lewiston.
One film at a time
By LAURA LANZ-FROLIO  |  July 26, 2006
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It’s global class war

Written by a former Mainer, The Global Class War barely mentions Maine, but it explains what is happening economically in our state — as well as in the world.
And Maine is on the front line
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  July 06, 2006