From her base in Portland, Maine Forbes is most likely to be found tending to the sustainable beekeeping operation Overland Apiaries, demonstrating how to install a package of honey bees, and enthusiastically sharing information with other beekeepers.
Women have all too often been cast as the more conservative sex. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women, on the average, want change more than men and are sick and tired of discrimination that has hurt them.
(New York) – The successful ballot initiatives on same-sex marriage in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State on November 6, 2012, were major vic...
Obama did more for lesbian and gay Americans in his first term than any president in history. And because of him, no one in my lifetime will be able to win the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party without supporting full equality for lesbian and gay Americans.
Here's some free advice to Republicans: starting right now, get off the "traditional marriage" bus as fast as you can. If the election showed anything, it's that the demographic tide is turning against you. Big time.
The notion that gay marriage will happen in due time or when it is ready is perhaps the most vile and condescending misconception that plagues us today. Why should these hard-working, law-abiding citizens of our nation have to wait until anyone else is ready for them to have this basic freedom?
As a nation whose prosperity and well-being has always been tied to natural resources, Americans love the outdoors. A poll this past July found that 80 percent of us even believe that conservation is downright patriotic.
So what's an American Boomer to do? Wake up. Accept responsibility. Our resource-gobbling lifestyle has caused this mess. Suburbanization has wasted U.S. resources for two generations. Change it, now.
It is difficult to believe, but another GOP Extremist for the U.S. Senate is attacking the rights, privacy and dignity of women. But perhaps we should not be surprised at all.
From seven-room inns to luxurious spa stays, the bed and breakfast is alive and well in this northernmost New England spot.
My community continues to be engulfed in a prostitution scandal and the Internet is raging with comments from people around the country. Yet again we see an attempt to minimize the actions of some men while demoralizing women and insulting the larger community of men.
In a democracy the majority wins. At the dawn of the Republic, John Adams warned about "the tyranny of the majority."
As our White House visit ended I thought about the time spent with our nation's leaders. Reflecting on the discussions, I realized that we had expended a great deal energy and emotion over two days.
More than 800,000 people have already voted in the 2012 general election. A clearer picture of the potential 2012 electorate is emerging in some states where election officials are providing information on who has voted.
Stan Brown of Cumberland, Maine, is nearly 93 years old, one of America's oldest registered beekeepers.
I have a dark secret. It's one that could jeopardize my political career in Maine. Late at night when no one is looking, I place innocent birds in a sling shot and throw them at wooden structures. It's true. I play... Angry Birds.