Articles by Pat LaMarche
By Pat LaMarche on Jan. 18, 2011, at 6:13 p.m.
I was just searching the Bangor Daily News to see if anyone has taken Gov. Paul LePage up on his offer to have folks kiss his butt. It appears that no one has, but they sure have lined up to kick it.
By Pat LaMarche on Jan. 11, 2011, at 7:48 p.m.
Vice President Joe Biden has gone to Afghanistan. If you ask me that’s a good start. If we just sent the entire Congress it would be even better.
By Pat LaMarche on Jan. 04, 2011, at 6:47 p.m.
The winds of change are upon us. This week, Republican majorities are being sworn in where they haven’t existed in a while. In Maine, the Legislature has been led by the Democrats for a wicked long …
By Pat LaMarche on Dec. 28, 2010, at 6:04 p.m.
Each year, for my final column of the year, I pay tribute to the truly decent folk who’ve caught my eye, even though few others know the extent of their goodness.
By Pat LaMarche on Dec. 21, 2010, at 7:40 p.m.
Lately I’ve spent an awful lot of time in church. See, as a woman who runs a homeless shelter, I’ve been invited nearly every Sunday for the last two months to different worship services to …
By Pat LaMarche on Dec. 14, 2010, at 5:58 p.m.
This month, Smithsonian magazine features an article about an Afghan archaeologist searching the Bamiyan ruins for what he calls the third Buddha.
By Pat LaMarche on Dec. 07, 2010, at 6:01 p.m.
Tax reform was dead to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of its burial was signed by Olympia Snowe, Mitch McConnell, the “bipartisanship” undertaker, and alleged …
By Pat LaMarche on Nov. 30, 2010, at 6:47 p.m.
How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was great! I had so much fun, I think I got my sense of humor back.
By Pat LaMarche on Nov. 23, 2010, at 6:01 p.m.
I know a grandmother who says that if men could have babies, “universal access to birth control wouldn’t just exist; it would be a consecrated rite.”
By Pat LaMarche on Nov. 16, 2010, at 5:52 p.m.
Two events are scheduled tomorrow to mark the 10th anniversary of Maine’s allegedly clean elections. First of all, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Maine Historical Society Lecture Hall on Congress …
By Pat LaMarche on Nov. 09, 2010, at 10:14 p.m.
Nancy Pelosi would like to be the new minority leader in the 112th Congress. If any of the ragtag remainders of what used to be the Democratic Party’s congressional majority want help deciding …
By Pat LaMarche on Nov. 02, 2010, at 6:16 p.m.
I think I’m angry. I’m not sure of the emotion because I’ve tried for years not to get mad. See, anger is useless and uses up most, if not all, of the energy needed to correct the problem …
By Pat LaMarche on Oct. 26, 2010, at 7:23 p.m.
I got a call Sunday night from some of my friends in Monroe who informed me that they were about to put signs on their lawn for the governor’s race. Seems they’d thought long and hard before …
By Pat LaMarche on Oct. 19, 2010, at 7:59 p.m.
Today we’re having a history test. History is the backdrop onto which all of our current events are placed and without that framework there’s absolutely no perspective with which to judge our …