Category Archives: Public Policy

Toilets and Tourists

Maine spends millions of public and private dollars a year attracting tourists, providing them memorable experiences, and trying to lure them back for another visit.  Most of that we do very well and tourism remains a keystone to our economic wellbeing.  There is at least one thing we do poorly – toilets.  The state motto […]

Open Season on Chickadees

It was an honor to give the Geddes Simpson Memorial Lecture at UMaine last week.  In the lecture I put forth the proposition that the State of Maine adopt an open firearms season on chickadees under which every holder of a hunting license could shoot an unlimited number of chickadees during the year.  After all, the […]