Our friend and colleague David Bernstein posted yesterday on his "Talking Politics" blog a suggestion that Senator Olympia Snowe might be about to leave the Republican Party, building off an earlier post in which he pleaded with her to do just that.
Snowe did vote for the stimulus bill, which makes her one of only three Republicans to be satisfied with only gutting $40 billion from programs that would have helped Maine meet its most crucial needs - like school-construction funding and LIHEAP money - but I'm not sure she's leaving the party just yet.
Restaurant Week is just beginning - tonight's only the third night - but we already have a nominee for the best deal of the whole shebang. At Pepperclub diners can choose not from some sort of special tasting menu - like at most of the other restaurants (and which are great and special and good value in their own ways) - but from the regular menu.
In the past couple days, we've gotten a few announcements from Roger Leisner over at Radio Free Maine, letting us know that he has a new round of progressive-topic DVDs being released. They can be rented at Videoport in Portland, or online at audible.com.
Here they are:
1) Noam Chomsky speaks on "The Changing Face of Latin America" on April 4, 2008 (33 minutes, including Q&A).