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February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Opinion

The Reality Of Citizens United


I’ve helped collect signatures to overturn “Citizens United,” and totally favor it being reversed, but its completely wrongheaded legality is not as devastating as some make out. More...

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Lost in Translation

Thank you to The Times Record for publishing my letter to the editor on Monday, Feb. 1. For the most part, my letter was reflective of the actual letter I sent in. However, one part of my letter somehow got lost in translation as sometimes happens. More...

Too Much Federal Government – Your Thoughts?

Another View

There are many across the country today that genuinely feel that the federal government is too large and in many ways is either unresponsive or intrusive. A recent survey by Gallop reveals that 60 percent of all Americans believe this to be true. More...


Today is Thursday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2016. There are 331 days left in the year.  Today's Highlight in History:   On Feb. 4, 1945, President Franklin D. More...

Death of Auburn Dog Should be Prosecuted

Abby was the dog abandoned at the Auburn Humane Society this week and was later found to have “passed away” (according to a television news channel) on the highway in Auburn. More...

We Can Do Better


There is an old saying that goes something like, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” In a town with more than 15,000 people who are over the age of 18, you would think More...

In support of Vitelli

State Senate District 23 has a wonderful candidate in Eloise Vitelli. Eloise has a mission to help Maine people achieve success in the Maine economy. More...

Against Universal Background Checks

Why I will be voting no on the upcoming Universal Background Check referendum.  1. All recent mass shooters used guns obtained via a passed background check.  2. More...

The Manners War

Donald Trump was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2013. He’d been involved with professional wrestling for more than a quarter-century. More...

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‘Immoral’ Girl Scout Cookies


The Girl Scout cookie season is upon us — which means people with nothing better to do will criticize Girl Scout cookies. More...

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Wind, Sun and Fire


So what’s really at stake in this year’s election? Well, among other things, the fate of the planet.  More...

Her Father Shot Her in the Head, as an ‘Honor Killing’


Whether it wins or not, the Oscar nominee with the greatest impact — saving lives of perhaps thousands of girls — may be one you’ve never heard of. More...

Trump Supporters Have One Trait in Common


You’ve probably heard all sorts of adjectives attached to supporters of GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. Blue-collar. White. Poor. Undereducated. Angry. Some of those undoubtedly apply. More...

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It’s the Negativity, Stupid


Watching all the negativity flying around the stage at the Democratic Town Hall Forum the other night, something struck me. More...

Former Skolfield Building An Opportunity To Help

I’m sure I am not the only person in our area of Maine that hasn’t also thought of this compassionate and logical idea. More...


Today is Monday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2016. There are 334 days left in the year.  Today's Highlight in History:   On Feb. More...