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August 1, 2016 RSS feed / Opinion

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Who Loves America?

It has been quite a week in politics. More...

Forgiving John Hinckley

MAKING SENSE

A federal judge has ruled that John Hinckley Jr., the mentally disturbed man who tried to assassinate my father 35 years ago, will be set free.  Many people, including members of my own family, think it’s a terrible injustice that Hinckley More...

LETTERS

Replacing a Visual Obscenity   More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1714, Britain's Queen Anne died at age 49; she was succeeded by George I.  In 1876, Colorado was admitted as the 38th state.  In 1907, the U.S. Army Signal Corps established an aeronautical division, the forerunner of the U.S. More...

Hillary’s Historic Moment

GUEST COLUMN

If there was any doubt as to the massive symbolic significance of Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic nomination for president, one need only look at the face of Jerry Emmett. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Man must rise above the Earth — More...

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Two good campaign decisions: Pence and Kaine

GUEST COLUMN

If you were offered a lottery ticket that had a better than 20 percent chance of winning the jackpot, you would probably buy it. That’s what Indiana Republican Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine just did. More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Friday, July 29, the 211th day of 2016. There are 155 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History More...

Putin, Trump and Our Election

Putin has an obvious favorite in the race: Donald Trump

Some foreign leaders settle for stealing billions of dollars. More...

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When Walls Come Down

JUST A LITTLE OLD

The exquisite aroma wafting from the kitchen prompted me to leave my friends on the porch to get closer to the source. More...

LETTERS

Honor Flight a Wonderful Experience Last weekend, I was so fortunate, as a veteran of World War 2, to be awarded an Honor Flight to my nation’s capital. I was one of 27 WWII Maine veterans to be so honored. More...

LETTERS

In Support of Carson   I am happy to write in support of Everett “Brownie” Carson for State Senator for Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal, which comprise Senate District 24.  More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is More...

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Eliminating the Tip Credit Is Bad for Business

In the last few months, The Maine Wire has drawn attention to the dangers of Question 4, a proposal on the ballot this November to raise the minimum wage over the next three years (and beyond). You can read those articles here, here, here and here. More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1540, King Henry VIII’s chief minister, Thomas Cromwell, was executed, the same day Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.  In 1655, French dramatist and novelist Cyrano de Bergerac, the inspiration for a play by Edmond Rostand More...

Learning To Say ‘Ubuntu’

GUEST COLUMN

Posted on my refrigerator is a small yet striking photograph of 22 African children sitting on the ground in a circle, their legs stretched out before them, their feet together, each pair of feet touching the ones to either side. More...