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January 24, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

LePage Budget Raises Taxes for Most, Cuts for 1%

At a time when Maine families are falling out of the middle-class, when experienced workers need new skills to secure good paying jobs in a modern economy, and when state infrastructure is in need of improvement and expansion, the state budget presen More...

President Trump Needs to Stop Biting

A couple of hours before dusk, you could see it.  Sometimes it would move in wide circles.  Sometimes it was turmoil traveling in a straight line between the lighthouse and Cockenoe Island.  More...


Disappointed   More...

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Susan Collins Faces Her Moment of Truth


For those elected to high office, there’s often a moment that defines one to the nation, and creates a legacy. For Sen. More...

Playing War


Cold war kids were hard to killUnder their desks in an air raiddrillHaven’t they heard we won thewar More...


Can We Listen? Can We Hear?   More...

Today in History

In 1516, King Ferdinand II of Aragon, who with his late queen consort, Isabella of Castile, sponsored the first voyage of Christopher Columbus in 1492, died in Madrigalejo, Spain.  In 1789, Georgetown University was established in present-day Wa More...

Put Up or Shut Up


There’s more to teaching than what happens in the classroom between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. More...


America is great because she is good. If More...

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In Support of Schools Inter Alia


The recent public hearing on the proposed bond issues for school buildings was a grand demonstration of public participation in, and discussion of, the proposed $33,700,000 bond issue to finance repairs to our Junior High School ($5,700,00) and const More...


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Trump faces reality of keeping campaign promises


On the day Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, he made dealing with Mexico the keystone of his speech. From then on, he continually advocated keeping Mexicans out of the U.S. and American jobs out of Mexico.  More...

Dear Karis (Thoughts on College)


Here’s the letter I recently sent to my granddaughter Karis about the college admissions process. Share if you wish. Dear Karis, More...

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Missing Obama Already

Barack Obama’s legacy is being systematically unraveled even before he leaves office, with The Wall Street Journal scoffing that he “has been a historic president but perhaps not a consequential one.” More...


In 1265, England's first representative Parliament met for the first time.  In 1649, King Charles I of England went on trial, accused of high treason (he was found guilty and executed by month's end).  In 1887, the U.S. More...


Pingree’s Choice   More...