December 9, 2011 RSS feed / Commentary

We remember

Army Sgt. 1st Class Dennis R. Murray, 38, of Red Broiling Springs, Tenn., died Nov. 21 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device. More...

Bury power lines

LOCAL COMMENTARY

The Times Record will soon be publishing the usual poststorm letters regarding Central Maine Power’s failure to restore service in a timely manner, or praising the “heroes” that righted “an act of God or Nature.” More...

Beliefs and their consequences define society

COMMENTARY

The United States has become an old society. One characteristic of old societies is the degree to which people’s beliefs have become fixed and resistant to change. Rigid beliefs, by their nature, tend to become polarized in large populations. More...

Silent night: A joy to behold

WASHINGTON — Hello chatter, my old friend. The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing — or one person — at a time. More...

Feeding democracy in Egypt

CAIRO — If you want to understand the Islamic forces that are gaining strength in Egypt and scaring people here and abroad, let me tell you about my dinner in the home of Muslim Brotherhood activists. More...

‘Get it right’ on train layover facility

LOCAL COMMENTARY

I am a resident of “Brunswick West,” and I’m also a member of the Brunswick West Neighborhood Coalition. Therefore, I’m following the progress of the train maintenance and layover facility with great interest. More...

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Is there a better way to handle outages?

ANALYSIS

In the last three months, three storms have blacked out tens of thousands of electric customers in New England. Mayors can lose elections because of poor snow plowing, but can utility executives lose their jobs because of power outages? More...

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Feds should OK medical marijuana

OTHER VOICES

A formal federal recognition of marijuana as a prescription drug is the logical approach to the medical marijuana debate. More...