December 30, 2011 RSS feed / Commentary

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A productive midlife crisis

The members of the Obama administration have many fine talents, but making adept historical analogies may not be among them. More...

Separation of Newt and state

WASHINGTON — Just when you thought Newt couldn’t get any more grandiose, he leaps in to save freedom of religion in the most religiously free place on earth. More...

Separation of Newt and state

WASHINGTON — Just when you thought Newt couldn’t get any more grandiose, he leaps in to save freedom of religion in the most religiously free place on earth. More...

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Driven to distraction

We can all agree, hopefully, that texting while driving is stupid, irresponsible and dangerous. Further, most sensible people support Connecticut’s ban on the use of handheld cellphones while driving. More...

Will China break?

Consider the following picture: Recent growth has relied on a huge construction boom fueled by surging real estate prices, and exhibiting all the classic signs of a bubble. More...

Our friends behaving badly

MANAMA, Bahrain — Nothing like getting pulled into a police car to glimpse, through a haze of tear gas, hints of a police state. More...

Land trust reviews full, exciting year

and At this wonderful time of giving and thanks, we want to express our deep gratitude to the many hundreds of loyal supporters who made the work of the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust (BTLT) possible this year. More...

The myths of 2011

The end of the year is a good time to correct some myths recently in the news. More...

It’s no secret: People Plus offers a lot

“Best kept secret in town!” How many times have I heard that since I started at People Plus in October? “ I had no idea that you offered classes over there.” “You have a teen center? More...

Light in a season of darkness

LOCAL COMMENTARY

Your very interesting Dec. 23 commentary “The People’s Tree” by Leon Neyfakh caused me to reflect upon what some call Christmas and others refer to as the holidays or the holiday season, Winter Solstice or the Solstice. More...

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Answering the big question on Iraq

With the withdrawal of the last U.S. More...

Answering the big question on Iraq

With the withdrawal of the last U.S. More...

Repressing democracy, with American arms

SITRA, Bahrain — When President Barack Obama decides soon whether to approve a $53 million arms sale to our close but despotic ally Bahrain, he must weigh the fact that America has a major naval base here and that Bahrain is a moderate, moderni More...

Unreal proposal

No one expects challengers in a U.S. presidential race to present realistic economic plans. Promise them anything, their campaign consultants advise. On that score, Republican Newt Gingrich’s tax reform plan exceeds expectations. More...

Military Update

Not all favor Guard chief’s elevation to Joint Chiefs

Congress is about to elevate the position of chief of the National Guard Bureau to full membership on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joining the JSC chairman, vice chairman and four service branch chiefs as top military advisers to the president and his More...