January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Commentary

Lacking in judgment

OTHER VOICES

When the Senate left Washington for its holiday recess, it also left a stack of pending judicial nominations so large it amounts to dereliction of duty.  More...

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Blocking ballot box access

All eyes are on Iowa this week, as the hodgepodge field of Republican contenders gallivants across that farm state seeking a win, or at least “momentum,” in the campaign for the party's presidential nomination. More...

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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...

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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...

Behave like adults

For the new year, Congress and President Barack Obama should resolve to tone down the rhetoric and start taking steps to whittle long-term debt. More...

For 2012, jobs must be the focus

OTHER VOICES

It does not take much of a crystal ball to see that jobs will be a critical issue in 2012.  While the employment picture improved somewhat in 2011, both nationally and locally, the economic downturn has defined the past four years. More...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If you’re good at something but that’s not what you want to be doing, you have to move on, which will always be scary. 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...

We remember

Army Spc. Mikayla A. Bragg, 21, of Longview, Wash., died Dec. 21 in Khowst province, Afghanistan.  Army Staff Sgt. Joseph J. Altmann, 27, of Marshfield, Wis., died Dec. More...

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Light in a season of darkness

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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...

A productive midlife crisis

The members of the Obama administration have many fine talents, but making adept historical analogies may not be among them.  When the administration came to office in the depths of the financial crisis, many of its leading figures concluded tha 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...