January 19, 2012 RSS feed / Commentary

Embrace a new people’s agenda

There are many voices calling for a third party to counter the dysfunction in both Democratic and Republican parties. It won’t work. Americans do not like third parties. There is better way. More...

People needing people

SUMTER, S.C. — When I started covering presidential primaries, the best part was getting to know the candidates. More...

Commit to the common good

LOCAL COMMENTARY

Well, the decision is in.  While Kestrel Aircraft Co. apparently will finish its airplanes at Brunswick Landing, the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, the majority of manufacturing jobs we hoped to see at the base will go to Wisconsin.  More...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I think if it’s beginning to sprout humps, I’ll raise my hand and let them know, but they need to feel that the building is theirs.”   More...

Universal health care can’t wait

LOCAL COMMENTARY

For the past two years, much time and effort has been spent either opposing or planning the implementation of health care reforms under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and in Maine, under the Republican-sponsored PL-90.  More...

Be S.M.A.R.T. in filling housing

LOCAL COMMENTARY

The recent conveyance of land to the developer who holds title to more than 600 units of former military housing in Brunswick makes the sale of these properties practical.  It also provides the region as well, as the state of Maine, with an impo More...

Christmas: Celebrating God’s love and unity

LOCAL COMMENTARY

As a Christian, I was refreshed and encouraged to see the renewed public and media references to Christmas (vs. the holiday season), the Christmas tree (vs. holiday tree), Jesus Christ and God during the 2011 Christmas and holiday season.  More...

A new way to keep up on People Plus

How many of you read The Times Record every day? Or maybe just read it sporadically? More...

Where have all the liberals gone?

Why aren’t there more liberals in America?  It’s not because liberalism lacks cultural power. Many polls suggest that a majority of college professors and national journalists vote Democratic. More...

GOP divided, citizens united

The Republican caucuses in Iowa, with its cliffhanger ending, confirmed two key political points and left a third virtually ignored.  First, the Republicans are not enthusiastic about any of their candidates.  More...

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Guantanamo outrage endures

Ten years ago, Omar Deghayes and Morris Davis would have struck anyone as an odd pair. While they have never met, they now share a profound connection, cemented through their time at the notorious U.S. More...

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A day to strengthen our community

LOCAL COMMENTARY

On Monday, our nation honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a unique holiday. It’s been called “a day on, not a day off ” and is part of United We Stand, the president’s national service initiative.  More...

We remember

Three Air Force airmen died Jan. 5 in Shir ghazi, Helmand province, Afghanistan, when their vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. Killed were Senior Airman Bryan R. Bell, 23, of Erie, Pa., Tech. Sgt. Matthew S. More...

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America’s unlevel playing field

Last month President Barack Obama gave a speech invoking the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt on behalf of progressive ideals — and Republicans were not happy. More...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“We’re working hard to find alternatives so the company can grow those jobs here. Whatever decision we make, it’s got to make good business sense for the state. More...