January 23, 2012 RSS feed / Commentary

The day the Internet roared

Wednesday, Jan. 18, marked the largest online protest in the history of the Internet. More...

Keep funding prevention programs that reduce crime

LOCAL COMMENTARY

Leaders in Augusta are mulling over tough fiscal choices to ensure Mainers get a budget written in black ink. More...

What makes Maine the oldest state?

ANALYSIS

Maine is the oldest state in the Union. That simple statement may send an important message about efforts to keep or bring young people to the state. It could be a tough task, and it could be one doomed to fail. 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. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 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...

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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Be a banker — with principles

When I spoke at Swarthmore College recently, I was startled by one question: Is it immoral for students to seek banking jobs? More...

GOP legislators build on 2011 success

Maine Republicans accomplished a great deal in last year’s legislative session. More...

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...

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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. 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? Maybe you’re a “Fridays only” kinda person? More...