January 26, 2012 RSS feed / Commentary

The transformation of Olly Neal

If you want to understand how great teachers transform lives, listen to the story of Olly Neal. More...

Free-market socialism

I hope President Barack Obama read about Maddie Parlier as he was working on his State of the Union address. Parlier is the subject of Adam Davidson’s illuminating article in the current issue of The Atlantic. More...

The candidate America wants

A Washington Post-ABC News poll released Friday found that two-thirds of Americans would consider voting for a third-party presidential candidate, while 48 percent definitely wanted a third party in the race. Now what does that tell you? More...

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...

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...

The new rules for negative campaign ads

Politicians always say they hate negativity, except when they’re calling it something else, like “telling the truth” or “comparing records” or “dropping the pious baloney.” More...

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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...

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