February 6, 2012 RSS feed / Commentary

So far up he can’t see the gap

Although Mitt Romney has yet to win a majority in a Republican primary, he won big in Florida. More...

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Question (rail) authority

LOCAL COMMENTARY

The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA) train maintenance depot that has created controversy in Brunswick will probably be an ugly sheet- metal structure that will remind me of all the dilapidated factories and warehouses that were More...

State wildlife management policy unfairly targets coyotes

LOCAL COMMENTARY

When I read the following statements through the Maine. gov website, I knew this information needed to be available to all residents and outdoor enthusiasts of Maine: More...

Benefits claim backlog grows

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The only way to achieve VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s goal for 2015 — that every disability compensation claim gets processed within 125 days and with 98 percent accuracy — is to shift to a paperless claims system. More...

Cast into a new caste system

I’ll be shocked if there’s another book this year as important as Charles Murray’s “Coming Apart.” I’ll be shocked if there’s another book that so compellingly describes the most important trends in American More...

A ‘Made in the world’ world

The Associated Press reported last week that Fidel Castro, the former president of Cuba, wrote an opinion piece on a Cuban website, following a Republican Party presidential candidates’ debate in Florida, in which he argued that the “sele More...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“We cannot stand here and say that we can present a budget that isn’t going to impact personnel, programs and services. It is. It simply is.”   More...

We all can work together to cure the scourge of epilepsy  Free Access 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Three family members of Maine children with epilepsy share their perspectives on what it’s like to live with someone who suffers from the disease. Lisbeth BY MARTHA MILLERLisbeth’s mother More...

Kestrel’s loss: A modest lament

LOCAL COMMENTARY

The loss of bringing the Kestrel Aircraft Co. production center to the facilities at Brunswick Landing may be worth a modest lament. More...

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“There doesn’t seem to be any reason for cuts like this to a district of this size. Based on what’s happened to the community, I would think there would have to be some sort of stopgaps available.”   More...

Base reuse effort rolls along

There are a number of very exciting things happening at Brunswick Landing. More...

Railing relentlessly against progress

LOCAL COMMENTARY

It’s getting to the point where I’m ashamed to admit I live in the Brunswick West neighborhood that borders on — I hope — the site of the Amtrak layover and maintenance facility. More...

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Battle of the backbones

Joe Biden is always ready to jump in as a character witness for Barack Obama. In the last presidential election, he offered effusive testimony that Obama was not too snooty to appeal to skeptical working-class voters. More...

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Tallying mortgage fraud damages

In his State of the Union address, many heard echoes of the Barack Obama of old, the presidential aspirant of 2007 and 2008.  Among the populist pledges rolled out in the speech was tough talk against the too-big-tofail banks that have funded hi More...

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Maine’s sale tax ranks lower than most other states’

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The sales tax is one of the touchiest political issues. Unlike the income or property tax, just about everybody pays it: rich and poor, resident and visitor — even the teenager who eats at McDonald’s. More...