January 6, 2012 RSS feed / Commentary

MaineCare and the perpetual budget crisis

LOCAL COMMENTARY

The Legislature faces a great challenge this year in resolving the $221 million shortfall in the MaineCare system. We must come up with $120 million in savings by April 1 or MaineCare will run out of money. More...

Kestrel prompts ‘Buyer beware’ warning

LOCAL COMMENTARY

The Times Record on Jan. 2, one might have reached the inescapable conclusion that Maine has messed up yet again and lost another business opportunity. More...

We remember

Navy Petty Officer Stacy O. Johnson, 35, of Rolling Fork, Miss., died July 18, 2011, while supporting operations in Bahrain. The Department of Defense announced Johnson’s death on Dec. 29, 2011. More...

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Workers of the world, unite!

OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Republican Party is the party of the white working class. This group — whites with high school degrees and maybe some college — is still the largest block in the electorate. They overwhelmingly favor Republicans. More...

Sorting through the myths and realities of job creation

LOCAL COMMENTARY

To solve our economic woes, the Republicans propose to energize our nation’s “job creators.” House Speaker Boehner makes the argument cogently when he says, in an allusion to Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged,” that &ldqu More...