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December 30, 2013 RSS feed / Opinion

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Crude matters

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Is Bakken sweet crude more volatile than typical crude oil? If so, do additional precautions need to be taken in transporting Bakken crude from well head to refinery?  The questions need answering.  More...

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Shift in the wind for Audubon

Over the last few years, Maine Audubon intervened against several wind programs planned for the western mountains. More...

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House of pain

A study by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies has thrown important light on the nation’s affordable housing problem. More...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

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Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial on Sept. 21, 1897. More...

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Better rules for BDC

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The Brunswick Development Corporation deserves praise for its responsiveness to the public outcry over the appearance — if not the reality — of favoritism in its lending.  More...

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Welfare reform is jobs

We find ourselves this week agreeing with the governor on much of his welfare reform package.  More...

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NSA: No. 1 Secret Adversary

For the first time since the revelation of the National Security Agency’s vast dragnet of all Americans’ telephone records, a federal court has ruled that such surveillance is “significantly likely” to be unconstitutional.&nbs More...

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We do? We don’t

In 1890, facing widespread opposition from the American government and the public at large, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints formally abandoned the practice of plural marriage, or polygamy.  Most church members conformed to the an More...

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Soviet shivers

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What does it say about the state of Russia today when the official state news agency is dissolved to make way for another that presumably will toady up more reliably to President Vladimir Putin?  RIA Novosti, which had acquired a certain credibi More...

Score one for the press

The New York Supreme Court handed down a far-reaching decision, upholding the sanctity of a reporter’s right to protect the identity of a confidential source. More...

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