January 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Commentary

U.S. role requires policy focus, symbolism

Recently, a French television program, featuring political humor, called on its viewers to inundate Fox News with emails about its obviously false reports, made since 2006, that there were “no-go zones” in Britain and France, where Muslim More...

Obituaries

Carla Jeanne Sanders

Carla Jeanne (Joy) Sanders, age 64, passed away suddenly on Jan. 10, 2015, in New Johnsonville, Tenn. More...

World

I.S.-linked militants say ‘countdown has begun’ for Japan hostages

Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group have posted an online warning that the “ countdown has begun” for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages.  The posting which appeared today shows a clock counting down to zero More...

Maine

Ranked-choice voting advocates aiming for 2016 ballot

AUGUSTA   A group that wants to implement ranked-choice voting in Maine elections plans to wait until 2016 to put its proposal before voters.  More...

Nation/World

What issues roil Washington? Obama’s veto threats are clues

WASHINGTON   President Barack Obama has a telling hit list.  The veto threats that he’s issued over the last three weeks are a microcosm of American politics, representing the roiling issues of the day, the power struggle playing out More...