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July 27, 2016 RSS feed / Opinion

LETTERS

The System was Rigged   Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, was totally right, the system was rigged.  More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

We are always the same age inside.   More...

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TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1789, President George Washington signed a measure establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs, forerunner of the Department of State.  In 1866, Cyrus W. More...

Joni was Right

PROSE AND CONS

You remember the classic song, “Big Yellow Taxi” by Joni Mitchell. More...

Delusions of Chaos

GUEST COLUMN

Last year there were 352 murders in New York City. This was a bit higher than the number in 2014, but far below the 2,245 murders that took place in 1990, the city’s worst year. More...

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More Damned Emails

GUEST COLUMN

Following last week’s Republican calamity in Cleveland, the Democratic National Convention rolls into Philadelphia with big opportunities and big challenges. Many Democrats will come with enthusiasm, but also with reservations. More...

Question 2 Can Help Level the Playing Field

I have been a middle level math teacher at Mt. Ararat Middle School in Topsham for 27 years. Every year I see more students impacted by poverty; students whose parents are working several jobs just to pay the rent and put food on the table. More...

LETTER

Keep our shore access property   More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.  In 1882, the Richard Wagner opera “ Parsifal” premiered in Bayreuth, Germany.  In 1908, U.S. Attorney General Charles J. More...

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A Nightmare Whose Shadow Still Lengthens

RE: MAINE

I’m ordinarily not a fan of “anniversary stories,” the old chestnuts newspapers once cranked out every summer, when advertising was plentiful but news was not. More...

It Is What It Is

MAKING SENSE

The stunt Ted Cruz pulled at the GOP convention in Cleveland Wednesday night may someday become known as his “Mistake on the Lake.”  By making a point to not endorse Donald Trump in his speech and telling people to vote their “ More...

LETTERS

Consider the Downeaster  Consider the Downeaster   The other Tuesday my daughter, her husband, my wife and I took the Downeaster to Boston for a day trip. More...

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY

On July 25, 1956, the Italian liner SS Andrea Doria collided with the Swedish passenger ship Stockholm off the New England coast late at night and began sinking; 51 people — 46 from the Andrea Doria, five from the Stockholm — were killed. More...

LETTERS

Peace Fair is Aug. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the More...

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Changes Coming to Maine’s Tax Code

GUEST COLUMN

As a member of the committee that works on tax policy, I wanted to provide readers with a handful of highlights (and low-lights) of the biggest changes to Maine's tax code. Some of these changes will help your family budget or your small business. More...