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May 23, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

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With Trump’s workplace safety rollbacks, more Mainers could be hurt on the job

This year in Maine, 22 workers died while on the job. More...

Blood in the Water

Donald Trump has left the country for his first foreign trip as president and what he has left behind is a brewing crisis that appears to deepen by the day, and even the hour.  More...

LETTERS

Of Candidates and Integrity   The political headlines these days seem like a very bad soap opera. More...

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The Unfreeing of American Workers

American conservatives love to talk about freedom. More...

Since Day One, Trump Has Hurt Himself

MAKING SENSE

If I were Donald Trump’s chief of staff, I’d just break his thumbs. That’s what Reince Priebus should do — and then maybe buy a roll of duct tape. More...

LETTERS

Students, Teachers Deserve a New School   My kindergarten son attends Coffin School and his classroom is one of the portable units that are a point of concern regarding Coffin school’s aging infrastructure.  More...

Topsham Rotary Champions Children

“We love kids,” says Robert Beaumont, president of the Topsham Expresso Rotary Club. “Our primary focus as a club is supporting local groups who work with young children,” says Beaumont. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

Remember that you are a human being with More...

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Creating MSMT Magic

JUST A LITTLE OLD

The Maine State Music Theatre 2017 season is drawing near -- "Always Patsy Cline" opens on June 7 -- so I thought it would be a good time to check in with Curt Dale Clark, MSMT's Artistic Director.  More...

Does dumping Comey lead to dumping Trump?

GUEST COLUMN

It’s all J. Edgar Hoover’s fault.  Because of him, both Washington and Augusta still grapple with the issue of the independence of law enforcement from the political world.  More...

SMCC to award more than 1,000 degrees this Sunday

GUEST COLUMN

Southern Maine Community College will award more than 1,000 degrees and certificates Sunday as hundreds of students are joined by family and friends at the College’s 70th commencement.  More...

Yet Another Impeachable Offense

Forgive my frequent references to Richard Nixon. It's just eerie how his impeachable behavior is being replicated by the current con-man. As Yogi Berra reputedly said, "It's like deja vu all over again." More...

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Star Wars Turns 40: Nostalgia And Worries

"Seemingly yesterday, at a location just a couple of miles from my current home..." For me, that seems more appropriate than "Long ago in a galaxy far, far away" as I think about May 25 and the 40th anniversary of the debut of the first "Star Wars" m More...

TODAY IN HISTORY

Today is Friday, May 19, the 139th day of 2017. There are 226 days left in the year.   More...

LETTERS

Voting No to Build a New Elementary School The following are important facts that have brought me to the conclusion to vote “ NO” for another new elementary school. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

I like talking to a brick wall — More...