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August 11, 2017 RSS feed / Opinion

Americans are Proud to be Getting Dumber

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A North Carolina man walks into a popular Washington D.C. More...

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Political Moves Influence Your Electric Bill

GUEST COLUMN

Electric bills hide turmoil in the electric industry. Some recent events illustrate the point. The Maine Legislature sustained Gov. LePage’s veto of solar power subsidies. Renewable subsidies are pushing up costs. More...

How Life Will Be in 2050

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So what is there not to like about climate change? Here in Brunswick, the summers are longer and more balmy. The lobster harvests are as good as they ever have been. The winters are shorter and last winter there was great skiing in the mountains. More...

From this Day Forward

JUST A LITTLE OLD

Six years ago, Tina and I were walking along Dingle Harbor in County Kerry Ireland on our way to dinner. Across the street, right by the water, we saw a young woman sitting on the statue of a dolphin. More...

Sorry, Mike Pence, You’re Doomed

The other day, from the Naval Observatory in Washington, you heard a howl of such volume and anguish that it cracked mirrors and sent small forest animals scurrying for cover. Vice President Mike Pence was furious. More...

The Legion Works

The WW-II luncheon held at the post home on 28 July was a huge success. Twenty-nine WW-II veterans attended many with their family members. More...

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Aug. 10, the 222nd day of 2017. There are 143 days left in the year.  Today's Highlight in History   More...

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Robotics, AI and Our Coexistence

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I hit “a” on my laptop's keyboard and “amazon” appears in the search box before the next letter's even typed. More...

Medicaid Expansion Jeopardizes Services for the Truly Needy

Proponents of Medicaid expansion often assert that expansion insures more people and leads to a healthier population. As Maine knows from its trial with expansion in 2002, the reality of Medicaid expansion is quite the opposite. More...

LETTER

LePage Attacks on Collins, King Ridiculous   I would like to second George Mitchell's condemnation of Gov. Paul R. More...

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The man who makes no mistakes does not More...

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Loukie Lofchie Presente!

Every now and then, an event occurs that ties life experience to headlines. More...

Today in History

In 1854, Henry David Thoreau's "Walden," which described Thoreau's experiences while living near Walden Pond in Massachusetts, was first published.  In 1902, Edward VII was crowned king of Britain following the death of his mother, Queen Victori More...

CNN Reporter Wrongly Became Part of the Story

The most fundamental rule in journalism is a straightforward and relatively simple one: Don’t become a part of the story. CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta cut class the day that lesson was imparted. More...

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Once More Unto the Breach

Mainers—myself included— who spent the last six months lobbying our congressional delegation to stand firm against Republican-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act have been buoyant in their celebrations since July 28, when the la More...

Trump Should Drain the EPA Swamp

Like the road to Hell, liberal ideas are usually paved with good intentions. More...