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Put Up or Shut Up


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In Support of Schools Inter Alia


The recent public hearing on the proposed bond issues for school buildings was a grand demonstration of public participation in, and discussion of, the proposed $33,700,000 bond issue to finance repairs to our Junior High School ($5,700,00) and const More...


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Trump faces reality of keeping campaign promises


On the day Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, he made dealing with Mexico the keystone of his speech. From then on, he continually advocated keeping Mexicans out of the U.S. and American jobs out of Mexico.  More...

Dear Karis (Thoughts on College)


Here’s the letter I recently sent to my granddaughter Karis about the college admissions process. Share if you wish. Dear Karis, More...

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Missing Obama Already

Barack Obama’s legacy is being systematically unraveled even before he leaves office, with The Wall Street Journal scoffing that he “has been a historic president but perhaps not a consequential one.” More...


In 1265, England's first representative Parliament met for the first time.  In 1649, King Charles I of England went on trial, accused of high treason (he was found guilty and executed by month's end).  In 1887, the U.S. More...


Pingree’s Choice   More...

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High Noon in American Politics


At high noon tomorrow a new president will be sworn into office, culminating the biggest political crapshoot possibly ever wagered, played against all odds and of the highest stakes. More...

Madame Speaker Shuts Down Debate on School Choice

If it weren’t for double standards, Speaker of the House Sara Gideon (D-Freeport) wouldn’t have any standards at all. More...

Parsing Paul LePage


Don’t be surprised if we find ourselves at another LePage Hoedown this week. And don’t worry if you can’t dance, the steps are simple: 1. Paul LePage sticks his foot in his mouth; 2. More...

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Folly To Be Wise


This Martin Luther King Day offered a study in contrasts. Locally, the Brunswick Democratic Town Committee held its 6th annual pasta benefit for the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program. More...

Big World, Small Minds


The history of this American nation is written on the backs of people of various places, of various backgrounds, coming together for a common purpose. E pluribus unum! Out of many, one. More...


A Small But Powerful Step   More...

Today’s Highlight in History

On Jan. 18, 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, Massachusetts, of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.)  More...