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Divisive messages have no place in Maine

Congratulations to the people of Jackman and the Board of Selectmen for doing the right thing and firing the town's racist town manager. He...

Democrats can blame Barack Obama for immigration mess

By Marc A. Thiessen Special to The Washington Post The government shutdown is over. Democrats finally realized that closing the government over illegal immigration was a...

China and the global race for knowledge

WASHINGTON — The National Science Foundation and the National Science Board have just released their biennial "Science & Engineering Indicators," a voluminous document describing...

Sen. Flake wrong to compare Trump to Stalin

It hasn't been easy recently to make an attack against President Donald Trump that is over-the-top enough to stand out from the run-of-the-mill hysteria,...

Governor's reply to student's letter is lost opportunity

Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s capacity for churlishness is extraordinary even in the context of the Trump era. Not only does LePage go into pit-bull attack...

Here comes the judge(ment)

Most of us are judgmental and base decision on our judgments. As age has crept up, I have been working to be less judgmental....

Many changes during Trump’s first year

And here we are, one year later. If you are groping for markers by which to measure how profoundly we have been changed since Inauguration...

Medicaid expansion needs to happen

The people of Maine spoke loudly and clearly this past November. The Citizens’ Initiative to expand MaineCare passed by a wide margin and is...

Can we keep it? Our republic?

For better or worse, 2018 is another election season. Maine towns will soon be holding party caucuses and, in June, voters will select their...

France’s Macron sets tone on realistic immigration policy

NEW YORK — Emmanuel Macron is today the most admired world leader among liberals, centrists and cosmopolitans around the globe. He has managed to...
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