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Columns

Sometimes the voters just want competence

In our highly polarized era, we too often judge election results from the confines of partisan politics. That's not nearly as useful on the...

Survey shows faith in the future lacking

WASHINGTON — It has long been an accepted axiom in the United States — and also in many advanced democracies — that the future...

An economic boom is a terrible thing to waste

President Donald Trump is showing that it's possible to preside over a period of peace and prosperity and still be notably unpopular. Over the past...

Kavanaugh disregards rights of persons with disabilities

“Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” Thus, thundered Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. in the 1927 case of Buck v. Bell, using the power of...

Billionaires, others pouring money into Maine’s U.S. House race

Some of the richest, most powerful people in America — including at least 15 billionaires — are pouring millions of dollars into Maine this...

Bob Woodward's book is the 'real deal'

“Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.” I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric...

Taking a history lesson from the 'Federalist Papers'

They don't teach history, at least American history, like they did when I attended public school. That's why the recent hearings on Judge Brett...

The threat to democracy — from the left

NEW YORK — For several years now, scholars have argued that the world is experiencing a "democratic recession." They have noted that the movement...

C’mon, Maine. We’re better than this

With respect to the Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination, we are being told by the fringe left that this highly-qualified jurist, who is a loving...

How about Medicare Advantage for all?

A resurfaced Barack Obama has uttered those three little words: "Medicare for all." Does that mean that the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, was a...

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