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Yes, the Supreme Court is undemocratic

In an era of partisan polarization, it is rare to get agreement on anything, but about this there should be a consensus: The Supreme...

Trump isn't attacking NATO. He's strengthening it.

WASHINGTON —As President Trump put Germany and other allies on notice for the harm they are doing to NATO with their failure to spend...

Rewards of paying attention

To alter a sentence by Abraham Lincoln, "You cannot please all the people all the time." Still, maybe we oughta try. We often have but...

Kavanaugh is a man — and judge — of quality

President Donald J. Trump has continued to show America, and Maine, that he is doing the right things for our people, our country and...

Putin, Trump will put on an empty show

When President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16, some Americans will watch with apprehension: What if they hatch a...

Under unchecked power, no one is safe

They did not have to die. That's the bitter truth. Katie Sasser and her friend John Hall would likely still be alive if cops and...

Trump knows the GOP base is ripe for an ideological revolution

NEW YORK — President Trump's trip to Europe is being portrayed by both him and his critics as revolutionary. He tells us that he...

The Brett Kavanaugh nomination

If Alexander Hamilton had been nominated for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court today, Democrats would likely oppose him. About the court, Hamilton said:...

Discouraging civic engagement in town affairs

Civic engagement must be based on the belief that one’s efforts are useful to the community at large and are not going to be...

Sweden prepares for Russian aggression

Russia's heinous 2014 invasion and annexation of Crimea continues to spur military responses in Free Europe. This week, Finland's and Sweden's defense ministers signed a...

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