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    May 26, 2019

    Leonard Pitts: Madam Speaker, it’s time for us to save ourselves

    “I pray for the president of the United States. And I pray for the United States of America.” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “ … Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” — James 2:17 You almost felt sorry for Nancy Pelosi. There was something poignant in seeing her driven […]

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    May 25, 2019

    William LaRochelle: What the pope really believes

    Recently, 19 Catholic clergymen and academics released an open letter to bishops worldwide accusing Pope Francis of heresy, maintaining that his statements and actions clearly indicate he believes that sex apart from marriage is not necessarily sinful, including active homosexuality. According to church teaching, although the homosexual “inclination” isn’t sinful, active homosexuality is and cannot […]

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    May 25, 2019

    Froma Harrop: Trump immigration policy is mean but phony

    You’d think from all the bombast and military shows at the border that Donald Trump is truly dedicated to ending illegal immigration. His apparent choice of Ken Cuccinelli as immigration “czar” would seem to cement the impression. The immigration hardliner espouses policies that are both cruel — denying citizenship to American-born children of undocumented immigrants […]

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    May 25, 2019

    Robert Samuelson: Theories abound to explain wage behavior

    WASHINGTON — After correcting for inflation, wage gains remain sluggish. In April, average weekly earnings for nonsupervisory workers were up 3% from a year earlier, to $785.55. Meanwhile, prices as measured by the consumer price index were up 2%. Considering that the economy has been expanding for nearly a full decade — a record if […]

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    May 25, 2019

    Ross Cunningham: Unenrolled voters should have rights

    Like a good number of my fellow Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, I am an independent voter. Like all veterans, when I deployed overseas, I wasn’t fighting for the Republican Party or the Democratic Party — I was fighting for the whole country. That is why I am dismayed at Maine’s outdated election laws. As […]

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    May 25, 2019

    Michael Boom: Be alert for criminal transients

    With summer fast approaching and the warm weather that goes with it, people must be wary and watchful of criminal transients. Like other transients, they move from one city to another, looking for a free meal ticket. All of us are on the menu, so we must be especially diligent to keep the criminal transients […]

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    May 25, 2019

    George Ferguson: A bit on borrowing, trade with China

    Fifty years ago, my grandmother said, “If you can’t pay for it, just look.” Borrowing has become a way of life, especially for a house or car (which I realize is a necessity). But borrowing comes with high interest rates from banks, lenders and, especially, credit card companies, which make millions from credit card users. […]

  • Published
    May 24, 2019

    LA Chamber Power Trip June 14

    LEWISTON — The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is holding a new event, Franco Trail LA, from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 14. It starts at the chamber office at 149 Lisbon St. and ends at Dufresne Plaza on Lisbon Street. Erin Simpson will lead a walking tour of historic Lewiston-Auburn downtown districts. […]

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    May 24, 2019

    LA Chamber offers Tourism 201

    LEWISTON — The Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce will hold a free tourism workshop Monday, June 24, in Room 285 at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St. “Tourism 201: Are You Ready For Tourism?” will be presented from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Hannah Collins, policy […]

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    May 24, 2019

    Marc Thiessen: Trump’s Iran sanctions are working

    WASHINGTON — President Trump’s Iran policy appears to be careening between diplomacy and belligerence. One day Trump tweets, “I’m sure that Iran will want to talk soon.” The next he warns that “if Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran.” Confused? Well, there is a method to the madness. The […]

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