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Judith Meyer is executive editor of the Sun Journal, Kennebec Journal, the Morning Sentinel and the Western Maine weekly newspapers of the Sun Media Group. She serves as vice president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition and is a member of the Right to Know Advisory Committee to the Legislature. A journalist since 1990 and former editorial page editor for the Sun Journal, she was named Maine’s Journalist of the Year in 2003. She serves on the New England Newspaper & Press Association Board of Directors and was the 2018 recipient of the Judith Vance Weld Brown Spirit of Journalism Award by the New England Society of Newspaper Editors. A fellow of the National Press Foundation and the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, she attended George Washington University, lives in Auburn with her husband, Phil, and is an active member of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.

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  • Published
    November 30, 2021

    Rich Lowry: The shoplifting capital of the USA

    The shoplifting problem represents a deliberate choice rather than an unstoppable tide. Modern societies long ago figured out how to maintain civil order such that law-abiding people could buy and sell goods without being systematically preyed on by thieves. It’s just that the Bay Area has chosen to forget.

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    November 30, 2021

    Editorial cartoon for Tuesday, Nov. 30

  • Published
    November 29, 2021

    Patients now see their records, but can they understand them?

    Providers need to do a better job of explaining to patients what tests we order and why. And we need to be available to explain and answer questions when scary results come in. Important in this era of primary-care physician burnout, providers need to be reimbursed for the significant hours that appropriate and sensitive patient-portal communication demands.

  • Published
    November 29, 2021

    Good luck trying to bag a Santa this year

    The nationwide worker shortage has stricken an array of industries, as varied as fast food, textile mills and long-haul trucking. The crisis, as news outlets have been chronicling with increasing worry, extends all the way up to the North Pole.

  • Published
    November 28, 2021

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: ‘True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar’

    Giving is good, and every person who is able to do so, should. But it would be even better to restructure the edifice that produces a need for giving — to realize, as author Celine-Marie Pascale puts it, that what America really needs is not a “seasonal moment of generosity” but “a reckoning for justice.”

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    November 28, 2021

    Editorial cartoon for Sunday, Nov. 28

  • Published
    November 27, 2021

    Editorial cartoon for Saturday, Nov. 27

  • Published
    November 27, 2021

    Bob Neal: The Countryman: Inflation of two kinds, or three

    Each buyer has an equilibrium point for each purchase. Some willingly pay more, some don’t. At the $5 a pound I paid for my Thanksgiving bird, I was at my equilibrium point. But $5 was way too far to the right of equilibrium for the vast majority of turkey eaters.

  • Published
    November 26, 2021

    Editorial cartoon for Friday, Nov. 26

  • Published
    November 24, 2021

    Covy Dufort: Pro-lifers shouldn’t be pro-death

    We may feel that someone should die for the crimes they committed, but that does not mean we should kill. As we value the life of embryos, we must consider how other innocent lives are taken every year and reconsider the true cost of the death penalty.

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