Why Maine should expand Medicaid to give inmates health insurance

By Victoria Townley on Dec. 06, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
The cost of providing health care to this population is astronomical, and it will continue to rise as our prison population ages.

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016: Maine people have spoken on wage hike, remember military sacrifices, Electoral College outdated

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 10:46 a.m.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the media as he arrives at a costume party at the home of hedge fund billionaire and campaign donor Robert Mercer in Head of the Harbor, New York, U.S., December 3, 2016.

Trump’s demagogic illogic

By Kathleen Parker, Washington Post on Dec. 06, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.
His attacks both on the media and on those who, rather rarely, burn an American flag, are fundamentally assaults on the Constitution and the First Amendment.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President Elect Mike Pence tour a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.

Trump’s bullying of companies has a dangerous precedent

By Michael Schuman, Bloomberg View on Dec. 06, 2016, at 9:01 a.m.
My advice to Trump is to not become a Japanese bureaucrat. Don’t resort to public shaming, back-room haggling and implicit threats.

Trump Won’t Bring the Paper Industry Back to Maine

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 8:45 a.m.

Trump won’t bring the paper industry back to Maine

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 8:45 a.m.

Keeping jobs in the U.S.

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.

Trump’s victory a sign of the dawning ‘Age of Resentment’

By Richard Ogle on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Alone among all the candidates, Trump grasped the bitter resentment that political privileging of minorities would produce.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, as seen from the town cemetery.

Unless he stops automation, Donald Trump won’t bring back manufacturing jobs

By The BDN Editorial Board on Dec. 05, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
The height of American manufacturing jobs was in 1979, and many of the jobs that existed then don’t exist now because machines can do them.

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016: Take back marijuana legalization, monument positive for Katahdin region, Trump must get real on climate change

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
Beppe Grillo, the founder of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, talks during a march in support of the 'No' vote in the upcoming constitutional reform referendum in Rome, Italy November 26, 2016.

Italy: ‘I say no’

By Gwynne Dyer on Dec. 05, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
The likelihood of calamity is still very small. But we do live in interesting times.
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Think of America as one people? Well, the census begs to differ

By Mike Gonzalez, The Washington Post on Dec. 05, 2016, at 8:39 a.m.
A proposed federal rule would create a new ethnic distinctions in time for the 2020 Census.

Online Santa

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Lima, Peru November 20, 2016.

After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Dec. 04, 2016, at 12:18 p.m.
The autocracies are back and rising; democracy is on the defensive; the U.S. is in retreat.
On July 1, Dylan Sherwood, 21, overdosed on heroin in his friend's apartment in Bangor. Fortunately, his friend had a dose of Narcan and administered it to an unconscious Sherwood, reviving him.

Here’s what Bangor is doing to ease Maine’s deadly drug epidemic

By Joseph M. Baldacci on Dec. 04, 2016, at 10:26 a.m.
The essential thing is that all of us act constructively and rationally in this effort.

Let’s not disparage the liberal ‘snowflake’ who has his way

By Fritz Spencer on Dec. 04, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.
The word “snowflake” has taken on a new meaning in our language, one used by conservatives to mock and disparage young people.
Some progress has been made in fortifying the nation’s digital defenses, but the U.S. still is alarmingly exposed as it leaps into the digital age.

With cyberattacks rising, Trump needs to act

By Melissa E. Hathaway, Bloomberg on Dec. 04, 2016, at 10:08 a.m.
When Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, he’ll face an urgent and growing threat: America’s vulnerability to cyberattack.
A man is seen in front of cranes at an industrial port in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 24, 2016.

How to fill the void left after Trump kills the TPP

By Noah Smith, Bloomberg on Dec. 04, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
If there were any policy that was doomed this election cycle, it had to be this one.

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016: Welfare erodes work ethic, strength RGGI, victory against fluoride

on Dec. 03, 2016, at 10:39 a.m.
Letters for Monday, Dec. 5, 2016: Welfare erodes work ethic, strength RGGI, victory against fluoride
Painted Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, bearing the faces of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at a souvenir shop in central Moscow, Russia, on Nov. 7.

Why Congress must investigate Russian involvement in US election

By The BDN Editorial Board on Dec. 03, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Editorial: Did Russia try to influence last month’s U.S. presidential election?