on Nov. 25, 2015, at 11:01 a.m.
As citizens, we need to accept part of the reason Congress can’t meet our needs is because we are expecting too darn much.
By Christopher Burns on Nov. 25, 2015, at 10:52 a.m.
In 2014, Japan was the second most lucrative export destination for Maine seafood exports after Canada. Maine exported $25 million in seafood that year to Japan.
By Ben Sprague on Nov. 25, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.
“Commentators and observers around the state seem to agree on one thing: Bangor is on the move!”
By Eddie Adelman on Nov. 25, 2015, at 9:44 a.m.
OpEd: Wishing you all a happy — and tasty — Thanksgiving. With any luck, the yams will be candied yams.
By Matt Welch, Special to the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 25, 2015, at 8:09 a.m.
When media outlets from the National Journal to Rolling Stone cover the bipartisan push for criminal justice reform — an effort that includes everyone from Rand Paul to Cory Booker, the Koch brothers to even the ACLU — their go-to phrase to characterize the movement is “unlikely coalition.” Actually, there’s …
By Jane Livingston on Nov. 25, 2015, at 7:44 a.m.
This Thanksgiving, many Maine families will be giving thanks for the turkey on their table — a fresh Maine bird free from the avian flu that has hit Midwestern farms so hard. It’s just one more example of why interest in locally provided food keeps growing. Last May, largely because …
By The BDN Editorial Board on Nov. 25, 2015, at 7:12 a.m.
Harriet Beecher Stowe moved to Maine in 1850. Here is an excerpt from “Oldtown Folks” (1869), which offers a vivid description of Thanksgiving soon after the Revolutionary War and is a particularly fitting reminiscence for today.
on Nov. 25, 2015, at 6:47 a.m.
Indian perspective on Thanksgiving As an Indian, the real and true American, I ask our white brothers a very serious question about this day. How can I celebrate this day? The act of expressing and giving thanks is what our people shared with the Pilgrims upon their arrival to our …
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
on Nov. 24, 2015, at 4:24 p.m.
So to speak…
By Amy Blackstone on Nov. 24, 2015, at 1:48 p.m.
Can you imagine a woman political candidate running for high office in the United States who isn’t a mother? Columnist Meghan Daum recently asked a room full of non-mothers to consider this question at the first ever NotMom Summit. In short, the answer is no; very few can imagine such …
By The BDN Editorial Board on Nov. 24, 2015, at 11:22 a.m.
Members of Maine’s congressional delegation deserve praise for seeking a sensible way forward on the contentious issue of a establishing a national park in northern Maine.
By Jym St. Pierre on Nov. 24, 2015, at 10:28 a.m.
On Nov. 17, the Maine Forest Products Council published an OpEd in the Bangor Daily News, coinciding with the “Transforming Maine’s Pulp and Paper Industry for the Future” conference held in Bangor the same day. Maine has been producing paper for nearly three centuries, but the industry is facing unprecedented, …
By Arthur J. Keenan on Nov. 24, 2015, at 9:19 a.m.
It was recently reported by this newspaper that City Councilor David Nealley claimed that because Councilor Joe Baldacci identified himself as a city councilor in an article supporting the candidacy of Sarah Nichols and Meg Shorette for City Council, Baldacci’s article was therefore “clearly unethical.” Nealley’s comment was political overreach …
By Christopher Kelly on Nov. 24, 2015, at 7:44 a.m.
The day American forces arrived is still celebrated in Grenada as the island’s national holiday — Thanksgiving Day.
By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on Nov. 24, 2015, at 7:33 a.m.
One week, Beirut and Paris; the next week, Mali. The nightmare is young. Where next? The pace and threat of terror seem to have picked up, each incident feeding on the previous. Fear takes hold, momentum builds. Rhetoric flies in the face of reason, until all reason abandons the field. …
on Nov. 24, 2015, at 6:32 a.m.
Tree Growth Tax does its job In a Nov. 12 BDN article about lawmakers touring pulp paper mills, Sen. Mike Thibodeau condemned Maine’s small-private landowners as hindrances to the pulp industry. He parroted the LePage administration’s gag line that, if only landowners enrolled in Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law harvested …
on Nov. 23, 2015, at 6:48 p.m.
As a former Christian who now identifies as non-religious, I’ve heard wisecracks from my Christian friends as my family and I gear up for the holidays. The cracks are all in good fun: decorating the Darwin tree, singing science carols, Sagan Claus, etc. While these are just friendly jabs between friends, they say …
By The BDN Editorial Board on Nov. 23, 2015, at 4 p.m.
“Many U.S. governors have rushed to judgment on a process whose problems they can’t identify.”
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST
on Nov. 23, 2015, at 12:31 p.m.
The EPA expects to make a decision Nov. 30 – revising its renewable fuel standard, or RFS, and potentially increasing the amount of ethanol mixed into traditional petroleum-based fuels. The change could affect a wide range of consumers. –News Item
FIGHTING THE TIDES
on Nov. 23, 2015, at 12:26 p.m.
He probably didn’t know where the image originated from, and he probably even thought it was accurate, but the fact is that on Sunday Donald Trump, the Republican front runner for President, re-tweeted a racist, inaccurate meme that originated from a Hitler supporter with a swastika on his Twitter profile: …