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CONTRIBUTORS

Leaking is as American as apple pie and Fourth of July fireworks

By Mark Feldstein, The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
America’s grand tradition of revealing secret information about national security matters began in the winter of 1777.
CONTRIBUTORS
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speak at meeting with teachers and parents at the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2017.

The short, troubled life of Obama’s transgender student protections

By Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
Well-intended as they might have been, President Barack Obama’s protections for transgender students were on shaky ground from the get-go.
EDITORIALS
The State House in Augusta

LePage’s budget diverts problems, abandons those left to solve them

By The BDN Editorial Board on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:43 a.m.
Life is difficult already for someone living with a low income and trying to get by with the help of even a minimal amount of government assistance. Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal for a new, two-year state budget starts from a place of making life even more difficult for that person.
ALEX STEED
Supporters hold signs during the Women's March on Maine outside the Burton M. Cross building at the Maine State House in Augusta, Jan. 21, 2017. The national rally was in support of women's rights, civil liberties and protection of the planet.

How we can best resist the Trump administration

By Alex Steed on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:42 a.m.
I am heartened to see so much action taking place across the state, as well as across the nation, in response to what strikes me as an unhinged Trump administration.
TAKE A BREATH

It is not too soon to say good bye to Governor LePage.

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 7:21 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
Transgender activists and supporters protest potential changes by the Trump administration in federal guidelines issued to public schools in defense of transgender student rights, near the White House in Washington, Feb. 22, 2017.

Transgender kids are bullied all the time. The White House is helping the bullies.

By Katelyn Burns, The Washington Post on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:48 a.m.
Trump has given cover to every bully who stalks our schools’ hallways to target the most vulnerable among us.
LETTERS

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017: Meet with constituents, protect the arts, Sen. Warren’s speech

By George Danby on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
Letters to the editor for Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017: Meet with constituents, protect the arts, Sen. Warren’s speech.
PERSPECTIVES

The Enemies of the People

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 6:39 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Trump Brand

on Feb. 24, 2017, at 5:56 a.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Dear Mary Mayhew: Please have mercy

on Feb. 23, 2017, at 9:36 p.m.
Please.
DANA MILBANK
President Donald Trump

These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
Everybody in the newsroom — everybody in America — has an American story.
CONTRIBUTORS

Maine needs the good-paying jobs nuclear energy provides

By John Tuohy Jr. on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
OpEd: Mainers should develop a strategy to capitalize on our assets and determine how they can be used to stimulate the state’s economy and generate good-paying jobs. I believe nuclear energy can be an important part of that strategy.
CONTRIBUTORS

My transgender daughter’s civil rights at school are not up for debate

By Emily Wedick on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
We won’t sit down until every transgender child in America has the unalienable right to do so safely and with dignity at school.
EDITORIALS
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, U.S. Sen. Angus King, Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli and U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II participate in an August 2015 round-table discussion in Brewer about heroin addiction.

Action, not more study, needed to tackle addiction crisis

By The BDN Editorial Board on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
With Mainers dying at the alarming rate of essentially one per day from drug overdoses, a legislative task force to assess the problem and offer solutions sounds like too little, too late. Lawmakers can ensure this isn’t the case by fast tracking and removing impediments from what is known to work, such as medication-assisted treatment.
LETTERS

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017: LePage holding Maine back, basketball lessons, stand up to Trump

on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
Letters for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017: LePage holding Maine back, basketball lessons, stand up to Trump
CONTRIBUTORS
Trucks wait in a long queue for border customs control to cross into the U.S. at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Feb. 2, 2017.

Why is Trump attacking foreign investment in the US?

By Michael Strain, The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
OpEd: The American people deserve better than fantasy.
CONTRIBUTORS
White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2017.

Neo-McCarthyite furor around Russia is counterproductive

By Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.
OpEd: What we don’t need is a replay of Cold War hysteria that cuts off debate, slanders skeptics and undermines any effort to explore areas of agreement with Russia in our national interest.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Partisan seating

on Feb. 23, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
Trump adviser Stephen Miller listens during a meeting held by President Donald Trump with teachers and parents on education at the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2017.

Stephen Miller, teleprompters and journalistic credibility

By Brendan Lynch, Special to the Chicago Tribune on Feb. 22, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
Reporters must to rise to this challenge through diligence and devotion to time-tested practices — like confirming information before publication — if they are to successfully cover a White House that “will not be questioned.”
EDITORIALS
Students from Sacred Heart Academy, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School and Muslim Community Center Academy gather for an interfaith event sponsored by Poetry Pals, a nonprofit youth arts organization.

With hate crimes on the rise, now is the time to get to know someone who’s different

By The BDN Editorial Board on Feb. 22, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
At a time when hate and suspicion of others propel policy at the federal level, it’s crucial that local communities — faith and otherwise — foster acceptance and understanding.