What ranked-choice advocates don’t acknowledge: It doesn’t work at the state level

By Lee Mortimer on Oct. 27, 2016, at 11:16 a.m.
Heather Denkmire

As a survivor of sexual assault, a vote for Trump is a punch in the gut

By Heather Denkmire on Oct. 27, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
Whatever your opinion of “trigger warnings,” I can tell you — as a survivor of sexual abuse, assault and harassment — that everything about the Republican nominee for president should come with a warning.

Big money in politics is the biggest obstacle to Augusta working for the people

By Jonathan Fulford on Oct. 27, 2016, at 9:03 a.m.
OpEd: Eliminating the power of money in politics won’t be easy, but we can take action.

Question 3 isn’t about the Second Amendment: It’s a matter of public health

By Bill Horner on Oct. 27, 2016, at 9:02 a.m.
“It is too easy for someone who is prohibited under federal and state law from having a firearm … to obtain one.”
An employee holds up masks depicting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hollywood Toys & Costumes in Los Angeles, California, Oct. 26, 2016.

Baby boomers, you’ve done enough. Time to go.

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Oct. 27, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
OpEd: Take the baby boomers. Please.

Why Maine’s educators and the rest of us should oppose Question 2

By Stephen Bowen on Oct. 26, 2016, at 1:25 p.m.
Rifles and shotguns for sale at Bill's Gun Shop in Orrington.

Question 3 unfairly targets Maine sportsmen who loan, share firearms

By David Trahan on Oct. 26, 2016, at 10:56 a.m.
OpEd: Question 3 is a massive overkill and as written, disproportionately impacts law-abiding citizens. It should be rejected.

Is community the way to get big money out of Maine politics?

on Oct. 25, 2016, at 6:16 p.m.
Personally, I’m beginning to believe big money in our political process is ultimately our country’s biggest addiction problem, and I am hoping community conversations are the cure.
Elam Stoltzfus plants lawn signs outside a U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaign rally in West Allis, Wisconsin, United States, April 3, 2016.

How angry does Donald Trump make me? Angry enough to steal 40 Trump signs.

By Betta Stothart, Washington Post on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:47 p.m.
“Reflecting back, I realize that I momentarily snapped.”
Kerri Wyman (left) assistant principal at the new Central Community Elementary School talks to students about where to find their classroom on the first day of school in Corinth, Aug. 31, 2016.

Failure to invest in our kids’ education puts Maine’s future at risk

By Sarah Austin on Oct. 25, 2016, at 12:26 p.m.
OpEd: To get the first-rate education system Maine needs, we have to find a way to pay for it.

Marijuana legalization sends the wrong message to our children

By Robert Deeley on Oct. 25, 2016, at 10:36 a.m.
OpEd: Legalizing marijuana sends a message to our young people that this recreational drug use is acceptable.
Downtown Bangor

Making Bangor age-friendly will improve life for residents of all ages

By Lenard W. Kaye on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:40 a.m.
OpEd: The age-friendly community movement is gaining steam across the U.S. and around the world.
The 71st Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016.

You can dress him up, but Trump is Trump

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on Oct. 25, 2016, at 9:15 a.m.
OpEd: If Beltway insiders and other East Coast elites ever wondered why so many Americans prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, all they need do is watch a rerun of Thursday night’s 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.

US support for Saudi’s war in Yemen reveals our moral hypocrisy

By Brian Milakovsky on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1:42 p.m.
Downtown Waterville

Investing in Maine downtowns — like Waterville’s — restores our sense of possibility

By Greg Powell and David Greene on Oct. 24, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
Colby College and the Harold Alfond Foundation, along with other generous partners, have established a model for Waterville’s revival.
Rebel fighters fire a weapon towards Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) controlled Tell Rifaat town, northern Aleppo province, Syria October 22, 2016.

A tale of two cities

By Gwynne Dyer on Oct. 24, 2016, at 8:55 a.m.
Donald Trump

Trump is playing the ‘man’s card’

By Jake Plante on Oct. 24, 2016, at 7:09 a.m.
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton looks at Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump as he speaks during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner in New York, Oct. 20, 2016.

Why I won’t vote for Clinton — or Trump

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Oct. 23, 2016, at 2:09 p.m.
The only question is whose name I’m going to write in. With Albert Schweitzer doubly unavailable (noncitizen, dead), I’m down to Paul Ryan or Ben Sasse. Two weeks to decide.

Teachers are the key to student success. Question 2 gives them the resources they need.

By Jennifer Dorman, Talya Edlund and Tamara Ranger on Oct. 23, 2016, at 10:02 a.m.
It is about giving every child a chance to succeed regardless of where they live.

Sheriffs like Ryan Reardon are multitasking community superheroes

on Oct. 22, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
You can tell Reardon’s passion for his job and the communities he serves isn’t just something he does; it’s something Reardon lives.