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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
U.S. President Donald Trump gives an interview from his desk in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, Feb. 23, 2017.

Trump and the ‘Madman Theory’

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Feb. 26, 2017, at 1:36 p.m.
The experience of the first month suggests that, with prudence and luck, it can yield the occasional benefit — that the combination of radical rhetoric and conventional policy may induce better behavior both in friend and foe.
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Without Obamacare, my daughter wouldn’t be able to hear my own voice

By Katie Sherman on Feb. 26, 2017, at 11:15 a.m.
If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, we’ll lose our health insurance coverage, plain and simple. Olive will lose her speech therapy and her hearing aids, and she won’t be able to hear or learn how to speak. That is unimaginable, heartbreaking and unconscionable.
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U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch arrives for a meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 2, 2017.

If abortion rights fall, LGBT rights are next

By Nancy Northup and Rachel B. Tiven, The Washington Post on Feb. 26, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
What is at stake is more than LGBT rights or abortion rights. It’s our right under the Constitution to decide who we are and to make the most intimate and personal decisions in our life without government interference — and to do so with dignity.
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The New England cottontail rabbit is one of many shrub-land dependent species that influenced the creation of the new Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge, approved in October. Plans for the refuge include conserving land in six northeast states, including Maine, where the New England cottontail rabbit is listed as an endangered species.

Yes, the Endangered Species Act should be reformed

By Robert Gebelhoff, Washington Post on Feb. 26, 2017, at 11:01 a.m.
For too long, the federal government has used the Endangered Species Act as a powerful legal stick. But we’re in need of some effective carrots as well.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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Why as a rabbi I oppose Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel

By Rabbi Darah Lerner on Feb. 22, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
OpEd: Normally, the appointment of next U.S. ambassador to Israel should be a moment of unity for the pro-Israel community. Not so with David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel.
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Americans count on Medicare to help protect their financial and health security as they age. A proposal to turn Medicare into a voucher system would shift more costs to seniors.

A voucher system will not protect Medicare

By Charles Pattavina and Lori K. Parham on Feb. 22, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
OpEd: Our elected leaders owe it to all of us to keep Medicare strong for today’s seniors and for generations to come.
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White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2017.

Kremlingate deserves a hearing

By Max Boot, Los Angeles Times on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
OpEd: Michael Flynn’s departure as national security adviser highlights the troubling and mysterious ties between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
KATHLEEN PARKER
President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House in Washington, Feb. 16, 2017.

A failure to communicate

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
OpEd: Remember, the enemies of freedom always silence the reporters first.
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It’s encouraging to see conservatives get behind a carbon tax to fight climate change

By Michael Howard on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
OpEd: There may be disagreement on these issues, but we can agree that a carbon fee is indispensable for reducing emissions and that using the revenue for dividends is equitable and politically prudent.
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It’s time for America to stand up to Trump’s abuse

By Jennifer Kierstead on Feb. 20, 2017, at 11:45 a.m.
The p—— grab was always a power grab, and the implicit question — “How much can I get away with?” — hasn’t changed.