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President-elect Donald Trump tours a Carrier factory in Indianapolis after the company announced it would keep some of its manufacturing jobs in the United States. While data overwhelmingly show that globalization has been a net plus for the global economy, there is no denying that the domestic costs of the new economy have fallen disproportionately on certain sections of the workforce.

There is a better way to help the victims of free trade

By Ronald Daniels and Michael Trebilcock, Bloomberg View on Dec. 10, 2016, at 1 a.m.
OpEd: The best way forward is harnessing globalization’s benefits while also addressing the legitimate needs of those who have paid the biggest price.
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Trump can’t avoid getting drawn into the Middle East, so he better tread carefully

By Christopher R. Hill, Project Syndicate on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:29 a.m.
OpEd: As President-elect Donald Trump moves toward taking office, he seems eager to make plenty of changes — some more positive than others.
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Rural Mainers deserve at least as much conservation attention as rural land

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 3:34 p.m.
All the lessons I’ve learned from rural Mainers over the years are a part of who I am. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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The monument has incredible potential. There should be no uncertainty about its future.

By Michelle Moody on Dec. 08, 2016, at 12 p.m.
OpEd: The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument — and the communities surrounding it — is a treasure with incredible potential, if only people are allowed to realize it.
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Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016.

What Stephen Hawking gets right, wrong about ‘the most dangerous time for our planet’

By Vivek Wadhwa, The Washington Post on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Technology is the main culprit here, widening the gulf between the haves and the have-nots.
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If Trump really wants to get more Americans working, he’ll have to do something out of his comfort zone: Make girly jobs appeal to manly men.

Trump needs to make girly jobs appealing to manly men

By Betsey Stevenson, Bloomberg View on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:09 a.m.
OpEd: If Donald Trump really wants to help his supporters, though, he should think twice about what kinds of jobs to promote.
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A job has an important symbolic value -- it sends a message that society cares about you and has a place for you. The election of Donald Trump as president reveals that voters don’t want checks in the mail -- they want work.

A good job gives workers much more than a paycheck

By Noah Smith, Bloomberg View on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:08 a.m.
OpEd: We shouldn’t be so quick to assume that every dollar of income is the same to people. We should talk to more workers and pay more attention to things like dignity, respect and a sense of community.
DANA MILBANK
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a USA Thank You Tour event at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Dec. 5, 2016.

Trump’s one consistent policy: Chaos

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:59 a.m.
OpEd: Is America becoming a rogue state?
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How a stronger regional carbon cap will make Maine a safer place to breathe

By Paul Shapero and Jeanette MacNeille on Dec. 07, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
OpEd: Living in Maine, air pollution is something we take seriously.
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A boat filled with graffiti is seen inside the abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car in Detroit, Michigan, April 2, 2011.

Here’s how Trump could save the Rust Belt: Give it a huge bailout

By Conor Sen, Bloomberg View on Dec. 07, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
OpEd: Trade and immigration restrictions won’t bring back the Rust Belt. What might? Consider the transformation of the Sun Belt.
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Irony and cruelty: My father’s endless journey from Pearl Harbor

on Dec. 07, 2016, at 1:58 a.m.
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Cannabis-related business class happening in Winthrop on Friday

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 11:55 p.m.
There’s a new medical marijuana hub developing in Winthrop, and it has much to offer, even to those outside the medical marijuana community.
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Trump suddenly has an ‘open mind’ on climate change. We hope he means it.

By Harold W. Borns Jr. and Sharon S. Tisher on Dec. 06, 2016, at 1:08 p.m.
The Trump administration would gain more than $20 billion per year by eliminating fossil fuel subsidies.
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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.
KATHLEEN PARKER
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.
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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.
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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.
GWYNNE DYER
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.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
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.