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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
Hillary Clinton is joined by U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at a campaign rally on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 7, 2016, the final day of campaigning before the election.

For Democrats, the road back

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Nov. 27, 2016, at 12 p.m.
For the Democrats, the road back — from tribalism at home and universalism abroad — beckons.
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Barry Ritholtz of Ritholtz Wealth Management speaks during the Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit in New York City, New York, Nov. 17, 2016.

Beware of data mining to help your investments

By Barry Ritholtz , Bloomberg View on Nov. 27, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
OpEd: Data mining should never be relied upon to make future forecasts.
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Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote speech at the Facebook's F8 Developers Conference, April 12, 2016, in San Francisco, California.

It’s time to decide Facebook’s mission

By Christine Emba, The Washington Post on Nov. 27, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
At this point, Facebook knows it’s more than a platform for pleasantries or consequence-free connections.
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I went to war to fight for your right to sit in protest during the national anthem

By James Chasse on Nov. 27, 2016, at 9:11 a.m.
If the only way to send a message of protest is by refusing to stand for the national anthem, we have that right. I and millions of other veterans have served and died for this right enshrined in our Constitution.
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President-elect Donald Trump reacts to a crowd gathered in the lobby of the New York Times building after a meeting in New York on Tuesday.

Who is helping pay for President-elect Trump’s transition effort? You are

By Drew Harwell and Lisa Rein, The Washington Post on Nov. 26, 2016, at 9:34 a.m.
OpEd: President-elect Donald Trump’s jet-setting transition effort? Your tax dollars, hard at work.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Congratulations to my No on 1 friends!

on Nov. 26, 2016, at 3:43 a.m.
A team working with a combined $174,000 was able to convince 49.83 percent of voters that the team with the $2.6 million message didn’t have Mainers best interest in heart. Even in losing, the accomplishment is significant.
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Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, is one of the top contenders to serve as U.S. attorney general in the Trump administration, and his anti-marijuana views if put into practice could reverse the marijuana legalization movement.

Why legal pot is suddenly in big danger

By Keith Humphreys, Washington Post on Nov. 25, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
An Attorney General Jeff Sessions could immediately come down on the marijuana industry like a 400-pound bale of pot.
DANA MILBANK
Stephen Bannon (right) looks on as Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, Sept. 14, 2016.

Trump needs to disown his white nationalist hangers-on

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Nov. 24, 2016, at 12:10 p.m.
If Donald Trump doesn’t do something more forceful to disown his neo-Nazi hangers on, they will continue their brazen march into the mainstream.
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Can newspapers survive a Trump presidency?

By Robert Klose on Nov. 24, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
It will be interesting to note where the profiles in courage lie and which papers, in the end, come out of it with their integrity intact.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, conducts her weekly news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center, Nov. 17, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

Pelosi must step aside so Democrats can find her heir

By Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg View on Nov. 24, 2016, at 10:20 a.m.
It’s time for the former speaker to put in motion plans for her retirement and succession.
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Shipping containers are stacked at PSA's Tanjong Pagar container terminal in Singapore. President-elect Donald Trump has floated the idea of imposing large tariffs on imports into the U.S. from certain countries, an action some economists argue could start a trade war. But predicting the effect of trade restrictions on economic activity is no simple matter.

Don’t count on a market crash from a Trump trade war

By Noah Smith, Bloomberg View on Nov. 24, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
A trade war might not hurt the U.S., but a real war would be very bad for everyone involved.
"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) by Jennie Brownscombe.

How the founder of Maine and a three-time exile almost derailed New England’s 1st colonies

By Peter Mancall, The Conversation on Nov. 24, 2016, at 7:12 a.m.
There is no holiday more American than Thanksgiving — and perhaps none with origins so shrouded in comforting myths.
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If we can’t limit political spending, could we at least tax it?

on Nov. 23, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
We need to find a way for average Mainers to get something useful out of all this political spending action.
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What Thanksgiving has shown me about the passage of time

By Jim Fabiano on Nov. 23, 2016, at 8:51 a.m.
OpEd: The holidays prove that everything changes and nothing stays the same, and the generations of my family are no exception.
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Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, warms up the crowd before an early vote event at Kent State University in Ohio, Oct. 31, 2016.

‘Hamilton’ and the implosion of the American left

By Marc Thiessen, Washington Post on Nov. 23, 2016, at 8:20 a.m.
OpEd: Eight years of losing statehouses and governor’s mansions have left Democrats with no bench. They are like an NFL team with aging stars who are long past their prime and few prospects in the pipeline.
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"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" (1914) by Jennie Brownscombe.

Where are the voices of indigenous people in the Thanksgiving story?

By Sarah Shear, The Conversation on Nov. 22, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
As we consider history and its place in our schools, it is important to ask: how do state-mandated history standards represent indigenous peoples in social studies education?
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Shannon Kelly, a protester demonstrating against President-elect Donald Trump, shakes hands with Trump support Ben Kilgore after a long discussion about Trump's qualifications in Tallahassee, Florida, Nov. 16, 2016.

Why talking politics on Thanksgiving could help us emerge from our political bubbles

By Amy Blackstone on Nov. 22, 2016, at 9:44 a.m.
OpEd: Political dialogue may not be the most palatable thing on the menu this holiday season, but with the addition of good food and loved ones I hope we’ll challenge ourselves to incorporate a dose of it into our meals.
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Delegates protesting the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement hold up signs during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on July 25, 2016.

Actually, Trump’s supporters and progressives should love the TPP

By Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg on Nov. 22, 2016, at 9:24 a.m.
OpEd: The TPP isn’t perfect, but it is a major step forward for international trade and for workers everywhere.
KATHLEEN PARKER
Donald Trump speaks on Oct. 26, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Truth and consequences

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on Nov. 22, 2016, at 8 a.m.
OpEd: Of all the losers in this season of discontent, the mainstream media top the list.
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Maine should be thankful for its legacy of environmental stewardship

By Lisa Pohlmann on Nov. 22, 2016, at 7:58 a.m.
OpEd: Mainers know that the protection of our environment is critical to our economy and way of life. We cannot prosper with polluted air and water.