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Our summer work showed us how important it is to protect Maine from climate change

By Emma Moesswilde and Thomas Freeman on Aug. 10, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
OpEd: We care deeply about Maine’s present and are invested in its future.
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Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson gives acceptance speech during National Convention held at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida, May 29, 2016.

Why #NeverTrump movement is also #NeverGaryJohnson

By Eli Lake, Bloomberg View on Aug. 10, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
OpEd: This should be a great moment for libertarians, the GOP’s quirky little cousin.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Maine: The way out-of-staters say life should be

on Aug. 10, 2016, at 1:08 a.m.
Looking into the money trails behind referendum questions and leadership PACs over the last year has left me feeling like out of staters are hijacking our state’s culture by hijacking our political process.
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What we’re forgetting about the turnstile of addiction: Our kids’ first contact with drugs

By David R. Hawkins Jr. on Aug. 09, 2016, at 3:38 p.m.
OpEd: Like adults, children learn about addictions best in small groups that allow for discussion.
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A woman holds up a sign during a rally in support of Medicaid expansion in Maine at the State House in January 2014.

There’s no reason a Mainer shouldn’t get the life-saving service a New Hampshire resident can

By Vanessa Santarelli on Aug. 09, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
OpEd: Maine’s newly elected Legislature will have an opportunity to pass the single best piece of economic stimulus and health care legislation we have seen in years.
KATHLEEN PARKER
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Windham High School in Windham, New Hampshire, Aug. 6, 2016.

Trump’s head case

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on Aug. 09, 2016, at 9:53 a.m.
OpEd: Two years ago, Karl Rove caused a stir when he planted a seed that Hillary Clinton may have suffered brain damage from a fall. My, how things have changed.
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Sen. Susan Collins

Susan Collins: Why I cannot support Trump

By Susan Collins, Special to The Washington Post on Aug. 08, 2016, at 9:40 p.m.
“I will not be voting for Donald Trump for president. This is not a decision I make lightly, for I am a lifelong Republican.”
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My daughter was killed by gun violence. Maine can do more, keep guns from dangerous people.

By Wayne Richardson on Aug. 08, 2016, at 12:05 p.m.
OpEd: No law can prevent all crimes, but requiring a background check for all gun sales can help keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, including felons, domestic abusers and the severely mentally ill.
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Flossing is well worth the few minutes of inconvenience. Think of it as a necessary evil.

By Cindy Sullivan on Aug. 08, 2016, at 11:52 a.m.
The Maine Dental Association urges Mainers to practice good oral hygiene and floss regularly.
GWYNNE DYER
An aedes aegypti mosquito is seen inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighboring Monterrey, Mexico, March 8, 2016.

Malaria and chickens

By Gwynne Dyer on Aug. 08, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
OpEd: Prevention is much better than cure. Cheap prevention is even better.
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Marijuana-infused sour gummy bear candies (right) are shown next to regular ones at left in a file photo illustration taken in Golden, Colorado, Oct. 17, 2014.

A ‘no’ vote on marijuana legalization is a ‘yes’ vote for healthy youth

By Scott Gagnon on Aug. 07, 2016, at 11:56 a.m.
Question 1 would fundamentally change our communities by opening the door to hundreds of pot shops and bars on Main streets, putting potent, kid-friendly marijuana gummies and candies on full display and within reach of our youth.
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The Shanghai World Financial Center building is illuminated in the colors of the Brazilian flag to pay homage to the Rio 2016 Olympics, in Shanghai, China, on Aug. 4.

How China could finally help clean up the Olympics

By Adam Minter, Bloomberg View on Aug. 07, 2016, at 10:47 a.m.
Few countries have China’s attachment to sport as a symbol of national greatness. If nothing else, standing up against cheating would be a way to enhance its status in the world.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine, Aug. 4, 2016.

Donald Trump and the fitness threshold

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Aug. 07, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
He lives in a cocoon of solipsism, where the world outside himself has value — indeed exists — only insofar as it sustains and inflates him.
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We all had a Miss Kelham, third-grade teacher, who made our worlds larger

By Todd R. Nelson on Aug. 07, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
This was not going to be OK, despite what mom and dad had told me. But Miss Kelham knew better. Thank goodness.
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Anyone else out there working around a hole in your life?

on Aug. 06, 2016, at 10:47 p.m.
I know I’m not alone in feeling the kind of grief that leaves you feeling like you’re constantly working around a giant hole that suddenly appeared in your life. A hole that gets its biggest when you life has you feeling small.
View of the cooling towers at the Golfech nuclear power plant on the border of the Garonne River between Agen and Toulouse, southwestern France, March 22, 2016.

Can environmentalists learn to love — or just tolerate — nuclear power?

By David K. Hecht, The Conversation on Aug. 06, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Tthe real but remote dangers of nuclear power may prove more manageable than the more visible — and accelerating — consequences of a warming planet.
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Cargo shorts

An article of clothing that helped defeat Hitler should never go out of style

By Daniel W. Drezner, The Washington Post on Aug. 05, 2016, at 9:56 a.m.
OpEd: The Cargo Shorts Wars have begun.
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CIA Director John Brennan speaks at a forum about "CIA's strategy in the face of emerging challenges" at The Brookings Institution in Washington, July 13, 2016.

Obama’s CIA director wants to stick around for Clinton

By Eli Lake, Bloomberg View on Aug. 04, 2016, at 12:11 p.m.
OpEd: If Hillary Clinton wins the U.S. presidential election in November, John Brennan would like to continue his post as director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
DANA MILBANK
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on Aug. 3.

Trump’s act is wearing thin

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Aug. 04, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
Maybe this is how it ends for Donald Trump: not with a bang but with a child’s whimper.
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As a veteran, I’m confident Clinton understands sacrifice. I have no such confidence in Trump

By Jared Golden on Aug. 04, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
Most Americans don’t understand what service members experience at war for this country. They don’t understand because less than one percent of them volunteer to fight in them.