Opinion

 
BERNIE SANDERS
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders prepares to speak for a video to supporters at Polaris Mediaworks in Burlington, Vermont, June 16, 2016.

Here’s what we want from the political revolution

By Bernie Sanders, Washington Post on June 24, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
OpEd: As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, “What does Bernie want?” Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want.
FIGHTING THE TIDES

Anna Kendrick ‘geeks out’ with James Corden in epic love story soundtrack

on June 24, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.
Maine’s own Anna Kendrick appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday, performing a “love story soundtrack” that spanned eleven songs in one take. Kendrick and Corden sang their way through the songs, which painted a light-hearted journey through the different stages of a romantic relationship. Beginning with …
CONTRIBUTORS
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves after a news conference about the House Democrats' sit-in over gun-control laws, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2016.

Paul Ryan unveils plan to set fire to the American health care system

By Paul Waldman, The Washington Post on June 24, 2016, at 9:33 a.m.
Ryan’s “reform” is not going to happen. It would be political suicide, and Republicans know it.
LETTERS

Saturday, June 25, 2016: Angus King silent on monument, palliative care for cancer patients

on June 24, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.
Letters for Saturday, June 25, 2016: Angus King silent on monument, palliative care for cancer patients
EDITORIALS

Why Maine should follow Portland’s lead and raise tobacco purchase age

By The BDN Editorial Board on June 24, 2016, at 8:31 a.m.
Editorial: Portland city councilors on Monday unanimously agreed to raise the city’s tobacco purchase age to 21. This is a smart move that should prompt state lawmakers to take similar action.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Presidential Seal

on June 24, 2016, at 5:10 a.m.
The Trump Presidential Seal.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Vocabulary lessons with Governor LePage

on June 23, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
The news this week is full of real-life examples epitomizing the word irony.
CONTRIBUTORS

Maine needs better business climate to close economic gap with rest of nation

By Peter Triandafillou on June 23, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
Investment capital is the lifeblood of business. Without it, existing businesses wither and new ones never get started.
CONTRIBUTORS
Bob Casimiro of Bridgton looks up to the mountaintops on the U.S.-Mexico border near Sasabe, Arizona, while volunteering with the group Arizona Border Recon. The trip was Casimiro's eighth to the border region. Volunteers from the group monitor the border and report suspicious or illegal activity to the Border Patrol.

I volunteered on the border to block illegal activity. We should be doing so much more.

By Bob Casimiro on June 23, 2016, at 12:50 p.m.
In the last year, we have seen story after story here in Maine about drug overdoses. Securing our borders will certainly not stop the drugs flowing into the country and our communities, but it will certainly help.
EDITORIALS
The Pulse night club sign is pictured through a fence following the mass shooting there last week in Orlando, Florida, June 21, 2016.

Mass shootings are about isolation, anger — not religion or ethnicity

By The BDN Editorial Board on June 23, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
Editorial: Dividing Americans and pitting them against those who follow a different religious faith or come from a different ethnic background won’t make us safer. It will only make us more fearful, angry and isolated.
PERSPECTIVES

Let the Rivers Run

on June 23, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
“The health of our water is the principal measure of how we live on the land.” Luna Leopold In Acadia National Park, which is about to turn 100, the streams are abnormally dry, the waterfalls unseasonably quiet. Still, as the map shows, when it comes to water, there are two …
DANA MILBANK
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, June 18, 2016.

Trump’s Potemkin village

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on June 23, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
OpEd: Trump is doing to the Republican Party what he did to Atlantic City.
LETTERS

Friday, June 24, 2016: Fulford for state Senate, guns aren’t the problem

on June 23, 2016, at 6:41 a.m.
Letters for Friday, June 24, 2016: Fulford for state Senate, guns aren’t the problem
CHRIS BUSBY

A nonpartisan way to make America great again

on June 23, 2016, at 6:30 a.m.
Buying locally means more jobs and lower taxes, regardless of which politician is in office.
ANGUS KING
Sen. Angus King

I’m proposing 3 fixes so our anti-poverty programs pull people out of poverty

By Angus King on June 23, 2016, at 6:26 a.m.
Angus King: Despite being one of the richest countries in the world, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Gun control measures

on June 23, 2016, at 4:59 a.m.
Gun control measures.
CONTRIBUTORS

We can’t succeed as one Maine when state policies leave rural Maine behind

By Robert Saucier on June 22, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
OpEd: State policies can make the difference between propelling The County and the rest of rural Maine forward or holding us back economically.
LETTERS

Thursday, June 23, 2016: Maine needs clean energy, referendum not about taking guns, ranked-choice voting right

on June 22, 2016, at 11:09 a.m.
Letters for Thursday, June 23, 2016: Maine needs clean energy, referendum not about taking guns, ranked-choice voting right
EDITORIALS
Sen. Susan Collins speaks at a news conference with a bipartisan group of senators on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., to unveil a compromise proposal on gun control measures, June 21, 2016.

Collins offers hope for action on guns and reminds us there’s so much more to do

By The BDN Editorial Board on June 22, 2016, at 10:44 a.m.
Collins is offering a path forward that, we hope, will build the momentum needed for more significant changes.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

The governor is taking the SNAP program off the rails

on June 21, 2016, at 9:16 p.m.
The LePage administration would do well to obsess about hunger in Maine as much as they obsess about controlling people’s choices.