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A man drives his truck past shuttered storefronts on the main street of Buffalo, Oklahoma.

Want to rescue rural America? Bust monopolies.

By Lillian Salerno, The Washington Post on April 25, 2017, at 8:09 a.m.
OpEd: The government has the authority to ensure markets are once again open and competitive so that communities have a chance to shape their economic destinies. The question is whether we will recognize the error of our ways and put taking on monopolies high on the economic agenda.
CONTRIBUTORS
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a signing ceremony with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin at the Treasury Department in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2017.

Forget the critics, Mr. President — your first 100 days have been just fine

By Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post on April 25, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
Trump has accomplished something more significant in his first 100 days than any president in recent memory has done: the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.
LETTERS

Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Every child deserves a shot, guns have no place on campus, climate change march

on April 25, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
Letters for Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Every child deserves a shot, guns have no place on campus, climate change march
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Trump’s first 100 days

on April 25, 2017, at 5 a.m.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Open primaries to independent voters, job training glass is half full

on April 24, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
Letters to the editor for Tuesday, April 25, 2017: Open primaries to independent voters, job training glass is half full
EDITORIALS
Alba Albisurez hugs her baby, who was born at 7 months, during the "Kangaroo Mothers" program in the maternity ward of the Roosevelt hospital in Guatemala City October 29, 2012. The 19-day program, known as "Madres Canguro", is a method where mothers are trained to breastfeed and hold their premature babies near their chest as the body-to-body contact reduces infant mortality in preterm infants.

Lawmakers are on the right track to understanding Maine’s growing number of infant deaths

By The BDN Editorial Board on April 24, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.
The Maine Legislature can prove its worth and make a couple simple changes to ensure the panel can do its important work.
THE FROZEN CHOSEN

Loving Life on Vacation and at Home

on April 24, 2017, at 10:49 a.m.
One minute you’re on the list to go backstage at the Imperial Theater, the next you’re muttering in frustration at a sobbing almost-three-year-old as her boots fall off and her package of oyster crackers is lost to the seagulls.
CONTRIBUTORS

I am a restaurant server, and I don’t need anyone to save me

By Carrie Smith on April 24, 2017, at 9:52 a.m.
If the tip credit is not reinstated, minimum wage is all servers will make, and $12 per hour won’t work for me and my family. I will not continue working as a server.
CONTRIBUTORS
Donald Trump practices his swing at the 13th tee of his new Trump International Golf Links course on the Menie Estate near Aberdeen, Scotland, Britain June 20, 2011.

The president who golfed too much (it’s not Donald Trump)

By Matthew Algeo, The Washington Post on April 24, 2017, at 9:32 a.m.
“As a president,” a popular joke went, “Taft is an excellent golfer.”
GWYNNE DYER
Supporters of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma gather outside the headquarters of the ruling African National Congress party, in Johannesburg, South Africa, April 7, 2017.

A squalid end is in sight for the African National Congress

By Gwynne Dyer on April 24, 2017, at 7:05 a.m.
It was a great and noble institution in its prime, and it would be a pity if its ending was merely squalid.
LANCE DUTSON

Three good signs the Maine GOP is returning to its pro-business roots

on April 24, 2017, at 5:22 a.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Can you be in recovery if you use marijuana?

on April 23, 2017, at 9:39 p.m.
If you answered yes, there’s a new group that might be of interest to you or someone you know.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves to people attending a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country's founding father Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017.

With North Korea, we do have cards to play

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on April 23, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
The Korea crisis is real and growing. But we are not helpless. We have choices.
THE GLOCAL

The March for Science and the fragmentation of the anti-Trump opposition

on April 23, 2017, at 10:02 a.m.
There is no cooperation between advocacy groups and instead their is an agenda-based battle that confronts all groups, all pulling and pushing for their own self-interests.
CONTRIBUTORS
Police vehicles are pictured after a shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California, April 10, 2017. Police say Cedric Anderson killed his estranged wife, an 8-year-old child and then himself.

‘Allahu akbar’: We have a double standard when it comes to religion, violence

By Qasim Rashid, The Washington Post on April 23, 2017, at 9:51 a.m.
Religion is not the key motivator of domestic violence or mass violence. Blaming Islam, especially when Islam categorically condemns violence and condemns violence against women, detracts from addressing the root of the violence.
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A woman walks by a sign showing Fox News Channel TV anchor Bill O'Reilly outside the News Corporation headquarters in New York City, in New York, U.S. April 19, 2017.

The attitudes about sex that doomed Bill O’Reilly hid in plain sight for years

By Katherine Tarbox, The Washington Post on April 23, 2017, at 9:50 a.m.
Fox News perhaps made its most “fair and balanced” decision by firing Bill O’Reilly for his sexual harassment of women. But O’Reilly’s bosses only cared when his behavior cost their bottom line.
CONTRIBUTORS

Maine’s heritage is its water. Metal mining threatens this valuable resource.

By Samantha Paradis on April 23, 2017, at 9:36 a.m.
I have dreams of bringing my children brook fishing in the Allagash Wilderness Waterway with my father and grandfather. Our health and future depend on sound policymaking today.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Peres-Sanders Unity Tour

on April 23, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
Amber Leventry writes the she is a happier and better person because of who she is as a queer woman. Yet, having kids has made her question where she belongs.
CAPTION

Emerson Merrill-Maguire (center) looks at a book with his parents Melinda Merrill-Maguire (left) and Charissa Merrill-Maguire during Emerson's third birthday party at their Hampden home.  Charissa gave birth to Emerson and Melinda adopted him in 2008 shortly after the Maine Supreme Court ruled same sex adoption legal.  (Bangor Daily News/Gabor Degre)

I’m a gay parent, still trying to find my identity in the LGBTQ community

By Amber Leventry, The Washington Post on April 22, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
“If I just dig around in this diaper bag, under this pile of laundry, or the mountain of money I don’t have because I spent it all on frozen sperm and day care, maybe I’ll find my sexuality again.”
LETTERS

Monday, April 24, 2017: Foreign Service a challenging life, support food bank, be wary of the park service

on April 22, 2017, at 9:34 a.m.
Letters for Monday, April 24, 2017: Foreign Service a challenging life, support food bank, be wary of the park service