Opinion

 
STIRRING THE POT

The Wilderness Ethic

on Jan. 16, 2017, at 9:04 a.m.
The Macy's at the Bangor Mall in Bangor.

American malls are declining. Their loss is a tragedy for me and my family.

By Yoo Jung Kim, The Washington Post on Jan. 16, 2017, at 8:42 a.m.
For small-business owners, there is never a guarantee of job security or success.
GWYNNE DYER
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a working dinner with heads of delegations for the Nuclear Security Summit at the White House in Washington March 31, 2016.

Cyprus: Waiting for Erdogan

By Gwynne Dyer on Jan. 16, 2017, at 8:20 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Poll numbers

on Jan. 16, 2017, at 6:04 a.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Thank you Maine for my white-ish privilege

on Jan. 16, 2017, at 1:16 a.m.
It’s a Maine-made thing, and I am grateful.
EDITORIALS
Martin Luther King Jr. acknowledges the crowd at the Lincoln Memorial for his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream

By The BDN Editorial Board on Jan. 15, 2017, at 2:04 p.m.
As we mark the 88th birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., we should take a step away from our divisive politics and recall his defining speech delivered in Washington, D.C., Aug. 28, 1963.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a CNN poll of voters nationally, showing him in the lead, while addressing a campaign rally in Portland, Maine, March 3, 2016.

What happened to the Trump honeymoon?

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Jan. 15, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
The shortest honeymoon on record is officially over.
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE

How the gender name change debate dehumanizes Chelsea Manning

on Jan. 15, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS

What Trump can learn from past presidents’ inaugural addresses

By Joseph McDonnell on Jan. 15, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
He would profit from Jefferson and Lincoln’s attempts to unify the country after their divisive elections and from Washington’s display of prudence, patriotism and humility to inspire public trust in his leadership.
CONTRIBUTORS
For six years, Republicans have voted more than 60 times to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. now the same politicians who couldn’t come up with a serious plan in six years are considering a new idea: repeal now and replace later.

Where’s the GOP’s replacement for Obamacare?

By Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Washington Post on Jan. 15, 2017, at 9:42 a.m.
Politicians who couldn’t come up with a serious plan in six years are considering a new idea: repeal now and replace later. This isn’t just harebrained and irresponsible; it is immoral.
CONTRIBUTORS
A general view Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C., Dec. 5, 2016. The pizzeria has vowed to stay open after a shooting there sparked by a fake news report that it was fronting a child sex ring run by Hillary Clinton.

It’s time to retire the tainted term ‘fake news’

By Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post on Jan. 15, 2017, at 9:41 a.m.
“Fake news” has had its 15 minutes of fame. Let’s put this tainted term out of its misery.
LETTERS

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017: Tables have turned on Democrats, a climate denier has no place in EPA, Collins must defend Obamacare

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 9:25 a.m.
Letters for Monday, Jan. 16, 2017: Tables have turned on Democrats, a climate denier has no place in EPA, Collins must defend Obamacare
CONTRIBUTORS
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Sessions to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 10, 2017.

The Cabinet was the easy part. Staffing (and steering) the bureaucracy takes much more work.

By Andrew Rudalevige, The Washington Post on Jan. 14, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.
There is still time for the new administration to take a crash course in these lessons of presidential history.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

ACA repeal

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 6:15 a.m.
NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY

Trump, LePage personal style undermines good government

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 6 a.m.
THE FROZEN CHOSEN

Sea Legs

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 10:14 p.m.
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE

Why the minimum wage increase may shut down Dee’s Route 202 Diner

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 8:30 p.m.
ALEX STEED
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference on Wednesday at Trump Tower in New York.

Opposing Trump is the logical extension of being a patriot

By Alex Steed on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:58 a.m.
We have to remember that we are not alone. Opposition to Trump stands outside of political identification; it is the logical extension of being a patriot.
LETTERS

Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017: The animal farm, Collins support for Sessions a mockery, Trump must divest his business interests

on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
Letters for Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017: The animal farm, Collins support for Sessions a mockery, Trump must divest his business interests
EDITORIALS
Officer Lori Marks demonstrates video visitation at the York County Jail.

Videoconferencing is no replacement for in-person visits for jail inmates

By The BDN Editorial Board on Jan. 13, 2017, at 7:01 a.m.
Allowing Maine jail inmates to interact with their families via video conferencing can be a great benefit. Using videos in place of in-person visits, however, is detrimental.