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CONTRIBUTORS

A student loan should not mean a lifetime of debt. Maine lawmakers can help.

By Jody Harris on May 13, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
“The Maine Legislature should adopt protections to safeguard our seniors and young graduates trying to pay off student loans since the federal government and the service companies they employ won’t.”
LETTERS

Monday, May 15, 2016: Collins stands up for climate, rich win again, Poliquin wrong on AHCA

on May 13, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.
Letters for Monday, May 15, 2016: Collins stands up for climate, rich win again, Poliquin wrong on AHCA
EDITORIALS
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)

Three Republicans stopped a methane rule rollback. They must continue to buck Trump.

By The BDN Editorial Board on May 13, 2017, at 9:22 a.m.
The methane rule shows the value of strong-willed Republicans willing to rein in a dangerous president and administration.
NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY

“Populist” voters key in Brexit, Trump, LePen campaigns

on May 13, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
Official Comedy III Productions  Three Stooges logo. 
L to R: Moe Howard, Curly Howard and Larry Fine.

My mom forbade watching the Three Stooges. Then they brought us closer together.

By Todd R. Nelson on May 13, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Not everyone thinks simultaneously of their mom and the Three Stooges, but I do. With great affection for both.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Grad U 8 2017

on May 13, 2017, at 5:09 a.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

With poor kids’ health at stake, LePage should trust data over ideology

on May 12, 2017, at 10 p.m.
Ideology makes for interesting table conversation, but lousy policy — especially when all available data contradicts the ideological conclusion.
CANNABIS TODAY

Singing the Blues: In Praise of the Coolest Berry

on May 12, 2017, at 8 p.m.
EDITORIALS
Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, speaks during the first session of the 128th Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Dec. 7, 2016.

It’s not surprising LePage is upset about a welfare bill that actually helps poor people

By The BDN Editorial Board on May 12, 2017, at 11:36 a.m.
Maine’s poorest children deserve policies that actually aim to help them, not policies that penalize their parents for being poor.
THE FROZEN CHOSEN

Spring Turns Our Yard into a Jungle Worth Exploring

on May 12, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
I was that kid, that flower munching, rock collecting kid. I spent hours trying to dam up our frog pond and fed my sisters goutweed root, thinking it was Queen Anne’s Lace (oops). Now I want the rocks to stay put for drainage, weeds to stay out of the lawn, and slugs and snails to stop eating the garden.
LETTERS

Saturday, May 13, 2017: Re-do health care act, businesses benefitting from monument, Karma coming for Congress

on May 12, 2017, at 6:37 a.m.
Saturday, May 13, 2017: Re-do health care act, businesses benefitting from monument, Karma coming for Congress
UNDERCOVER PORCUPINE

Maine’s second congressional district isn’t buying what the left’s selling

on May 11, 2017, at 6:43 p.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

LePage Resume

on May 11, 2017, at 4:32 p.m.
EDITORIALS
Twenty-seven Maine communities have restrictions on pesticide use. Gov. Paul LePage wants to overrule them.

Out-of-state lobbying group wants to weaken Maine laws. Legislators shouldn’t fall for it.

on May 11, 2017, at 12:10 p.m.
Lawmakers should put the interests of Maine communities and residents first and reject this bill, which wasn’t even written to solve a Maine problem.
LETTERS

Friday, May 12, 2017: GOP health care plan bad for Maine, fire Trump, support right-to-work

on May 11, 2017, at 11:49 a.m.
Letters for Friday, May 12, 2017: GOP health care plan bad for Maine, fire Trump, support right-to-work
CONTRIBUTORS
Rod Rosenstein, nominee to be Deputy Attorney General, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington March 7, 2017.

Does Justice Department have what it takes to investigate Trump?

By Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times on May 11, 2017, at 10:45 a.m.
Now that FBI Director James B. Comey is gone, the most important person in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia is the little-known man in the middle: Rod Rosenstein, the No. 2 official in the Justice Department.
CONTRIBUTORS

LePage refused to acknowledge national monument’s positive impact

By Richard Schmidt on May 11, 2017, at 9:09 a.m.
Poliquin must finally stand up, join the rest of Maine’s congressional delegation, publicly defend the monument, and ensure KWW is protected forever.
CONTRIBUTORS
Maine has many options to make child care more affordable.

What Maine can do to show it cares about its kids

By Rosalyn Fisher on May 11, 2017, at 8:55 a.m.
Sadly, Maine’s current policies make it more difficult for parents and child care providers to provide an enriching environment for kids.
DANA MILBANK
U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office of the White House before his departure to New York, in Washington, U.S., May 4, 2017.

Trump, like Nixon, will fail

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on May 11, 2017, at 8:15 a.m.
This president may think himself unassailable, but Americans are seeing him for what he is: a tin-pot tyrant.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

ComeyGate

on May 10, 2017, at 3:55 p.m.