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Friday, March 17, 2017: A solution for daylight saving time, Real ID trouble, Trump stocks the swamp

on March 16, 2017, at 6:47 a.m.
Letters for Friday, March 17, 2017: A solution for daylight saving time, Real ID trouble, Trump stocks the swamp
CONTRIBUTORS
The sanctity of life is a deep value for Judge Neil Gorsuch. How does the sanctity of life ethic apply to our gun suicide epidemic?

Judge Gorsuch believes in the sanctity of life. How will that apply to gun suicides?

By Peter Sly on March 16, 2017, at 6:46 a.m.
In some areas, such as the gun suicide epidemic, we can’t take Neil Gorsuch for granted.
CONTRIBUTORS

Maine can’t afford to wait to improve its critical water infrastructure

By Joseph Picoraro on March 16, 2017, at 6:44 a.m.
OpEd: The consensus is clear: Significant investment in our country’s infrastructure is critical to sustain short- and long-term growth. Maine is no exception.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Market update

on March 16, 2017, at 4:59 a.m.
EDITORIALS

Downsizing Maine’s bottle redemption program would be a recycling disaster

By The BDN Editorial Board on March 15, 2017, at 7:24 p.m.
Maine recycles more beverage containers per capita than any other state through a program that has been in place since 1978.
EDITORIALS
A woman looks at a roller coaster sitting in the ocean after Hurricane Sandy, in Seaside Heights, New Jersey, Nov. 28, 2012.

This is no time to sow doubt about climate change

By The BDN Editorial Board on March 15, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
This is not a time to sow doubt about climate change. It’s a time to figure out how to make substantial, long-term reductions in greenhouse gas emissions while also preparing for a time of rising temperatures and sea levels. Pruitt’s tenure at the EPA could set America on a dangerous course backward.
LETTERS

Thursday, March 16, 2017: Border wall a costly investment, time to consider the 25th Amendment, tax carbon emissions

on March 15, 2017, at 11:39 a.m.
Letters for Thursday, March 16, 2017: Border wall a costly investment, time to consider the 25th Amendment, tax carbon emissions
CONTRIBUTORS

I should not lose health insurance so the wealthy can get a tax cut

By Mary Henderson on March 15, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
OpEd: They are taking health care from poor and older Americans to give money to the well-off. The Republican’s proposal is just so wrong. Forget politics. Reasonable people of all persuasions must stand up to this and other morally bankrupt behavior in Washington.
CONTRIBUTORS
Tax policy shouldn’t give a select few special treatment nor should we be saddling our small businesses with the second highest income tax rate in the country.

How Maine can give its small businesses a fighting chance

By Curtis Picard on March 15, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
Every single elected official in Augusta knocked on doors during election season talking about the need to help small businesses. It is critical for those elected officials to stand up and fix an egregious wrong.
PERSPECTIVES

Animal Kingdom Farm Plantation

on March 15, 2017, at 9:01 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Alternative wiretapping

on March 15, 2017, at 5:05 a.m.
FROM BELOW AND TO THE LEFT

Thank God Trump can’t ever have a 9/11 moment!

on March 15, 2017, at 12:40 a.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Why I’m not looking forward to spring for the first time ever

on March 14, 2017, at 6:26 p.m.
Spring and fall are my favorite seasons, and I look forward to both every year. Except this one.
EDITORIAL
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks about the American Health Care Act, the Republican replacement to Obamacare, at the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C., March 8, 2017.

Failed promise: Republican health care plan would leave millions more without insurance

By The BDN Editorial Board on March 14, 2017, at 12:45 p.m.
52 million people would lack insurance in 2026 compared with 28 million if the ACA remained in place.
CONTRIBUTORS
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speak to reporters after the Congressional Budget Office released its score on proposed Republican health care legislation at the White House in Washington, March 13, 2017.

Don’t undermine the Congressional Budget Office. Use it.

By Alice M. Rivlin, The Washington Post on March 14, 2017, at 10:39 a.m.
For 42 years, the CBO has earned congressional and public respect by providing neutral, nonpartisan estimates of costs and effects of pending legislation, including analyses of alternative policy options.
CONTRIBUTORS

The non-alternative facts about Obamacare

By Steven E. Barkan on March 14, 2017, at 7:26 a.m.
OpEd: Instead of repealing the ACA, we should try to improve it so all Americans will finally have the affordable health insurance they need and deserve.
KATHLEEN PARKER
A grizzly bear enjoys a salmon he caught on Skilak Lake in Alaska

Congress’ grizzly betrayal

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on March 14, 2017, at 6:53 a.m.
OpEd: Senators should vote to leave the protective rule in place — not only to protect our wildlife from politicians’ predatory practices but also to reassure Americans that the chamber still has a conscience.
LETTERS

Wednesday, March 15, 2017: Trump diminishes America, indigenous Americans maligned, reject Trumpcare

on March 14, 2017, at 6:40 a.m.
Letters for Wednesday, March 15, 2017: Trump diminishes America, indigenous Americans maligned, reject Trumpcare
CONTRIBUTORS

The health concern that is often ignored in people with Alzheimer’s

By Regina Arey on March 14, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
A study published in the Journal of American Geriatric Society in 2006 looked at five long-term care facilities in New York. Only 16 percent of residents received any oral care.
CONTRIBUTORS
Many school districts will have to face concerns about shifting funding sources that contribute to local school budgets.

How would your school district fare under LePage’s budget plan?

By Ian Mette and Patrick Womac on March 14, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
Declining enrollment and changing local valuations require all communities to take a hard look in the mirror, and accept that what was once expected in state funding might have to change.