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Pearl Harbor and US Navy veteran survivor Robert Coles (left) of Machias will travel to Pearl Harbor in early December to attend the 75th anniversary commemoration on Dec. 7. His friend and fellow Navy veteran Dennis Boyd of Cutler will accompany him.

Why we must remember the ‘date which will live in infamy’

“Two thousand, four hundred and three people lost their lives in that one hour and 50 minutes.”

Why Maine should expand Medicaid to give inmates health insurance

The cost of providing health care to this population is astronomical, and it will continue to rise as our prison population ages.

Trump suddenly has an ‘open mind’ on climate change. We hope he means it.

The Trump administration would gain more than $20 billion per year by eliminating fossil fuel subsidies.

Maine’s economic future looks bleak after the passage of Questions 2 and 4

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President Elect Mike Pence tour a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.

Trump’s bullying of companies has a dangerous precedent

My advice to Trump is to not become a Japanese bureaucrat. Don’t resort to public shaming, back-room haggling and implicit threats.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the media as he arrives at a costume party at the home of hedge fund billionaire and campaign donor Robert Mercer in Head of the Harbor, New York, U.S., December 3, 2016.

Trump’s demagogic illogic

His attacks both on the media and on those who, rather rarely, burn an American flag, are fundamentally assaults on the Constitution and the First Amendment.
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, as seen from the town cemetery.

Unless he stops automation, Donald Trump won’t bring back manufacturing jobs

The height of American manufacturing jobs was in 1979, and many of the jobs that existed then don’t exist now because machines can do them.

Trump’s victory a sign of the dawning ‘Age of Resentment’

Alone among all the candidates, Trump grasped the bitter resentment that political privileging of minorities would produce. Creative Commons 2.0

Think of America as one people? Well, the census begs to differ

A proposed federal rule would create a new ethnic distinctions in time for the 2020 Census.
Beppe Grillo, the founder of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, talks during a march in support of the 'No' vote in the upcoming constitutional reform referendum in Rome, Italy November 26, 2016.

Italy: ‘I say no’

The likelihood of calamity is still very small. But we do live in interesting times.
U.S. President Barack Obama talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in Lima, Peru November 20, 2016.

After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over

The autocracies are back and rising; democracy is on the defensive; the U.S. is in retreat.

Let’s not disparage the liberal ‘snowflake’ who has his way

The word “snowflake” has taken on a new meaning in our language, one used by conservatives to mock and disparage young people.
On July 1, Dylan Sherwood, 21, overdosed on heroin in his friend's apartment in Bangor. Fortunately, his friend had a dose of Narcan and administered it to an unconscious Sherwood, reviving him.

Here’s what Bangor is doing to ease Maine’s deadly drug epidemic

The essential thing is that all of us act constructively and rationally in this effort.
Some progress has been made in fortifying the nation’s digital defenses, but the U.S. still is alarmingly exposed as it leaps into the digital age.

With cyberattacks rising, Trump needs to act

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office on Jan. 20, he’ll face an urgent and growing threat: America’s vulnerability to cyberattack.
A man is seen in front of cranes at an industrial port in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 24, 2016.

How to fill the void left after Trump kills the TPP

If there were any policy that was doomed this election cycle, it had to be this one.
Painted Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, bearing the faces of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Russian President Vladimir Putin are displayed for sale at a souvenir shop in central Moscow, Russia, on Nov. 7.

Why Congress must investigate Russian involvement in US election

Editorial: Did Russia try to influence last month’s U.S. presidential election?

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