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A Memorial Day wreath at the World War II memorial in Fort Kent, Maine, in 2016 reminds those who pass by to not forget the fallen.

Memorial Day: A time for reflection and gratitude

This Memorial Day, Americans should have no trouble finding time, or reason, to honor their comrades.
Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor

LePage, Mayhew’s Medicaid-slashing plan doesn’t stand up to the most basic test

Maine DHHS only needs an OK from Trump’s administration to start imposing work requirements on low-income, non-disabled adults in order for them to receive health coverage through Medicaid.
Richard Spencer, a leader and spokesperson for the so-called &quotalt-right" movement, speaks to the media at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., February 23, 2017.

I confronted Richard Spencer at my gym. Racists don’t get to lift in peace.

“Spencer wants us to believe … he should be allowed to mingle in polite, ethnically diverse society.”
U.S. President Donald Trump listens to questions from the media as he meets with Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (not pictured) in the Oval Office in Washington, DC, U.S., May 18, 2017.

I study the psychology of adolescent bullies. Trump makes perfect sense to me.

Developmental science offers some insights into this apparent paradox.

Don’t be silly, let’s get things done in Augusta

A man emerges from a voting booth in Patten.

Why the Trump voter fraud commission is dangerous

Curbing voting may be the increasingly white GOP’s best long-term hope of winning elections in a diversifying national electorate.
Downeast Correctional Facility in Machiasport

Fewer people should be in prison, but hasty LePage plan has many flaws

It is encouraging that Gov. Paul LePage sees the value of transitioning low-risk offenders out of prison and into the workforce. It is concerning, however, that this new approach doesn’t appear well planned and instead comes amid the governor’s hurry to close the Downeast Correctional Facility to save money.
Women pay their respects to all those affected by the bomb attack, following a vigil in central Manchester, Britain May 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

To avoid a Manchester-type bombing on American soil, integrate Muslims

“This is not a battle between different faiths,” the president said in Riyadh. “This is a battle between good and evil.”

Maine voters have already given lawmakers a solution for our school funding woes

Instead, they delay, argue and propose new laws without meeting existing obligations.
A copy of President Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget is on display on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 23, 2017.

Cutting aid to poor people doesn’t magically make them less poor

Reducing assistance for poor people in the U.S. is a centerpiece of the budget the Trump administration unveiled Tuesday.
Fox News commentator Sean Hannity on Tuesday night told his viewers that he would stop talking about a conspiracy theory surrounding the death of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich after Rich’s family asked him to.

Please stop politicizing our son’s murder

There are people who are using our beloved Seth’s memory and legacy for their own political goals, and they are using your outrage to perpetuate our nightmare.

Americans spend more than ever. Does that mean we're more prosperous than ever?

U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers arrives for her meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Nov. 20, 2016.

My son has a pre-existing condition. He’s one of the reasons I voted for AHCA.

To me, protecting people with pre-existing conditions isn’t just good policy — it’s a personal mission.

Lawmakers on dangerous ground when they ignore voters

Millinocket town Councilor Jesse Dumais was an opponent of a national monument near his community. Earlier this month, he spoke out against efforts to overturn the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.

All signs point to monument being positive addition to Maine, even if LePage tries to hide it

LePage is overlooking some important facts. The monument is not his; it belongs to the people of the United States. Ditto for the signs and the roads where they were to be placed. All of these belong to the public, not an impetuous governor who governs through threats and tantrums.

GOP health care bill drops essential coverage for Mainers with mental illness, addictions

The American Health Care Act would drag us back to the failed policies of the past and leave millions struggling with mental health and substance use disorders without hope. But we still have hope.

Danby Ink

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