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Opinion Blogs

Research Shows

Education. Jobs. Health. Poverty. Crime. Immigration. Environment. Campaigns. Rights. What does research show? Avoiding jargon, Maine’s Scholars Strategy Network explores pressing issues and democratic life.

Maine at Work

Jeffrey N. Young and Carol Garvan are attorneys for the workers’ rights law firm, McTeague Higbee in Topsham, Maine.Together they help all Maine workers - from hourly employees to executives - fight for their rights. They hope with this blog they can educate all of the workers of Maine about their rights on a number of different issues.

Rethinking Education

Kathreen Harrison's thoughts on how to make schools serve students and society better.

Undercover Porcupine

Chris Dixon, a libertarian-leaning Republican talks politics with sharp, straight-to-the-point commentary. Expect prickly, uncomfortable truths.

Counter Culture

Christian Perspectives on Life, Entertainment, and Current Events

Chris Busby

Chris Busby is editor and publisher of The Bollard, a monthly magazine about Portland. He writes a weekly blog for the BDN.

The Tipping Point

Mike Tipping reports on and react to Maine politics and policy with a focus on analysis and explanation


Erin Rhoda is a writer and storyteller. As editorial page editor of the Bangor Daily News, she writes the newspaper’s opinion on matters from Kittery to Fort Kent.

Agree to Disagree

Ethan Strimling and Phil Harriman are former State Senators. They are political commentators on WCSH/WLBZ TV and WGAN Radio.


Politics in three ways: as an analytical political scientist, a devoted political junkie and a citizen who believes politics matters for people's lives.

Pine Tree Politics

Matthew Gagnon, a Hampden native, is a Republican political strategist who blogs about political intrigue from the state of Maine