Articles by David Farmer

 
DAVID FARMER

If elections don’t matter, can we reconsider a few others?

on June 21, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
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KATAHDIN WOODS and WATERS NATIONAL MONUMENT -- 08/24/2016 --  The view of Haskell Rock Pitch on the East Branch of the Penobscot River with Bald Mountain in the background can be seen Wednesday. President Barack Obama designated about 87,000 acres of land east of Baxter State Park as the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Gabor Degre | BDN

Maine national monument built on public outreach

on June 14, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

Everyone deserves to eat. No exceptions.

on June 07, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

Don’t believe the bellyaching, the kids are all right

on May 31, 2017, at 9:47 a.m.
Despite the moaning and groaning of old people like me when they talk about “kids these days,” I think the future is in good hands.
DAVID FARMER

Lawmakers on dangerous ground when they ignore voters

on May 24, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
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Lawmakers should trust voters to reject flawed casino gamble

on May 17, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

Lawmakers should trust voters to reject flawed casino gamble

on May 17, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
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U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price (L-R), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 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, U.S. March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

LePage, Price talk addiction, but miss Medicaid’s role in recovery

on May 10, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

Mr. LePage goes to Washington, embarrasses Maine

on May 03, 2017, at 9:55 a.m.
DAVID FARMER

LePage tries to steal your land

on April 26, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Not content with taking food away from hungry kids or health care away from the sick and the elderly, Gov. Paul LePage has now set his sights on taking public lands away from everyone.
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Researchers hope to find a universal vaccine that will offer broader coverage against all types of influenza each season. (Photo courtesy Fotolia/TNS)

This is what happens when a state neglects public health

on April 19, 2017, at 5:41 a.m.
We have allowed public health to fade into the shadows, undermined to the point of limited effectiveness.
DAVID FARMER
AUGUSTA, MAINE -- 01/06/16 --  Winter State House file photo. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

State budget fight pits people against ideology

on April 12, 2017, at 7:48 a.m.
The Democratic budget blueprint makes a statement that Maine can’t cut its way to prosperity.
DAVID FARMER

LePage’s bad mood shouldn’t set anyone’s wage

on April 05, 2017, at 6:05 a.m.
LePage says he feels like a priest or nun. I don’t know any clergy who hold back on tips.
DAVID FARMER
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference after Republicans pulled  the American Health Care Act bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act act known as Obamacare, prior to a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, March 24, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Fight over health care just getting started

on March 29, 2017, at 5:57 a.m.
Imagine: 24 million people without health insurance wasn’t enough pain and suffering.
DAVID FARMER

The scary, insidious, accidental effectiveness of Paul LePage

on March 22, 2017, at 6:08 a.m.
He operates with such blatant disregard for the truth, facts and procedural norms that it’s easy to believe he’s capable of just about anything to get what he wants.
DAVID FARMER

Republicans’ ‘shift and shaft’ scheme jeopardizes health coverage. Sad!

on March 15, 2017, at 6:06 a.m.
The Republican health care plan punishes low-income people, people with disabilities, the elderly and children. All to pay for massive tax cuts for the wealthy.
DAVID FARMER

Dream of Obamacare repeal turns to nightmare

on March 08, 2017, at 9:36 a.m.
Republicans will have to decide, quickly and publicly, whether they think everyone deserves access to health care or only some people do.
DAVID FARMER

Don’t let Trump distract, divide his opposition

on March 01, 2017, at 8:14 a.m.
It’s clear that divisions remain, but Democrats need to leave them behind.
DAVID FARMER

Trip to Israel: A big story in a small place

on March 01, 2017, at 6:40 a.m.
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Trip to Israel: Living in the shadow of death

on Feb. 28, 2017, at 6:33 a.m.