Articles by Matthew Gagnon

 
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What President Trump should have said

on Aug. 16, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
In my mind, there was indeed room for the president to bring up, and talk about, the violence that left-wing groups like Antifa engage in. His big mistake was focusing so much of his attention on making that point.
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Diversity in all things but thought

on Aug. 09, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
People are now intimidated into silence, with a single perspective of thought being brutally enforced, and no dissension or disagreement being allowed.
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Government should stop trying to save us from ourselves

on Aug. 02, 2017, at 1:48 p.m.
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An employee of a bank counts U.S. dollar notes at a branch in Hanoi, Vietnam, May 16, 2016.

Medicaid expansion is wrong for Maine

on July 26, 2017, at 1:51 p.m.
Make no mistake, this referendum is just as destructive and unwise as those you saw on last November’s ballot.
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Ignore the money, ignore the polls

on July 19, 2017, at 1:50 p.m.
It can be tempting. I know.
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Yes, there was a good reason for the shutdown

on July 12, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage and House Republicans forced a better deal than would’ve happened otherwise, and hurt no one in the process.
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LePage and House Republicans win the shutdown showdown

on July 05, 2017, at 2:23 p.m.
It is hard to argue that this government shutdown didn’t yield positive results.
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Shutting down free speech

on June 28, 2017, at 10:18 a.m.
Campus activism, and college kids acting like foolish children, is nothing new. But there is something insidiously different about this situation.
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Government shutdown is better than budget nonsense

on June 14, 2017, at 11:10 a.m.
With the state budget in the hands of six people, I won’t be holding my breath to limit government, cut spending and provide sanity on taxes.
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Maine is lying to itself about the economic health of its cities

on June 07, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.
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Why worshiping at the altar of self-esteem fails

on May 31, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
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Ranked-choice failure was avoidable

on May 24, 2017, at 3:07 p.m.
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Times columnist goes off the deep end with Trump

on May 17, 2017, at 1:29 p.m.
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A false sense of internet privacy

on May 10, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
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Is partisanship really the problem?

on May 03, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
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More money for Maine schools won’t fix a broken system

on April 26, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
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Off to the races with Maine’s gubernatorial contest

on April 19, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
All told, we could have upwards of 20 people vying to replace Paul LePage.
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There are no good solutions to the Syrian civil war

on April 12, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
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Angus King’s phony independence

on April 05, 2017, at 11:07 a.m.
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We don’t need certificate of need

on March 29, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.