Articles by Matthew Gagnon

 
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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.
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Lawmakers hear just how bad Question 2 really is

on March 22, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.
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To politicians on the left, only certain kinds of money are bad

on March 15, 2017, at 12:30 p.m.
The trouble with banning one source of money is that it does nothing but drive political giving into darker, more troubling places.
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The Obamacare repeal bill Republicans should have proposed

on March 08, 2017, at 12:59 p.m.
The government, insurers, hospitals and armies of bureaucrats hide prices and discourage shopping for care, so costs skyrocket with no accountability. Republicans should have identified this problem.
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Anatomy of a fake news story

on March 01, 2017, at 12:47 p.m.
Those of us on the right are sick of the bias, intentional or unintentional, and sick of the manipulation.
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Academics don’t hold a monopoly on wisdom, insight

on Feb. 15, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.
The supposed authority of advanced study doesn’t really translate to actual expertise.
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It’s time to apply the enemies test to government

on Feb. 08, 2017, at 2:30 p.m.
If the prospect of your enemies with power frightens you, let’s start removing the power that person can have.
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A promise kept, and a worthy heir to Scalia

on Feb. 01, 2017, at 1:44 p.m.
We should view laws passed by the people’s representatives as what they are. If they become outdated or need changing, we should amend them, not reinterpret them.
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Social media makes our society worse, not better

on Jan. 25, 2017, at 1:47 p.m.
Social media may connect people to the world around us, but it also, ironically, pushes us further and further from our fellow man, and has had a corrosive impact on too many of our lives.