Opinion

 
LETTERS

Monday, Aug. 21, 2017: Let the band play ‘Dixie,’ Robert E. Lee honorable, disrespecting the National Anthem

on Aug. 19, 2017, at 10:40 a.m.
NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY

GOP conservatives forced to confront Trump’s “base”

on Aug. 19, 2017, at 6:30 a.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Dear Birth Mom: racial unrest in the news makes me think of you

on Aug. 19, 2017, at 1:24 a.m.
And about all the progress we’ve made as a country.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Bannon out!

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 2:02 p.m.
EDITORIALS
Popham Beach State Park

Why you’ll be better off from that trip to the beach

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 11:42 a.m.
The repetitive action of the waves is more pleasing to our brains than random, unexpected noise and visuals that typically fill our days.

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017: Change Maine guide law, only one way for North Korea to avoid war, Bangor’s historic engineer’s house

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
TAKE A BREATH

A morally blind President

on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS

Three reasons fascism spread in 1930s America, and might spread again today

By Seva Gunitsky, The Washington Post on Aug. 18, 2017, at 6:31 a.m.
The last time fascism was brazenly embraced was in the 1930s, and the lessons of that crucial decade bear increasing relevance for modern American life.

Maine’s disastrous new solar rules violate our right to energy independence

By Seth Berry on Aug. 18, 2017, at 6:28 a.m.
CMP and Emera will now monitor your home energy use and actually charge you for the electricity you make and consume onsite.
GEORGE MITCHELL
Former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell.

The U.S. was formed around ideals, not a race or religion

By George J. Mitchell on Aug. 18, 2017, at 1 a.m.
The angry, violent and supremacist views of the neo-Nazis and white supremacists must be categorically and unequivocally rejected by all Americans.
FROM BELOW AND TO THE LEFT

Dear Mr. and Ms. “Blame on ALL Sides”

on Aug. 17, 2017, at 11:45 p.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

LePage echoes Trump

on Aug. 17, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk from the Oval Office to the Residence of the White House in Washington, U.S. on February 13, 2017.

We should be deeply worried about NAFTA

By Nelson W. Cunningham, The Washington Post on Aug. 17, 2017, at 2:52 p.m.
He is the most unorthodox and nationalist president of the modern era.
EDITORIALS
Former Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew

Mary Mayhew has a DHHS record she can only portray favorably with spin

on Aug. 17, 2017, at 2:42 p.m.
As Mayhew’s gubernatorial campaign proceeds, she’ll have to answer for her record at DHHS.
CONTRIBUTORS
Pigeons are feed in Congress Square in Portland. Confederate statues are great places in which to build a foundation of carefully selected twigs, twine and assorted debris, then lay a warm beautiful egg that will someday hatch into a magnificent, glorious bird, the king of the air.

I am in favor of Confederate statues. I am definitely not a pigeon.

By Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post on Aug. 17, 2017, at 11:41 a.m.
This is a normal request from me, a human, perched here with you in solidarity on my two appendages.
LETTERS

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017: Juvenile mental health gaps, Trump unfit to govern, tax carbon

on Aug. 17, 2017, at 11:23 a.m.
PERSPECTIVES

He cannot heal us

on Aug. 17, 2017, at 8:43 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
White supremacists stand behind their shields at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017.

Charlottesville is not the continuation of an old fight. It is something new.

By Danielle Allen, The Washington Post on Aug. 17, 2017, at 7:38 a.m.
What happened in Charlottesville makes everything look too simple. The fight, it would seem, is between neo-Nazis and those who resist them. Yet, the country’s struggle is new.
CONTRIBUTORS
President Donald Trump speaks about the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, Aug. 15, 2017.

Trump just hit a new low

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Aug. 17, 2017, at 7:26 a.m.
To equate neo-Nazis with those who oppose them is, even for our alt-right president, a new low.
CONTRIBUTORS
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his response to the violence, injuries and deaths at the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017.

Charlottesville shakes the Trump presidency

By Ed Rogers, The Washington Post on Aug. 17, 2017, at 6:58 a.m.
To watch Trump’s defenders on Wednesday struggle with trying to defend his bizarre statements is beyond sad; it is pathetic.