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EDITORIALS
Gov. Paul LePage

To reach a budget deal, Maine needs leadership from LePage, not a game of chicken

on June 27, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Instead of barreling toward a shutdown, it is past time for true leaders to put aside their wishlist and to compromise on a budget that keeps Maine open, for business, for all.
CONTRIBUTORS
F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and E-2D Hawkeye plane are seen on the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis during joint military exercise called Malabar, with the United States, Japan and India participating, off Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa, Japan, June 15, 2016.

Why don’t deficit hawks care about the cost of military adventurism?

By Adam H. Johnson, Los Angeles Times on June 27, 2017, at 12:07 p.m.
“Politics is priorities, and ours align with a specific class whose interests are far out of line with the collective good.”
CONTRIBUTORS

My faith calls on me to oppose the Senate’s immoral health care bill

By Ryan Fecteau on June 27, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
Catholicism teaches us to center the poor and vulnerable — values that mirror our call to public service.
LETTERS

Wednesday, June 28, 2017: Mueller will uncover the truth, ‘political correctness’ about respect, prosperity depends on social investments

on June 27, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.
Letters to the editor for Wednesday, June 28, 2017: Mueller will uncover the truth, ‘political correctness’ about respect, prosperity depends on social investments
POLLWAYS

Problems with Trumpcare start with its meanness

on June 27, 2017, at 10:26 a.m.
There is meanness in what Trumpcare would do to people’s health, but it will also damage the economy and people’s dreams.
PERSPECTIVES

Return to Trump Country, Part 2

on June 27, 2017, at 8:47 a.m.
KATHLEEN PARKER
President Donald Trump speaks during the Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

President Jujitsu and the art of the bluff

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 7:32 a.m.
“Five months into Donald Trump’s administration, only the unwise doubt the president’s intelligence.”
CONTRIBUTORS
Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates  testifies before the Senate Judicary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2017.

Making America scared again won’t make us safer

By Sally Q. Yates, The Washington Post on June 27, 2017, at 6:06 a.m.
“It’s time to move past the campaign-style rhetoric of being “tough” or “soft” on crime. Justice and the safety of our communities depend on it.”
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

CBO numbers

on June 27, 2017, at 5:33 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Banning handheld devices

on June 26, 2017, at 3:11 p.m.
EDITORIALS
Former Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew.

LePage administration should tell Mainers what it plans to do with $34.5M it shifted from TANF

on June 26, 2017, at 2:19 p.m.
The LePage administration and DHHS owe taxpayers an explanation about what they are doing with tens millions of public dollars that are, so far, unaccounted for.
LETTERS

Tuesday, June 27, 2017: Pride coverage, Senate health care bill, ranked-choice voting

on June 26, 2017, at 11:57 a.m.
Letters for Tuesday, June 27, 2017: Pride coverage, Senate health care bill, ranked-choice voting
CONTRIBUTORS
Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate floor of the U.S. Capitol after unveiling a draft bill on health care in Washington, U.S. June 22, 2017.

Replacing Obamacare is a make or break moment for Republicans

By Hugh Hewitt, The Washington Post on June 26, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nevada, threw himself off a political cliff last week when he declared full-throated opposition to the Senate version of the Obamacare repeal bill, and it remains to be seen whether Heller is hanging by a limb out of sight and can climb back to electoral sanity or has hit rock bottom in his public career.
CONTRIBUTORS

House Republicans want us to turn our backs on asylum seekers. That undermines our economy.

By Cathy Lee and Mark St. Germain on June 26, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.
Immigration in the United States is a controversial topic these days — no question. But there should be no question that immigrants are good for Maine.
CONTRIBUTORS
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is surrounded by reporters as he walks to the Senate floor of the U.S. Capitol after unveiling a draft bill on healthcare in Washington, June 22, 2017.

The Senate would be wise to ‘first, do no harm’ before passing its health care bill

By Bill Caron and Michelle Hood on June 26, 2017, at 9:17 a.m.
We recognize the politics of this debate are difficult and urge Maine’s delegation to put patients before politics. We believe our delegation is poised to be a leading voice in this debate. We support and encourage them in that role.
GWYNNE DYER
U.S. F/A-18 jets fly over an American flag as they take part in the opening ceremony of Game 2 of the MLB World Series baseball championship between the San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers in San Francisco, Oct. 25, 2012.

Silly buggers

By Gwynne Dyer on June 26, 2017, at 8:26 a.m.
The game over eastern Syria has gone beyond mere “silly buggers.” It’s more like “chicken” now, with the Russians and the Americans pushing each other to see how far they can go.
CONTRIBUTORS
Members of the Republican team pray before the Democrats and Republicans face off in the annual Congressional Baseball Game at Nationals Park in Washington, June 15, 2017.

America is on its way to divorce court

By Marc A. Thiessen, The Washington Post on June 26, 2017, at 6:32 a.m.
We should not have contempt for each other. Yet, we do.
LANCE DUTSON
Gov. Paul LePage addresses the chamber during the 2017 State of the State address at the State House in Augusta, Feb. 7, 2017.

Maine needs leadership, not acrimony, to pass a budget

on June 26, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
This is not the way lawmaking is supposed to happen outside of an Eastern Bloc nation.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
A picture of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen outside the historical Umayyad mosque during the holy month of Ramadan, in old Damascus city, Syria, June 14, 2017.

The great Muslim civil war — and us

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on June 25, 2017, at 11:08 a.m.
The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on?
CONTRIBUTORS

Maine risks backsliding in caring for adults with intellectual disabilities if we don’t act

By Lydia Paquette and Todd Goodwin on June 25, 2017, at 10:01 a.m.
“Maine has a moral and legal obligation to care for our most vulnerable residents.”
 

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