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PERSPECTIVES

Failure to Communicate

on Dec. 09, 2016, at 8:20 a.m.
LETTERS

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016: Cruise ship polluters, encourage age-friendly neighborhoods, award ceremonies

on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:56 a.m.
Letters for Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016: Cruise ship polluters, encourage age-friendly neighborhoods, award ceremonies
EDITORIALS
A postcard depicting buildings on the Augusta Mental Health Institute campus around 1900.

Lawmakers need more information before approving new mental health facility

By The BDN Editorial Board on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:55 a.m.
Editorial: Improving conditions at Riverview should be a top priority when the new Legislature convenes early next year.
CONTRIBUTORS

Trump can’t avoid getting drawn into the Middle East, so he better tread carefully

By Christopher R. Hill, Project Syndicate on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:29 a.m.
OpEd: As President-elect Donald Trump moves toward taking office, he seems eager to make plenty of changes — some more positive than others.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

John Glenn

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 7:54 p.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Rural Mainers deserve at least as much conservation attention as rural land

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 3:34 p.m.
All the lessons I’ve learned from rural Mainers over the years are a part of who I am. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
CONTRIBUTORS

The monument has incredible potential. There should be no uncertainty about its future.

By Michelle Moody on Dec. 08, 2016, at 12 p.m.
OpEd: The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument — and the communities surrounding it — is a treasure with incredible potential, if only people are allowed to realize it.
EDITORIALS
Downtown Greenville, Nov. 15, 2016

Rural Maine towns that take charge have a better shot at success

By The BDN Editorial Board on Dec. 08, 2016, at 11:24 a.m.
Editorial: There’s no blueprint for them to follow, but the towns that can agree on what they want to be, that can work in concert with their neighbors, and that can let their local champions take charge have a better shot at success than those that let decline happen to them and hope for improbable help from the outside.
CONTRIBUTORS
Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York April 12, 2016.

What Stephen Hawking gets right, wrong about ‘the most dangerous time for our planet’

By Vivek Wadhwa, The Washington Post on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:42 a.m.
Technology is the main culprit here, widening the gulf between the haves and the have-nots.
LETTERS

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016: No faith in the park service, Trump’s positive symbolism, UMaine defies God’s law

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:39 a.m.
Letters for Friday, Dec. 9, 2016: No faith in the park service, Trump’s positive symbolism, UMaine defies God’s law
CONTRIBUTORS
If Trump really wants to get more Americans working, he’ll have to do something out of his comfort zone: Make girly jobs appeal to manly men.

Trump needs to make girly jobs appealing to manly men

By Betsey Stevenson, Bloomberg View on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:09 a.m.
OpEd: If Donald Trump really wants to help his supporters, though, he should think twice about what kinds of jobs to promote.
CONTRIBUTORS
A job has an important symbolic value -- it sends a message that society cares about you and has a place for you. The election of Donald Trump as president reveals that voters don’t want checks in the mail -- they want work.

A good job gives workers much more than a paycheck

By Noah Smith, Bloomberg View on Dec. 08, 2016, at 8:08 a.m.
OpEd: We shouldn’t be so quick to assume that every dollar of income is the same to people. We should talk to more workers and pay more attention to things like dignity, respect and a sense of community.
DANA MILBANK
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a USA Thank You Tour event at Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Dec. 5, 2016.

Trump’s one consistent policy: Chaos

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:59 a.m.
OpEd: Is America becoming a rogue state?
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Online shopping reaches new highs

on Dec. 08, 2016, at 6:52 a.m.
LETTERS

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016: Oil pipelines put water at risk, make primaries open, Advent explained

on Dec. 07, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
EDITORIALS
Khalid Raslan, a newly arrived Syrian refugee in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, Canada. Unlike the U.S., Canada allows residents to band together to bring refugee families to their specific area.

Here’s how small, shrinking towns in Maine could bring in newcomers

By The BDN Editorial Board on Dec. 07, 2016, at 12:26 p.m.
Editorial: With fewer working-age people, employers are struggling to fill jobs. As more baby boomers retire, the challenge for employers is only likely to increase.
CONTRIBUTORS

How a stronger regional carbon cap will make Maine a safer place to breathe

By Paul Shapero and Jeanette MacNeille on Dec. 07, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
OpEd: Living in Maine, air pollution is something we take seriously.
CONTRIBUTORS
A boat filled with graffiti is seen inside the abandoned and decaying manufacturing plant of Packard Motor Car in Detroit, Michigan, April 2, 2011.

Here’s how Trump could save the Rust Belt: Give it a huge bailout

By Conor Sen, Bloomberg View on Dec. 07, 2016, at 8:59 a.m.
OpEd: Trade and immigration restrictions won’t bring back the Rust Belt. What might? Consider the transformation of the Sun Belt.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

OUCH!

on Dec. 07, 2016, at 6:42 a.m.
FROM THE STACKS

Irony and cruelty: My father’s endless journey from Pearl Harbor

on Dec. 07, 2016, at 1:58 a.m.