Opinion

 
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Dear Mary Mayhew: Please have mercy

on Feb. 23, 2017, at 9:36 p.m.
Please.
DANA MILBANK
President Donald Trump

These are the American people Trump calls enemies of the American people

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.
Everybody in the newsroom — everybody in America — has an American story.
CONTRIBUTORS

Maine needs the good-paying jobs nuclear energy provides

By John Tuohy Jr. on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
OpEd: Mainers should develop a strategy to capitalize on our assets and determine how they can be used to stimulate the state’s economy and generate good-paying jobs. I believe nuclear energy can be an important part of that strategy.
CONTRIBUTORS

My transgender daughter’s civil rights at school are not up for debate

By Emily Wedick on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
We won’t sit down until every transgender child in America has the unalienable right to do so safely and with dignity at school.
EDITORIALS
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, U.S. Sen. Angus King, Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli and U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II participate in an August 2015 round-table discussion in Brewer about heroin addiction.

Action, not more study, needed to tackle addiction crisis

By The BDN Editorial Board on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:09 p.m.
With Mainers dying at the alarming rate of essentially one per day from drug overdoses, a legislative task force to assess the problem and offer solutions sounds like too little, too late. Lawmakers can ensure this isn’t the case by fast tracking and removing impediments from what is known to work, such as medication-assisted treatment.
LETTERS

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017: LePage holding Maine back, basketball lessons, stand up to Trump

on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:04 p.m.
Letters for Friday, Feb. 24, 2017: LePage holding Maine back, basketball lessons, stand up to Trump
CONTRIBUTORS
Trucks wait in a long queue for border customs control to cross into the U.S. at the Otay border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico, Feb. 2, 2017.

Why is Trump attacking foreign investment in the US?

By Michael Strain, The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 11:05 a.m.
OpEd: The American people deserve better than fantasy.
CONTRIBUTORS
White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2017.

Neo-McCarthyite furor around Russia is counterproductive

By Katrina vanden Heuvel, The Washington Post on Feb. 23, 2017, at 9:13 a.m.
OpEd: What we don’t need is a replay of Cold War hysteria that cuts off debate, slanders skeptics and undermines any effort to explore areas of agreement with Russia in our national interest.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Partisan seating

on Feb. 23, 2017, at 5:55 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
Trump adviser Stephen Miller listens during a meeting held by President Donald Trump with teachers and parents on education at the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2017.

Stephen Miller, teleprompters and journalistic credibility

By Brendan Lynch, Special to the Chicago Tribune on Feb. 22, 2017, at 2:29 p.m.
Reporters must to rise to this challenge through diligence and devotion to time-tested practices — like confirming information before publication — if they are to successfully cover a White House that “will not be questioned.”
EDITORIALS
Students from Sacred Heart Academy, Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School and Muslim Community Center Academy gather for an interfaith event sponsored by Poetry Pals, a nonprofit youth arts organization.

With hate crimes on the rise, now is the time to get to know someone who’s different

By The BDN Editorial Board on Feb. 22, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
At a time when hate and suspicion of others propel policy at the federal level, it’s crucial that local communities — faith and otherwise — foster acceptance and understanding.
CONTRIBUTORS

Why as a rabbi I oppose Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel

By Rabbi Darah Lerner on Feb. 22, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
OpEd: Normally, the appointment of next U.S. ambassador to Israel should be a moment of unity for the pro-Israel community. Not so with David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s pick to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel.
CONTRIBUTORS
Americans count on Medicare to help protect their financial and health security as they age. A proposal to turn Medicare into a voucher system would shift more costs to seniors.

A voucher system will not protect Medicare

By Charles Pattavina and Lori K. Parham on Feb. 22, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
OpEd: Our elected leaders owe it to all of us to keep Medicare strong for today’s seniors and for generations to come.
LETTERS

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017: Why flying Confederate flag is wrong, Collins ignores constituents, death in Maine

on Feb. 22, 2017, at 6:53 a.m.
Letters for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017: Why flying Confederate flag is wrong, Collins ignores constituents, death in Maine
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Washington, D.C. Comics

on Feb. 22, 2017, at 5:44 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, Feb. 13, 2017.

Kremlingate deserves a hearing

By Max Boot, Los Angeles Times on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
OpEd: Michael Flynn’s departure as national security adviser highlights the troubling and mysterious ties between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
EDITORIALS

Government, on multiple levels, decides to fail transgender students

By The BDN Editorial Board on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
With no rules in Maine and a federal injunction against guidance to schools on this topic, transgender students remain unnecessarily at risk.
KATHLEEN PARKER
President Donald Trump holds a news conference at the White House in Washington, Feb. 16, 2017.

A failure to communicate

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
OpEd: Remember, the enemies of freedom always silence the reporters first.
CONTRIBUTORS

It’s encouraging to see conservatives get behind a carbon tax to fight climate change

By Michael Howard on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
OpEd: There may be disagreement on these issues, but we can agree that a carbon fee is indispensable for reducing emissions and that using the revenue for dividends is equitable and politically prudent.
STIRRING THE POT

Two Facts and One Big Question About American Health Care

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 7:39 a.m.