Opinion

 
THE GLOCAL

From Internationalism to Realism, at what Cost?

on Jan. 22, 2017, at 2:06 p.m.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
President Barack Obama speaks during his last press conference at the White House in Washington, Jan. 18, 2017.

Obama reveals his true self in his shocking final act

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Jan. 22, 2017, at 12:12 p.m.
Barack Obama did not go out quietly.
CONTRIBUTORS
From left, San Francisco 49ers' Eli Harold (58), quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and Eric Reid (35) kneel during the national anthem before their NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, Oct. 2, 2016.

What the NFL needs is more Colin Kaepernicks

By Michael Serazio, Bloomberg View on Jan. 22, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.
Many critics of national anthem protests assert that sports and politics simply don’t mix. But that’s wrongheaded.
CONTRIBUTORS
Donald Trump gestures at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 12, 2017. It was his first press conference in months.

Trump’s attack on John Lewis fits a pattern of demagoguery

By Francis Wilkinson, Bloomberg View on Jan. 22, 2017, at 10:01 a.m.
We shouldn’t underestimate Trump’s ignorance.
CONTRIBUTORS

The service sector is a great place to begin a career. It’s where I got my start 50 years ago.

By Mike Carney on Jan. 22, 2017, at 9:59 a.m.
While some wrongly see service jobs as a dead-end path, they are actually just the opposite.
STIRRING THE POT

Was the Internet a Good Idea?

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 2:55 p.m.
LETTERS

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017: Maine counting on Collins to defend Obamacare, DHHS forfeits funds for nutrition, ranked-choice voting

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 1:54 p.m.
Letters for Monday, Jan. 23, 2017: Maine counting on Collins to defend Obamacare, DHHS forfeits funds for nutrition, ranked-choice voting
EDITORIALS
Atlantic cod that were caught as part of a research survey can be seen in this 2014 file photo.

Scientists, fishermen can set the stage for a new way to protect the Gulf of Maine

By The BDN Editorial Board on Jan. 21, 2017, at 1:53 p.m.
Some fishermen say scientists have long underestimated the size of the cod population.
MAINE MEETS WORLD

Paul LePage needs a lesson in humanity, not just history

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 9 a.m.
MAINE MEETS WORLD

Paul LePage needs a lesson in humanity, not just history

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 9 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

The presidency

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 6:06 a.m.
NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY

Trump Tower to Trump power: president can’t keep candidate’s promises

on Jan. 21, 2017, at 6 a.m.
LETTERS

Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017: Mayhew puts WIC at risk, LePage needs a history lesson, Maine needs Obamacare

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
Letters for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017: Mayhew puts WIC at risk, LePage needs a history lesson, Maine needs Obamacare
EDITORIALS
Josephine Jordan, 3, peers out from the doorway leading to her family's front hall after coming down from the upstairs to investigate the sound of visitors.

Refugees can help small, shrinking towns in Maine, but they need support

By The BDN Editorial Board on Jan. 20, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
To better ensure success for future refugee families, more coordination and support is needed to help them make the enormous transition from life in a refugee camp to life in small town Maine.
PERSPECTIVES

The Gift Outright

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 9:39 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

The 45th president

on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
CONTRIBUTORS
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image showing large chunks of melting sea ice near Greenland on July 16, 2015.

How can we predict the climate years out when next week’s forecast is so uncertain?

By Michael Rawlins, The Conversation on Jan. 20, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

I’m sorry Governor LePage – I just can’t resist

on Jan. 19, 2017, at 11:32 p.m.
I did my best to bite my tongue for days …
EDITORIAL
President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, Jan. 11, 2017.

Trump wants to be ‘president for all Americans.’ He has a lot of work to do.

By The BDN Editorial Board on Jan. 19, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
Editorial: We would like to tell all Americans that they must respect and honor their new president, but Trump — through words and actions — has yet to earn that respect.
CONTRIBUTORS
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage gave John Lewis a history lesson on civil rights, but failed his own test

By Patrick Rael on Jan. 19, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
During the Civil War, 189,000 African-Americans aided the Union cause. Rather than demanding their gratitude, Lincoln thanked African-Americans for their help.