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Farewell to Doc: My friend taught me that fly-fishing and life lessons are synonymous

By Ron Joseph on July 29, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
Doc taught me to be humble, grateful, hard working, loyal, loving and generous. Fly-fishing and life lessons are synonymous, he often reminded Jimmy and me. Each teaches the importance of patience, faith in the unseen and capitalizing when opportunities strike.
ALEX STEED
The Republican Party's presidential nominee.

My 2016 conundrum: I don’t want to give this dangerous guy attention, but how do I ignore him?

By Alex Steed on July 29, 2016, at 7:42 a.m.
Alex Steed: I’d use his name, but you already know it, and he doesn’t need any more attention, because that’s what this monster feeds on.
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Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Wednesday, July 27.

Donald Trump gets a well-deserved beat-down from Michael Bloomberg

By Jonathan Capehart, The Washington Post on July 28, 2016, at 1:33 p.m.
As is his wont, Michael Bloomberg didn’t mince words. The billionaire former New York City mayor used his speech before the Democratic National Convention to build Hillary Clinton up as much as to tear Donald Trump down.
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How two of Maine’s first year-round artists made Maine an arts destination

By Henry L. Miller on July 28, 2016, at 11:35 a.m.
OpEd: With the July 14 death of artist Stell Shevis of Camden at the age of 101, Maine lost a pioneer who played a pivotal role in transforming the arts landscape in Maine.
DANA MILBANK
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Toledo, Ohio, July 27, 2016.

Some Trump-style speculation on the GOP and Putin

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on July 28, 2016, at 7:15 a.m.
OpEd: Donald Trump never met a conspiracy theory he didn’t like — until now.
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Former President Bill Clinton waves after his speech during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 26, 2016.

Democrats aren’t making their strongest case

By Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg View on July 27, 2016, at 10:38 a.m.
OpEd: Most Americans dislike Clinton, and most Americans dislike Trump, leaving a lot of voters in the middle who dislike both.
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Does Clinton have faults? Yes, but she is prepared to lead our nation.

By Janice Cooper on July 27, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
OpEd: I implore people to stop pretending there is no real difference between the candidates or their parties. This is pure poppycock.
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LePage should leave medicine to those of us who went to medical school

By Cathleen London on July 26, 2016, at 10:42 a.m.
OpEd: The governor thinks the 90 minutes he spent monitoring a clinic tells him the story of how methadone treatment works. That is misguided.
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Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on Stanford's campus in 2015.

What ‘20 minutes of action’ did to my life: Loss of control, long-lasting distrust

By Julia Hathaway on July 26, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.
OpEd: I want to offer my insight into 20 minutes of action.
KATHLEEN PARKER
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, July 25, 2016.

Herr Trumpf

By Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post on July 26, 2016, at 9:53 a.m.
OpEd: It is not for nothing that many have compared Trump’s brand of rhetoric to some of humankind’s worst, including, unavoidably, Adolf Hitler.
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Does the Maine Democratic Party stand by the DNC’s disturbing racism?

on July 25, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
By now, the story is well known. Democratic National Committeewoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has finally been forced out of her role after Wikileaks dumped almost twenty thousand e-mails between top party officials. Among them came a number of disturbing revelations, including clear bias against Senator Bernie Sanders and attacks on …
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13 Things I’d watch the Democratic National Convention to see

on July 25, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.
2. Bernie Sanders with a troupe of followers doing an “I told you so” song and dance number.
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People stream on and off The Pier in Old Orchard Beach, May 26, 2014.

How Maine’s seasonal workers could benefit more from summer tourism

By Thomas McLaughlin on July 25, 2016, at 10:29 a.m.
OpEd: Knowing that my fellow Mainers are a bit more financially stable and perhaps better off at the end of the summer season seems like the right thing to do.
GWYNNE DYER
Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane piloted by Swiss aviator Andre Borschberg, is seen as it prepares to land while the ground crew follows on bicycles at Cairo Airport, Egypt, July 13, 2016.

Solar Impulse

By Gwynne Dyer on July 25, 2016, at 9:59 a.m.
OpEd: Maybe we will have electric airliners one of these days, if only somebody can come up with the right battery — but in the meantime we should be working hard on making carbon-neutral fuel.
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Want to understand Trumpism? It’s the same as vandalism

By Robert Klose on July 25, 2016, at 9:48 a.m.
OpEd: In short, Mr. Trump’s supporters feel they have been hurt. Short-changed. And now it’s time for payback.
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How a year in Senegal taught me to take bold risks and find soulful work

By Rachel Horton White on July 24, 2016, at 10:39 a.m.
OpEd: Maybe there is hope for us capitalists. We are tired of going about our jobs in the same old and broken way. We want to feel better, and we are desperate for a solution to help us.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump applauds his running-mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, on stage at the conclusion of Pence's speech during the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016.

Notes from Cleveland: The two-part rebellion

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on July 24, 2016, at 10:36 a.m.
OpEd: The main purpose of the modern political convention is to produce four days of televised propaganda.
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen arrives to testify before the Senate Banking Committee at Capitol Hill in Washington, June 21, 2016.

Janet Yellen needs to make more speeches

By Narayana Kocherlakota, Bloomberg View on July 24, 2016, at 9:46 a.m.
If the Federal Reserve wants to keep the public adequately informed, it must go further.
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Senior citizens among the crowd at a medical marijuana outreach event

on July 24, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.
Many members of the audience seemed new to the idea of medical marijuana, and seniors made up a significant portion.
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These tree tops and limbs leftover from a logging operation will be fed in wood chipper to convert them into chips that can be used as biomass to produce energy.

Here are 3 reasons why it’s time to stop burning forests for energy

By Brett Leuenberger on July 24, 2016, at 8:43 a.m.
OpEd: Maine has a golden opportunity to become a global leader in developing advanced carbon management practices that spur new industries and jobs in forestry, agriculture and environmental science.