Donald Trump and and Hillary Clinton on stage during the second debate between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

The problem with Trump isn’t his ‘locker room’ talk but the ‘lock her up’ talk

By Charles Krauthammer, The Washington Post on Oct. 16, 2016, at 12:22 p.m.
Incendiary talk is an affront to elementary democratic decency and a breach of the boundaries of American political discourse.
Dennis Marble, former director of the Bangor Homeless Shelter.

No candidate has all the answers. But I will work to make Maine better.

By Dennis Marble on Oct. 16, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
I’m not running because I have all the answers, but because I love my community and am prepared to earnestly help government do better.
Official logo of Skowhegan High School featuring Indian figure.

Skowhegan adults desperately need a mascot lesson. Students could teach it to them.

By Ed Rice on Oct. 16, 2016, at 9:51 a.m.
The most important catalyst for change is probably the student body of SAD 54 or students at schools who represent Skowhegan’s athletic opponents, once they recognize they truly do have the power to make change happen.

Businesses, young people won’t come to Maine if they don’t have fertile soil to put down roots

By John Patrick on Oct. 16, 2016, at 9:39 a.m.
Maine’s jobs and young people didn’t leave our state overnight, and they won’t be brought back overnight.

Therapeutic Cannabis: A Patient’s Perspective

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 11:01 p.m.

If you’re around Fort Kent Friday afternoon, there’s a great seminar going on

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 10:08 p.m.
The informational session is a great way to shed light on the unknown and make the idea of medical marijuana or becoming a caregiver feel less strange.

Bob Dylan surpasses Walt Whitman as America’s poet

By Cass R. Sunstein, Bloomberg on Oct. 13, 2016, at 6:32 p.m.
Bob Dylan has surpassed Walt Whitman as the defining American artist, celebrating the capacity for self-invention as the highest form of freedom.

LePage and Trump are one in the same. And that’s no badge of honor.

By David Treadwell on Oct. 13, 2016, at 11:26 a.m.
OpEd: It is no badge of honor to brag about your similarity to Trump — the least prepared, most bigoted, mendacious and divisive presidential candidate in American history.
Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance volunteers talk about domestic violence.

How we talk about domestic violence matters

By Regina Rooney on Oct. 13, 2016, at 10:43 a.m.
Talking about abuse can be challenging, so here are several things to remember, whether the conversations are happening in our Twitter feeds, at the water cooler or around the kitchen table.

What I’ve learned as a first-time candidate campaigning door to door

By Laurie Fogelman on Oct. 13, 2016, at 9:17 a.m.
OpEd: As a first-time political candidate, I have embarked on an experience that has taught me more than I ever dreamed about our political system and about the people who live in my district. The best part has been listening to people as I have gone from door to door.
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (right) shakes hands with co-headliner Jerry Falwell Jr., leader of the nation’s largest Christian university, during a campaign event at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa, Jan. 31, 2016.

The religious right makes a deal with the devil

By Dana Milban, The Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2016, at 7:06 a.m.
OpEd: The late Jerry Falwell, leader of the Moral Majority and founder of Liberty University, built the religious right into a major political force. His son Jerry Jr. is well on his way to destroying it.

What’s missing from the debate about legalizing marijuana in Maine?

on Oct. 12, 2016, at 11:31 a.m.
Among other things, a realistic discussion about the marijuana black market.
A waitress delivers breakfast at Peppertree Cafe in Glendora, California, Dec. 19, 2013.

Maine’s minimum wage referendum goes too far too fast

By Randy Wadleigh on Oct. 12, 2016, at 10:51 a.m.
An earlier version of this column contained an error. The tipped wage will increase to $12 per hour by 2024, not 2020.
A store in St. Louis, Missouri, indicates it accepts food stamps.

The life-threatening consequences of policy-making by anecdote for older Mainers

By Sandy Butler on Oct. 11, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.

A legacy of land conservation around Acadia safeguards one of the nation’s crown jewels

By Tim Glidden on Oct. 11, 2016, at 4:38 p.m.
Celebrating Acadia National Park’s Centennial has given us the chance to reflect on how this incredible treasure contributes to the health and vitality of our state.
Kathleen Parker

Thinking dangerously

By Kathleen Parker, Washington Post on Oct. 11, 2016, at 12:44 p.m.
When I first heard that some Elon University students were protesting my invitation to speak on campus and saying my thoughts were “dangerous,” I was, of course, thrilled and immediately amended my bio.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Oct. 10, 2016.

Trump’s threat to jail Clinton is completely undemocratic

By Noah Feldman, Bloomberg View on Oct. 11, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.
Donald Trump’s threat in Sunday night’s presidential debate to appoint a special prosecutor to go after Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server is legally empty — but it’s genuinely dangerous.
A circus clown cries as she watches the performing elephants prepare for their final show for the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in this May 2016 file photo.

Here’s the psychology behind why clowns give us the heebie-jeebies

By Frank McAndrew, The Conversation on Oct. 11, 2016, at 6:09 a.m.

Gridlock isn’t the norm in Congress. It just needs a good leader like George Mitchell.

By Douglas Rooks on Oct. 10, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
OpEd: Gridlock isn’t normal, however. It underlays the frustration and discontent affecting voters of all political persuasions.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton answers a question from the audience during their CNN presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis.

Don’t get duped, America. The only rational choice for president is Hillary Clinton.

By David Estey on Oct. 10, 2016, at 8:50 a.m.
OpEd: Be careful what you wish for.