Opinion

 
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.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

Cannabis-related business class happening in Winthrop on Friday

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 11:55 p.m.
There’s a new medical marijuana hub developing in Winthrop, and it has much to offer, even to those outside the medical marijuana community.
CONTRIBUTORS

Trump suddenly has an ‘open mind’ on climate change. We hope he means it.

By Harold W. Borns Jr. and Sharon S. Tisher on Dec. 06, 2016, at 1:08 p.m.
The Trump administration would gain more than $20 billion per year by eliminating fossil fuel subsidies.
EDITORIALS
Pearl Harbor and US Navy veteran survivor Robert Coles (left) of Machias will travel to Pearl Harbor in early December to attend the 75th anniversary commemoration on Dec. 7. His friend and fellow Navy veteran Dennis Boyd of Cutler will accompany him.

Why we must remember the ‘date which will live in infamy’

By The BDN Editorial Board on Dec. 06, 2016, at 12:40 p.m.
“Two thousand, four hundred and three people lost their lives in that one hour and 50 minutes.”
CONTRIBUTORS

Why Maine should expand Medicaid to give inmates health insurance

By Victoria Townley on Dec. 06, 2016, at 11:04 a.m.
The cost of providing health care to this population is astronomical, and it will continue to rise as our prison population ages.
LETTERS

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016: Maine people have spoken on wage hike, remember military sacrifices, Electoral College outdated

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 10:46 a.m.
KATHLEEN PARKER
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gives a thumbs up to the media as he arrives at a costume party at the home of hedge fund billionaire and campaign donor Robert Mercer in Head of the Harbor, New York, U.S., December 3, 2016.

Trump’s demagogic illogic

By Kathleen Parker, Washington Post on Dec. 06, 2016, at 10:27 a.m.
His attacks both on the media and on those who, rather rarely, burn an American flag, are fundamentally assaults on the Constitution and the First Amendment.
CONTRIBUTORS
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Vice-President Elect Mike Pence tour a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., December 1, 2016.

Trump’s bullying of companies has a dangerous precedent

By Michael Schuman, Bloomberg View on Dec. 06, 2016, at 9:01 a.m.
My advice to Trump is to not become a Japanese bureaucrat. Don’t resort to public shaming, back-room haggling and implicit threats.
MAINE MEETS WORLD

Trump Won’t Bring the Paper Industry Back to Maine

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 8:45 a.m.
MAINE MEETS WORLD

Trump won’t bring the paper industry back to Maine

on Dec. 06, 2016, at 8:45 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Keeping jobs in the U.S.

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:47 p.m.
CONTRIBUTORS

Trump’s victory a sign of the dawning ‘Age of Resentment’

By Richard Ogle on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:18 p.m.
Alone among all the candidates, Trump grasped the bitter resentment that political privileging of minorities would produce.
EDITORIALS
The Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill, as seen from the town cemetery.

Unless he stops automation, Donald Trump won’t bring back manufacturing jobs

By The BDN Editorial Board on Dec. 05, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
The height of American manufacturing jobs was in 1979, and many of the jobs that existed then don’t exist now because machines can do them.
LETTERS

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016: Take back marijuana legalization, monument positive for Katahdin region, Trump must get real on climate change

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 9:54 a.m.