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LETTERS

Monday, March 27, 2017: Food sovereignty about democracy, sick of Trump’s lies, happy spring

on March 25, 2017, at 8:44 a.m.
Letters for Monday, March 27, 2017: Food sovereignty about democracy, sick of Trump’s lies, happy spring
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

The Poliquin stance

on March 25, 2017, at 8:35 a.m.
NOTES FROM A CORNER OF THE COUNTRY

GOP right wing – moderate split makes ACA reform impossible; bring on the Dems

on March 25, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

The TrumpCare mess

on March 24, 2017, at 3:52 p.m.
THE GLOCAL

America’s other Football, Nationalism, and the Dilemma of Importing Human Capital

on March 24, 2017, at 3:05 p.m.
LETTERS

Saturday, March 25, 2017: Trump budget lacks forethought, time change solution, solar a boon for farmers

on March 24, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
Letters for Saturday, March 25, 2017: Trump budget lacks forethought, time change solution, solar a boon for farmers
CONTRIBUTORS
The Pentagon unveils a large American flag at sunrise on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, near the site where the building was struck on 9/11.

I came here as a refugee. And then I rebuilt the Pentagon after 9/11.

By Shalom Baranes, The Washington Post on March 24, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
“My hope is that the Trump administration will take actions to ensure that the travel ban is indeed temporary, so that good, hard-working individuals fleeing tyranny can find a new home as I did.”
CONTRIBUTORS

The Oakhurst lawsuit gives grammarians everywhere reason to rejoice

By Roslyn Petelin, The Conversation on March 24, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The Maine case strikes a blow for the importance of clarity against the Oxford comma’s opponents.
TAKE A BREATH

Tearing everything down does not Make America Great Again.

on March 24, 2017, at 5:29 a.m.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Spring?

on March 24, 2017, at 5:01 a.m.
EDITORIALS
Thousands of visitors, including this group from the Bangor YMCA, have been to the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument since it was created in August.

The Katahdin monument is a great addition to Maine. LePage should stop fighting it.

By The BDN Editorial Board on March 23, 2017, at 7:19 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage doesn’t like the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument, but it’s already spurring economic activity in northern Maine.
ALEX STEED
L.L. Bean boots have become a Maine icon.

How ‘buying stuff made in Maine’ became cool

By Alex Steed on March 23, 2017, at 5:51 p.m.
When I was a kid in western Maine, I never imagined we’d become a specialty beer capital or be known for well-crafted items beyond the iconic Bean boot.
EDITORIALS
A truck delivers wood chips to a biomass plant in West Enfield last year. Loggers say they have not been paid for weeks for deliveries to two plants owned by Stored Solar.

As loggers get stiffed, Maine learns a lesson about propping up struggling industries

By The BDN Editorial Board on March 23, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
Longer term, we hope state lawmakers are more prudent when it comes to committing taxpayer dollars to risky ventures that put the interests of out-of-state companies ahead of Maine workers. This is especially true of Stored Solar’s proposal to build a biofuel center in East Millinocket.
MIKE THIBODEAU

Maine can fund education without taxing high earners out of the state

By Mike Thibodeau on March 23, 2017, at 11:02 a.m.
I believe the Legislature can find a solution that honors the spirit of what Maine voters were looking to accomplish without harming our economy. It is critical we reach an agreement on how to do that before adjournment in June.
DANA MILBANK
FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017.

Republicans read Trump’s cue cards on Russia

By Dana Milbank, The Washington Post on March 23, 2017, at 8:58 a.m.
This would be a good time to do something about the red menace of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Instead, we’re talking about the Red Raiders of Texas Tech.
LETTERS

Friday, March 24, 2017: Solar is the future, Judge Gorsuch favors corporations, get Bangor into marijuana business

on March 23, 2017, at 8:28 a.m.
Letters for Friday, March 24, 2017: Solar is the future, Judge Gorsuch favors corporations, get Bangor into marijuana business
CONTRIBUTORS
Commandant of the Marine Corps General Robert Neller testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Marines United Facebook page on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 14, 2017.

The Marines photo scandal shows why it’s time to stop treating service members like saints

By Stephen Carlson, The Washington Post on March 23, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
“Boys will be boys” does not apply to a bunch of smirking wannabe soldiers seeing who can be the most disgusting one of the lot. This dishonors everyone, from the military to the society that supports it. It’s time for these boys to grow up.
CONTRIBUTORS
White House spokesman Sean Spicer holds a briefing at the White House in Washington, March 20, 2017.

When the White House twists the truth, we are all less safe

By Susan Rice, The Washington Post on March 23, 2017, at 7:55 a.m.
First impressions matter, and an unsettling pattern has already been established.
GEORGE DANBY | EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

The Trump budget

on March 22, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
MAINELY THOUGHTS

What the heck is wrong with Maine DHHS?

on March 22, 2017, at 1:34 p.m.
And who the heck is encouraging Commissioner Mayhew to run for governor given her track record at DHHS, which now includes trying to jettison a self-sustaining, tax generating medical marijuana program? Maybe some folks at the department need to find a strain that could help with their thinking.