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Popham Beach State Park
EDITORIALS

Why you’ll be better off from that trip to the beach

The repetitive action of the waves is more pleasing to our brains than random, unexpected noise and visuals that typically fill our days.
Former Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell.
GEORGE MITCHELL

The U.S. was formed around ideals, not a race or religion

The angry, violent and supremacist views of the neo-Nazis and white supremacists must be categorically and unequivocally rejected by all Americans.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau walk from the Oval Office to the Residence of the White House in Washington, U.S. on February 13, 2017.
CONTRIBUTORS

We should be deeply worried about NAFTA

He is the most unorthodox and nationalist president of the modern era.

Maine’s disastrous new solar rules violate our right to energy independence

CMP and Emera will now monitor your home energy use and actually charge you for the electricity you make and consume onsite.
Former Health and Human Services Commissioner Mary Mayhew
EDITORIALS

Mary Mayhew has a DHHS record she can only portray favorably with spin

As Mayhew’s gubernatorial campaign proceeds, she’ll have to answer for her record at DHHS.
CONTRIBUTORS

Three reasons fascism spread in 1930s America, and might spread again today

The last time fascism was brazenly embraced was in the 1930s, and the lessons of that crucial decade bear increasing relevance for modern American life.
White supremacists stand behind their shields at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017.
CONTRIBUTORS

Charlottesville is not the continuation of an old fight. It is something new.

What happened in Charlottesville makes everything look too simple. The fight, it would seem, is between neo-Nazis and those who resist them. Yet, the country’s struggle is new.
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about his response to the violence, injuries and deaths at the &quotUnite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as he talks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 15, 2017.
CONTRIBUTORS

Charlottesville shakes the Trump presidency

To watch Trump’s defenders on Wednesday struggle with trying to defend his bizarre statements is beyond sad; it is pathetic.
CONTRIBUTORS

The Confederate battle flag isn’t a symbol of Southern heritage. It’s a flag of treason.

The time has come to squarely face the history of the Confederacy.
Maine lawmakers voted last month to raise tobacco purchase age to 21.
EDITORIALS

Raising tobacco purchase age is about health, not military enlistment or voting

The bill wasn’t about not liking tobacco. Rather, it aimed to reduce youth smoking.
POLLWAYS

Confederates and both Presidents Bush tell Trump that Jefferson is not like Lee

PINE TREE POLITICS

What President Trump should have said

In my mind, there was indeed room for the president to bring up, and talk about, the violence that left-wing groups like Antifa engage in. His big mistake was focusing so much of his attention on making that point.
DAVID FARMER

LePage fails the test of Charlottesville

His silence speaks as loud as his usual bluster.
A combination photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.
EDITORIALS

Despite heated rhetoric, US and North Korea aren’t ready for war

There is a lot happening behind the scenes that, if not reassuring, is not as bombastic as the rhetoric from the two leaders.
CONTRIBUTORS

Zinke has only one legal option for Katahdin Woods and Waters: retain its monument status

This outcome complies with the Antiquities Act, upholds the agreement between the former landowners and the government, and respects the investment that people of this state have already made in and around the monument.
People gather for a vigil in response to the death of a counter-demonstrator at the &quotUnite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, outside the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 13, 2017.
CONTRIBUTORS

An honest conversation about race is not allowed

Whenever those conversations happen, they quickly devolve into accusations of racism.

Danby Ink

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