The Point

Maine and what to make of it

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016: Welfare erodes work ethic, strength RGGI, victory against fluoride
EDITORIALS

Here’s how small, shrinking towns in Maine could bring in newcomers

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.
The Point

Will small ‘sanctuary cities’ defy a Trump crackdown?

Smaller cities that ignore requests from federal authorities to detain undocumented immigrants, but don’t see themselves as sanctuaries, may find themselves vulnerable to threats to withhold federal money from them if they do not cooperate.
Monday, Dec. 5, 2016: Welfare erodes work ethic, strength RGGI, victory against fluoride
The Point

What FairPoint’s sale means to Maine customers

The company said it plans to ditch the FairPoint name some time after the expected close of the sale in mid-2017, though it said billing and FairPoint-issued email addresses will remain the same.
The Point

America’s labor unions are about to die

Labor’s deterioration weakened worker protections, kept wages stagnant and made workers feel they needed a savior like Trump.
KATHLEEN PARKER

Trump’s demagogic illogic

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.
The Daily Brief

A daily dose of developments in Augusta and a taste of important stories beyond the State House walls.