The Point

Maine and what to make of it

Wednesday, July 26, 2017: Tourism can bring prosperity, McCain can beat cancer, DHHS child care rules troubling
EDITORIALS

Maine’s lagging economy needs new ideas that can be sold outside of Maine

Companies that are lured by an area’s low cost will often leave as soon as an even lower-cost option arises.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017: Tourism can bring prosperity, McCain can beat cancer, DHHS child care rules troubling
POLL QUESTION

How summer vacation took hold in the US

Planning a trip to the beach, a lake, or some other spot in the great outdoors in the next month or so? Please take a few moments to thank a small but influential group of reformers, idealists, and busybodies who created an enduring American institution: the summer vacation.
CONTRIBUTORS

President Trump’s travel ban still doesn’t make any sense

“There is no finding that present vetting standards are inadequate, and no finding that absent the improved vetting procedures there likely will be harm to our national interests,” the judges of the 9th Circuit wrote.
The Point

How much does it cost to influence an election? About $400,000

That’s the sum it takes to buy followers on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, hire companies to write and disseminate fake news postings over a period of 12 months and run sophisticated websites to influence public opinion.
CONTRIBUTORS

The $15 minimum wage is working just fine

“Until you start seeing low-income people in Seattle and around the country taking to the streets to demand lower minimum wages, don’t listen to anyone who tries to tell you otherwise.”
CONTRIBUTORS

Trump should leave Jeff Sessions alone

Sessions was the first senator to back Trump in his bid for the presidency and, time and again, defended Trump’s positions in a knowledgeable, rational way.
The Daily Brief

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