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Opinion

  • Letter: Magazine gets well-deserved slap from Woods

    I agree with Steve Woods' Intentionally Unreasonable column last week ("No time for swimsuits, and other cold thoughts"

  • Letter: Sexy servers deserve more compensation

    Natalie Ladd's Dishin' That column “What happens in the kitchen doesn’t stay there" is more than interesting for my wife and...

  • Letter: Columnist ignores Obamacare benefits

    Julie McDonald-Smith's most recent column extolling the efforts to repeal Obamacare in its entirety ignores the positive impact the Affordable Care Act is having on the lives of millions of Americans. Enrollment has exceeded expectations and there are now over 31 million citizens signed up, inclu...

  • Letter: More Obamacare 'horrors' for McDonald-Smith

    In her latest attack on Obamacare, Julie McDonald-Smith asserts that the federal requirement that Medicaid cover 19- and 20-year-olds is "just one shining example of why" Obamacare "is a horror that needs to be repealed in its entirety." But surely other shining examples of the horror that is Oba...

  • Letter: No votes wasted with ranked-choice voting

    Having lived in Ireland for two years and watched how ranked-choice voting works in reality, I support the initiative to bring it to Maine. It is truly a much more equitable representational system than the increasingly corrupt, inefficient and destructive voting system currently in place.

  • Intentionally Unreasonable: No time for swimsuits, and other cold thoughts

    My brain is frozen and my fingers ache. So with today’s wind chill of 10 below zero I can only muster short bursts of coherent thought presented in the form of an unreasonable buffet: • Something that drives me absolutely, break-the-steering wheel crazy is parents who pull up to...

  • The Universal Notebook: 'American Sniper' hits the wrong target

    "American Sniper" is a powerfully dramatic film. It features a timely and riveting story and compelling performances that have made it a box office smash. I saw it in a packed movie theater the weekend it opened. When the movie ended and the lights came up, many in the audience had tears i...

  • The Right View: Maine DHHS correct to challenge Obamacare ruling

    Last week the LePage administration submitted a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision of a lower court in the case of Mayhew v. Burwell. Commissioner Mary Mayhew of Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services issued the following statement: “For the LePa...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: Black history is a continuing legacy

    February is Black History Month, a time when we reflect on and celebrate how the contributions of African-Americans have helped make our country great. Most people are familiar with leaders like Frederick Douglass, the renowned anti-slavery writer and orator, and the great Civil Rights lea...

  • Letter: Beem misses the mark on land conservation

    As someone who has dedicated his career to land conservation, I take issue with Edgar Allen Beem’s Universal Notebook column, “Dict...