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Opinion

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith displays 'shameful ignorance'

    How apt that Julie McDonald-Smith begins her recent column with the definition of shame, as she parades her shameful ignorance. I would like to see...

  • Letter: LePage proposals lack care, compassion

    Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed cuts to immigrants take Maine in the wrong direction. We are a nation of immigrants. That diversity has made us strong. LePage’s proposed budget cuts eliminate food assistance for lawfully present immigrants. It is estimated that 420 households inclu...

  • Letter: Share a little more road this spring

    As the snow banks finally recede, more cyclists are back on the roads in Southern Maine. However, this can be a hazardous time to ride. A physician friend who commutes by bike to his job on the days that he safely can, told me he's had three flats during the course of the winter. Motorists...

  • Letter: McDonald-Smith's arguments are hard to fathom

    I would like to know on what basis Julie McDonald-Smith states that President Obama is "the most radical, destructive president we've ever had." Did she conduct a poll? Is there some scientific evidence to prove her claim? I wonder if she has ever heard of John Adams, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Linc...

  • Letter: Beem column speaks truth to power

    I very much appreciated Edgar Allen Beem’s column on the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and its director, Mary Mayhew. I never would have guessed she was a Democrat. Ma...

  • Letter: Columnist's praise for Netanyahu unfounded

    Julie McDonald-Smith’s recent column, "Let’s talk about shame," is demagoguery at its worst. She attempts to vilify those who are determined to keep us out of an unnecessary war. Smith ...

  • Letter: Delogu misses the mark on job creation

    In response to Orlando Delogu’s recent opinion piece “Reducing Maine income taxes will not create jobs,” I have to...

  • Short Relief: GA in Portland may fall short of the law

    I read the law regarding General Assistance and the state Department of Health and Human Services audit report on Portland's program. Here's what I learned. Maine's General Assistance program is a partnership between the state and municipal governments that provides assistance to the needy...

  • The Right View: Let's talk about shame

    Shame \ˈshām\, noun: a feeling of guilt, regret or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong; ability to feel guilt, regret or embarrassment; dishonor or disgrace; something that brings censure or reproach. You know, when shame is not applied equally to elected...

  • Superintendent's Notebook: It takes a state to support education

    One of my core values is that it takes an entire community to ensure the success of our public schools. That doesn’t mean just our local community. As our legislators work in Augusta to decide how much to allocate in state funding to local school districts, I’d like to point out that ...