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Wednesday, March 01, 2017
  • In response to President Trump’s cabinet nominees and his executive order on Friday aimed at undoing financial regulations adopted after the financial crisis of 2008, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders posted this on his Facebook page . . .
  • The American College of Trial Lawyers, a non-political organization composed of the leading trial lawyers in the United States — Republicans and Democrats, plaintiffs’ lawyers and defense lawyers, all selected without regard . . .
  • Why does Mitch McConnell continually challenge me to cling to my Republican credentials? It’s astonishing enough, and speaks poorly of the people of Alabama, that this vacuous man, who has for years impersonated a thoughtful . . .
  • Many of us remember that standard American history class question, “Does history make the (wo)man or does the (wo)man make history?” Maine people have a reputation. Dirigo, I Lead! And, As Maine goes, so goes the . . .
  • Scott Pruitt will undoubtedly be confirmed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, especially since Republican senators managed to bypass the conventional procedure for voting him out of committee. He is among the most . . .
  • Without Medicare, I would almost certainly be bankrupt; perhaps dead. I’m no different than hundreds of thousands of Mainers who have paid into this uniquely effective health insurance system for all our working lives. But that lifetime . . .
  • Pride goeth before a [fall]: Proverbs 16:17 (or 18 or 19), depending on your translation). The political right seems blissfully unaware they are gleefully dancing on their rapidly opening graves. They pretend they represent the majority . . .
  • Our new administration has community and public radio in its sights, with a drive to defund the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Public Radio. This has been in the works for a long time, the far right chipping away . . .
  • In this our fifth year, volunteers from Alna to Searsport and Washington to Port Clyde worked together from September to the middle of January at Lincoln Street Center in Rockland assembling and wrapping over 1,900 window . . .
  • No news on TV at 7 this Monday morning. They are talking about a football game. . . .
  • One of the positives of this new presidency is that I get to hear from people who I do not often hear from. Many of these people are inspirational and I am regularly reminded of the values and principles I hold dear. I want to thank . . .
  • In 2016, 33,600 Americans died of gun violence in the USA. In 2016, thirty-two (32) Americans died from terrorist attacks. (None of them by individuals from the seven countries banned by President Trump.) Using the logic behind . . .
  • I agree with Mr. Hoyt [in his Feb. 2 letter] that climate change is real and a threat to the economy. We are making some progress in our move from coal — the dirtiest fuel — to oil and then to gas and finally to electrical energy, and if the . . .
  • Trump attended the National Prayer Breakfast and promised to defend religious freedom . . .
  • I am writing in regards to the presentation of “Resolution of Commitment To Promoting An Open, Respectful, Healthy Community.” Am hoping that this can eventually be passed to show what we stand for and that we can work . . .
  • The Lincoln County Ecumenical Committee has announced that its annual popular benefit dinner for Haiti has been moved from its usual time frame in February to November. This year’s dinner will take place at St. Patrick’s Church . . .
  • As he was signing edicts hurting one group after another over the past two weeks, it was only a matter of time before Donald Trump got around to hurting animals — already the most oppressed sentient beings on earth. . . .
  • Senator Collins is a well-respected member of our delegation and we certainly could do worse — we could have a McConnell or a Cornyn as our Senator. However, if you closely look at her voting record she is not the . . .
  • Public Asked to Weigh In on Potential Uses for Waldo Theatre
    The new Waldo Theatre Board of Directors is asking “people of all ages from anywhere in the midcoast” to take part in a survey of how they would like to see the historic building used in the future. The brief survey can be found on . . .
  • Camden’s mountains, trees, lakes, streams and wild animals have lost one of their very best foot soldiers and us humans have lost one of the most colorful characters in town. We have some big shoes to fill. . . .
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