The Jan. 27 op-ed by Diana Katz and James Gattuso about government regulation was written with a specific agenda (“Commentary: It’s time to rein in needless restraints on Americans’ lifestyles”). Both authors are active members of the Heritage Foundation, representing the most conservative positions in America, supported by many conservative businesses.

When publishing pieces like this, it’s important to identify the authors, allowing readers to understand what they represent. Do corporations, allowed unrestricted and unidentified political access by the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, also need unlimited and unidentified access to our news sources as well?

The Portland Press Herald can help its readers by identifying the connections of writers submitting op-eds. I support the presentations of differing opinions 100 percent, but the affiliations of writers should be identified.

Mark MacLeod