Opinion – Press Herald https://www.pressherald.com Wed, 21 Nov 2018 05:26:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Our View: Student debt problem calls for stronger response from state government https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/our-view-student-debt-problem-calls-for-stronger-response-from-state-government/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/our-view-student-debt-problem-calls-for-stronger-response-from-state-government/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1681050 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/our-view-student-debt-problem-calls-for-stronger-response-from-state-government/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1681050_964058_collegecost0039-e1542690455231.jpgStudent debt drives talented young graduates to places where they can earn higher incomes. Maine could build its workforce by helping people pay their loans.Tue, 20 Nov 2018 00:07:43 +0000 Kathleen Parker: California wildfires spark nightmares shared by all https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/kathleen-parker-california-wildfires-spark-nightmares-shared-by-all/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/kathleen-parker-california-wildfires-spark-nightmares-shared-by-all/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1681314 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/kathleen-parker-california-wildfires-spark-nightmares-shared-by-all/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1670286_APTOPIX_California_Wildfi2.jpgJoseph Grado and his wife, Susan Grado, embrace while staying at a shelter for fire victims at East Avenue Church on Monday in Chico, California. They lost their Paradise home in the Camp Fire. The shelter is staffed by a doctor and nurses from Feather River Hospital, who are volunteering despite being fire victims themselves.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:48:22 +0000 Commentary: A congressman’s search for truth led to his death in Jonestown https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/commentary-a-congressmans-search-for-truth-led-to-his-death-in-jonestown/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/commentary-a-congressmans-search-for-truth-led-to-his-death-in-jonestown/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1681334 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/commentary-a-congressmans-search-for-truth-led-to-his-death-in-jonestown/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/AP_061121012944-183x300.jpgTue, 20 Nov 2018 11:09:04 +0000 Maine Voices: Laser focus on housing, resources is reducing homelessness https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/maine-voices-laser-focus-on-housing-resources-is-reducing-homelessness/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/maine-voices-laser-focus-on-housing-resources-is-reducing-homelessness/#respond Tue, 20 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1681386 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/20/maine-voices-laser-focus-on-housing-resources-is-reducing-homelessness/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/12/1307290_988760-20171222-Homeless-6.jpgA sign hangs on the door to Kayla Clifton's transitional apartment Friday at the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville.Mon, 19 Nov 2018 20:42:33 +0000 Our View: Stop slow-walking bids for U.S. citizenship https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/our-view-stop-slow-walking-bids-for-u-s-citizenship/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/our-view-stop-slow-walking-bids-for-u-s-citizenship/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1679462 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/our-view-stop-slow-walking-bids-for-u-s-citizenship/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1679462_4017_20160408_naturalizat_3.jpgThree-quarters of a million foreign-born legal residents, who have met all the legal requirements, are stuck waiting behind an invisible wall that stands between them and citizenship.Sun, 18 Nov 2018 17:02:19 +0000 Maine Voices: We might want to rethink any name change for USM https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/maine-voices-we-might-want-to-rethink-any-name-change-for-usm/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/maine-voices-we-might-want-to-rethink-any-name-change-for-usm/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1679506 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/19/maine-voices-we-might-want-to-rethink-any-name-change-for-usm/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1519606_929633-USM.jpgPORTLAND, ME - MAY 3: Students change classes near Luther Bonney Hall at USM in Portland Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)Mon, 19 Nov 2018 18:00:50 +0000 Commentary: Are we ready for another financial crisis? https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/commentary-are-we-ready-for-another-financial-crisis/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/commentary-are-we-ready-for-another-financial-crisis/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1676890 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/commentary-are-we-ready-for-another-financial-crisis/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1676890_774100-FinancialCrisis.jpgFri, 16 Nov 2018 19:41:33 +0000 The Maine Millennial: Crossing threshold into adulthood, I trip on dilemmas https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/the-maine-millennial-move-into-adulthood-raises-many-questions/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/the-maine-millennial-move-into-adulthood-raises-many-questions/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1676954 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/the-maine-millennial-move-into-adulthood-raises-many-questions/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/10/VictoriaHugoVidal03.jpgVictoria Hugo-VidalSat, 17 Nov 2018 18:08:33 +0000 The View From Here: Health costs headed for a crisis https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/the-view-from-here-health-costs-headed-for-a-crisis/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/the-view-from-here-health-costs-headed-for-a-crisis/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1676982 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/the-view-from-here-health-costs-headed-for-a-crisis/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/10/Columnist-Kesich-e1441211688709.jpgJohn Patriquin/Staff Photographer.Wed. July,25, 2012. News room mug shots Greg Kesich. (Photo by John Patriquin/Staff Photographer)Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:12:48 +0000 Another View: ‘Straw dog’ arguments at heart of partisan divide https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/another-view-straw-dog-arguments-at-heart-of-partisan-divide/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/another-view-straw-dog-arguments-at-heart-of-partisan-divide/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1676994 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/another-view-straw-dog-arguments-at-heart-of-partisan-divide/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/12/320281-20161219_augusta_12.jpgAUGUSTA, ME - DECEMBER 19: Maine's Electoral College electors cast their votes for President of the United States in Augusta on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Maine Electoral College members take an oath before voting on Monday. David Bright, a Democratic elector, second from right, initially voted for Bernie Sanders but was ruled "out-of-order" and a second vote was taken, this time with Bright supporting Hillary Clinton. (Photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer)Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:05:20 +0000 Jim Fossel: Timing of Sessions ouster may be 2020 strategy https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/jim-fossel-timing-of-sessions-ouster-may-be-2020-strategy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/jim-fossel-timing-of-sessions-ouster-may-be-2020-strategy/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677002 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/jim-fossel-timing-of-sessions-ouster-may-be-2020-strategy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/03/Jim-Fossel-002-e1506720577310.jpgFri, 16 Nov 2018 19:49:43 +0000 Our View: School-holiday policy should reflect Maine’s growing diversity https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/our-view-school-holiday-policy-should-reflect-maines-growing-diversity/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/our-view-school-holiday-policy-should-reflect-maines-growing-diversity/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677006 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/our-view-school-holiday-policy-should-reflect-maines-growing-diversity/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/09/1064883_468849-20160917_Eid_2.jpgNada Ibrahim paints henna designs on a girl's hand at an Eid al-Adha celebration Saturday in Portland.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:02:49 +0000 Maine Observer: All hail the all-knowing auto mechanic https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/maine-observer-hail-the-all-knowing-auto-mechanic/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/maine-observer-hail-the-all-knowing-auto-mechanic/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677010 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/maine-observer-hail-the-all-knowing-auto-mechanic/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1646718_20090203CarRepairs_2.jpgInvesting $15 million in Maine community colleges will ensure that education stays affordable, a reader writes.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:35:54 +0000 Maine Voices: Time to cut down on unlimited swipes in college dining halls https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/maine-voices-time-to-cut-down-on-unlimited-swipes-in-college-dining-halls/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/maine-voices-time-to-cut-down-on-unlimited-swipes-in-college-dining-halls/#respond Sun, 18 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677026 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/18/maine-voices-time-to-cut-down-on-unlimited-swipes-in-college-dining-halls/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/11/540221_87265-20141114_VegKitchen5.jpgKENNEBUNK, ME: NOVEMBER 14: Senior Kenny Davis adds a cherry tomato to his salad as students at Kennebunk High School are given the opportunity to select vegetarian entrées and fruits and vegetables as some of their choices for lunch. (Photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer)Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:09:30 +0000 Maine Voices: Blue skies reign over the Portland International Jetport https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/maine-voices-blue-skies-over-the-portland-international-jetport/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/maine-voices-blue-skies-over-the-portland-international-jetport/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677042 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/maine-voices-blue-skies-over-the-portland-international-jetport/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/10/1272159_416822_20170621_gr_solstice-e1508247919749.jpgPORTLAND, ME - JUNE 21: 12:55 p.m. Silhouetted by clouds, American Airlines Flight 621 takes off from the Portland International Jetport on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (Staff Photo by Gregory Rec/Staff Photographer)Fri, 16 Nov 2018 22:17:13 +0000 Gina Barreca: That’s ‘Professor O’Barreca’ to you, dude https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/gina-barreca-thats-professor-obarreca-to-you-dude/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/gina-barreca-thats-professor-obarreca-to-you-dude/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677126 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/gina-barreca-thats-professor-obarreca-to-you-dude/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/03/1166407_49927-20170312_parade05-e1542417533571.jpgPORTLAND, ME - MARCH 12: Madeleine Walsh of Saco tries to keep warm while waiting to march with Stillson School of Irish Dance in the Irish American Club's annual St. Patrick's Parade on Commercial Street. (Staff photo by Jill Brady/Staff Photographer)Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:19:14 +0000 Commentary: C’mon, liberals, take a break from the bubble https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/commentary-cmon-liberals-take-a-break-from-the-bubble/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/commentary-cmon-liberals-take-a-break-from-the-bubble/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677162 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/commentary-cmon-liberals-take-a-break-from-the-bubble/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/06/1216748_83005-20170615_radio224.jpgThe format of the talk-radio broadcast has evolved since Matt Gagnon joined it last year. Not everyone's on board with the changes, but some listeners have expressed enthusiasm for the show's "magazine feel."Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:44:16 +0000 Another View: Please, Hillary, don’t do it https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/another-view-please-hillary-dont-do-it/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/another-view-please-hillary-dont-do-it/#respond Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1677666 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/17/another-view-please-hillary-dont-do-it/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1677666_AP_18143704771748-1.jpgA record number of women were elected last week, but Hillary Clinton is not the best candidate to capitalize on this trend.Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:28:45 +0000 Bill Nemitz: After votes are counted, Shawn Moody and Bruce Poliquin present a study in contrast https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/bill-nemitz-shawn-moody-and-bruce-poliquin-studies-in-contrast/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/bill-nemitz-shawn-moody-and-bruce-poliquin-studies-in-contrast/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1674902 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/bill-nemitz-shawn-moody-and-bruce-poliquin-studies-in-contrast/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/Moody-Poliquin-2-pack.jpgThu, 15 Nov 2018 23:05:38 +0000 Commentary: Macron is wrong – populist nationalism is the right way to go https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/commentary-macron-is-wrong-populist-nationalism-is-the-right-way-to-go/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/commentary-macron-is-wrong-populist-nationalism-is-the-right-way-to-go/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1675010 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/commentary-macron-is-wrong-populist-nationalism-is-the-right-way-to-go/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/01/1316687_Italy_France_42737.jpg-401a.jpgFrench President Emmanuel Macron has stirred up criticism by proposing a law against "fake news." Opponents say the law would be impossible to enforce and is sure to backfire.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:02:57 +0000 Commentary: Profits, not climate benefits, are driving CMP transmission proposal https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/natural-resources-council-profits-not-climate-benefits-are-driving-cmp-transmission-proposal/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/natural-resources-council-profits-not-climate-benefits-are-driving-cmp-transmission-proposal/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1674754 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/natural-resources-council-profits-not-climate-benefits-are-driving-cmp-transmission-proposal/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/10/975390_958056_lines-1-e1536371677122-5.jpgCentral Maine Power Co. transmission lines cross U.S. Route 201 in Topsham. CMP has canceled a meeting with Franklin County officials who have requested millions of dollars' worth of investment as compensation for a proposed Canada-to-Massachusetts power line project running through the county.Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:14:36 +0000 Maine Voices: New advice from your doctor – no spanking your kids https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/maine-voices-new-advice-from-your-doctor-no-spanking-your-kids/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/maine-voices-new-advice-from-your-doctor-no-spanking-your-kids/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1674770 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/maine-voices-new-advice-from-your-doctor-no-spanking-your-kids/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2015/03/spanking_child_crying.jpgThu, 15 Nov 2018 19:52:35 +0000 Our View: Ranked-choice voting passes major court test https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-passes-major-court-test/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-passes-major-court-test/#respond Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1674790 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/16/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-passes-major-court-test/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1671206_Election_2018_Ranked_Voti5.jpgBallots are prepped for a 2nd District ranked-choice count. Will Bruce Poliquin be a sore winner if he comes out on top, a reader wonders?Fri, 16 Nov 2018 09:56:38 +0000 Maine Voices: Oyster company’s plan for 40-acre lease is bad for bay, public https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/maine-voices-oyster-companys-plan-for-40-acre-lease-is-bad-for-bay-public/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/maine-voices-oyster-companys-plan-for-40-acre-lease-is-bad-for-bay-public/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1672978 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/maine-voices-oyster-companys-plan-for-40-acre-lease-is-bad-for-bay-public/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/oyster2.jpgDerek Devereaux pours oysters into the tumbler which helps break off some of the hard edges. Opposition to the Mere Point Oyster Co. expansion has likened the tumbler to a cement mixer. Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:55:42 +0000 Dana Milbank: With Bigfoot and time travel on resume, Whitaker deserves job as acting AG https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/dana-milbank-with-bigfoot-and-time-travel-on-resume-whitaker-deserves-job-as-acting-ag/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/dana-milbank-with-bigfoot-and-time-travel-on-resume-whitaker-deserves-job-as-acting-ag/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1673002 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/dana-milbank-with-bigfoot-and-time-travel-on-resume-whitaker-deserves-job-as-acting-ag/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/10/Columnist-Milbank.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 21:17:12 +0000 Commentary: Tribalism falls short as explanation for nation’s political divide https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/commentary-tribalism-falls-short-as-explanation-for-nations-political-divide/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/commentary-tribalism-falls-short-as-explanation-for-nations-political-divide/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1673050 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/commentary-tribalism-falls-short-as-explanation-for-nations-political-divide/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1672946_kavanaugh-13190f0c-ba73-11e8-a8aa-860695e7f3fc.jpgJustice Brett KavanaughWed, 14 Nov 2018 21:14:21 +0000 Our View: Establishing pre-K in Maine schools is just a good start https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/our-view-establishing-pre-kindergarten-programs-in-maine-schools-is-just-a-good-start/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/our-view-establishing-pre-kindergarten-programs-in-maine-schools-is-just-a-good-start/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1673058 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/15/our-view-establishing-pre-kindergarten-programs-in-maine-schools-is-just-a-good-start/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2012/06/c72e3c4ace01af0f110f6a706700239b.jpgWed, 14 Nov 2018 23:55:45 +0000 Leonard Pitts: Searching for a reason for mass shootings is a futile exercise https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/leonard-pitts-search-for-a-reason-a-futile-exercise-in-mass-shootings/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/leonard-pitts-search-for-a-reason-a-futile-exercise-in-mass-shootings/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 11:00:34 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1671238 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/leonard-pitts-search-for-a-reason-a-futile-exercise-in-mass-shootings/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2015/04/PITTS_LEONARD_1_TNS2.jpgTNS Columnist Leonard Pitts. (Olivier Douliery/TNS)Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:32:40 +0000 Our View: Dentists sound alarm on our broken system https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/our-view-dentists-sound-alarm-on-our-broken-system/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/our-view-dentists-sound-alarm-on-our-broken-system/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1670866 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/our-view-dentists-sound-alarm-on-our-broken-system/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1670866_635873-20181102_free-dent2.jpgCharity care, such as is provided one day a year by the Dentists Who Care for ME event, is no substitute for a functioning health care system. Mainers need access to affordable dental care.Tue, 13 Nov 2018 21:28:40 +0000 Maine Voices: Armistice Day didn’t quite settle World War I, as diaries show https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/maine-voices-armistice-day-didnt-quite-settle-world-war-i-as-diaries-show/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/maine-voices-armistice-day-didnt-quite-settle-world-war-i-as-diaries-show/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1671178 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/maine-voices-armistice-day-didnt-quite-settle-world-war-i-as-diaries-show/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1662074_AP_1801010248-e1541742777231.jpgThe devastation of World War I and the failure of old regimes would give rise to communism and fascism and plant the seeds for conflict in the modern Middle East.Wed, 14 Nov 2018 14:52:17 +0000 Commentary: Lured by dollars, Amazon’s D.C. choice also makes political sense https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/commentary-lured-by-dollars-amazons-d-c-choice-also-makes-political-sense/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/commentary-lured-by-dollars-amazons-d-c-choice-also-makes-political-sense/#respond Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1671250 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/14/commentary-lured-by-dollars-amazons-d-c-choice-also-makes-political-sense/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1653382_tec__amazon_meal_kits_97712.jpgFILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo. Amazon has begun selling ready-to-cook meal packages for busy households in a bid to expand its groceries business. Amazon-branded meal kits come with raw ingredients needed to prepare such meals as chicken tikka masala and falafel patties. Earlier in July 2017, Amazon applied for U.S. trademark protection for the phrase "We do the prep. You be the chef." for packaged food kits "ready for cooking and assembly as a meal." Amazon listed a range of food types, including meat, seafood, salads and soups. They are currently sold only in selected markets, including Amazon's headquarters of Seattle. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:38:10 +0000 Maine Voices: Start listening, folks: All-out effort needed to prevent climate disaster https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/maine-voices-start-listening-folks-all-out-effort-needed-to-prevent-climate-disaster/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/maine-voices-start-listening-folks-all-out-effort-needed-to-prevent-climate-disaster/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1668982 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/maine-voices-start-listening-folks-all-out-effort-needed-to-prevent-climate-disaster/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/07/1225727_RTSSOZX.jpgThe period from 2010-14 saw 15 polar bear attacks on humans – an upswing blamed on the effects of climate change.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:27:28 +0000 Commentary: We can prevent mass shootings. Here’s how. https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/commentary-we-can-prevent-mass-shootings-heres-how/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/commentary-we-can-prevent-mass-shootings-heres-how/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1669002 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/commentary-we-can-prevent-mass-shootings-heres-how/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1665178_California_Bar_Shooting_207.jpgPeople gather to pray for the victims of a mass shooting inside a country music bar during a candlelight vigil in Thousand Oaks, Calif., on Thursday.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:29:26 +0000 Kathleen Parker: Among midterm results, perhaps a Congress that works https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/kathleen-parker-among-midterm-results-perhaps-a-congress-that-works/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/kathleen-parker-among-midterm-results-perhaps-a-congress-that-works/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1669010 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/kathleen-parker-among-midterm-results-perhaps-a-congress-that-works/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/10/Columnist-Parker.jpg Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:42:09 +0000 Our View: Ranked-choice voting satisfies the will of the people https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-satisfies-the-will-of-the-people/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-satisfies-the-will-of-the-people/#respond Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1669042 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/13/our-view-ranked-choice-voting-satisfies-the-will-of-the-people/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1669042_411370-20181109_RankedCho4.jpgMaine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, above, explains the ranked-choice tabulation process, which is open to the public.Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:14:46 +0000 Maine Voices: On this centennial – and every day – reach out to a veteran https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/maine-voices-on-this-centennial-and-every-day-reach-out-to-a-veteran/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/maine-voices-on-this-centennial-and-every-day-reach-out-to-a-veteran/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1666526 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/maine-voices-on-this-centennial-and-every-day-reach-out-to-a-veteran/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/10/772709_576107_20141120_togus_08a.jpgThe main hospital building at VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus, shown in 2014, relied on generators after the wind storm.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 17:00:06 +0000 Our View: Veterans share commitment to serving our country https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/our-view-veterans-share-commitment-to-serving-our-country/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/our-view-veterans-share-commitment-to-serving-our-country/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1666514 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/12/our-view-veterans-share-commitment-to-serving-our-country/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1666514_AP_08110406125.jpgU.S. soldiers take the oath of citizenship in Baghdad in 2008. Military service has long offered immigrants a path to citizenship.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 16:58:23 +0000 Maine Voices: We can all help to fight high rate of suicide for veterans https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/maine-voices-we-can-all-help-to-fight-high-rate-of-suicide-for-veterans/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/maine-voices-we-can-all-help-to-fight-high-rate-of-suicide-for-veterans/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1664166 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/maine-voices-we-can-all-help-to-fight-high-rate-of-suicide-for-veterans/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/05/1386907_exchange_vietnam_war__byun.jpgThe virtual Wall of Faces project has for nearly 20 years tried to collect a photo to match each of the names on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. The project today is near completion.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:54:42 +0000 The Maine Millennial: A Playboy magazine blast from the past https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/the-maine-millennial-a-playboy-magazine-blast-from-the-past/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/the-maine-millennial-a-playboy-magazine-blast-from-the-past/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1664454 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/the-maine-millennial-a-playboy-magazine-blast-from-the-past/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/10/VictoriaHugoVidal03.jpgVictoria Hugo-VidalFri, 09 Nov 2018 17:42:11 +0000 Jim Fossel: Blue wave comes ashore in Maine https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/jim-fossel-blue-wave-comes-ashore-in-maine/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/jim-fossel-blue-wave-comes-ashore-in-maine/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1664486 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/jim-fossel-blue-wave-comes-ashore-in-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/03/Jim-Fossel-002-e1506720577310.jpgFri, 09 Nov 2018 17:20:17 +0000 Maine Observer: Is there a bear in the neighborhood? https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/maine-observer-is-there-a-bear-in-the-neighborhood/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/maine-observer-is-there-a-bear-in-the-neighborhood/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1664550 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/maine-observer-is-there-a-bear-in-the-neighborhood/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/08/1037529_291065-bears.jpgMaine's booming black bear population is estimated at 36,000, and the state hopes hunters take about 4,000 of the animals.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 17:46:12 +0000 Cooler heads not panicking about post-Sessions Mueller probe https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/cooler-heads-not-panicking-about-post-sessions-mueller-probe/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/cooler-heads-not-panicking-about-post-sessions-mueller-probe/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1664898 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/cooler-heads-not-panicking-about-post-sessions-mueller-probe/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1664898_881764-Sessions.jpgMon, 12 Nov 2018 09:43:30 +0000 The View From Here: Paul LePage no fan of Maine https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/the-view-from-here-paul-lepage-no-fan-of-maine/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/the-view-from-here-paul-lepage-no-fan-of-maine/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1665090 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/the-view-from-here-paul-lepage-no-fan-of-maine/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/10/Columnist-Kesich-e1441211688709.jpgJohn Patriquin/Staff Photographer.Wed. July,25, 2012. News room mug shots Greg Kesich. (Photo by John Patriquin/Staff Photographer)Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:25:40 +0000 Our View: Time to take a break on ballot questions https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1665314 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/our-view-time-to-take-a-break-on-ballot-questions/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1665314_795046-20181106_Election214.jpgSaco residents fill out their ballots at the Saco Community Center on Tuesday. A new group of lawmakers in Augusta deserves a chance to show it can take on the tough issues.Sun, 11 Nov 2018 20:46:31 +0000 Bill Nemitz: Poliquin faces uphill battle for House seat https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/bill-nemitz-poliquin-faces-uphill-battle-for-house-seat/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/bill-nemitz-poliquin-faces-uphill-battle-for-house-seat/#respond Sun, 11 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1666238 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/11/bill-nemitz-poliquin-faces-uphill-battle-for-house-seat/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/09/Top-Story-Block-Bill-e1412944716710.jpgPORTLAND, ME - MAY 15: Images of Portland Press Herald news reporters and columnists, Wednesday, May 15, 2014. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)Sun, 11 Nov 2018 08:27:39 +0000 Maine Voices: We should all take responsibility for our own health https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/maine-voices-we-should-all-take-responsibility-for-our-own-health/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/maine-voices-we-should-all-take-responsibility-for-our-own-health/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1664858 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/maine-voices-we-should-all-take-responsibility-for-our-own-health/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2013/11/696817-Britain+Soda+Tax_Semp.jpgSat, 10 Nov 2018 00:36:48 +0000 The humble Farmer: Warming up to the idea of temperate indoor temperatures https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/the-humble-farmer-warming-up-to-the-idea-of-temperate-indoor-temperatures/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/the-humble-farmer-warming-up-to-the-idea-of-temperate-indoor-temperatures/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1665030 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/the-humble-farmer-warming-up-to-the-idea-of-temperate-indoor-temperatures/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/02/humblesportrait.jpg Robert Skoglund, the humble Farmer. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 19:19:23 +0000 Gina Barreca: Don’t wear cheap shoes, and other lessons learned the hard way https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/gina-barreca-dont-wear-cheap-shoes-and-other-lessons-learned-the-hard-way/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/gina-barreca-dont-wear-cheap-shoes-and-other-lessons-learned-the-hard-way/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1665146 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/gina-barreca-dont-wear-cheap-shoes-and-other-lessons-learned-the-hard-way/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/04/20140409_360025.xml-Stabbing+Death-Stilet_Semp1..jpgSat, 10 Nov 2018 16:17:06 +0000 Another View: Border deployment is posturing, not policy https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/another-view-border-deployment-is-posturing-not-policy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/another-view-border-deployment-is-posturing-not-policy/#respond Sat, 10 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1665362 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/10/another-view-border-deployment-is-posturing-not-policy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/11/1665362_Trump_Border_13783.jpg-ff08.jpgPresident Trump has warned of an "invasion" of migrants, but Pentagon officials doubt they pose a threat to national security.Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:19:21 +0000 Maine Voices: Another way to look at affordable housing, and delivering more of it https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/09/maine-voices-another-way-to-look-at-affordable-housing-and-delivering-more-of-it/ https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/09/maine-voices-another-way-to-look-at-affordable-housing-and-delivering-more-of-it/#respond Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1661766 https://www.pressherald.com/2018/11/09/maine-voices-another-way-to-look-at-affordable-housing-and-delivering-more-of-it/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/01/787682_24196-aerial02-e1453403205783.jpgFri, 09 Nov 2018 16:08:40 +0000