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    April 9, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, April 9, 2010Constitution allows for disagreement

    Constitution allows for disagreement In response to Russell Warnberg’s letter of April 3, I would advise him to take a closer look at the “history” he has been “teaching” for 40 years. The framers of our Constitution, as any serious student of history knows, were pretty well divided among those who felt our fledgling nation […]

  • Published
    April 8, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2010Topless stroll uncovers mixed reaction

    Topless women marching through the streets of Portland? Gals, how can you do such an embarrassing, humiliating, undignified thing and still expect to be loved by a great guy and respected by him and others? Whatever has happened to common decency, dignity and decorum? The fact that a man can get by with going topless […]

  • Published
    April 8, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, April 8, 2010Presidential visit, health plan satisfy some, not others

    O.O.P.S! As in Obama Owes Portland Supporters (an explanation)! My family was among the hundreds of supporters shut out of the assembly with President Obama April 1, after seven hours of waiting in line (Wednesday in the rain to get tickets, and Thursday in the sun, tickets in hand). Why were we treated so inconsiderately? […]

  • Published
    April 7, 2010

    Letters to the editorGOP falls far short on health care

    I applaud Sen. Olympia Snowe’s mantra, “It should be jobs, jobs, jobs,” as revealed in the recent editorial board interview with her. I acknowledge her criticism of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., regarding the process that excluded her from the final development of the health care bill. There […]

  • Published
    April 6, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 6, 2010Politics part of ‘monkey e-mail’ story

    Kudos to Bill Nemitz on his column March 31 about the furor over a racially derogatory e-mail sent by Casco Selectwoman Barbara York, and his expose of the local political dispute that may lie behind it. He has once again offered a thoughtful analysis of how language has been twisted to add heat to a […]

  • Published
    April 4, 2010

    Letters to the editor, April 4, 2010Lawmaker voted against own bill

    I would like to clarify part of an article by Ethan Wilensky-Lanford titled “Lawmakers approve saltwater license” (March 27). The writer stated that Sen. David Trahan, R-Waldoboro, had sponsored the bill that was approved by the House and Senate. I would like to clarify that Sen. Trahan indeed initially sponsored LD 1432, but it was […]

  • Published
    April 3, 2010

    More letters to the editor, April 3, 2010Politics taking control of life

    Socialism, socialism, socialism. We’re all socialists now. With this bright future, we all need to look at it clearly. Should we consider the old Soviet Union, or how about Cuba, or North Korea? We can surely be more positive than that. Maybe our future is the Western European model where 10 percent unemployment is now […]

  • Published
    April 3, 2010
    Olympia Snowe

    Letters to the editor, April 3, 2010Sen. Snowe blames Democrats when they deserve praise

    Sen. Olympia Snowe singles out Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the “divisiveness and bickering” (“Snowe faults Reid, Pelosi for blocking health bill changes,” March 30) in the successful passage of the national health reform bill. It is difficult to understand Snowe’s fundamental opposition when Joe Ditre, executive director of […]

  • Published
    April 2, 2010

    Letters to the Editor, April 2, 2010UMaine a valuable resource

    The University of Maine is being forced to make drastic reductions in its course offerings due to Maine’s poor economy and loss of state revenues. The effects of these reductions will be felt for years to come in many facets of Maine’s economy, Maine’s students and Maine schools. The elimination of majors in foreign languages, […]

  • Published
    April 1, 2010

    More letters to the editor, April 1, 2010Catholic stand on funding appalling, appealing

    The recent article concerning the Roman Catholic Church’s recall of funding from Preble Street’s Homeless Justice program would be laughable if it weren’t so sad and hypocritical (“Diocese penalizes homeless aid group,” March 24). Sue Bernard, the spokeswoman for the Diocese of Portland, states that funding was withdrawn because the Diocese “requires agencies that receive […]

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