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    June 22, 2011
    Barack Obama

    Letters to the editor, June 22, 2011GOP has little hope of beating Obama

    If I were a Republican, I would be looking towards 2016 for my candidate to get elected president, as 2012 is clearly out of the picture. Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and the rest of the GOP continually slam President Obama for his “socialist agenda” oblivious to the fact that the majority of Americans […]

  • Published
    June 21, 2011
    MERKEL

    Letters to the editor, June 21, 2011Alternate energy solution for Maine

    In 1999, Germany committed to the largest renewable energy investment in the world, creating what is today the juggernaut of European Union economies. Hundreds of thousands of manufacturing and installation jobs have resulted from the government’s bold sustainability measures, and more than 25 percent of the country’s total energy supply comes from renewable energy. A […]

  • Published
    June 20, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 20, 2011Fiscal policies still stir dissent

    I am deeply troubled by the rhetoric about the national, state and local governmental deficits. There is a lot of sentiment that points to the problem being caused by the rich, whoever they are, and being the responsibility of the rich, whoever they are, to solve. First, we could take all the income of the […]

  • Published
    June 19, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 19, 2011Executions mar Perry’s record

    I was interested to read Publisher Richard L. Connor’s June 5 column regarding Gov. Rick Perry of Texas (“Texas’ Perry might surprise Obama in 2012”). In Mr. Connor’s anecdotal and innocent reminiscences throughout his light character sketch of Gov. Perry, he left out 229 important facts. During Perry’s administration, 229 people have been executed under […]

  • Published
    June 18, 2011

    More letters to the editor, June 18, 2011Find ways to save seniors’ programs

    As a retiree and a member of AARP, I am writing in defense of Maine’s seniors who are now threatened by Congress in its attempt to resolve the debt ceiling crisis. There are proposals being considered by Congress that would make harmful cuts to Medicare and Social Security as part of a deal to raise […]

  • Published
    June 18, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 18, 2011Wise to ban Election Day registration?

    Maine has a great legacy of voter turnout, including having the highest turnout rates in the 2010 election. Maine voters have enjoyed the opportunity to register to vote on Election Day for 38 years. Turnout rates are 10-12 percentage points higher than the national average in states with same day registration. The fact is that […]

  • Published
    June 17, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 17, 2011Walking dog takes pepper spray, stick

    I am in the majority of Peaks Islanders who obey the city of Portland’s leash law. I clean up after my dogs, yet I find myself cleaning up messes left in my yard by other dogs. I enjoy walking my two small terriers several times a day. With increasing frequency, we encounter dogs running off […]

  • Published
    June 16, 2011

    More letters to the editor, June 16, 2011LePage policies defended, criticized

    With all due respect to Professor of Law Emeritus Orlando Delogu and his opinion regarding Gov. LePage’s proposals for tax reforms (June 8), he is quite correct regarding just one item: Maine folks are not stupid. And Maine folks earning more than the average due to years of hard work, prudent investing rather than spending, […]

  • Published
    June 16, 2011
    Anthony Weiner

    Letters to the editor, June 16, 2011Rep. Weiner shouldn’t resign

    The hypocrisy is truly breathtaking. After eight years of absolute cold-blooded lies that dragged us into a war that got 4,000 brave young Americans killed, these right-wingers are quite passionate in their outrage against U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner and his sad little perverse behavior — which hurt no one but his family. Weiner was an […]

  • Published
    June 15, 2011

    Letters to the editor, June 15, 2011Easement delay means everyone loses

    I read the recent article concerning the Portland Co. and its million-dollar settlement from the city of Portland (“Waterfront dispute costs city nearly $1 million,” June 4). I have owned businesses in Portland for more than 10 years and, as anyone knows who lives in or works in Portland, you can’t buy a crack in […]

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