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    February 20, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 20, 2012Readers review domestic-abuse speech

    Recently, Gov. LePage surprised many in Maine when he talked about his childhood experience of violence and his commitment to ending domestic violence in Maine. As he presented his State of the State address, I was participating in a national summit in Memphis, Tenn., to develop strategies for engaging men in ending male violence against […]

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    February 19, 2012

    Letters to the Editor, Feb. 19, 2012Attacking MEA gets personal

    Regarding your vicious and uncalled-for attack on the Maine teachers union (Maine Education Association) in the Our Views of the Maine Sunday Telegram, Feb. 12, I would like to remind you that the MEA represents the views of public school teachers in this state. When you attack their union, you are attacking them personally. When […]

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    February 18, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 18, 2012Dion shouldn’t point finger at Poliquin

    Gosh! Do you suppose the Democrats are trying to teach state Treasurer Bruce Poliquin a lesson? They are apparently sick and tired of Poliquin exposing Democratic corruption, so they’ve decided to throw anything and everything at him in hopes that something will stick. The point man for the attacks on Poliquin is Rep. Mark Dion […]

  • Published
    February 18, 2012
    Barack Obama, Kathleen Sebelius

    More letters to the editor, Feb. 18, 2012Birth control funding subject of continuing debate

    The president has made a decision to make prescription birth control available to all women who choose to use it on an equal and fair basis. Now come the protesters, crying interference with the Catholic Church’s rights. Unfortunately, the right the church is trying to protect (that is, to prohibit birth control) is largely ignored […]

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    February 17, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 17, 2012Different views of what marriage is

    For once, we can easily agree with a Catholic Church spokesman when he says in his Feb. 11 Another View editorial, “..The vast majority of Catholics … will continue to support and defend marriage as an institution that unites a man and a woman with each other and any children born from their union.” But […]

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    February 16, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 16, 2012Responding to Shipyard controversy

    Only 20 years ago, the property that Shipyard sits on was for sale for only $1. Why? Because it was a top toxic property identified by the EPA. It was stipulated (before it became politically correct to be unaccountable) that the new property owner would clean up the property at their expense (millions) and resolve […]

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    February 16, 2012

    More Letters to the Editor, Feb. 16, 2012Readers offer views on field of Republican candidates

    The Feb. 10 letter from Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Grant attacking Mitt Romney makes it clear the Democrats know Romney can defeat Obama in the general election. Romney’s great record in creating jobs in the private sector is a fact, however, that is only one reason to vote for him. Another reason is that […]

  • Published
    February 15, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 15, 2012Birth control is women’s health issue

    The issue of women’s health is again being bandied around by politicians and pundits, with the Catholic Church and right-wingers calling the provision of reproductive health care for women an issue of religious freedom. When women’s needs are conflated with church doctrine, women always come out last. Republican President Richard M. Nixon enacted the Family […]

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    February 14, 2012

    Letters to the editor, Feb. 14, 2012On fairness and the Occupy protest

    And so it ends. The “occupiers” have succumbed to time, and time is always in favor of the rich and powerful, who own the law and the enforcers of the law. The citizens who align themselves with the law live in fear that they might become the disfavored and in hope that they might feast […]

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    February 13, 2012
    Robert Nutting, Kevin Raye, Paul LePage

    More letters to the editor, Feb. 13, 2012Readers at odds over governor’s spending proposals

    Enough reading about the 62 percent and seeing the libelous and obscene Voice of the People letters about our governor. In 1994, Gov. King won with 35.4 percent of the votes. In 1992, President Clinton won with 43 percent. I don’t remember much discussion about winning with fewer than 50 percent of the votes back […]

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