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    August 24, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 24, 2011Who deserves to be elected?

    As a Republican, I must say right now the party is leaderless. All those who stood a real chance of beating Obama will never run again. The brand has changed since Ronald Reagan and has all but ousted those who disagree with the new planks. I cannot side with Rep. Michele Bachmann who used “praying […]

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    August 23, 2011

    Letters to the Editor:Do military commissary’s benefits trump cost?

    In a recent edition of The Press Herald, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree wrote that with the Brunswick Naval Air Station closed down, she still wants the government (i.e., the taxpayers) to keep open the commissary that was a part of the facility. It’s bad enough that so many taxpayers can’t tell the difference between what’s […]

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    August 22, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 22, 2011AARP not apes, says upset leader

    The recently published cartoon by The Denver Post’s Mike Keefe lampooning AARP and likening seniors to ravenous apes (“Rise of the Planet of the AARPs,” Aug. 15) is in exceedingly poor taste. The suggestion that older Americans are a threat to the future of younger generations is not only erroneous, it is insulting. Seniors have […]

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    August 21, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 21, 2011Gwadosky remembered veterans

    In reading the very nice articles about former Maine Secretary of State Dan Gwadosky who died this month, I realized that he truly did a lot for the Maine people, much of which I was unaware. But one of the “special” things he did that I did not see mentioned in the articles was the […]

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    August 20, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 20, 2011Budget outcome not so super after all

    The congressional bipartisan super committee appointees have now been announced by both Democratic and Republican leadership in both the House and the Senate. I was amazed at the glaring lack of diversity in the appointees on the Republican side: six white men. How appropriate were those decisions made by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and […]

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    August 20, 2011

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 20, 2011Election Day registration ban wise

    Barbara McDade, the president of the League of Women Voters of Maine, in an Aug. 4 column (“Maine voters astute enough to reinstate same-day registration”) proudly proclaimed her opposition to the recent legislative action that eliminated voter registration on Election Day. The spin on the article would lead the reader to believe that the Republicans […]

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    August 19, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 19, 2011Stop class warfare over taxes

    For all of those, including columnist Ron Bancroft, who continue to call for increased taxes on the so-called “rich” and big business, I would like to make a few points. First, four presidents reduced tax rates — Calvin Coolidge, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. In every instance, total revenue increased. Under […]

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    August 18, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 18, 2011Let civic center backers pay for it

    Why is it that new and renovated stadiums are sold as necessary projects? The public is told that these projects are too good to pass up and that we will all benefit greatly from the increased business they bring. Yet, if these projects are so great, why are the team and stadium owners afraid to […]

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    August 18, 2011
    Eric Cantor

    More letters to the editor, Aug. 18, 2011Where now for economy? Here’s a variety of views

    Considering the recent actions of the struggling U.S. economy and stock market, I’ve begun to wonder why pundits continue to argue about the solutions to the problem. The U.S. is suffering the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and our country’s political leadership has shown little ability to fix this problem. They continue to […]

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    August 17, 2011

    Letters to the editor, Aug. 17, 2011Gas price goes up fast, down slow

    Being an institutional energy broker, I know something about the way markets work. Consumers are being taken at the pump. Being a motorist and daily commuter, I also know something about gasoline prices. This isn’t a new development – indeed, it happens all the time – but when I pay over $4 a gallon for […]

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