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    August 8, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Phone calls show a Trump focused on looking tough for his base

    Conservatives often say that Donald Trump carries out his diplomacy with a blunt style. The Trump phone calls leaked to the press tell a different story, and it is a story that we should all hear. When Trump recently discussed the border wall with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, the conversation devolved into a stalemate […]

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    August 8, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Use budget surplus to fund school health centers our kids need

    The state will be closing school health centers to save $5 million (Page A1, July 27) even though the state has a $111 million surplus (Page B1, July 27). This money goes for medical and dental care, suicide prevention, and drug and alcohol prevention. The loss of a middle schooler to suicide hurt the city […]

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    August 8, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Make changes in treatment for substance use disorder

    I am a person in long-term recovery who wrote a Sept. 14, 2016, letter in which I advocated for court-ordered mandatory treatment for persons with substance use disorder. Since then I’ve developed a more nuanced understanding of the issue, and I’ve come to understand that what worked for me (in Massachusetts) may not work for […]

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    August 8, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Leadership dramas in Washington, Portland disturbingly similar

    The unfolding drama in Portland between the mayor and seemingly everyone else, and the antics playing out in Washington, D.C., have some disturbing similarities. In both cases, the highest elected official demands complete loyalty and obedience from very competent, longtime employees. Both are equally willing to throw those same people under the bus with no […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Growing political incivility is wrong, harms Portland’s image

    I am just as concerned as everyone else about the recent erosion of civility in our local politics. I grew up here, and I can’t remember a time when political attacks have been as vicious and personal. Showing up on the City Hall steps with baby products in some weird attempt to demean our hardworking, […]

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    August 7, 2017

    Letter to the editor: State mindlessly failed to ban use of hand-held cellphones by drivers

    Last month, a family friend in York County was injured in a head-on collision occasioned by a young woman, using her cellphone, mindlessly crossing the centerline. Just a few days later, a critical number of Maine legislators wisely overrode Gov. LePage’s mindless veto to outlaw sale of cigarettes to immature youth under 21 but decided, […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2017

    Letter to the editor: EPA chief Pruitt trying to rig system to protect polluters

    Recently, the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee had an oversight hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund program. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt claims it is a priority for him, but our senators and communities don’t have trouble deciphering his real priority, which is to protect the dirty energy industry at the expense of […]

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    August 7, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Sen. Collins rightly values people over political ‘victory’

    During this time of political upheaval, a group of about a dozen neighbors has been meeting weekly to consider how to let our voices be heard on matters of current contention in our nation’s life, particularly health care and immigration. As people with a strong sense that our religious values call us to work for […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Liberal Press Herald in no position to say that Sinclair Broadcasting is biased

    I must say, I was amused to read, in the Maine Sunday Telegram, an article criticizing another news media company, Sinclair Broadcasting, basically for being biased – in this case, conservatively, which you accurately point out (“Pro-Trump commentary tunes out critics,” Page B1, July 30). However, the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram certainly doesn’t have […]

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    August 6, 2017

    Letter to the editor: Reader welcomes pro-Trump views on WGME, WPFO

    I find it perplexing that you would oppose commentary supportive of President Trump in the broadcast media (“Pro-Trump commentary tunes out critics,” by Colin Woodard, Page B1, July 30) when you, as part of the print media, bash the administration and Republican legislative efforts on a daily basis. Is the left-wing media bias you present […]

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