Columns – Press Herald https://www.pressherald.com Sun, 24 Feb 2019 04:06:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 Gina Barreca: When you’re sick, the internet is the wrong place to hang out https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/gina-barreca-when-youre-sick-the-internet-is-the-wrong-place-to-hang-out/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/gina-barreca-when-youre-sick-the-internet-is-the-wrong-place-to-hang-out/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1837928 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/gina-barreca-when-youre-sick-the-internet-is-the-wrong-place-to-hang-out/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1746002_shutterstock_59546956.jpgIf students lack the internet access needed to work remotely on a snow day, schools can pre-load assignments onto laptops so that the internet is not necessary.Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:13:59 +0000 Portland Rep. Farnsworth: Mental health unit at jail could ease pressure on Riverview https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/portland-rep-farnsworth-jail-mental-health-unit-could-help-relieve-pressure-on-riverview/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/portland-rep-farnsworth-jail-mental-health-unit-could-help-relieve-pressure-on-riverview/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1838096 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/portland-rep-farnsworth-jail-mental-health-unit-could-help-relieve-pressure-on-riverview/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1821722_536906-20141223_CumberlandJ.jpgPORTLAND, ME - DECEMBER 23: Inmates at the Cumberland County jail tested positive for illegal drugs in Portland, ME on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer)Fri, 22 Feb 2019 23:33:00 +0000 Commentary: There’s a catch to all the cheeriness about the federal deficit https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/commentary-theres-a-catch-to-all-the-cheeriness-about-the-federal-deficit/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/commentary-theres-a-catch-to-all-the-cheeriness-about-the-federal-deficit/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1838560 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/commentary-theres-a-catch-to-all-the-cheeriness-about-the-federal-deficit/feed/ 0 Sat, 23 Feb 2019 18:59:02 +0000 Marc A. Thiessen: Trump forcing Republicans to choose between fidelity to him or to the Constitution https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/marc-a-thiessen-trump-forcing-republicans-to-choose-between-fidelity-to-him-or-to-the-constitution/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/marc-a-thiessen-trump-forcing-republicans-to-choose-between-fidelity-to-him-or-to-the-constitution/#respond Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1835488 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/marc-a-thiessen-trump-forcing-republicans-to-choose-between-fidelity-to-him-or-to-the-constitution/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1828920_APTOPIX_Trump_Border_Securi.jpgPresident Trump's aides acknowledge that Trump cannot meet his pledge to build the wall by the time voters decide whether to grant him another term next year, but insist his base will remain by his side as long as he is not perceived to have given up the fight on the barrier.Thu, 21 Feb 2019 20:02:11 +0000 Saco Sen. Chenette: Maine government should be responsive to the people, not to special interests https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/saco-sen-chenette-maine-government-should-be-responsive-to-the-people-not-to-special-interests/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/saco-sen-chenette-maine-government-should-be-responsive-to-the-people-not-to-special-interests/#respond Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1835500 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/saco-sen-chenette-maine-government-should-be-responsive-to-the-people-not-to-special-interests/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/10/522114_JustinChenette.jpgPhoto courtesy Justin ChenetteThu, 21 Feb 2019 19:55:11 +0000 Maine Voices: RSU 21 board owes community robust response to racist incidents at Kennebunk High School https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/maine-voices-rsu-21-board-owes-community-robust-response-to-racist-incidents-at-kennebunk-high-school/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/maine-voices-rsu-21-board-owes-community-robust-response-to-racist-incidents-at-kennebunk-high-school/#respond Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1835520 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/maine-voices-rsu-21-board-owes-community-robust-response-to-racist-incidents-at-kennebunk-high-school/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833624_539779-20190219_kennebunk2.jpgIncidents involving a Confederate flag at Kennebunk High School demonstrate that "racism is a learned behavior," a reader says.Thu, 21 Feb 2019 19:58:50 +0000 Maine Voices: Let’s work toward one Maine, with environmental justice for all https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/maine-voices-lets-work-toward-one-maine-with-environmental-justice-for-all/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/maine-voices-lets-work-toward-one-maine-with-environmental-justice-for-all/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1832888 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/maine-voices-lets-work-toward-one-maine-with-environmental-justice-for-all/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/814556_shutterstock_109380863-e1457416274942.jpgDrinking water that contains arsenic has been shown to have lowered IQ levels in Maine schoolchildren, but it’s not clear what resources the state is using to identify problematic wells and help homeowners with mitigation.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:05:20 +0000 Commentary: What America really needs to do is abolish Congress https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/commentary-what-america-really-needs-to-do-is-abolish-congress/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/commentary-what-america-really-needs-to-do-is-abolish-congress/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1833016 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/commentary-what-america-really-needs-to-do-is-abolish-congress/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/1781522_Government_Shutdown_34096.j.jpgSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who seeks re-election in 2020, has been applauded for standing firm with Trump and refusing to compromise.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:14:37 +0000 Leonard Pitts: Requiem for a nation that once dared to envision the impossible https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/leonard-pitts-requiem-for-a-nation-that-once-dared-to-envision-the-impossible/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/leonard-pitts-requiem-for-a-nation-that-once-dared-to-envision-the-impossible/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:00:50 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1831280 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/leonard-pitts-requiem-for-a-nation-that-once-dared-to-envision-the-impossible/feed/ 0 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 22:50:33 +0000 Alfred Rep. Sampson: Mandatory cursive lessons will help Maine students become better writers, readers, thinkers https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/alfred-rep-sampson-mandatory-cursive-lessons-will-help-maine-students-become-better-writers-readers-thinkers/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/alfred-rep-sampson-mandatory-cursive-lessons-will-help-maine-students-become-better-writers-readers-thinkers/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1831264 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/alfred-rep-sampson-mandatory-cursive-lessons-will-help-maine-students-become-better-writers-readers-thinkers/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1822816_50577-20181220_Cursive_08.jpgthree lines GORHAM, ME - DECEMBER 20: Third-grader Reese Hennessey practices cursive words with the letter "i" in them in Tracy Burns' class at Narragansett Elementary School on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Not all elementary students learn long-hand, or cursive, because Maine schools don't require it. (Staff photo by Brianna Soukup/Staff Photographer)Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:32:48 +0000 Maine Voices: It’s time for Americans to renew our respect for federal employees https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/maine-voices-its-time-for-americans-to-renew-our-respect-for-federal-employees/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/maine-voices-its-time-for-americans-to-renew-our-respect-for-federal-employees/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1831272 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/maine-voices-its-time-for-americans-to-renew-our-respect-for-federal-employees/feed/ 0 Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:46:14 +0000 Maine Voices: Losing ACA pre-existing conditions protections would devastate thousands of Mainers https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/maine-voices-losing-aca-pre-existing-conditions-protections-would-devastate-thousands-of-mainers/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/maine-voices-losing-aca-pre-existing-conditions-protections-would-devastate-thousands-of-mainers/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1829236 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/maine-voices-losing-aca-pre-existing-conditions-protections-would-devastate-thousands-of-mainers/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/12/high-blood-pressure.jpg Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:22:51 +0000 Commentary: Rejecting Amazon could backfire on the left https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/commentary-rejecting-amazon-could-backfire-on-the-left/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/commentary-rejecting-amazon-could-backfire-on-the-left/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1829256 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/commentary-rejecting-amazon-could-backfire-on-the-left/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1822376_Amazon_HQ_New_York_74784.3.jpgGraffiti was painted on a sidewalk by someone opposed to the location of an Amazon headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood in the Queens borough of New York in this 2018 photo. Amazon said Thursday that it will not build a new headquarters in New York, a stunning reversal after a yearlong search.Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:29:41 +0000 Kathleen Parker: Congress’ three amigas getting too much attention https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/kathleen-parker-congress-three-amigas-getting-too-much-attention/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/kathleen-parker-congress-three-amigas-getting-too-much-attention/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1829260 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/kathleen-parker-congress-three-amigas-getting-too-much-attention/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/1795314_Congress_Star_Power_12206.j.jpgRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., left, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., laugh as they wait for other freshman congressmen to deliver a letter calling for an end to the government shutdown on Jan. 16.Mon, 18 Feb 2019 17:56:37 +0000 Commentary: Drivers in Maine, other rural areas stand to benefit the most from clean vehicles https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/18/commentary-drivers-in-maine-other-rural-areas-stand-to-benefit-the-most-from-clean-vehicles/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/18/commentary-drivers-in-maine-other-rural-areas-stand-to-benefit-the-most-from-clean-vehicles/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1827680 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/18/commentary-drivers-in-maine-other-rural-areas-stand-to-benefit-the-most-from-clean-vehicles/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2013/06/portland-press-herald_3765951.jpgMon, 18 Feb 2019 13:11:51 +0000 Maine Observer: A tough guy on the field, a solid friend elsewhere https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/maine-observer-a-tough-guy-on-the-field-a-solid-friend-elsewhere/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/maine-observer-a-tough-guy-on-the-field-a-solid-friend-elsewhere/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825216 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/maine-observer-a-tough-guy-on-the-field-a-solid-friend-elsewhere/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1825216_dougdavis.0217.jpgDoug Davis, left, met Frank Robinson during the 1974 season, when Davis played for the Santurce Crabbers and Robinson managed the Puerto Rican Winter League team.Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:40:30 +0000 Maine Voices: Maine’s addiction epidemic encompasses more than opioids https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/maine-voices-maines-addiction-epidemic-encompasses-more-than-opioids/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/maine-voices-maines-addiction-epidemic-encompasses-more-than-opioids/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825656 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/maine-voices-maines-addiction-epidemic-encompasses-more-than-opioids/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/04/1176451_240448-20170327_Rob_Gray_1.jpgOLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME - MARCH 27: Rob Gay, 34, of Gardiner reflects in his room at Milestone's residential treatment program in Old Orchard Beach. This is the first long-term treatment program for Gay, who has been using heroin for ten years and has struggled to get treatment without insurance. (Staff photo by Derek Davis/Staff Photographer)Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:56:55 +0000 The View From Here: Maine Republicans keep winning on taxes https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/the-view-from-here-maine-republicans-keep-winning-on-taxes/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/the-view-from-here-maine-republicans-keep-winning-on-taxes/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825664 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/the-view-from-here-maine-republicans-keep-winning-on-taxes/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/10/Columnist-Kesich-e1441211688709.jpgJohn Patriquin/Staff Photographer.Wed. July,25, 2012. News room mug shots Greg Kesich. (Photo by John Patriquin/Staff Photographer)Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:53:41 +0000 Commentary: Don’t try to muzzle tabloids https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/commentary-dont-try-to-muzzle-tabloids/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/commentary-dont-try-to-muzzle-tabloids/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825684 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/commentary-dont-try-to-muzzle-tabloids/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1825684_298399-BezosTabloidPaper.jpgSat, 16 Feb 2019 15:38:24 +0000 Jim Fossel: Mills budget proposal kicks off dynamic process https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/jim-fossel-mills-budget-proposal-kicks-off-dynamic-process/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/jim-fossel-mills-budget-proposal-kicks-off-dynamic-process/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1826712 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/jim-fossel-mills-budget-proposal-kicks-off-dynamic-process/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/03/Jim-Fossel-002-e1506720577310.jpgSat, 16 Feb 2019 15:41:44 +0000 The humble Farmer: Don’t stop your chores for visitors – let them lend a hand https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/the-humble-farmer-dont-stop-your-chores-for-visitors-let-them-lend-a-hand/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/the-humble-farmer-dont-stop-your-chores-for-visitors-let-them-lend-a-hand/#respond Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825620 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/the-humble-farmer-dont-stop-your-chores-for-visitors-let-them-lend-a-hand/feed/ 0 Sat, 16 Feb 2019 20:29:36 +0000 Maine Voices: None of us can afford to sit back as climate change poses threat to all life on Earth https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/maine-voices-none-of-us-can-afford-to-sit-back-as-climate-change-poses-threat-to-all-life-on-earth/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/maine-voices-none-of-us-can-afford-to-sit-back-as-climate-change-poses-threat-to-all-life-on-earth/#respond Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825624 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/maine-voices-none-of-us-can-afford-to-sit-back-as-climate-change-poses-threat-to-all-life-on-earth/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/05/1204548_AP_061104043072-e1550285096625.jpgThe world's glaciers offer some of the most graphic previews of how climate change can alter the landscape. Peru's "White Mountain Range," for example, may soon have to change its name. The ice atop these mountains, the largest glacier chain in the tropics, is melting fast because of rising temperatures, and peaks are turning brown.Sat, 16 Feb 2019 20:28:01 +0000 Yarmouth Rep. Cooper: Maine’s original flag is the one we should be flying https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/yarmouth-rep-cooper-maines-original-flag-is-the-one-we-should-be-flying/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/yarmouth-rep-cooper-maines-original-flag-is-the-one-we-should-be-flying/#respond Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825632 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/yarmouth-rep-cooper-maines-original-flag-is-the-one-we-should-be-flying/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1825632_Original-Maine-Flag.jpgMaine's 1901 flag, as replicated by the Maine Flag Co. Rep. Janice Cooper is sponsoring a bill to reinstate the 1901 design as the official state flag.Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:48:39 +0000 Marc A. Thiessen: Green New Deal means giant new tax hikes – on everyone https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/marc-a-thiessen-green-new-deal-means-giant-new-tax-hikes-on-everyone/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/marc-a-thiessen-green-new-deal-means-giant-new-tax-hikes-on-everyone/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1822924 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/marc-a-thiessen-green-new-deal-means-giant-new-tax-hikes-on-everyone/feed/ 0 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:06:45 +0000 Commentary: Woe to any 2020 Democrat who doesn’t embrace partisanship https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/commentary-woe-to-any-2020-democrat-who-doesnt-embrace-partisanship/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/commentary-woe-to-any-2020-democrat-who-doesnt-embrace-partisanship/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1822928 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/commentary-woe-to-any-2020-democrat-who-doesnt-embrace-partisanship/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/06/449622_943857-PoliticsLogos.jpgThu, 14 Feb 2019 20:15:57 +0000 Commentary: As Maine looks to attract workers, paid sick leave would be a big draw https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/commentary-as-maine-looks-to-attract-workers-paid-sick-leave-would-be-a-big-draw/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/commentary-as-maine-looks-to-attract-workers-paid-sick-leave-would-be-a-big-draw/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1822944 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/commentary-as-maine-looks-to-attract-workers-paid-sick-leave-would-be-a-big-draw/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/09/Sick-day.jpgThu, 14 Feb 2019 20:18:09 +0000 Maine Voices: Special zoning is only 1 piece of puzzle to solve Portland’s affordable-housing crisis https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/maine-voices-inclusionary-zoning-no-silver-bullet-for-portlands-affordable-housing-crisis/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/maine-voices-inclusionary-zoning-no-silver-bullet-for-portlands-affordable-housing-crisis/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1820850 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/maine-voices-inclusionary-zoning-no-silver-bullet-for-portlands-affordable-housing-crisis/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/1577862_715036-20180919_Housing_07.jpgThe Onejoy project, a 12-unit condo building under construction in Portland's West End. A unit in the development is being set aside as affordable housing for a middle-income family.Thu, 14 Feb 2019 12:39:52 +0000 Dana Milbank: President Trump is making a lot of sacrifices – you think it’s easy working 11 to 5? https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/dana-milbank-president-trump-is-making-a-lot-of-sacrifices-you-think-its-easy-working-11-to-5/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/dana-milbank-president-trump-is-making-a-lot-of-sacrifices-you-think-its-easy-working-11-to-5/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1820846 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/dana-milbank-president-trump-is-making-a-lot-of-sacrifices-you-think-its-easy-working-11-to-5/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1805834_814484-Trump.jpgPresident Trump may use his annual State of the Union address to a prime-time national television audience Tuesday to make a course correction.Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:13:05 +0000 Leonard Pitts: Online jabs reduce a people’s suffering to a punch line https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/leonard-pitts-online-jabs-by-the-donalds-trump-reduce-a-peoples-suffering-to-a-punch-line/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/leonard-pitts-online-jabs-by-the-donalds-trump-reduce-a-peoples-suffering-to-a-punch-line/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:00:12 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1819194 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/leonard-pitts-online-jabs-by-the-donalds-trump-reduce-a-peoples-suffering-to-a-punch-line/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2015/04/PITTS_LEONARD_1_TNS2.jpgTNS Columnist Leonard Pitts. (Olivier Douliery/TNS)Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:55:48 +0000 Commentary: I used to be against vaccines. This is how I changed my mind. https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/commentary-i-used-to-be-against-vaccines-this-is-how-i-changed-my-mind/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/commentary-i-used-to-be-against-vaccines-this-is-how-i-changed-my-mind/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1819030 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/commentary-i-used-to-be-against-vaccines-this-is-how-i-changed-my-mind/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1519314_AP_18220566381058.jpgA World Health Organization worker administers an Ebola vaccination Aug. 8 in Mangina, Congo. Thirty-two Ebola deaths are confirmed in the latest outbreak.Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:09:21 +0000 Maine Voices: Shutdown’s toll on parks shows rangers should be deemed essential https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/maine-voices-shutdowns-toll-on-national-parks-shows-that-rangers-should-be-considered-essential-employees/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/maine-voices-shutdowns-toll-on-national-parks-shows-that-rangers-should-be-considered-essential-employees/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1819114 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/13/maine-voices-shutdowns-toll-on-national-parks-shows-that-rangers-should-be-considered-essential-employees/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/AP18365763688065.jpgFILE - In this May 25, 2017 file photo, a class of eighth-grade students and their chaperones sit in a meadow at Yosemite National Park, Calif., below Yosemite Falls. Some of the West’s iconic national parks are beginning to partially close as they deal with overflowing restrooms and vandals on the 10th day of a federal government shutdown. (AP Photo/Scott Smith, File)Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:44:06 +0000 Commentary: Temps are filling Trump Cabinet, to our nation’s detriment https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/commentary-temps-are-filling-trump-cabinet-to-our-nations-detriment/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/commentary-temps-are-filling-trump-cabinet-to-our-nations-detriment/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1817570 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/commentary-temps-are-filling-trump-cabinet-to-our-nations-detriment/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/whitaker-1.jpgActing Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks after telling Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., that his time has expired during questioning before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Washington. Associated Press/Andrew HarnikMon, 11 Feb 2019 19:44:39 +0000 Kathleen Parker: Tabloid publisher shows exactly how low it’s willing to go https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/kathleen-parker-tabloid-publisher-shows-exactly-how-low-its-willing-to-go/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/kathleen-parker-tabloid-publisher-shows-exactly-how-low-its-willing-to-go/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1817578 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/kathleen-parker-tabloid-publisher-shows-exactly-how-low-its-willing-to-go/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1814522_Jeff_Bezos_National_Enquire.jpgThe Jan. 28 edition of the National Enquirer features a story on Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos' divorce. Bezos claims American Media Inc., which owns the Enquirer, threatened to publish intimate photos of him unless he stopped investigating how the tabloid obtained his private text messages with his mistress that were published within the story. National Enquirer via APMon, 11 Feb 2019 20:11:53 +0000 Maine Voices: Step up and speak up on behalf of victims of drink spiking https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/maine-voices-step-up-and-speak-up-on-behalf-of-victims-of-drink-spiking/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/maine-voices-step-up-and-speak-up-on-behalf-of-victims-of-drink-spiking/#respond Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1817754 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/12/maine-voices-step-up-and-speak-up-on-behalf-of-victims-of-drink-spiking/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2012/04/liquor1.jpgTue, 12 Feb 2019 11:56:24 +0000 Maine Voices: Why do conservatives overlook Trump’s faults? He fights https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/11/maine-voices-why-do-conservatives-overlook-trumps-faults-he-fights/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/11/maine-voices-why-do-conservatives-overlook-trumps-faults-he-fights/#respond Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1814590 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/11/maine-voices-why-do-conservatives-overlook-trumps-faults-he-fights/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1808154_State_of_Union_70684.jpg-2.jpgPresident Trump is expected to call for optimism and unity in his State of the Union address, using the moment to attempt a reset after two years of bitter partisanship and deeply personal attacks. But skepticism will emanate from both sides of the aisle when Trump enters the House chamber Tuesday for the primetime address to lawmakers and the nation.Mon, 11 Feb 2019 08:10:16 +0000 Jim Fossel: State of the Union still divided https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/jim-fossel-state-of-the-union-still-divided/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/jim-fossel-state-of-the-union-still-divided/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1813946 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/jim-fossel-state-of-the-union-still-divided/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/03/Jim-Fossel-002-e1506720577310.jpgSat, 09 Feb 2019 19:29:28 +0000 The Maine Millennial: Avoiding addiction a matter of luck https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/the-maine-millennial-avoiding-addiction-a-matter-of-luck/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/the-maine-millennial-avoiding-addiction-a-matter-of-luck/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1813954 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/the-maine-millennial-avoiding-addiction-a-matter-of-luck/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/10/VictoriaHugoVidal03.jpgVictoria Hugo-VidalSat, 09 Feb 2019 19:33:09 +0000 Commentary: Defeating ISIS will take much more than a tweet https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/commentary-defeating-isis-will-take-much-more-than-a-tweet/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/commentary-defeating-isis-will-take-much-more-than-a-tweet/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1813966 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/commentary-defeating-isis-will-take-much-more-than-a-tweet/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1813966_522418-InsightIsisArt021019.jpgSat, 09 Feb 2019 18:24:19 +0000 Maine Voices: With or without a ‘local angle,’ late humorist Baker’s death worth mourning in Pine Tree State https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/maine-voices-with-or-without-a-local-angle-late-humorist-bakers-life-worth-mourning-in-pine-tree-state/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/maine-voices-with-or-without-a-local-angle-late-humorist-bakers-life-worth-mourning-in-pine-tree-state/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1814026 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/maine-voices-with-or-without-a-local-angle-late-humorist-bakers-life-worth-mourning-in-pine-tree-state/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/1785934_Obit_Russell_Baker_50464.jp_.jpgNew York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Russell Baker poses in his office at the New York Times in 1983. Baker died Monday at the age of 93 from complications after a fall.Sun, 10 Feb 2019 12:03:29 +0000 The View From Here: In debate over race, young and stupid is no excuse https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/the-view-from-here-young-and-stupid-is-no-excuse/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/the-view-from-here-young-and-stupid-is-no-excuse/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1814082 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/the-view-from-here-young-and-stupid-is-no-excuse/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/kesich-lg.jpgSat, 16 Feb 2019 17:22:59 +0000 Maine Observer: Turning 100 a bittersweet milestone for beloved ‘Granny Ross’ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/maine-observer-turning-100-a-bittersweet-milestone-for-beloved-granny-ross/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/maine-observer-turning-100-a-bittersweet-milestone-for-beloved-granny-ross/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1813862 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/10/maine-observer-turning-100-a-bittersweet-milestone-for-beloved-granny-ross/feed/ 0 Sat, 09 Feb 2019 20:02:38 +0000 Maine Voices: State may be resigned to scam callers, but we actually can do a lot to stop them https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/maine-voices-state-may-be-resigned-to-scam-callers-but-we-actually-can-do-a-lot-to-stop-them/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/maine-voices-state-may-be-resigned-to-scam-callers-but-we-actually-can-do-a-lot-to-stop-them/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1814254 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/maine-voices-state-may-be-resigned-to-scam-callers-but-we-actually-can-do-a-lot-to-stop-them/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/06/563888_252435_scamwebstock.jpgSat, 09 Feb 2019 12:58:32 +0000 Commentary: By the 1980s, it was well known that blackface was an insult https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/commentary-by-the-1980s-it-was-well-known-that-blackface-was-an-insult/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/commentary-by-the-1980s-it-was-well-known-that-blackface-was-an-insult/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1814538 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/commentary-by-the-1980s-it-was-well-known-that-blackface-was-an-insult/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1803370_virginia-northam-2ndld-writethru-15d8d1ac-267d-11e9-ad53-824486280311.jpgRalph Northam's page in the 1984 yearbook of Eastern Virginia Medical School in which two people are wearing blackface and a KKK costume.Sat, 09 Feb 2019 12:59:15 +0000 Gina Barecca: It’s hard to talk about love, even around Valentine’s Day https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/gina-barecca-its-hard-to-talk-about-love-even-around-valentines-day/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/gina-barecca-its-hard-to-talk-about-love-even-around-valentines-day/#respond Sat, 09 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1814550 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/09/gina-barecca-its-hard-to-talk-about-love-even-around-valentines-day/feed/ 0 Sat, 09 Feb 2019 04:00:00 +0000 Marc A. Thiessen: United States can’t stop fighting terrorists in Afghanistan, Syria now https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/marc-a-thiessen-united-states-cant-stop-fighting-terrorists-in-afghanistan-syria-now/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/marc-a-thiessen-united-states-cant-stop-fighting-terrorists-in-afghanistan-syria-now/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1812106 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/marc-a-thiessen-united-states-cant-stop-fighting-terrorists-in-afghanistan-syria-now/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/02/1330178_AP_17105421177914.jpgA U.S. soldier stands guard in the Achin district of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, last year. The U.S. military is expanding its efforts toward the eastern border, where the Taliban has commingled with ethnic Uyghur militants.Thu, 07 Feb 2019 17:06:47 +0000 Commentary: Strong State of the Union response shows we need Stacey Abrams more than she needs us https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/commentary-strong-state-of-the-union-response-shows-we-need-stacey-abrams-more-than-she-needs-us/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/commentary-strong-state-of-the-union-response-shows-we-need-stacey-abrams-more-than-she-needs-us/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1812166 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/commentary-strong-state-of-the-union-response-shows-we-need-stacey-abrams-more-than-she-needs-us/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/05/AP18143103526932.jpgDemocratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams speaks during an election-night watch party Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)Thu, 07 Feb 2019 17:14:04 +0000 Maine Voices: Little inquiry into hydro project’s effect on marine ecosystems https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/maine-voices-little-inquiry-into-hydro-projects-effect-on-marine-ecosystems/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/maine-voices-little-inquiry-into-hydro-projects-effect-on-marine-ecosystems/#respond Fri, 08 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1812310 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/08/maine-voices-little-inquiry-into-hydro-projects-effect-on-marine-ecosystems/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/09/988758_293611-20180907_Protest2225-1.jpgProtestors participate in the Say NO to NECEC Rally on Friday in Augusta. The protest against a proposed 145-mile transmission line through Maine to bring electricity to Massachusetts residents took place outside the Department of Environmental Protection response building in Augusta.Thu, 07 Feb 2019 18:24:17 +0000 Central Maine Power CEO: Our response shows that we take state regulators’ concerns to heart https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/07/central-maine-power-ceo-our-response-shows-that-we-take-state-regulators-concerns-to-heart/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/07/central-maine-power-ceo-our-response-shows-that-we-take-state-regulators-concerns-to-heart/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1810502 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/07/central-maine-power-ceo-our-response-shows-that-we-take-state-regulators-concerns-to-heart/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/08/1525402_666298-20180816_DougHerli3.jpgDoug Herling, Central Maine Power president and chief executive officer, and a native Mainer, says mistrust of the state’s largest electric utility is linked to snowballing social media attacks, unfavorable news coverage and skepticism of CMP’s foreign ownership. The 119-year-old company operates as a subsidiary of energy companies Avangrid and its Spanish parent, Iberdola. Staff photo by Joe Phelan Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:33:38 +0000 Dana Milbank: State of the Union is Trump’s once-a-year nod to unity https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/07/dana-milbank-state-of-the-union-trumps-once-a-year-nod-to-unity/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/07/dana-milbank-state-of-the-union-trumps-once-a-year-nod-to-unity/#respond Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1810682 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/07/dana-milbank-state-of-the-union-trumps-once-a-year-nod-to-unity/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/AP19037094650068.jpgPresident Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., watch, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:41:57 +0000 Leonard Pitts: White America should consider the high cost of not knowing https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/06/leonard-pitts-white-america-should-consider-the-high-cost-of-not-knowing/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/06/leonard-pitts-white-america-should-consider-the-high-cost-of-not-knowing/#respond Wed, 06 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1808690 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/06/leonard-pitts-white-america-should-consider-the-high-cost-of-not-knowing/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2015/04/PITTS_LEONARD_1_TNS2.jpgTNS Columnist Leonard Pitts. (Olivier Douliery/TNS)Fri, 08 Feb 2019 12:23:07 +0000