Editorials
  • Published
    January 30, 2011

    Our View: Leaked memo puts governor’s intentions into question

    Boasting that the bureaucracy will help Republican campaigns crosses a line.

  • Published
    January 29, 2011

    Another View: Germany’s quick recovery due to more than recent budget cuts

    A column credits austerity measures but ignores socialist policies that helped the German economy.

  • Published
    January 29, 2011

    Our View: Lawmakers should not abandon law for Peaks

    There is a process outlined in statute for secession. It should be followed in this case.

  • Published
    January 28, 2011

    Our View: Downtown train station a worthy subject for study

    Trains can take you to the heart of the city, but only if that's where the station is built.

  • Published
    January 28, 2011

    Our View: Treasurer should not play politics with debt

    Exaggerating Maine's pension problems could send the wrong message to investors.

  • Published
    January 27, 2011

    Our View: President’s addressa call to action on jobs

    As our economy struggles to rebound from the worst recession since the Great Depression and our citizens yearn for a time in our not-so-distant past when jobs were plentiful, the president stepped to the plate and hit a rhetorical home run.<br ><br >The speech was uplifting and forward-looking, eloquent but restrained. There was no hint of showboating oratory, no mind-numbing laundry list of policy proposals, no emotional excessiveness contrived to put lumps in our throats.

  • Published
    January 26, 2011

    Our View: Lawmakers should savescholarship for rural docs

    Every line item in the state budget is important to somebody, making it impossible to cut spending without some objection.<br><br> Gov. Paul LePage's package of changes to balance the current budget, which runs through June, has about $25 million in cuts, including some that will draw criticism from the people involved. But it also has at least one cut that would affect a lot of people who don't know it and can't object.<br><br> Those are the people of rural Maine who may not get adequate access to a physician's care in 2020 or beyond because shortsighted lawmakers tried to save some money by cutting a medical school scholarship program in 2011.

  • Published
    January 26, 2011

    Our View: Maine hunger coalition is a needed voice in policy arena

    As demand on charitable services increases, it's important that groups get better organized.

  • Published
    January 25, 2011

    Our View: EPA shouldroll back ethanol content rules

    Like a lot of things the government does, this one started with good intentions.<br><br> increasing the percentage of alcohol in gasoline sold to consumers, the Environmental Protection Agency hopes to reduce air pollution. Also, increasing the use of an alternative fuel derived domestically from plants would reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil.<br><br>

  • Published
    January 25, 2011

    Our View: Fitness guru Jack LaLanne was far ahead of his time

    A simple message about the value of exercise and diet would save lives if it were heeded.


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