Opinion – 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 Another View: Actor Jussie Smollett owes Chicago apology, explanation https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/another-view-actor-jussie-smollett-owes-chicago-apology-explanation/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/another-view-actor-jussie-smollett-owes-chicago-apology-explanation/#respond Sat, 23 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1838340 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/23/another-view-actor-jussie-smollett-owes-chicago-apology-explanation/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1837104_Empire_Cast_Member_Attack_2.jpg“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct and filling a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck, a police official said. Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via Associated Press Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:11:27 +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 Our View: Too many Maine schools still don’t test for lead https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/our-view-too-many-maine-schools-still-dont-test-for-lead/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/our-view-too-many-maine-schools-still-dont-test-for-lead/#respond Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1836008 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/22/our-view-too-many-maine-schools-still-dont-test-for-lead/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2017/06/1216926_6192_20161208_lead_05.jpgWater comes out of a new faucet at Benton Elementary School. The school had high lead levels when their water was tested and have since replaced many of the faucets and water fountains.Thu, 21 Feb 2019 22:30:56 +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 J. Lauren Sangster, Portland: Grief shows us how little we know https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/j-lauren-sangster-portland-grief-shows-us-how-little-we-know/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1833488 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833488_mh.sangster.0106.jpgJ. Lauren SangsterWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:53:26 +0000 Mike Dawes, Fairfield: Navigating by ‘dead reckoning’ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/mike-dawes-fairfield-navigating-by-dead-reckoning/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1833512 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833512_mh.dawes_.0221.jpgMike DawesWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:56:17 +0000 Frank E. Reilly, Portland: Learning about winter the hard way https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/frank-e-reilly-portland-learning-about-winter-the-hard-way/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1833528 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833528_mh.reilly.0221.jpgFrank E. ReillyWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:53:00 +0000 Paula J. Currie-Raymond, Waterville: Learning from Mémère’s secret envelopes https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/paula-j-currie-raymond-waterville-learning-from-memeres-secret-envelopes/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1833548 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833548_mh.Raymond.0221.jpgPaula Currie-Raymond with Mémère's green box.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:52:29 +0000 Robert Bernheim, China: Grandma vs. word pollution https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/robert-bernheim-china-grandma-vs-word-pollution/ Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1833572 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833572_mh.bernheim.02xx.jpgRobert BernheimWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:56:51 +0000 Our View: Landmark 1964 Supreme Court case protects a free press https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/our-view-landmark-1964-supreme-court-case-protects-a-free-press/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/our-view-landmark-1964-supreme-court-case-protects-a-free-press/#respond Thu, 21 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1833936 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/21/our-view-landmark-1964-supreme-court-case-protects-a-free-press/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833936_AP_6305031269-e1550724016655.jpgThe Times v. Sullivan case grew out of segregationists' efforts to hobble the coverage of racial injustice by bringing libel suits.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:40:26 +0000 Lee Van Dyke, Portland: Concentration, focus, practice matter, even for clowns https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/lee-van-dyke-portland-concentration-focus-practice-matter-even-for-clowns/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:39:56 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/lee-van-dyke-portland-concentration-focus-practice-matter-even-for-clowns/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833560_mh.vandyke.jpgWed, 20 Feb 2019 20:51:16 +0000 Ron Ward, Falmouth: Sometimes the hard way is the best way https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/ron-ward-falmouth-sometimes-the-hard-way-is-the-best-way/ Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:36:06 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/ron-ward-falmouth-sometimes-the-hard-way-is-the-best-way/ https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1833524_mh.ward_.02212.jpgRon Ward eventually got a new bike, but it wasn't easy.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:51:48 +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 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 Our View: Take a lesson from ex-Gov. Paul LePage’s receipts https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/our-view-take-a-lesson-from-ex-gov-paul-lepages-receipts/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/our-view-take-a-lesson-from-ex-gov-paul-lepages-receipts/#respond Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1831284 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/20/our-view-take-a-lesson-from-ex-gov-paul-lepages-receipts/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/01/1758522_155322-TrumpHotel.jpgThe Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., where Gov. Paul LePage stayed at least once in 2017.Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:56:48 +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: 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 Our View: Time for USM to change its name again https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/our-view-time-for-usm-to-change-its-name-again/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/our-view-time-for-usm-to-change-its-name-again/#respond Tue, 19 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1829244 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/19/our-view-time-for-usm-to-change-its-name-again/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/06/Umaine-Combo-Biz-Law.jpgA proposal would combine the USM School of Law with the university's graduate business programs.Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:31:26 +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 Our View: President Trump’s missteps demonstrate limits of power https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/18/our-view-president-trumps-missteps-demonstrate-limits-of-power/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/18/our-view-president-trumps-missteps-demonstrate-limits-of-power/#respond Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1827684 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/18/our-view-president-trumps-missteps-demonstrate-limits-of-power/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1827684_571435-Trump.jpgWhile President Trump can attract attention, the impasse over a proposed wall at the southern border has demonstrated that he lacks the ability to persuade others to accept his ideas.Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:08:47 +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 Our View: Distracted driving needs our attention https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/our-view-distracted-driving-needs-our-attention/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/our-view-distracted-driving-needs-our-attention/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825660 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/our-view-distracted-driving-needs-our-attention/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/08/482361_edi.0808.jpgDistracted driving – especially texting – is as dangerous as driving drunk. But while even a first-time OUI offender is punished with at least a short-term license suspension as well as a fine, someone convicted of their first distracted-driving offense receives only a financial penalty.Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:48:55 +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 Another View: Maine Voices columnist’s paean to Donald Trump overlooks his true loyalties https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/another-view-maine-voices-columnists-paean-to-donald-trump-overlooks-his-true-loyalties/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/another-view-maine-voices-columnists-paean-to-donald-trump-overlooks-his-true-loyalties/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825672 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/another-view-maine-voices-columnists-paean-to-donald-trump-overlooks-his-true-loyalties/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/12/1707126_YE_Finland_Trump_Putin_Summ.jpgPresident Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands at the beginning of a meeting in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16, 2018.Sat, 16 Feb 2019 15:52:11 +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 Bill Nemitz: Maine’s chief medical examiner keeps himself busy https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/nemitz-maines-chief-medical-examiner-keeps-himself-busy/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/nemitz-maines-chief-medical-examiner-keeps-himself-busy/#respond Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1826776 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/17/nemitz-maines-chief-medical-examiner-keeps-himself-busy/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/09/Top-Story-Block-Bill-e1412944716710.jpgPORTLAND, ME - MAY 15: Images of Portland Press Herald news reporters and columnists, Wednesday, May 15, 2014. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)Sun, 17 Feb 2019 17:10:12 +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 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 Another View: Trump’s tunnel vision on Iran gives Saudi Arabia a blank check https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/another-view-trumps-tunnel-vision-on-iran-gives-saudi-arabia-a-blank-check/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/another-view-trumps-tunnel-vision-on-iran-gives-saudi-arabia-a-blank-check/#respond Sat, 16 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1825648 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/16/another-view-trumps-tunnel-vision-on-iran-gives-saudi-arabia-a-blank-check/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2018/05/AP18128657181622.jpgPresident Donald Trump delivers a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Fri, 15 Feb 2019 21:50:28 +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 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 Another View: Nation’s budget director says ‘nobody cares’ about deficit – if that’s true, we’re doomed https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/another-view-nations-budget-director-says-nobody-cares-about-deficit-if-thats-true-were-doomed/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/another-view-nations-budget-director-says-nobody-cares-about-deficit-if-thats-true-were-doomed/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1823120 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/another-view-nations-budget-director-says-nobody-cares-about-deficit-if-thats-true-were-doomed/feed/ 0 Thu, 14 Feb 2019 19:39:43 +0000 Our View: In Maine and nationwide, student hunger a continuing problem despite available fixes https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/our-view-in-maine-and-nationwide-student-hunger-a-continuing-problem-despite-available-fixes/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/our-view-in-maine-and-nationwide-student-hunger-a-continuing-problem-despite-available-fixes/#respond Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1823124 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/15/our-view-in-maine-and-nationwide-student-hunger-a-continuing-problem-despite-available-fixes/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2013/08/School+Lunch+Dropouts_Acco2.jpgThu, 14 Feb 2019 19:56:00 +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 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 Our View: Application asks job candidates about criminal records too soon https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/our-view-application-too-soon-to-ask-about-criminal-record/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/our-view-application-too-soon-to-ask-about-criminal-record/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1821138 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/our-view-application-too-soon-to-ask-about-criminal-record/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2016/09/AP16252467700939.jpgWed, 13 Feb 2019 22:43:31 +0000 Another View: Virginia governing crisis can’t go on https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/another-view-virginia-governing-crisis-cant-go-on/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/another-view-virginia-governing-crisis-cant-go-on/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1821142 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/another-view-virginia-governing-crisis-cant-go-on/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2019/02/1816470_northam-2ndld-writethru-b4ea6250-2c96-11e9-b2fc-721718903bfc.jpg"Virginia also needs someone who is strong, who has empathy, who has courage and who has a moral compass. And that's why I'm not going anywhere," Gov. Ralph Northam, D-Virginia, says in his first televised interview, which will air in full Monday on "CBS This Morning."Wed, 13 Feb 2019 19:10:15 +0000 Bill Nemitz: While Maine moves to block shady robocallers, here’s how you can hang them up https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/bill-nemitz-cracking-down-on-an-epidemic-of-robocalls/ https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/bill-nemitz-cracking-down-on-an-epidemic-of-robocalls/#respond Thu, 14 Feb 2019 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.pressherald.com/?p=1821270 https://www.pressherald.com/2019/02/14/bill-nemitz-cracking-down-on-an-epidemic-of-robocalls/feed/ 0 https://multifiles.pressherald.com/uploads/sites/4/2014/09/Top-Story-Block-Bill-e1412944716710.jpgPORTLAND, ME - MAY 15: Images of Portland Press Herald news reporters and columnists, Wednesday, May 15, 2014. (Photo by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer)Thu, 14 Feb 2019 13:14:50 +0000