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    November 28, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Writer offers misleading interpretation of conflict in Caucasus

    I was greatly dismayed to read Tarlan Ahmadov’s Nov. 18 letter (“Armenian separatist regime doesn’t deserve American welcome”), as it contains a highly misleading and inaccurate interpretation of the conflict between Armenians and Azeris in the Caucasus. Mr. Ahmadov characterizes the conflict as a Russian proxy war of aggression on behalf of Armenian “stooges,” but […]

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    November 28, 2019

    Letter to the editor: U.S. can afford to provide for all children

    Because we can, let U.S. leaders support programs that meet human needs. Holidays seem to be times of asking for gifts and donations. That’s all well and good, but a democracy should manage to meet human needs at all times. I am very appreciative of the Portland Press Herald’s Oct. 7 “Our View” lead editorial, […]

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    November 28, 2019

    Letter to the editor: They’re thankful for the generosity of Mainers

    Newcomers appreciate being alerted to last month's nor'easter, and the gift of firewood that kept them warm throughout the storm.

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    November 28, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Maine climate emergency declaration is Dec. 6 strike’s goal

    The global climate strike, held on Sept. 20, shut down Congress Street in Portland with a crowd of over 2,000 people. When we invited the city councilors and mayors, we had a very specific ask: for the cities of Portland and South Portland to declare climate emergency. Two months and lots of work later, it’s […]

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    November 28, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Impact of impeachment hearings will be felt at polls

    We witnessed more impeachment hearings last week, bombshells that may have changed everything except the Senate outcome. But the true value of the hearings, the transparency they have afforded, may show up at the polls. This process, I believe, is just what special counsel Robert Mueller hoped would happen – for Americans themselves to make […]

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    November 27, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Incompetence no excuse for Trump

    According to Washington Post columnist Marc A. Thiessen, “Incompetence is not an impeachable offense” (Nov. 15, Page A7). It certainly should be, and now we know it’s something Congress must give much more thought to, if only for the sake of humanity and the world as we know it. Our president is the leader of […]

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    November 27, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Time is running out to stop health insurance tax

    As a general contractor who hires many subcontractors, who have employees, I feel that it is important for them to be able to provide those employees health benefits. However, I believe it is unfair for the government to tax these employers’ income and then in turn take another tax on their contribution to their employees’ […]

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    November 27, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Shirts with old Scarborough mascot perpetuate old stereotype

    Re: “Store’s apparel rekindles team name controversy in Scarborough, 20 years after change” (Nov. 25): Having just read Staff Writer Kelley Bouchard’s article about the controversy surrounding the Redskins shirts being sold by Flaherty’s Family Farm store, I need to comment on something that will perhaps enlighten other people who may not comprehend their privilege […]

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    November 27, 2019

    Letter to the editor: President Cummings looks to rebrand USM by shuffling letters

    As a doctor of humane letters at the University of Southern Maine, I wish to extol USM President Glenn Cummings for his leadership in the quest to transition our school’s acronym from USM to UMP. The president senses that the central placement of the M has kept hundreds from enrolling. In his advocacy, he should […]

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    November 27, 2019

    Letter to the editor: Lunch with Trump undercuts the idea that Collins is impartial

    Sen. Susan Collins has refused to comment on whether the president has abused his power and engaged in bribery, stating that she will be a “juror” should articles of impeachment be delivered to the Senate for trial. So, imagine my surprise Thursday morning when I read that Sen. Collins was going to have lunch that […]