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  • October 25, 2014

    At this time of year, our phone is not our own

    The telephone rings, invading the peace and quiet of my home. I have registered with the do-not-call line, yet unknown callers from near and far interrupt my reading, my writing, my cooking, my napping, my very being. Portland, Brunswick, MDC Research — robo political calls at this time of year. But, calls from New York, […]

  • October 25, 2014

    Some value to letters about candidates

    For the past two or three weeks, I have not failed to notice all the letters in the “Readers’ Views” column that ask one to vote for this or that candidate. I have found such letters to be of some value, most of the time. Through these letters, I have learned that most candidates recognize […]

  • October 25, 2014

    Surprise! Political ads don’t have to be true

    Disgusted with on-air political ads? Join the club. And the claims, are they true? Well, they don’t have to be. The “dumbing-down” of America is in full swing. Prior to the mid-1980s the Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters to provide equal time for competing political thought. One network couldn’t push just its own agenda over public […]

  • October 25, 2014

    Ask candidates about position on expanding MaineCare

    Since 1978, the Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community has been dedicated to helping the people of Maine succeed in their workplaces, businesses and communities. One of the most challenging barriers our participants face is access to affordable health care. For many, the new health insurance marketplace has made a significant difference. However, for […]

  • October 25, 2014

    Katz a year-round senator who loves the job

    Two years ago, I wrote about a few things voters probably don’t know about Sen. Roger Katz, R-Augusta. Here are a few more: • Being a Maine senator is not easy, not always fun, sometimes a bit brutal. But Roger perseveres because he truly loves Maine and is compelled to make it the best state. […]

  • October 25, 2014

    Michaud, not Cutler, can beat LePage

    Eliot Cutler and Mike Michaud both have good ideas, both would be strong leaders, and both would lead us away from the disastrous policies and vitriol of Gov. Paul LePage. That said, the numbers are the numbers: Michaud and LePage are essentially tied in the polls, with Cutler a distant third. We’re now deep into […]

  • October 25, 2014

    LePage has done what he said he would do

    I hear liberals try to tear Gov. Paul LePage down for the way he says things, rather how he does things. I think it is refreshing to listen to someone who is not a politician. If they could look at his real record, they would find that he has done or is trying to do […]

  • October 25, 2014

    People should vote for their first choice

    I want to urge my fellow Mainers to vote for the person they want. There has been a lot of talk of “strategic voting,” where a voter looks to see which way the wind is blowing, then votes accordingly, whether they prefer the selected candidate or not. It’s all about “not letting the other guy/gal […]

  • October 25, 2014

    Bellows would join King at bottom of seniority ladder

    Among the reasons not to elect Shenna Bellows is a TV message that she approved stating “Shenna will raise the minimum wage.” That’s remarkable. Heretofore, making laws has required more than a single member in a single chamber. A more recent ad depicts supporters suggesting that she will vote only as each of them would […]

  • October 25, 2014

    We don’t want Maine’s spoiled brat re-elected

    We ask people to please think before they vote. You know how an indulgent parent smiles and acts as if their spoiled brat is the best-behaved kid in the world? The kid, seeing his parent’s approval of his misbehavior, doubles his actions and becomes even more of a disciplinary problem. That is what will happen […]