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  • September 20, 2014

    Collins doesn’t explain her votes to us common folk

    Sen. Susan Collins recently voted to end discussion of an amendment that sought to overturn Citizen’s United and to regulate corporate money in politics, riding straight into the embrace of the Koch brothers — an arrogant stance for someone claiming to be a moderate. “Corporations are people, too” for Collins. I think someone’s lead in […]

  • September 20, 2014

    Amnesty International seems to have shifted its role

    I was startled to read in the Sept. 16 newspaper the Maine Compass by Aquib Yacoob about the incidents in Ferguson, Mo., “‘Innocent until proven guilty’ also should apply before trigger is pulled.” I understood from his column that Amnesty International seems to be involved on a number of levels. Its mission apparently has been […]

  • September 20, 2014

    Elephants should not go back to abusers

    When James Laurita opened Hope Elephants, he assured supporters that funds would be used to help Rosie and Opal, and he vowed to provide sanctuary and veterinary care to elephants who had been retired from the circus. Sending Rosie and Opal back to the Carson & Barnes Circus compound would turn Laurita’s promise upside down. […]

  • September 20, 2014

    Disappointed in negative ads by Bellows

    As a state legislator, I have had the opportunity to interact with Shenna Bellows on a number of issues. She earned my respect and, although I strongly support Sen. Susan Collins, I was pleasantly surprised that Shenna was to be her Democratic opponent. I truly expected her to run a positive campaign, the type of […]

  • September 19, 2014

    Bellows supports campaign finance reform

    Sen. Susan Collins voted against a constitutional amendment limiting enormous donations for politics. Collins voted for super rich who can buy their own way better than most people can — against “liberty and justice for all,” from the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Collins makes worse the gap between rich and poor, giving super […]

  • September 19, 2014

    Nutting brings valuable perspective to debates

    Rep. Robert Nutting, R-Oakland, has long been an effective leader for the people of District 77 and for Maine. With his institutional knowledge and willingness to listen to and learn from people on all sides of the issues, Nutting brings a valuable perspective to debates at the State House. I was privileged to be a […]

  • September 19, 2014

    Fairness needed before peace, healing of hearts

    Kudos to Ridgley Fuller for the excellent Maine Compass, “Senators use our tax dollars in unquestioning support of Israel,” on the Opinion page on Sept. 12. While we so unfairly support Israel, we only increase the Muslim ill will around the world. Continued Israeli retaliations and aggressive actions will only deepen the wounds and never […]

  • September 19, 2014

    To make needed changes, we need new legislators

    Alan Tibbetts, a Democrat, is a longtime Sidney resident who is seeking to represent the residents of Oakland and Sidney (House District 77) in Augusta this fall. I know that he will promote higher paying jobs and not let Maine’s middle class fall further behind. Tibbetts believes that affordable health care should be available to […]

  • September 19, 2014

    Fulford fair, respectful of everyone he deals with

    One thing we all want in our government representatives is integrity. That is why I’m voting for Jonathan Fulford, of Monroe, Democratic candidate for state Senate. I have never met anyone with more integrity than Jonathan. I have worked on building jobs with him for almost 30 years and have found him to be fair […]

  • September 19, 2014

    September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    I can’t believe it has been 13 years since I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated in August 2001. I am still healthy. Between then and now, the world of those afflicted with prostate cancer has changed dramatically. The best change is vast improvement in quality of life and long-range outcomes. In Augusta, we […]

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