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    April 2, 2011

    Photo ID requirement would discourage voters

    Questioning anyone’s citizenship diminishes that person’s ability to exercise his or her right to vote. In today’s polarized society, it appears that a minority view currently prevails. I feel that the requirement of a photo ID adds another layer of discouragement to a majority of voters (especially elderly voters and people who have fallen on […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Snowe, Collins asked again to speak out against vitriol

    Several weeks ago, I wrote about my concern over the inflammatory language against President Barack Obama. I asked Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins to speak out against remarks made by many in the political arena. The “birthers” have tried to influence our state and country with the silly, but dangerous claim that President Obama […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Unions also under attack in Germany in 1933

    Does this ring a familiar bell with the folks here in Maine, maybe Wisconsin, Ohio: “We must close union offices, confiscate their money and put their leaders in prison. We must reduce workers salaries and take away their right to strike.” Adolph Hitler said it on May 2, 1933. The justification for the attacks on […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Bill’s passage will let Dechaine prove innocence

    Thank God, after all these years, someone is finally doing something about Dennis Dechaine asking to have a DNA test. Rep. John Martin, D-Eagle Lake, has crafted a bill to consider a trial for Dechaine using the DNA testing he has been asking for to prove his innocence. It is hard to believe that the […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Change is hated, but state will be better for it

    As much as we hate change, Maine citizens walked into the polls last November and flushed. After decades of Democratic dominance in this great state, it had become painfully clear to the majority that fiscal and social incompetence could no longer be tolerated. Last in this, last in that, we’d become the little engine that […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Does LePage think he can rewrite history on mural?

    I am outraged at Gov. Paul LePage’s latest attention-grabbing ploy. The governor wanted the mural removed because he doesn’t want to give an impression of bias favoring labor over business? Who does he think supports the businesses, if not the laborers? Does he believe that he can rewrite history by removing the visual struggles of […]

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    April 2, 2011

    LePage is ‘on the verge of being a dictator’

    I hated to see the Department of Labor murals come down. For one thing, Gov. Paul LePage is only taking orders from the Heritage Foundation and the Chamber of Commerce. He was only a figurehead in Waterville, and he’s a figurehead in Augusta. A recall is in order because of incompetence and violation of his […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Mural removal against freedom of expression

    I want to voice my opinion about the recent events in the news of the governor of Maine. When it comes to politics, I can be a little sleepy, although I do vote, but when it comes to art you have my attention. I have a degree in fine arts from the University of Maine […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Moose on license hurtful to victims of collisions

    According to the article in the newspaper on March 23, an example of the soon-to-be-issued license displays a large moose as visible and perhaps a better photo than the actual bearer of the license. It isn’t a mystery as to how this came about. Matt Dunlap, our former secretary of state, designed it. We live […]

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    April 2, 2011

    Calling people ‘idiots’ shows LePage’s narrowmindedness

    I am one of the 62 percent of Maine voters who did not vote for Paul LePage. I can’t understand how he could possibly think he has a mandate from the residents of Maine when he got only 38 percent of the vote. His very narrow win should have told him that he should work […]

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