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  • Published
    August 7, 2011

    Will LURC listen to citizens, LePage about wind project?

    Gov. Paul LePage is on record as stating: “(Wind projects) are doing an awful lot of damage to our quality of life, our mountains. … I don’t think it’s going to lower the cost of energy. I think in 10 years we’re going to be like Sweden and Denmark, and we’re going to be swearing […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2011

    We must cut spending to help the economy

    The United States spends roughly $300 billion a month, 43 percent of which is borrowed. That’s not a sustainable spending pattern and isn’t a practice we should endorse by raising the debt ceiling without cutting spending. We need to cut spending and grow the economy. That’s why tax increases are and should be off the […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2011

    Last-minute vote registrants may not know about issues

    No one is more supportive than I when it comes to voter registration, our right to vote and, most of all, our obligation to practice that right, which hundreds of thousands of American citizens fail to do. In regard to the recent law passed by the Legislature to disallow voter registration the same day as […]

  • Published
    August 7, 2011

    Editorial about Obama just GOP talking points

    It appears that much of your July 27 editorial about President Barack Obama was copied directly from talking points supplied by the Republican National Committee. Although both sides are to blame for allowing us to get to this point, let’s not forget that the previous president inherited a surplus and then put two wars, two […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    Creating dollars out of thin air won’t solve problems

    Where did the United States and the world go wrong with the economy? When did the government decide to keep the economy running by printing more debt money and increasing the debt? This idea and others like it got us into the Great Depression. Spending money on bailouts, propping up bad investments, borrowing and inflating […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    Connection between natural disasters, prayer

    There is a human connection between natural disasters and prayer. Natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, wild fires, earthquakes and tsunamis all have a way of minimizing human prowess and accomplishments. We are helpless against the forces of nature; all we can do is seek cover before disaster strikes and clean up in the aftermath. […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    Out-of-state tuition students live in Maine

    I am responding to Rep. Charles Webster’s “proof” of voter fraud. I am a recent graduate of the Muskie School at the University of Southern Maine. I received my bachelor of arts degree in political science in my “home” state of Indiana. I paid an exorbitant amount of money to come to Maine to receive […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    Talking about education: How does 4 + 1 = 6?

    Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed educational reforms would create a five-year high school curriculum. Not only would graduates of this program receive a high school diploma but also a 2-year associate’s degree or two years of transferable college credit. Maybe I’m missing something or my math is rusty, but since when does adding one year of […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    Magazine article about mural panels educational

    A friend mailed me two pages from a magazine that contained pictures of the panels along with their meanings that were recently part of the Labor Department mural fiasco. I am a senior citizen and found the information to be educational as well as interesting. Imagine what the mural’s panels and information could do for […]

  • Published
    August 6, 2011

    Zero red tape when Capitol stood alone

    Until World War II, Maine was a collection of self-sufficient, self-governing communities, not vulnerable to much of anything. My memory is that the Legislature met for six weeks every other year. I may be wrong; if I am, someone will correct me. I skipped Cony a lot and went to the State House when I […]

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