Editorials
  • Published
    November 14, 2011

    Candidates can’t control questions they’re asked

    Mired in accusations of sexual harassment, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told reporters, “(D)on’t even bother me asking me all of these other questions that you all are curious about. Don’t even bother.”

  • Published
    November 14, 2011

    Communities, not politicians, take care of business

    While the inhabitants of Washington, D.C., sit in the worst political gridlock the nation has seen in a lifetime, amazing things are happening all around the country — without the blessing of those who get paid to do the public’s bidding.

  • Published
    November 14, 2011

    The little people won battle of debit card fees

    What’s $5 a month to Bank of America? The money clearly meant more to the financial giant’s debit-card holders, because they fought harder for it.

  • Published
    November 13, 2011

    OUR OPINION: Voters pass buck on gambling back to Legislature

    Pundits, professors and assorted deep-thinkers have been pondering the results of last week’s voting on ballot questions dealing with gambling proposals.

  • Published
    November 10, 2011

    OUR OPINION: ‘No dice’ vote on gambling likely won’t be last

    It would be easy enough to write off the results of Tuesday’s voting on ballot Questions 2 and 3 as the predictable product of negative campaigning and misleading claims by free-spending opponents of gambling in general and the specific projects in particular.

  • Published
    November 10, 2011

    VIEW FROM ELSEWHERE: Why didn’t anyone speak up?

    Of all the sins of omission committed by Penn State University in its alleged mishandling of sexual assaults, perhaps the most unforgivable was the failure to find the young boy who was seen being victimized in 2002.

  • Published
    November 9, 2011

    OUR OPINION: Campaign financing laws need revision

    With another hotly contested election now behind us, it’s time to take a fresh look at the way campaigns are financed — and how the money that’s raised and spent affects the outcome, not to mention the tone, of a campaign.

  • Published
    November 8, 2011

    OUR OPINION: Take your job seriously: Vote

    Finally, it’s Election Day. You’ve seen the ads. You’ve read the news stories, the op-eds, the letters to the editor. Ready or not, it’s time to vote.

  • Published
    November 8, 2011

    OUR OPINION: Maine protesters show how it should be done

    We remain skeptical about the “Occupy” wherever/whatever movement, here in Maine and around the country. What’s the point? What are these people trying to achieve? What’s the end game? Is there, in fact, a point? A goal? An end game?

  • Published
    November 7, 2011

    Maine needs longer view than LIHEAP

    Maine and Saudi Arabia have nothing in common, save one thing: An utter dependence on oil, with the price of it having a drastic effect on their residents and economies.