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  • Published
    October 30, 2011

    Question 1: What yes and no votes really mean

    The hardest thing about Question 1 is knowing what it means to say yes or no.

  • Published
    October 30, 2011

    The phone that talks back

    With the release of the iPhone 4S, Apple Inc. has put artificial intelligence into the hands of millions.

  • Published
    October 27, 2011

    OUR OPINION: Prescription drug abuse

    The timing was fortunate, if mostly coincidental. Within days of the final installment of MaineToday Media's six-part series on the state's problems with prescription drug abuse, Attorney General William Schneider announced plans for a task force to address the issue.

  • Published
    October 26, 2011

    OUR OPINION: Foolish to forgo 2-year federal grant to test water

    The state’s revenue picture has brightened, officials say — $6 million more than expected rolled in during the first quarter of the fiscal year, not to mention $23 million more than the same quarter last year — but budget cutting is still the order of the day.

  • Published
    October 25, 2011

    OUR OPINION: Gadhafi’s death closes chapter, opens new one

    In the history of modern brutal dictatorships, the 42-year rule of Moammar Gadhafi over the North African nation of Libya had its unique aspects.

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  • Published
    October 25, 2011

    OUR OPINION: AAA’s wizards cast GPS spell on wandering teens

    If being a teenager weren't hard enough already, now the years when fledglings want the most to flee the parental nest and begin to flap their wings have one more obstacle to freedom:

  • Published
    October 24, 2011

    VIEW FROM ELSEWHERE: China’s fiscal growth tilts distribution of income

    The steady slowdown of the world's second largest economy may disappoint those who are hoping it will be the driving force for the global economy, which is teetering on the edge of a double-dip recession.

  • Published
    October 24, 2011

    VIEW FROM ELSEWHERE: No easy answer for release of captured Israelis

    During centuries of exile and wandering, the Jewish people have, sadly, accumulated immense experience with extortion and abductions. Wherever they went, Jews tended to excel but, unfortunately, often lacked the means to defend the fruits of their labor. Too often they became easy prey for kidnappers.

  • Published
    October 24, 2011

    VIEW FROM ELSEWHERE: GOP renews attack on reproductive rights

    Only a tiny sliver of Planned Parenthood activities is tied to abortion, and no federal money can be spent on the procedure. But this limitation isn't good enough. The organization -- and an estimated 5 million low-income women served by Title X -- must be cut off.

  • Published
    October 23, 2011

    OUR OPINION: More benefits than drawbacks from Question 2 racinos

    In a perfect world, with a thriving economy, with jobs plentiful, with unemployment a temporary setback rather than a way of life, would anyone embrace gambling as an economic lifeline?