Monthly Archives: June 2017

Who is Bruce Poliquin, and why we should care

U.S. Sen. Angus King (Ind.) says the House-passed health care bill, “the most ill-conceived, damaging and downright cruel piece of legislation that I have ever seen,” will cost Maine people their health insurance. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is concerned … Continue reading

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Final Kirby Perkins “A+” scholarship awards given

Kirby Perkins was a Channel 5 reporter with a breadth of interests who especially loved politics and sports. The station’s “High Five” series of profiles has long celebrated high school athletes. But Kirby thought that academic performance should be equally … Continue reading

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Free speech, incitement and civil discourse

Both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Speaker Paul Ryan issued stirring calls to unity following the horrific shooting this week of Republican Congressman Steven Scalise and several others at an early morning softball practice in Virginia. At the same … Continue reading

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Fair Harvard got it right

I’ve written often that college students need to hear more, not fewer controversial points of view, that they need to learn how to function in the marketplace of ideas.  That’s what college is all about and how kids grow from … Continue reading

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Getting around Trump obtuseness on climate

First, President Trump is wrong on the facts. The Paris Accords did not treat the United States unfairly.  Under the agreement, targets for greenhouses gases are voluntary, and every country can change how it will alter its plans for controlling … Continue reading

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