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Sports and politics

A couple of months ago, Tom Brady wore a “Make America Great Again” cap and refused to comment on it when asked.  A week ago, it came out the Belichick sent Trump a letter congratulating him on his leadership policies.  … Continue reading

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Police and demonstration

Following the action of Colin Kaepernick, several other professional, college and even high school athletes are deciding not to stand when the national anthem is played at the beginning of games.  At least two police organizations have responded by saying … Continue reading

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A Start on Public Education

Many people have made suggestions and pronouncements for what will cure the ills of public education.  Here’s where we need to start:   1) Preschool for every child   2) Extra time, help or whatever for the lowest 40% of … Continue reading

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Paranoid?

So, Maine is on the way towards allowing charters schools. Thank you, Governor LePage and the other Tea Partyers, religious right and anti-labor folks now in charge of Maine’s government. I oppose charter schools primarily because they undermine our country’s … Continue reading

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Articulate

Remember the movie “Network” in which a main character yells, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore”?  I wish I was that articulate.  I wrote a letter to my local newspaper and when it was … Continue reading

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LePage

Blunt? Only by definition. Snide, dismissive and derogatory? Yes, that’s the real LePage. He was confronted by his caucas about the harmfulness of his comments so he may change his tone but we have heard the real person. Perhaps he … Continue reading

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Should we dispense with all attempts at sensible conversation with Maine Governor LePage and just call him the ‘Idiot King’? I believe that he and his Tea Party brethren want to return our country to the early 1900’s when wealthy … Continue reading

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