Commentary

  • China can offer lessons to America

    BATH — My in-depth work with thousands of families over the past 40 years, including American, Chinese and Chinese-American families, has taught me American and Chinese parents could learn much from each other.

  • On consulting reputable sources

    I’m writing, again, in response to comments by Tom Rolfes of Mount Desert.
    Mr. Rolfes, as he admits, is not an expert in climate science. There’s nothing wrong with that — it’s important that people learn about climate change.

  • A tragic silence

    Kitty Genovese was stabbed to death on March 13, 1964, outside her New York apartment while 38 people ignored her cries for help. Each of the 38 bystanders to this horrible tragedy, when later interviewed, thought someone else would help Kitty and they did not need to.

  • Back to school for UMaine System

    It’s back-to-school time for the University of Maine System. You can tell because there are long lines of system administrators at Reny’s uncomfortably picking up their school supplies. So, in that back-to-school spirit, let’s review the health of our University System.