Letters to the editor

  • Stand up to the polarizers

    Dear Editor: Kudos for your editorial “As Maine Goes” [Jan. 16]. Every day brings news of a gathering financial tsunami coming from out of state to buy Mainers’ votes. Meanwhile, the Federal Election Commission can’t function because it doesn’t have enough members, there is no federal “Disclose Act,” which the Supreme Court endorses, and polarizing

  • Lab should pay its fair share

    Dear Editor: Interesting Page 1 article about the city’s decision to exempt the Jackson Lab Ellsworth facility from paying local property taxes [“Lab makes millions on mouse sales so why is it tax-exempt?” Dec. 19]. The rationale for the exemption, as articulated by the city assessor and the tax law professor, really strains credulity, nonprofit

  • We lead

    Dear Editor: Here in Maine, we are an example to the rest of the nation. When we are at our best: We have our points of view, but we are polite and gracious, even when we disagree. In sports, we play vigorously, but we compete fairly and we play honestly. As we make a living,

  • The projecting Post

    Dear Editor: The Washington Post In its fury and glory Says President Trump Always makes up big stories.   Get a mirror, you guys Your projection is evident In your allegations Regarding the President.   Tut-tutting and tsk-ing And hollering “Lies!” Its own fabrications Copped Pulitzer Prize.   There is an apt adage ’Bout goring

  • Thanking those who have served

    Dear Editor: I knew the state of Maine had a lot of veterans who served our country. It is very evident now with the introduction of the new veteran license plate, as they are very easy to spot. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have served. Michael Pinkham Sullivan

  • Our democracy is in peril

    Dear Editor: As Chief Justice John Roberts recently pointed out, our citizens “take democracy for granted.” That development puts our democracy in peril. Only one out of our last three presidents was initially elected for their first term with a majority of votes from our citizens. President Trump was elected with the help of Russian

  • Senate impeachment information

    Dear Editor: Lev Parnas is not the “cleanest” citizen – but who hired him — directly by Trump or indirectly through Rudy Giuliani? And for what purposes? Seemingly not for America. Who is lying? Parnas is under indictment. The Washington Post count of lies from President Trump is over 15,000. His level of untruth is

  • An imminent distraction

    Dear Editor: “When things are bad at home, go pick a fight with the neighbors.” Once again, the “Donald” has shown us his skill at misdirection. I pity the drones who suffer at the whims of the President. I suspect they’ve had several opportunities to take out the military leadership in Iran. But … it

  • Seeking signatures for Savage

    Dear Editor: I’m writing in support of Lisa Savage to help get her name on the 2020 ballot. Lisa is running as a Green Independent Party candidate against Susan Collins in a historic Senate race using ranked choice voting (RCV). And because of RCV, we can vote our conscience without having to worry about a

  • We can do better on health care

    Dear Editor: The mission statement of Maine AllCare reads: “… promotes the establishment of publicly funded health care coverage for all Maine residents. This system must be efficient, financially sound, politically sustainable and must provide benefits fairly distributed to all…” A lofty mission to be sure! How would it work? It would be the primary

  • Trump unites Iranians

    Dear Editor: Citizen Trump claimed President Obama would start a war with Iran “to save face and look tough,” driving obsessions for Trump himself. President Trump can add “to bury impeachment” and you’d have Trump’s thoughts in a nutshell. Trump has given Iran control over when, where and how it will respond, while we unsustainably

  • Gangster logic violates law

    Dear Editor Debate has been raging over the killing of Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Iran’s second most powerful leader. As usual, the terms of the debate have been narrow. Democratic lawmakers worry about procedure. They complain that the Trump administration failed to consult Congress in a timely manner. Others worry about consequences. Instead of stopping