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For many of us who tuned in to watch the NFL this weekend, the discussion about statistics and percentages and quarterback ratings never got off the ground because we were too busy arguing about … more
The Senate adjourned for its August break on Thursday, closing an unproductive half-year that underscored a fundamental truth about U.S. politics: The country cannot be governed from the fringes. If much is to get done — and there is much to … more
On a Friday night, with a category 4 hurricane bearing down on Texas, President Donald Trump stormed ahead with another rash and divisive action and pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.Mr. Arpaio — virulently … more
When President Donald Trump appointed Stephen Bannon to a senior position in his White House shortly after last year's election, we thought it was a bad sign. Given Bannon's career as a far-right media entrepreneur, one who trafficked in … more
Collecting fuel debris — nuclear fuel that has melted and fallen down from its original position — is cited as the most difficult hurdle to decommissioning Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.'s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power … more
We suspected that New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu might have an agenda problem, or maybe a hidden agenda, when his first legislative initiative was right-to-work legislation. While right-to-work is a darling of the Koch brothers and kindred spirits, … more
A major public-health danger that languished for too long is at last getting more attention. Antibiotic resistance, the tendency of bacteria to fight back against antibiotics, has been known to exist for decades but was often met with complacency, … more
As the leaves change over to their brilliant hues and the air gets a little crisper, thoughts sometimes drift to the coming days of festive holiday meals and cozy nights by the fireplace. But those … more
Among the Katahdin-area businesses that have opened or expanded at least in part because of the year-old national monument is a bookstore and cafe fittingly named Turn the Page.Now that the secretary of the Department of the Interior has recommended … more
The Trump administration is unflinching in its misbegotten campaign to protect the coal industry from what has become an obvious and inevitable decline. Eight months in, the administration has … more
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