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Monday, April 24, 2017
Pingree on Exec. Order to Dismantle Clean Power—
“President Trump is wrong in thinking that damaging our environment will help advance our economy. His executive order will fuel the climate change that is a financial drain on Maine communities and industries. It will lead to . . ."
Senator Collins’ Endorsement of Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch—
Mainers for Accountable Leadership call on Senator Collins to hold to her long-standing advocacy of the traditional Senate filibuster and not support use of a technique she has voted against to effectively squash minority rights in . . .
NRCM on Executive Order Denying Climate Science—
President Trump’s Executive Order today rolls back years of climate progress and takes us completely in the wrong direction. His denial of climate science is unconscionable. Today he has put his climate denial into action by . . .
Nothing Positive in Eight Years —
“I’ve been in this job eight years, and I’m wracking my brain to think of one thing our party has done that’s been something positive, that’s been something other than stopping something else from happening”. . . .
President Trump Decimates Critical Clean Air Protections—
Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) released the following statement [March 28, 2017] in response to an Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump instructing federal regulators to rewrite rules designed to curb . . .
IPL’s Response to Tuesday’s Exec. Order to Dismantle the Clean Power Plan —
Interfaith Power & Light began in California in 1998 as a coalition of Episcopal churches aggregated to purchase renewable energy. In 2000, other faith partners joined the Episcopal effort to engage hundreds of congregations . . .
April Fool’s Day Demonstration at BIW—
I would appreciate it if your columnist Michael Roskin would take a little break from his regular drum-beating and would address the number of U.S. war bases/facilities on foreign soil (800 to 1,000+), then explain how it is that what he . . .
Response to Roskin’s March 9 Column—
The fakest news has always been American reporting on Israel, and Michael G. Roskin, in “The 1-1⁄2 State Solution,” March 9, continues that pattern and then some. . . .
Vose Library Seeks Fabric Donations—
Vose Library in Union will hold a “Stash Buster” fiber/fabric sale on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. until noon, and we are seeking donations of fabric and yarn to sell. Clear out your stash for a fresh new year — donate those . . .
Defeat of House Health Insurance Bill a Victory for Maine Children, Seniors and Families—
Twenty-four million Americans who risked losing their health care — including tens of thousands in Maine — can now breathe a sigh of relief. Given the broad opposition from hospitals, doctors, patients, and advocates . . .
Support Bremen’s New Land Use Ordinance on April 1—
I respectfully urge fellow Bremen residents to vote yes on the new, much-needed Land Use Ordinance on Town election day, 1 April 2017. As Chair of the Bremen Planning Board, I consult Bremen’s ordinances almost on a daily . . .
Welfare for the Rich—
How is it that those who would deprive many needy people of support, disparagingly calling it “welfare,” don’t in fact view tax breaks for the rich as “welfare for the rich?” Tax breaks for the wealthy are gifts to people who . . .
Ideological Factions Truly Don’t Care About Issues—
Religion is a two-sided coin expressing the dual nature of humanity. It can enunciate the most ethereal human aspirations, but our nature also has a dark, demonic side. “The number of victims of individual crimes in any period . . .
I was in a crowded rec hall when we heard that a terrorist had mowed down people in London. . . .
What Everybody Knows—
What everybody knows . . . From their crown to their toes . . . What goes down in government . . . Gets printed in the federal mint. . . .
To Maine’s Congressional Delegation—
No one who supports Trump’s outrageous budget proposal deserves to be a citizen of this country, let alone a representative. The President would reduce the U.S. to a machine for making war. He aims to suppress every decent . . .
Ode to Poliquin—
We had a representative named Poliquin . . .
Standing Up for Science—
Science is all about gathering evidence, or facts, to develop an understanding of how the world works. Our understandings have resulted in an amazing body of knowledge of the natural world and how it works. Further, according to . . .
Coastal Children’s Museum Thanks April Sponsor—
The Coastal Children’s Museum would like to give a big “thank-you” to Machias Savings Bank in Rockland for their generous sponsorship for the month of April. The bank’s donation allows the museum to put together an action-packed . . .
Ranked Choice Voting—
We Mainers approved ranked choice voting last fall. This allows us a second choice among candidates and more accurately reflects the will of the people. . . .
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