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Symbols matter. That’s why Maine should have a new flag.

Symbols are important. The American flag will fly at half-staff throughout Maine until Sunday, when Berwick firefighter Capt. Joel Barnes is laid to rest. Lowering the flag is one way — a symbol — by which we honor those who have lost their lives in service to others. There are plenty of other symbols we […]

Ladies and gentlemen, please stand and remove your hats

Another football weekend is upon us. Friday night will see high school boys under the lights, while collegiate student-athletes will take the field on Saturday. And Sunday? We’ll have another round of NFL football with its associated acrimony about the national anthem. This entire controversy is nonsensical; countless words have already been thrown at it. […]