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Jul 27, 2016

The big unanswered question at the Democratic National Convention is not whether Russian hackers will sneak embarrassing text into the president’s teleprompter, or if the Bernie Sanders backers will have any voices left when it’s time to boo on Thursday night.

The real question is about Hillary Clinton: Does she know what time it is?

Column from July 27, 2016

Music: Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 26, 2016

Portland Press Herald Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich and Sarah Collins, Assistant Editorial Page Editor, review some of the comments our Opinion pages have generated.


Our View: Maine CDC should share, not squelch, disease data

Our View: Court ruling on Harpswell beach access shows need for public land

Maine Voices: A no-tip, living wage for servers will anchor the restaurant industry


Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 24, 2016

Column from the Maine Sunday Telegram July 22, 2016


Music: Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 21, 2016

You’re more likely to be crushed to death by your wobbly bureau overstuffed with cheap clothes from China or that giant television set, where you’re glued to watching the gory details of the Nice attack, than you are to be killed by a radical Islamic terrorist from Syria.

Column from July 17, 2016

Music: Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 21, 2016

As people gathered on a hot night to mourn two African American men who had been shot to death by police and five police officers in Dallas who had been gunned down by a sniper, the speaker who seemed to best capture the spirit of the moment was a cop, Portland Police Chief Mike Sauschuck.

Column from July 20, 2016

Music: Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 21, 2016

Remember back in 2014, when the LePage administration had its hopes for major Medicaid reform pinned squarely on a contract, valued at just under $1 million, with The Alexander Group?


Bill Nemitz Portland Press Herald Column: July 20, 2016

Jul 13, 2016

We say we value honesty and we can’t trust people who don’t tell us the truth. But researchers tell us that we all lie, and most people lie every day. That includes all the people that we trust. Your priest. Your mother. Liars.

Column from July 13, 2016

Music: Porcupong - Cool - used by permission

Jul 7, 2016

Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich reads, and in some cases reacts to, comments on the newspaper's July 4 editorial, "Our View: Celebrate the Fourth and reject nationalism."


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Jul 7, 2016

Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich reads the Portland Press Herald's July 4 Editorial.

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Jul 1, 2016

Column from June 27, 2016

Hard times have come a knockin’ at the Blaine House door.

Mainers far and wide did a double take last week when WGME-TV reported that first lady Ann LePage has taken a summer job as a waitress at McSeagulls Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor because, as she unabashedly told reporter Jon Chrisos, she could use the extra dough.