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Submissions from 2024

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Opinion: Fish shacks stood as sentries to our common past, Ardis Cameron Ph.D.

Submissions from 2021

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Biden’s relief bill – good economics, even better politics?, Michael Hillard PhD and Michael Cauvel PhD

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Maine Voices: State legislators face difficult decisions, historic choices, Brendan McQuade PhD

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King’s letter from the Birmingham Jail a master class in civil dialogue, Joseph McDonnell PhD

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Feeling the wounds of Jan. 6 – embodiment as an anti-racist practice, Vaishali Mamgain PhD

Submissions from 2020

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What’s Really Behind the Gender Gap in Covid-19 Deaths?, Heather Shattuck-Heidorn PhD, Meredith W. Reiches, and Sarah S. Richardson

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Maine Voices: Despite no ‘coach,’ Team America learning to recognize, tend to racism’s wounds, Reza Jalali

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State and Local Governments Need Federal Help, Too, Michael Hillard PhD

Submissions from 2019

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Maine Voices: After trade war, it’s unclear if Beijing, Washington can forge productive relationship, Joseph McDonnell PhD

Submissions from 2018

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Maine Voices: Heart of trade battle with U.S. is China’s rising economic competitiveness, Joseph McDonnell PhD

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Maine Voices: Knowledge of causes, symptoms, strategies will help lower suicide rates, Jeffrey Barkin, Charles Bernacchio, and Catherine Ryder

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Maine Voices: Maine’s workforce challenges call for bold public strategies, Joseph McDonnell PhD

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Maine Voices: College is smart choice, if you want it, Glenn Cummings Ed.D.

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Contributors: Lincoln’s election let our house divided. He tried his best to unify us again., Joseph McDonnell PhD

Submissions from 2017

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Commentary: The future of Greater Portland, Joseph McDonnell PhD

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Contributors: China’s rise doesn’t need to end with war against the United States, Joseph McDonnell PhD

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'Real Food' Shouldn't Be Hard to Get in Maine, Ardis Cameron Ph.D.

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Take heed of Washington’s warnings about the threats to democracy, Joseph McDonnell

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What Trump can learn from past presidents’ inaugural addresses, Joseph McDonnell

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Maine Voices: How will Trump Shape China Policy?, Joseph McDonnell

Submissions from 2016

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Commentary: How Will Portland Deal with its Impending Growth, Joseph McDonnell, Richard Barringer, John Dorrer, and Ryan Wallace

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Solving Maine’s student debt, workforce crises demand a collaborative approach, Joseph McDonnell

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Commentary: Judeo-Christian and Islamic values, Abraham Peck

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Lincoln doubted he could achieve Washington’s greatness — then he did, Joseph McDonnell

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Maine Voices: Martin Luther King Jr. showed us how to achieve equality and justice, Joseph McDonnell

Submissions from 2015

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Maine Voices: The world’s two largest economies have much to gain as partners, Joseph McDonnell

Publications from 2014

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Medical Consumers Should Be Sure To Get Their Test Results (Op-Ed), Judith B. Tupper DHEd, CHES, CPPS

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Off Campus: USM will survive and prosper by becoming a ‘metropolitan’ university, Joseph McDonnell and David T. Flanagan

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Off Campus: Why China’s economic challenges matter to the United States, Joseph McDonnell

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Off Campus: ‘Gettysburg Address’ a model for instilling common purpose, Joseph McDonnell

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Maine Voices: Accepting Federal Funds, Containing Costs Makes Sense for MaineCare, Trish Riley

Submissions from 2013

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The health care challenge for small business, Joseph McDonnell

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Off Campus: Henry Fonda character shows how to lead amid angry paralysis, Joseph McDonnell

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Off Campus: To move forward, Washington may have to take a look back, Joseph McDonnell

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Off Campus: USM’s Confucius Institute will help build bridges with China, Joseph McDonnell

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Off Campus: No need to choose between career, deep thoughts, Joseph McDonnell

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Off Campus: Supreme Court Offers Little Guidance on Affirmative Action, Carolyn Ball

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Off Campus: Lincoln and Douglas: Leadership lessons for a divided country, Joseph McDonnell

Submissions from 2012

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Off Campus: If ignorance is expensive, so can be a college education, Joseph McDonnell

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The Five Minute University: Rethinking the educational experience, Joseph McDonnell PhD

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Off Campus: University and city can be partners in economic development, Joseph McDonnell

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Building a robust middle class, Joseph McDonnell

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Pay attention to today’s Willy Lomans, Joseph McDonnell

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Would Warren Buffett buy your business?, Joseph McDonnell

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The search for job creators, Joseph McDonnell

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Business lessons from the Bard, Joseph McDonnell

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Bloomberg’s bold bid: Lessons in economic development, Joseph McDonnell

Submissions from 2011

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Looking at the building blocks of leadership, Joseph McDonnell

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Reimagining career preparation, Joseph McDonnell

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Rethinking education to move Maine forward, Joseph McDonnell

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Is Maine developing a work force for its future?, Joseph McDonnell

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Cut out-of-state tuition to spur economic growth, Joseph McDonnell

Submissions from 2009

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Maine Senators Should Support the Employee Free Choice Act, Michael Hillard and David Vail