Come to Kennebunk and Kennebunkport (collectively known as "The Kennebunks") and find the Bush family summer home, the freshest New England cuisine, the incredible light, the sea at play against the rocky shore.
It is tempting to see the system as broken or to regard the possibility to change it as simply unrealistic. For hope and guidance, therefore, we are well served to look back and remember times when disagreement did not mean disengagement and our leaders put nation above party to provide solutions.
On Dec. 16, Obama is expected to release new standards for protecting us from mercury due to power plant emissions. All of us have reason to be glad, but parents should especially welcome this long overdue protection.