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Exclusive: Dana Rohrabacher confirms he marched on Capitol Jan.6

In today’s print edition of the Portland Press Herald I broke the story that former U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher — a Trump ally who earned the moniker “Putin’s favorite Congressman”… Read more »

New allegations against a Maine “medical supply” company led by man facing fraud indictments

It’s Election Day 2020. Stay safe and, if you pray, do so for the survival of the American Experiment. In my Maine reporting, I’ve been focused on the other crisis… Read more »

“Putin’s Favorite Congressman” moves to Maine

Dana Rohrabacher is a surfing enthusiast, cannabis activist, and former Reagan speechwriter who once joined muhajadeeen to attack Russian targets and Afghanistan and arm wrestled a visiting bureaucrat named Vladimir… Read more »

The Mainer spearheading West Coast fishermen’s climate change suit against Big Oil

Last month, a coalition of West Coast fishermen filed a suit against thirty of the world’s major oil companies in California Superior Court seeking damages for the latter having allegedly… Read more »

Talking American Nations and the midterms on KABC Los Angeles

While Americans were voting, I rejoined Peter Tilden at Los Angeles’ talk radio mega station KABC to discuss American Nations, American Character, and the implications for the midterms. Our conversation is available online… Read more »

Talking Maine’s 1820 split from Mass. with KQED’s California Report

This November, Californians will be asked if they want to split their state into three, a measure spearheaded by venture capitalist Tim Draper. I wrote about some of the problems… Read more »

Bad borders: what US secessionists’ proposals miss

The sixth installment of my “Balkanized America” series is up over at Medium, looking at how contemporary US secessionists and state-splitters — from Ted Draper’s “Six Californias” and CAL3 plans to… Read more »