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Rescheduled: talking Journalism in the Trump Age, Dec. 19 Scarborough, Maine

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, I’ll be speaking on “Journalism in the Age of Trump” at the Scarborough Public Library here in Maine. It’s rescheduled from last week, when frozen rain… Read more »

Maine member of Trump fraud commission not backing down

For months now I’ve been covering Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s participation in President Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity for the Portland Press Herald. In that time, Dunlap… Read more »

Maine member sues Trump’s voter fraud commission for access to proceedings

Today Maine’s member of President Trump’s voter fraud commission sued the body in federal court after its staff for weeks ignored his request for documents and information about its deliberations…. Read more »

American Nations, now in Korean

The Korean language edition of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America arrived recently in my mail. Turns out Donald Trump made the cover,… Read more »

Trump admins’ plans for New England’s marine monument making waves

Here in Maine and New England generally, the Trump administration’s plans to expand exploitation of natural resources in the Kathadin Woods and Waters National Monument has rightly received the lion’s… Read more »

Maine-born government whistleblower resigns with fiery letter demouncing Zinke, Trump

In today’s Portland Press Herald I have an update on Joel Clement, the Department of the Interior manager and climate change researcher who earlier this year accused his boss of… Read more »

Congress poised to reject many Trump program eliminations

This winter and spring, President Trump rolled out a budget proposal including the complete elimination many domestic programs, including a number whose absence would be noticed in Maine. These included… Read more »

Maine member of Trump voter fraud commission is pretty unhappy

President Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission met in New Hampshire yesterday, but not before its vice-chair and de facto leader claimed, based on an erroneous understanding of state law, that… Read more »

Trump voter fraud panel using private emails for official business

President Trump’s controversial voter fraud panel is meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire next week, but this week it was accused of violating federal public records law by using private email… Read more »

Canada looks to Maine’s governor to influence Trump on NAFTA

Governor Paul LePage may be seen as a lame duck here in Maine — where he’s alienated many of his legislative allies, betrayed the state’s sacrifices in the Civil War,… Read more »