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Speaking on the battle to define America’s purpose via Maine Public radio

The United States stands on the brink of a collapse into authoritarianism and dissolution. If we’re to fight back, what are we fighting for? What holds us together? That’s a… Read more »

In Maine, Republican election deniers are at the top of the ticket

There are few forces more insidious to the survival of a democratic republic than top level political figures making fact-free claims that elections are illegitimate because they didn’t like what… Read more »

Speaking on the crisis in U.S. democracy, Freeport, Maine, Oct. 20

I’m speaking on the crisis in U.S. democracy, how we got here, why we’re so vulnerable, and what we can do to save the situation in Freeport, Maine on October… Read more »

Speaking on Maine’s historical odyssey; South Portland, Maine, Sept. 28

On September 28 at 6:30pm, I’ll be in South Portland talking about the backstory of Maine on the occasion of its Bicentennial: a harrowing and little understood saga of war… Read more »

Where things stand for Electoral Count Act reform, Maine tribal sovereignty bill

I cover Congress for The Portland Press Herald and have updates on where matters stand with two bills, one with national implications and spearheaded by Maine’s U.S. Senators, the other… Read more »

Could a serial killer have murdered Sarah Cherry?

It was one of the most horrific murders in Maine history and one of the most controversial murder cases. A 12-year old girl abducted and brutally murdered in a rural… Read more »

With union in trouble, governors gathering in Maine

With the U.S. feeling like the 1850s, the nation’s governors are gathering here in Maine tomorrow for the National Governors Association summer meeting. But they’re not discussing how to deal… Read more »

Talking with NBC News about Paul LePage’s return

Maine has a gubernatorial election this November that in some ways presages a possible Biden-Trump rematch in 2024. Incumbent Democratic Gov. Janet Mills is a moderate who’s upset her party’s… Read more »

Where Sen. Susan Collins stands on gun control negotiations

In the aftermath of the a chain of horrific shootings — including the Uvalde school massacre — a bipartisan group of senators has been meeting to see if they can… Read more »

Two Maine companies’ struggles with disengaging from Russia

After Russia’s unprovoked (and staggeringly barbaric) invasion of Ukraine, both of Maine’s largest homegrown multinationals were reluctant to sever their business relationships with Russia. I wrote about both of them… Read more »