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Russians are in a disinfo bubble and most don’t want friends and family in Maine popping it

Since Russia’s barbaric invasion of Ukraine commenced in late February, opposition media and protests have been shut down and the country’s citizens have been living in a propaganda bubble that… Read more »

Sixteen members of Congress visited Ukraine’s borders; here’s what they saw

Two bipartisan Congressional delegations visited frontline countries bordering on Ukraine this week: a ten-person group of Senators who spent the weekend in Poland and Germany and a six-member House mission… Read more »

Maine’s congressional delegation brings home bacon

Earmarks are back and — as I cover Maine’s congressional delegation for the Portland Press Herald — I’ve been tracking how the requests for the Pine Tree State have progressed… Read more »

Discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with regional experts, Mar. 8

In a single week, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has shattered the post Cold War order, cast Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and his country into Iran-like isolation, set nuclear power… Read more »

Talking with Pantsuit Politics about U.S. cultural-political geography

Enjoyed joining the Kentucky-based hosts of the Pantsuit Politics podcast to help kick off their nationwide series of candidate interviews, which will use American Nations as its scaffolding.  Hosts Sarah… Read more »

A Covid-19 story in Maine gets results

In the reporter’s fantasy version of how the world works a journalist writes a story, the governor reads it, calls the White House, and solves the problem. Never happens. Except… Read more »

How January 6th played out through the eyes of six Mainers at the Capitol

For the first anniversary of the January 6th coup attempt in Washington, I recreated the day in the lives of six Mainers who were at the Capitol complex that day:… Read more »

How Maine became a Covid-19 hotspot

Maine and northern New England have been among the safest places in the United States for most of the pandemic, with low case rates, per capita hospitalizations and deaths. But… Read more »

Where does Maine’s Congressional delegation stand on Build Back Better (and protecting voting)?

This post was first published 30 October 2021. I cover Maine’s congressional delegation for the state’s largest paper, the Portland Press Herald, and over the past week have been keeping… Read more »

Paul LePage is back and Maine braces for a political storm

Here in Maine, former Governor Paul LePage — who has described himself as “Trump before Trump” — officially kicked off his campaign to return to the governor’s mansion last night… Read more »