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Two members of Trump’s voter fraud panel want to investigate Russian hacking

In tomorrow’s Portland Press Herald, I have a story on a development President Trump probably didn’t expect. Two members of his nascent commission on voter fraud — assembled to investigate… Read more »

Maine’s senators and the Comey Hearing

The big news in Washington this week has been the public hearing in which former FBI director James Comey testified under oath about his interactions with President Donald Trump, who… Read more »

American Character wins the Maine Literary Award for Nonfiction

Last Thursday, my neighbor Caitlin Shetterly and I both ventured down to Portland to support one another: we both had books that had been named finalists for the 2017 Maine… Read more »

Bill Cohen on Watergate and today

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I talk to former US Senator and Secretary of Defense William Cohen and several of his former aides about what it was like to… Read more »

In Maine, an ALEC bill to support a rewrite the US Constitution

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I have another story involving a model text from the American Legislative Exchange Council making being introduced in the Maine legislature. This one has national… Read more »

Study predicts Gulf of Maine will become too warm for most ground fish

Regular readers will likely recall “Mayday,” a series I did for the Press Herald on the warming of the Gulf of Maine and the challenges it presents for its inhabitants,… Read more »

Speaking on American polarization, Brunswick, Maine, May 20

I’m pleased to be a panelist alongside Harvard University’s Theda Skocpol at the 2017 Maine League of Women Voters Convention this Saturday morning, May 20. Skocpol, a scholar who studied… Read more »

Maine: Dam owner wants to walk away, alarming lakeside residents

In Saturday’s Portland Press Herald, I have a story from the eastern borderlands of Maine and the United States, where a pulp and paper company has announced it wishes to… Read more »

Collins mum, King alarmed by Trump’s shifting explanation on Comey firing

In Friday’s Portland Press Herald, I had a follow up on how Maine’s two US Senators — both of whom sit on the committee leading the key probe into the… Read more »

Bill banning Maine towns from regulating pesticides came from ALEC

I’ve written a fair bit over the years about the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (or ALEC), a secretive, corporate-funded group that acts as a conduit for corporations… Read more »