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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 »

Collins ok with Trump firing Comey, while King calls for him to head Senate investigation

Maine’s US Senators have a key role in the investigation of the Trump campaign’s contacts with and ties to Russia. They both sit on the senate intelligence committee, possibly the… Read more »

An ALEC bill blocking municipal broadband appears and dies in Maine

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I had the story of how a bill developed by the American Legislative Exchange Council — or ALEC — aiming to hamstring towns and cities’… Read more »

Speaking on American Character May 3 at UMF in Farmington, Maine

I grew up in Western Maine, for a time in a house surrounded by the campus of the University of Maine at Farmington, so it’s always a pleasure to return… Read more »

Trump’s tariffs on Canadian softwood please Maine sawmill owners

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I report on how President Trump’s imposition of punitive tariffs against imported Canadian softwood lumber are being seen in Maine, a state where two-fifths of… Read more »

With rule repeal, how to keep your digital life private?

Earlier this month, President Trump signed into law a repeal of federal privacy rules preventing your internet service provider from exploiting a broad range of information about your online life… Read more »

Talking media in the Trump Age, Colby College, April 25

On Tuesday, April 25, I’ll be joining Ali Watkins of BuzzFeed News and CNN’s Steve Collinson at Colby College to talk about the press in the Trump age, with special reference… Read more »