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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 »

Speaking on American Character, St. Joseph’s College, April 24

This coming Monday, April 24, I’ll be speaking about my most recent book, American Character, at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, and the implications of the 2016 election. The title is… Read more »

Deeper EPA cuts threaten Maine’s economy, environment

Late last month it became public that President Trump has proposed even deeper cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency than those initially reporter. In this past Sunday’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I… Read more »

Trump plan to nix programs protecting kids from lead paint gets chilly Maine reception

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I have a story on how President Trump’s proposed elimination of Environmental Protection Agency programs to reduce lead paint exposure in children will likely… Read more »

As Russia probe pressures intensify, Sens. King and Collins remain confident in their committee

As the U.S House’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election collapsed this week — and new revelations shook those following closely — Maine’s senators Angus King (I) and… Read more »