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Rep. Poliquin tries to help Trump reach out to Democrats

Since being elected to represent Maine’s second Congressional district, Rep. Bruce Poliquin has had a pretty low profile in the media, largely because he avoids taking public positions on most… Read more »

Maine internet providers condemn Congress’ drive to kill privacy rules

In today’s Portland Press Herald, read about the Republican effort to repeal federal privacy regulations that prevent internet service providers from selling the comprehensive data they can collect about their customer’s… Read more »

Feds end contentious northern Gulf of Maine scallop season

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I wrote about the contentious federal fishery for scallops in the northern Gulf of Maine, a special management area off the coasts of Maine, New… Read more »

How will Trump’s budget affect Maine? Let us count the ways.

In today’s Portland Press Herald, seven reporters and I put together a mammoth breaking news story on the effects of President Trump’s proposed budget in Maine. With the president proposing… Read more »

American Character now in paperback

I’m pleased to announce that the Penguin paperback edition of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good goes on sale today across… Read more »

In Maine, critics fear Trump’s EPA cuts will damage environment, economy

In today’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I write about how critics of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the US Environmental Agency fear they will cause significant damage to Maine’s environment and… Read more »

Talking media in the age of Trump at Colby College, Mar. 14

On Tuesday, March 14, I’ll be joining Maggie Haberman of the New York Times and CNN’s Steve Collinson at Colby College to talk about the press in the Trump age,… Read more »

Trump’s NOAA cuts imperil Wells Reserve and 29 other estuary reserves

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I had a follow-up on Tuesday’s report on President Trump’s proposal to dramatically cut funding to NOAA, including killing the 50-year old Sea Grant program entirely. The… Read more »