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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 »

Talking Union in York, Maine, Sept.14.

For those in southern Maine or Seacoast New Hampshire: I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the story of United States Nationhood  at the York… Read more »

9/11 Started Here, in Portland, Maine

The leader of the 9/11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta, spent his last night and the morning of September 11th on the outskirts of Portland, Maine, amid the mundane commercial sprawl of… Read more »

Rep. Golden on disrupting Democratic leader’s strategy, Afghanistan

US Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME02) is the most successful Democrat in Trumpland, having won more crossover Trump voters than any other Democrat currently in the House, this in a district… Read more »

Quebec to New England transmission project could be delayed by rival

Here in Maine one of the most controversial public policy issues of recent years has been over a project to connect the massive hydroelectric dams in northern Quebec with the… Read more »

Delta variant drives Maine Covid inpatients into ICUs

The state of Maine’s official tally of confirmed delta variant Covid-19 cases has stood at 4 for weeks. But in just over a week, a new type of test being… Read more »

Talking Union in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, July 16.

I’ll be speaking on my most recent book, Union: The Struggle to Forge the story of United States Nationhood  at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on July… Read more »