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UNION paperback edition available for pre-order

The paperback edition of Union: The Struggle to Forge the Story of United States Nationhood goes on sale one week from today and I’m excited at the prospect of actually… Read more »

Conservation groups to sue $600 billion firm over salmon deaths at Maine dams

In Saturday’s Portland Press Herald I wrote an update on the ongoing dispute over the future of sea run fish in Maine’s Kennebec River and the survival of endangered Atlantic… Read more »

Colin Woodward interviews Colin Woodard

What are the chances that there would be two American historians of U.S. history with the names “Colin Woodward” and “Colin Woodard”? The observable evidence suggests the answer is “very… Read more »

Meet Christiane Northrup, Maine’s Doctor of Disinformation

  Maine’s very own celebrity doctor, Christiane Northrup of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Selves fame, has called about by US Senators and banned from Instagram for being one of the “disinformation… Read more »

Congressional earmarks are back — Here are Maine’s House member’s short lists

  After a ten year hiatus, the US House is restoring earmarks, the member-directed spending requests that were eliminated after a series of corruption scandals. The change — which includes… Read more »

Maine’s redistricting hits a constitutional Catch-22

  As you’ve probably heard, the pandemic (and the Trump administration) delayed the 2020 US Census, upon which states must redraw their congressional and legislative districts to account for relative… Read more »

Where to find signed books in coastal Maine, March 31 edition

More than a year into the pandemic I was realizing that I haven’t set foot south of Portsmouth, New Hampshire since February 2020, despite having a book come out. But… Read more »

What’s up with Jared Golden, the most successful Democrat in Trumpland?

  Maine’s second district U.S. Representative, Jared Golden, has been causing a lot of heartburn among fellow Democrats of late. He was the only member of the party not to… Read more »

The Year of Living Distantly

  We’re one year into the global pandemic and I, at least, feel my heart rate increase when I think back to those scary days in late March and early… Read more »

Speaking on Maine’s past, present and future at Maine Historical Society, Mar. 11

  The pandemic messed with Maine’s 200th anniversary celebrations last year, but the Maine Historical Society has rebooted their Bicentennial speaker series this winter and made it virtual. I’m pleased… Read more »