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Two Maine companies’ struggles with disengaging from Russia

After Russia’s unprovoked (and staggeringly barbaric) invasion of Ukraine, both of Maine’s largest homegrown multinationals were reluctant to sever their business relationships with Russia. I wrote about both of them… Read more »

Russians are in a disinfo bubble and most don’t want friends and family in Maine popping it

Since Russia’s barbaric invasion of Ukraine commenced in late February, opposition media and protests have been shut down and the country’s citizens have been living in a propaganda bubble that… Read more »

Sixteen members of Congress visited Ukraine’s borders; here’s what they saw

Two bipartisan Congressional delegations visited frontline countries bordering on Ukraine this week: a ten-person group of Senators who spent the weekend in Poland and Germany and a six-member House mission… Read more »

Maine’s congressional delegation brings home bacon

Earmarks are back and — as I cover Maine’s congressional delegation for the Portland Press Herald — I’ve been tracking how the requests for the Pine Tree State have progressed… Read more »

Discussing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with regional experts, Mar. 8

In a single week, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has shattered the post Cold War order, cast Russian dictator Vladimir Putin and his country into Iran-like isolation, set nuclear power… Read more »

Talking with Penobscot Nation Ambassador Maulian Dana about tribal sovereignty in Maine

As readers of my 30-part Portland Press Herald series “Unsettled” know, Maine has treated the state’s Indian tribes horrifically within living memory, denying tribal people the right to vote, serve… Read more »

A Covid-19 story in Maine gets results

In the reporter’s fantasy version of how the world works a journalist writes a story, the governor reads it, calls the White House, and solves the problem. Never happens. Except… Read more »

Talking to The New Yorker about Senator King as voting rights effort hits a wall

As the effort to protect Americans’ voting rights hit a wall in the U.S. Senate, The New Yorker profiled one of the effort’s biggest Senate champions, Senator Angus King, the… Read more »

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 »

Senator King’s fears for the survival of U.S democracy

Senator Angus King, I-Maine, has been one of the most outspoken members of Congress on the perilous state of the United States’s democratic system. While the Biden administration has avoided… Read more »