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Trump voter fraud panel using private emails for official business

President Trump’s controversial voter fraud panel is meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire next week, but this week it was accused of violating federal public records law by using private email… Read more »

On the Maine (and Icelandic) links of the “grandfather” of American neo-Nazis

In September 1955, Maine’s Portland Press Herald ran a soft feature on a local guy making good. “Publisher Who Loves Children Brings Out A New First Issue” profiled area resident… Read more »

Canada looks to Maine’s governor to influence Trump on NAFTA

Governor Paul LePage may be seen as a lame duck here in Maine — where he’s alienated many of his legislative allies, betrayed the state’s sacrifices in the Civil War,… Read more »

A catastrophic year for North Atlantic right whales

This has been a terrible year for one of the most endangered marine mammals on Earth, the North Atlantic right whale, which has a surviving population of just 500. As… Read more »

Maine accidentally defunds its state digital mapping office

Belatedly, note that in Friday’s Portland Press Herald I have the odd story of Maine having accidentally defunded its state GIS office, which provides geospatial data, maps, and services to… Read more »

Exploring the lasting legacy of early Maine and New Hampshire

Readers of The Lobster Coast and American Nations are aware of the lasting effects of Colonial Era events on the future trajectories and characteristics of North America’s disparate regional cultures… Read more »

Sinclair, “must run” commentary, and Maine’s WGME

In this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I write about the nation’s largest owner of local television stations, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, and the “must run” pro-Trump editorials it requires Maine’s WGME-13 to… Read more »

Trump voter fraud commission renews demand for state’s voter data — without commissioners’ approval

The vice-chair of President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission has sent a second letter to all fifty states, renewing their demand for detailed voter registration data. But Maine secretary of… Read more »

Interior Department whistleblower is a Mainer

For Thursday’s Portland Press Herald I interviewed Joel Clement, the Department of Interior scientist and research director who wrote a fiery op-ed in Wednesday’s Washington Post alleging the Trump administration… Read more »

Sens. Collins, King warn Trump not to interfere with Mueller probe

In tomorrow’s Portland Press Herald, I have this story on Senator Susan Collins’ warning to President Trump regarding his implied threat to interfere with or fire Robert Mueller, the Justice… Read more »