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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 »

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 »

Maine: Why the growing regional disconnect between vaccine need and supply?

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald I explored why the state’s top public health official had to essentially do a two-minute advertisement to help the mass vaccination site in Bangor fill… Read more »

Penobscot elder Donna Loring on the future of Maine-tribal relations

  Donna Loring has for decades been a major figure in Maine-tribal relations: legislator, tribal council member, aide to two governors, author and public intellectual. Now, fresh off her time… Read more »

Maine and the pandemic: where things stand 11 months on

  The second, deadlier coronavirus surge is ebbing in Maine and the U.S. generally — a good juncture to step back and see where we’ve been, how things appeared to… Read more »

Senator Angus King on the insurrection and accountability

I spoke with Senator Angus King (I-ME) last night about the attack on the Capitol and his views on how to ensure accountability for those who incited it, and not… Read more »

Impeachment: Maine’s delegation, save Collins, demands Trump’s immediate removal

Three of Maine’s four Congressional representatives are now on record demanding Trump’s immediate removal from office for his role in the insurrection and terrorist attacks against Congress and the U.S…. Read more »

Post-coup attempt, Sen. King and Rep. Pingree support Trump removal via 25th Amendment

A day after President Trump incited a mob to attack the Capitol in Washington, triggering five deaths and the evacuation of the building, half of Maine’s Congressional delegation — that’s… Read more »

Four dams, the Kennebec River and the future of US Atlantic salmon in the balance

While the pandemic has been raging across the world, a high-stakes battle over the future of one of Maine’s largest river systems has been playing out in an obscure federal… Read more »