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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 »

Inside the collapse of Maine’s $35 million HR software refit

In this past week’s Maine Sunday Telegram I wrote about the collapse of the State of Maine’s $35 million effort to replace its aging and obsolete human resource management software systems,… Read more »

Exclusive: Dana Rohrabacher confirms he marched on Capitol Jan.6

In today’s print edition of the Portland Press Herald I broke the story that former U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher — a Trump ally who earned the moniker “Putin’s favorite Congressman”… 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 »

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 »

American Nations and the geography of the pandemic

The geography of the U.S. response to the Covid-19 pandemic follows, like so many other things in American life, the fissures of identified in American Nations to a startling degree…. Read more »

Allocations of N95 masks from federal stockpile weren’t distributed to states on per capita basis

As states have scrounged for supplies of N95 masks and other critical personal protective equipment, federal authorities have repeatedly said the state-by-state allocations from the Strategic National Stockpile were made… Read more »

Covid-19 hospitalizations in much of Maine have flattened

The effort to “flatten the curve” is literally an attempt to reduce the spread of the pandemic so as to prevent a sudden spike in critically ill patients that overwhelms… Read more »

Maine and 37 other states got zero ventilators from the federal stockpile. Why?

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald I tried to answer the question: “Why did Maine — and 37 other states — get zero ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile?” The answer… Read more »