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In Boston, talking about American nationhood and its problems with The American Question.

Spent yesterday in the belly of the beast, the old Massachusetts Bay Colony, doing an interview for this forthcoming documentary film project, The American Question. Filmmakers Guy Seemann and James… Read more »

Speaking on American Nations at UMass Amherst, Oct. 31

I’ll be presenting on American Nations: The History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst on October 31, starting at about… Read more »

Maine’s governor in effect represents US at UN Climate Conference

This week, as the Trump administration has become mired in impeachment proceedings, I’ve been knee deep in climate coverage for the Portland Press Herald, much of it the result of… Read more »

Covering Climate Now and the Gulf of Maine

Ahead of United Nations Climate Summit in New York next week, more than 170 news outlets have signed on to Covering Climate Now, an effort organized by the Columbia Journalism… Read more »

Sinclair directs local TV stations across the country, including Maine’s WGME, to promote Trump campaign merch

Sinclair Broadcasting, the conservative Maryland-based company that’s the largest owner of local television stations in the country, this month directed its stations to publish “news articles” promoting Trump campaign merchandise…. Read more »

Trump’s “judge whisperer” buys Maine mansion, hosts fundraiser for Susan Collins

In this past week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I have the story of how Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society and the man credited with pre-selecting Brett Kavanaugh,… Read more »

Senate adjourned without action on election security, disappointing Maine leaders

As Senate, House, and the former special counsel all underscored that U.S. election systems are under attack by Russia and other nefarious actors, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked… Read more »

How Gov. LePage spent his final year in office

Maine’s erstwhile governor, Paul LePage, often tried to keep his travels secret, even taxpayer-funded trips, like his stays at the Trump International Hotel in Washington or his trade mission to… Read more »

Jeff Daniels discovers American Nations

Jeff Daniels has been driving sell out crowds to New York’s Shubert Theater to see his performance of Atticus Finch in Aaron Sorkin’s new adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird…. Read more »

Speaking on American Nations, Needham, Mass., June 5

I’ll be speaking about North American regionalism and its effects on U.S. politics, history, identity and most everything else in the western Boston suburb of Needham on Sunday, June 5… Read more »