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Speaking on Journalism in the Trump Age, Scarborough, Dec. 12

Next Tuesday I’ll be speaking on “Journalism in the Age of Trump” at the Scarborough Public Library here in Maine. The event is presented by the Camden Conference, which kicks… Read more »

George HW Bush’s legacy likely to survive serial groping allegations

For this week’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I asked a number of presidential scholars, biographers, and political scientists what effect they thought the serial groping allegations against former President George HW… Read more »

Maine member of Trump fraud commission not backing down

For months now I’ve been covering Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s participation in President Donald Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity for the Portland Press Herald. In that time, Dunlap… Read more »

Bill to “fix” problems in and around Acadia National Park moves forward on Capitol Hill

For those following the effort to resolve jurisdictional and territorial conflicts in and around Acadia National Park, I had an update recently in the Portland Press Herald. The bills that… Read more »

No, the great US political divide isn’t rural vs urban. Here’s the proof.

One counter-argument I often hear in regards to the political effects of the American Nations is that regionalism isn’t important, that the salient divide in American politics is actually between… Read more »

Maine member sues Trump’s voter fraud commission for access to proceedings

Today Maine’s member of President Trump’s voter fraud commission sued the body in federal court after its staff for weeks ignored his request for documents and information about its deliberations…. Read more »

Around Acadia National Park, many await Congressional fixes on boundary limits, fishing rights

In this past edition of the Maine Sunday Telegram, I wrote about legislation waiting attention on Capitol Hill that would resolve tensions over a variety of issues around Acadia National… Read more »

Five women, including three with Maine ties, allege groping by George H.W. Bush

With power out across much of Maine — including my house — I’ve been remiss in posting this Portland Press Herald story from the weekend where we broke the fourth… Read more »

Talking American Character, Lobster Coast on CSPAN

The indefatigable team at CSPAN’s City Tour came to Portland, Maine this summer and the segments they produced are airing this weekend, spotlighting our little city.I was pleased to record… Read more »

American Nations, now in Korean

The Korean language edition of American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America arrived recently in my mail. Turns out Donald Trump made the cover,… Read more »