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Coalition of pro-offshore oil governors is run by oil lobbying firm

Earlier this year, Maine Governor Paul LePage made a stir when he — alone among Atlantic seaboard governors and in opposition to coastal New England’s entire Congressional delegation — supported… Read more »

The Making of Alan Caron, independent candidate for Maine governor

There’s a four-way race to replace Maine Governor Paul LePage, and I’ve been writing in-depth profiles of each of the contenders for the Maine Sunday Telegram — pieces that ask… Read more »

The Making of Shawn Moody, GOP nominee for Maine governor

Maine’s bombastic governor, Paul LePage, is term limited and leaves office early next year. Over the past six weeks I’ve been at work on a series of in-depth profiles of… Read more »

Talking American Nations with Maine Public radio’s Maine Calling

I was the guest for yesterday’s edition of “Maine Calling,” the hour-long interview and call-in program of Maine Public radio, talking about the American Nations, their implications for US politics,… Read more »

Talking American Nations with CityLab, Sen. Collins’ Roe position with CSPAN

I recently spoke with CityLab‘s Laura Bliss about the American Nations framework, where it came from, and how I came to create it. Here’s her piece, which appeared last week…. Read more »

A New York Times American Nations OpEd

The New York Times asked me to write an opinion piece on the political implications of American Nations recently and, to my great pleasure, accepted it and built a terrific… Read more »

Mainer makes Putin’s interrogation wish list

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I have the story of how a guy from Maine wound up on Vladimir Putin’s list of Americans he’d like turned over for interrogation, a… Read more »

Sen. Collins’ stance won’t save Roe v Wade, experts say

President Donald Trump will announce his latest nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States in a few hours, a nominee who will need 51 votes to be confirmed… Read more »

Talking American Nations on Wisconsin Public Radio, July 4th

For those of you in the Badger State: I’ll be your Independence Day guest on Wisconsin Public Radio’s morning program from 7 to 8 Central. Appropriately enough, I’m talking about… Read more »

For Sen. Collins, Roe v Wade won’t be a line in the sand for Supreme Court confirmation

Senator Susan Collins, considered a critical potential swing vote for those hoping to protect women’s reproductive rights in the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation process, will not be using support for… Read more »