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Interior Department whistleblower is a Mainer

For Thursday’s Portland Press Herald I interviewed Joel Clement, the Department of Interior scientist and research director who wrote a fiery op-ed in Wednesday’s Washington Post alleging the Trump administration… Read more »

Sens. Collins, King warn Trump not to interfere with Mueller probe

In tomorrow’s Portland Press Herald, I have this story on Senator Susan Collins’ warning to President Trump regarding his implied threat to interfere with or fire Robert Mueller, the Justice… Read more »

After first Trump voter fraud meeting, Maine’s Dunlap keeping open mind

If you’ve been wondering what’s happening with President Donald Trump’s controversial voter fraud commission, look no further than today’s Portland Press Herald, where I cover their first meeting. Among the… Read more »

Sen. Collins opposes Senate health bill

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I report on how Maine’s U.S. Senators have reacted to the latest Republican Senate health care bill. Both oppose it in no uncertain terms, with… Read more »

“Balkanized America” – a series at Medium

Medium, the blog hosting site created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, is developing a members only section, and invited me to create a series of articles there built around the… Read more »

CNN Interview now online

A quick housekeeping note: Last month I was a guest on a CNN special, Bill Weir’s States of Change, talking about American Nations. That appearance is now available to watch… Read more »

Maine will partially comply with Trump election fraud commission demand

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I wrote on how Maine’s secretary of state has reacted to the call by President Trump’s election fraud commission to turn over a vast array… Read more »

Sen. King, experts say not enough being done to prevent Russian attacks on state election systems

Last week I talked to Senator Angus King, I-Maine, and other experts about the Russian attacks on state electoral systems. Their message: the threat was real, it continues, and not… Read more »

Two members of Trump’s voter fraud panel want to investigate Russian hacking

In tomorrow’s Portland Press Herald, I have a story on a development President Trump probably didn’t expect. Two members of his nascent commission on voter fraud — assembled to investigate… Read more »

Talking American Nations with CNN’s Bill Weir (for real this time)

It was delayed by a week on account of the London Bridge attacks, but Bill Weir’s CNN special “States of Change” premiered Saturday night on CNN and CNN International, including… Read more »