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Trump admin to erase voter registation data in effort to deny other voter fraud commission docs to Dunlap

The struggle over transparency at President Trump’s voter fraud commission continues even after its demise. In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I updated the ongoing drama between the White House and… Read more »

Trump disbands voter fraud commission, which now refuses to give Dunlap documents

President Trump this week pulled the plug on his controversial voter fraud commission, but the drama surrounding it has only escalated. Trump’s decision came on the heels of a federal… Read more »

Big in Japan: American Nations, now in Japanese

Just as my son’s first grade class was embarking on a unit on Japan a couple weeks ago, what should arrive at our front door but a package from Tokyo… Read more »

Sen. Collins under fire from liberals, centrists after tax reform vote

Senator Collins’ support of the Republicans’ controversial tax reform bill has tarnished her reputation with liberals and centrists, experts told me for this week’s story in the Maine Sunday Telegram,… Read more »

Federal judge rules against Trump voter fraud commission in dispute with Maine commissioner

Late yesterday evening, a federal judge riled in favor of Maine’s member of President Trump’s voter fraud commission, who had sought an injunction to force the body to provide him access to… Read more »

Rescheduled: talking Journalism in the Trump Age, Dec. 19 Scarborough, Maine

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, I’ll be speaking on “Journalism in the Age of Trump” at the Scarborough Public Library here in Maine. It’s rescheduled from last week, when frozen rain… Read more »

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 »