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Talking American Nations with KUER’s Radio West

Last week, it was my great pleasure to return to Salt Lake City public radio affiliate KUER’s “Radio West,” this time to talk about American Nations: A History of the… Read more »

How will Trump’s budget affect Maine? Let us count the ways.

In today’s Portland Press Herald, seven reporters and I put together a mammoth breaking news story on the effects of President Trump’s proposed budget in Maine. With the president proposing… Read more »

American Character now in paperback

I’m pleased to announce that the Penguin paperback edition of American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good goes on sale today across… Read more »

In Maine, critics fear Trump’s EPA cuts will damage environment, economy

In today’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I write about how critics of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the US Environmental Agency fear they will cause significant damage to Maine’s environment and… Read more »

Talking media in the age of Trump at Colby College, Mar. 14

On Tuesday, March 14, I’ll be joining Maggie Haberman of the New York Times and CNN’s Steve Collinson at Colby College to talk about the press in the Trump age,… Read more »

Trump’s NOAA cuts imperil Wells Reserve and 29 other estuary reserves

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I had a follow-up on Tuesday’s report on President Trump’s proposal to dramatically cut funding to NOAA, including killing the 50-year old Sea Grant program entirely. The… Read more »