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Amid criticism, Sens. Collins, King defend Senate probe of Trump-Russia ties

This past week saw multiple stories suggesting trouble afoot with the Senate intelligence committee’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, including its ties to the Trump campaign and… Read more »

Trump’s tariffs on Canadian softwood please Maine sawmill owners

In today’s Portland Press Herald, I report on how President Trump’s imposition of punitive tariffs against imported Canadian softwood lumber are being seen in Maine, a state where two-fifths of… Read more »

With rule repeal, how to keep your digital life private?

Earlier this month, President Trump signed into law a repeal of federal privacy rules preventing your internet service provider from exploiting a broad range of information about your online life… Read more »

Talking media in the Trump Age, Colby College, April 25

On Tuesday, April 25, I’ll be joining Ali Watkins of BuzzFeed News and CNN’s Steve Collinson at Colby College to talk about the press in the Trump age, with special reference… Read more »

Speaking on American Character, St. Joseph’s College, April 24

This coming Monday, April 24, I’ll be speaking about my most recent book, American Character, at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine, and the implications of the 2016 election. The title is… Read more »

Deeper EPA cuts threaten Maine’s economy, environment

Late last month it became public that President Trump has proposed even deeper cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency than those initially reporter. In this past Sunday’s Maine Sunday Telegram, I… Read more »

Why did Evangelicals support Trump?

One of the great mysteries of the 2016 presidential election is how it was that 80 percent of Evangelicals voted for Donald Trump, perhaps the most un-family values candidate ever… Read more »

Sen. King says Gorsuch would return US jurisprudence to the early 1930s

In yesterday’s Portland Press Herald, I reported on Sen. Angus King’s announcement that he will oppose Neil Gorsuch‘s elevation to the Supreme Court. The senator’s statement was a long, detailed,… Read more »

As Russia probe pressures intensify, Sens. King and Collins remain confident in their committee

As the U.S House’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election collapsed this week — and new revelations shook those following closely — Maine’s senators Angus King (I) and… Read more »

Rep. Poliquin tries to help Trump reach out to Democrats

Since being elected to represent Maine’s second Congressional district, Rep. Bruce Poliquin has had a pretty low profile in the media, largely because he avoids taking public positions on most… Read more »