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Colin Woodard

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Excerpt: American Nations

On a hot late-August day in 2010, television personality Glenn Beck held a rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on the forty-seventh anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America
By COLIN WOODARD  |  October 14, 2011

Three-city news war

The Portland Press Herald is really under the gun right now, from within and without its walls.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2011

Where’s the drumbeat?

Last week's news was dominated by a larger-than-life figure whose cartoonishly confident self-image was battered by revelations that high-level staffers were engaging in questionable practices while trying to get their jobs done.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  July 29, 2011
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How the GOP rammed through huge changes in Maine’s health-care system

When Governor Paul LePage boarded a plane for an unscheduled Jamaican vacation in early April, Maine moderates and progressives breathed a sigh of relief.
Republicans unleashed
By COLIN WOODARD  |  June 03, 2011
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010
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Left out

I first heard about Stanley five years ago, from a firefighter up on Munjoy Hill.
There's a lot in Portland's past the "history" books won't tell you
By BRENDAN HUGHES  |  January 30, 2008


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Everybody say, ‘Arragh’

Each of these books bears a tongue-in-cheekily arcane subtitle.
Two excellent books about pirates
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 12, 2007

Growing Maine culture

A look back at the highlights of the decade
A look back at the highlights of the decade
By KEN GREENLEAF  |  January 01, 1900