Gordon L. Weil writes about the underlying facts and trends in politics and the economy. His posts provide context for the news and support moderate solutions to major issues. He usually ties the national stories he discusses to Maine people and concerns.
He is the author or editor of 16 books and is also a publisher, consultant, and former government official.
He served as a selectman in Harpswell, headed three Maine state government agencies, served on the U.S. Senate staff and was the sole American on the European Union Commission staff.
He also reported for the Washington Post and Newsweek and wrote commentaries for the Financial Times. He has been a columnist for Maine newspapers for several years,
Weil’s latest book is The Good Man, a biography of Oliver Otis Howard, the Maine man who headed the post-Civil War agency assisting the former slaves and for whom Howard University is named.
He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and the College of Europe in Belgium and has a Ph.D. from Columbia University and an L.H.D. from Niagara University.
For his blogs from Jan. 2013 on, please go to http://weilsnotes.blogspot.com/