Where do people get their political insight these days? A brief survey of readers and reporters indicates that nobody is quite sure. Perhaps because there are now so few reliable sources to provide it.
Back in the glory days of Maine journalism this was not a problem. Veteran reporters like Doc Arnold of the Bangor Daily News and Pete Damborg of the Portland Press Herald, to name two of the more prominent, haunted every nook and cranny of the State House (not to mention political watering holes) digging out news.