Dan McCue

Dan McCue

Dan McCue is the Editor of The Well News. In nearly three decades in journalism, he has been the managing editor for a chain of 18 weekly newspapers, the Southeast regional editor for the Courthouse News Service, and was county government and environmental reporter at the Stuart News in Stuart, Florida.

Dan began his career in media as an editorial staff assistant at The New Yorker magazine. Since then, and in addition to the work mentioned above, his work has been published in a number of other publications including Renewable Energy Magazine, the Charleston Regional Business Journal, Newsday, the Riverdale Press, Hartford Courant, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Miami Herald, World Trade Magazine, The Music Paper, Spin and Guitar for the Practicing Musician.


Over the course of Dan’s career, he’s written about federal, state and local government, economic development, international trade, NASA and the aerospace industry, the environment and climate change, particularly the health and well-being of Florida’s Everglades and estuary system, energy, the entertainment industry, and even thoroughbred horse racing.


He also hosted his own public affairs cable television program, “Insight Nassau,” was a regular panelist on News 12 Long Island’s “Reporter’s Roundtable” program and made frequent guest appearances on WGBB radio on Long Island, speaking on government, politics and business.


In June 2022, he was recognized by the Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as a finalist in the beat reporting category of its Dateline Awards for journalism excellence for his coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Recent Work

March 19, 2019
by Dan McCue
Foreign Trade Zones, Long Engines of U.S. Economic Development, Now Face Trade Policy Challenges

Most of us don't think much about foreign trade zones. The phrase itself suggests "other" and "offshore" and somehow "separate."... Read More

Most of us don't think much about foreign trade zones. The phrase itself suggests "other" and "offshore" and somehow "separate." The reality, however, is that foreign trade zones, right here on U.S. soil, play a critical role in economic development and in inviting international investment in... Read More

March 19, 2019
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Weighs Alleged Racial Gerrymandering In Virginia Case

As oral arguments got underway in the first of two high-profile gerrymandering cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this... Read More

As oral arguments got underway in the first of two high-profile gerrymandering cases the U.S. Supreme Court will hear this month, the justices appeared to be treading carefully despite their familiarity with claims they've heard once before. The case, Va. House of Delegates v. Bethune-Hill, not... Read More

March 18, 2019
by Dan McCue
Justices to Consider Whether Census Citizenship Question Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Friday expanded the scope of oral arguments slated for April 23 on whether to reinstate a... Read More

The Supreme Court on Friday expanded the scope of oral arguments slated for April 23 on whether to reinstate a controversial question about citizenship proposed for the 2020 census to consider if the inquiry would violate the Constitution. Lower courts in New York and California have... Read More

March 18, 2019
by Dan McCue
State Department Eliminates 5-Year Tourist Visa for Cubans

The U.S. State Department on Friday announced it is eliminating a popular five-year tourist visa for Cubans, needed to achieve... Read More

The U.S. State Department on Friday announced it is eliminating a popular five-year tourist visa for Cubans, needed to achieve "reciprocity" between the visa rules of the U.S. and Cuba. Cuba’s foreign minister, Bruno Rodriguez, immediately slammed the move, saying via Twitter the decision by the... Read More

March 18, 2019
by Dan McCue
Democrats Introduce Bill to Block 'Trump's Multi-Agency Assault' on Science

Last week, Democrats in both the House and Senate introduced legislation to address a "longstanding concern that has taken on... Read More

Last week, Democrats in both the House and Senate introduced legislation to address a "longstanding concern that has taken on newfound urgency," political interference with publicly-funded scientific research. The bill introduced by Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., called "Science Integrity Act" strives... Read More

March 15, 2019
by Dan McCue
Messy Issue of Gerrymandering About to Dominate High Court Docket

Over the next two weeks, the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court will be dominated by issues it has recently... Read More

Over the next two weeks, the docket of the U.S. Supreme Court will be dominated by issues it has recently preferred to punt back to lower courts: racial and partisan gerrymandering. On Monday, the justices will hear oral arguments in a case accusing the Virginia House... Read More

March 15, 2019
by Dan McCue
US Imposes Visa Ban For International Criminal Court Staff

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court... Read More

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday that the United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court officials who attempt to investigate or prosecute alleged abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. "We are determined to protect the American and allied military and... Read More

March 15, 2019
by Dan McCue
US Industrial Production Rose a Sluggish 0.1 Percent in February

U.S Industrial production rose just 0.1 percent in February, slowed by the second straight monthly decline in manufacturing activity, the... Read More

U.S Industrial production rose just 0.1 percent in February, slowed by the second straight monthly decline in manufacturing activity, the Federal Reserve said Friday. The central bank said manufacturing production dropped 0.4 percent last month, held down by declines in the output of motor vehicles, machinery,... Read More

March 14, 2019
by Dan McCue
Senate Votes Down Trump Border Emergency, Likely Forcing His First Veto

The Senate on Thursday voted to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the nation's border with Mexico,... Read More

The Senate on Thursday voted to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the nation's border with Mexico, a bipartisan rebuke the president has already suggested he'll veto. The 59-41 vote on a previously-passed House measure rejecting the president's emergency declaration marked the first... Read More

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