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Far from Canada Border, U.S. detains foreign students; Border Patrol's use
of "internal checkpoints" snare entirely legal visitors;
 Chronicle of Higher
Education,
INTERNATIONAL, 9 January 2011, OLD TOWN, MAINE
Red State, Blue State; the 2010 elections shifted political power in Maine, but
how much?;
Down East, TALK OF MAINE, January 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE.
Maine's Tea Party Governor Paul LePage to NAACP: 'Kiss My Butt'; The Daily
Beast,  
POLITICS, 14 January 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
2010
Governing with the Gloves Off; Maine’s new Tea Party–backed governor, Paul
LePage, has generated more bad press than most state politicians do in a
lifetime. Will it hurt his agenda?;
Newsweek.com, POLITICS, 25 January
2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
LePage's Secret Bankers; How much the governor really owes, and to which
special-interest groups;
Portland Phoenix,  NEWS FEATURES, 19 January
2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
Mud Wrestling; the 2010 elections were the ugliest in memory; who paid for
all the dirty ads?;
Down East, TALK OF MAINE, February 2011, PORTLAND,
MAINE.
LePage's Secret Puppeteers; How Maine's governor outsourced his regulatory
reform policies to the state's top lobbyists ;
Portland Phoenix,  COVER STORY,
10 February  2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
Scarcelli’s firm takes heat in Mississippi; former gubernatorial candiate and
prospective US Senator in dispute with her mom ;
Portland Phoenix,  THIS
JUST IN, 10 February  2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
LePage nominates fisherman/diplomat to head DMR; Norman Olsen, said to
be intriguing pick;
Working Waterfront;  PARALLEL 44; February 2011,
PORTLAND, MAINE.
Working Waterfront, R.I.P?; Portland makes some risky changes to the city's
storied waterfront zoning regime;
Down East, TALK OF MAINE, March 2011,
PORTLAND, MAINE.
Canadian TV producers: "We don't really hate America."; US diplomatic
cables suggested Canadian TV seeks to “twist current events to feed long-
standing negative images of the US.".;
 Christian Science Monitor,
INTERNATIONAL, 24 March 2011,  MONTREAL
Canadian Ph.D.'s See Downside in Global Goals; does the pursuit of
internationalization and "excellence" in faculty hiring have unintended
consequences? ;
 Chronicle of Higher Education, INTERNATIONAL, 10 April
2011,  MONTREAL
'Academic Freedom' Offers Little Protection Against New Efforts to Obtain
Professors' E-Mails; using freedom of information laws for political purposes.
 Chronicle of Higher Education,
FACULTY, 29 March 2011
Fire of Patriotism; Maine and the U.S. Civil War; Down East, FEATURES, April
2011, PORTLAND, MAINE.
Maine nuke reports missing; why did state officials stop filing reports on the
nuclear waste stored at the former Maine Yankee nuclear plant? ;
Portland
Phoenix,  
THIS JUST IN, 30 March  2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
The Great Rollback; Maine Gov. Paul LePage's effort to scale-back Maine's
environmental protections hits bipartisan resistance;
Down East, TALK OF
MAINE
, May 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE.
Maine's Madman Governor Stikes Again; The Daily Beast,  POLITICS, 16 April
2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
Fearing the Atom;  Maine, nuclear waste, and nuclear power in the
post-tsunami era;
Down East, TALK OF MAINE, June 2011, WISCASSET,
MAINE.
GOP lawmakers want to do DeCoster a favor; bill would free infamous egg
magnate from minimum wage, overtime, unions ;
Portland Phoenix,  THIS
JUST IN, 27 April  2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
Tidal turbines: new sparks of hope for green energy beneath the waves;  
Christian Science Monitor,
INNOVATION, 16 May 2011, EASTPORT, MAINE
Two novels present Maine: the way life is; review of Jim Nichols' Hull Creek
and Crash Berry's
Sex, Drugs and Blueberries, The Working Waterfront  
PARALLEL 44, May 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
Bad Egg; How does Jack DeCoster keep getting away with it?; Down East,
TALK OF MAINE, July 2011, AUGUSTA, MAINE.
Disclose No Evil; Maine Yankee nuclear waste reports, federal law, and
security;
Portland Phoenix,  THIS JUST IN, 25 May 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
After Death Threats to Climate Researchers, Australian Universities Take
Tough Protection Measures ;  Chronicle of Higher Education, GLOBAL, 9
June 2011
How the GOP rammed through huge changes in Maine’s health-care system;
Portland Phoenix,  
COVER STORY, 9 June 2011, AUGUSTA, MAINE
The Tipping Point; In Maine, a debate over democracy, development, and
LURC has the future of the North Woods hanging in the balance;
Down East,
TALK OF MAINE, August 2011, GREENVILLE, MAINE.
The LePage Files; Confidential administration dossiers show governor is
skilled at copying corporate and lobbyist wish lists
 Portland Phoenix,  COVER
STORY, 20 July 2011, AUGUSTA, MAINE
Not so public testimony;  why is testimony before Maine's legislature so hard to
get access to?;
The Working Waterfront  PARALLEL 44, July 2011, AUGUSTA,
MAINE
Cleaning up the Turnpike;  Can Peter Mills rescue the Maine Turnpike
Authority, post-scandal?;
Down East, TALK OF MAINE, September 2011,
PORTLAND, MAINE.
The History of Torture; Why we can't give it up; MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of
Military History,
FEATURE, Summer 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
Gov. LePage to nominate favored lobbyist to MPBN board; Ann Robinson
would join oversight of the public broadcaster;
Portland Phoenix,  THIS JUST
IN, 17 August 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
Seated By The Sea: The Maritime History of Portland Maine and its Irish
Longshoremen; book review; New England Quarterly, Vol. 84, No. 3,
REVIEWS, September 2011.
LePage's Koch Brothers Connection Revealed; Ann Robinson is the Maine
co-chair of ALEC;
Portland Phoenix,  THIS JUST IN,  7 September 2011,
PORTLAND, MAINE
American Nations
The Real U.S. Map, a Country of Regions (Part 1);  Excerpt from American
Nations
; Bloomberg View / Bloomberg Businessweek,  VIEW,  28 September
2011
The Real U.S. Map, a Country of Regions (Part 2);  Excerpt from American
Nations
; Bloomberg View / Bloomberg Businessweek,  VIEW,  29 September
2011
The Real U.S. Map, a Country of Regions (Part 3);  Excerpt from American
Nations
; Bloomberg View / Bloomberg Businessweek,  VIEW,  2 October 2011
The Real U.S. Map, a Country of Regions (Part 4);  Excerpt from American
Nations
; Bloomberg View / Bloomberg Businessweek,  VIEW,  3 October 2011
The Real U.S. Map, a Country of Regions (Part 5);  Excerpt from American
Nations
; Bloomberg View / Bloomberg Businessweek,  VIEW,  4 October 2011
A History of America's 11 Nations;  Excerpt from American Nations; Rolling
Stone.com,  
POLITICS,  6 October 2011
The Olsen Affair;  The skinny on the fiery resignation of Maine's Marine
Resources Commissioner;
Down East, TALK OF MAINE, October 2011,
PORTLAND, MAINE.
Running for president of 11 Nations;  America's regional cultures and the
challenge of presidential campaigms;
Zocalo Public Square,  NEXUS,  12
October 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C.
The roots of American disunity; Washington Post.com,  POLITICAL
BOOKWORM,  14 October 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
A Geography Lesson for the Tea Party; Even as the movement’s grip tightens
on the GOP, its influence is melting away across vast swaths of America,
thanks to centuries-old regional traditions that few of us understand.;

Washington Monthly,
FEATURES, November, 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE.
The Great Divide; What really divides Americans; Arizona Republic,  
VIEWPOINT,  30 October 2011, WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Maine Effect;  Maine in the making of Yankeedom and the nation; Down
East,
TALK OF MAINE, November 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE.
The 2011 elections, the Tea Party, and the American Nations; What the
off-year election results in Maine, Ohio, Kentucky, and Mississippi can tell us
about the future prospects of the Tea Party's Deep Southern agenda.;

Washington Monthly Online,
TEN MILES SQUARE, 10 November, 2011,
AUGUSTA, MAINE.
Who bankrolled Portland's mayoral candidates?; Following the money in the
first elected mayor race in 88 years in Maine's largest city;
Portland Phoenix,  
THIS JUST IN,  2 November 2011, PORTLAND, MAINE
LePage's transparency problem; Maine's governor has a peculiar stance
toward public records requests;
Portland Phoenix,  THIS JUST IN,  9
November 2011, AUGUSTA, MAINE
How "Occupy" found a home on the range;  The geography of the Occupy Wall
Street movement, as seen via
American Nations.; Washington Monthly
Online,
TEN MILES SQUARE, 17 November, 2011
Can the Dems flip Utah?  Mitt Romney, Yankeedom, and the progressive
strain of Mormonism;
Washington Monthly Online, TEN MILES SQUARE, 25
November, 2011
Jon Huntsman's conquest of Yankeedom; Mitt Romney, Yankeedom, and the
progressive strain of Mormonism;
Washington Monthly Online, TEN MILES
SQUARE, 17 December 2011, PLYMOUTH, N.H.
On the Takings; who is behind Maine's regulatory takings bill?; Portland
Phoenix,  
THIS JUST IN,  21 December 2011, AUGUSTA, MAINE
Regional Execution; the geography of capital punishment in the U.S., as seen
via
American Nations; Washington Monthly Online, TEN MILES SQUARE, 9
December 2011
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