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
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.
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.