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U.S. Senate transitions: an incoming independent voice hopes to bridge the divide;
interview with senator-elect Angus King;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 30
December 2012, BRUNSWICK, MAINE, p. A1

King names Rand as chief of staff; Sen-elect King's choice of aides; Portland Press
Herald,
STATE & LOCAL; 18 December 2012, BRUNSWICK, MAINE, p. B3

Republicans have a Yankee Problem; By embracing Southern-style conservatism,
the party is all but extinct in the region of its birth;
Maine Sunday Telegram;  
INSIGHT, 16 December 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. E1

War for Maine's Shore; Recent court decisions open new fronts in the battle over
ownership and use of the state’s intertidal zone;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT
PAGE, 2 December 2012, KENNEBUNKPORT, MAINE, p. A1

Snowe's political donations, calls for unity at odds; Sen. Snowe gave only to
Republicans in Maine, including many polarizing ones;
Portland Press Herald,
FRONT PAGE; 27 November 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

How the Republican Party lost the State House; ANALYSIS: Effective spending by
Maine Democrats and regional dissatisfaction with Gov. Paul LePage contributed to
a reversal of control in both chambers;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 25
November 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Broken dreams of world government; a review of Mark Mazower's Governing the
World: A History of An Idea;
Washington Post; OUTLOOK;  18 November 2012.

Acclaimed journalist to speak on elections, presidents at USM; interview with Bob
Woodward;
Portland Press Herald, STATE & LOCAL; 14 November 2012,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

11 Nations, Divisible; the 2012 election as seen through the true regional map;
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, COMMENTARY, 12 November 2012

U.S Regional clashes behind Obama versus Romney; the 2012 election as seen
through the true regional map;
Bloomberg View, OPED, 11 November 2012

Outside funds flooded state in negativity; a look at the record-breaking independent
expenditures into Maine's legislative races;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE,
11 November 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Regional divisions date back centuries; an analysis of the 2012 U.S. Presidential
election;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 11 November 2012, FREEPORT,
MAINE, p. A1

The G.O.P's Yankee Problem; why the Republicans lost big in Greater New
England;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 9 November 2012

The County, state, and nations mourn the loss of Gov. John Reed; obituary profile of
a former governor of Maine and Ambassador to Sri Lanka;
Portland Press Herald,
FRONT PAGE; 3 November 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Two virtual schools reapply to charter commission; K12 Inc and Connections
Learning would manage Maine schools;
Portland Press Herald, STATE & LOCAL; 1
November 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Romney, Dixie, and the Future of the Electoral College; regionalism, Federalism,
and the 2012 election;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 31 October 2012

Who is the Future U.S. Senator from Maine?; examining the contenders for Olympia
Snowe's seat;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 29 October 2012

U.S. Senate Race: Summers' previous losses don't stop quest for Congress;
biographical profile of Charlie Summers Jr.;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT
PAGE, 28 October 2012, SCARBOROUGH, MAINE, p. A1

Ruling finds basis for fraud against McKernan-led firm; A judge recommends
retaining four of six charges against the former Maine governor's for-profit education
business, EDMC;
 Portland Press Herald, STATE & LOCAL; 25 October 2012,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B2

Name Game: Anti-gay marriage funding group under fire; once again, same-sex
marriage supporters try to pry loose the names of donors to the anti-marriage effort
in Maine,
Maine Sunday Telegram, POLITICS 2012, 21 October 2012, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. A15

Environmental group sues Maine over future of St. Croix alewives; update in saga
regarding restoration of a fish to a river on the Maine-New Brunswick border;
Portland Press Herald, STATE & LOCAL; 15 October 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

U.S. Senate Race: Democrat Dill stands her ground, then and now; biographical
profile of Cynthia Dill;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 14 October 2012,
CAPE ELIZABETH, MAINE, p. A1

Dill not leaving Senate race, but hints at "last minute deal"; US Senate candidate
Cynthia Dill on not being a spoiler;
PressHerald.com, OPEN SEASON, 12 October
2012

Virtual school company K12 reinvests in Maine politics; campaign donations by K12
Inc.;
PressHerald.com, OPEN SEASON, 9 October 2012

Parallels striking in Maine's 2nd District Congressional race; biographical profiles
of Michael Michaud and Kevin Raye;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 7
October 2012, p. A1, BANGOR AND EASTPORT, MAINE, p. A1

The Making of a Man Without a Party; biographical profile of former Maine governor
and current US Senate candidate Angus King;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT
PAGE, 23 September 2012, ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, p. A1

The Party is Over; review of Mark Lofgren's 'The Party is Over'; Washington Post;
OUTLOOK; 15 September 2012.

Maine tidal turbine goes online; first in North America; ORPC's turbine starts
commercial power production;
Portland Press Herald, STATE & LOCAL; 13
September 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Firm seeking to open virtual school in Maine is under investigation in Florida;
Florida is probing whether K-12 Inc., which wants to run a school for Maine,
employed uncertified teachers and tried to conceal it;
Portland Press Herald, FRONT
PAGE; 12 September 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Special Report: The profit motive behind virtual schools in Maine; Documents
expose the flow of money and influence from corporations that stand to profit from
state leaders' efforts to expand and deregulate digital education;
Maine Sunday
Telegram
, FRONT PAGE,SPECIAL REPORT 2 September 2012, p. A1

Special Report: Studies: Existing full-time virtual schools earn poor grades;
companion piece to digital education policy investigation;
Maine Sunday Telegram,
SPECIAL REPORT 2 September 2012, p. A5

Marc Thiessen stretches to claim "Maine is not lost" to GOP Senate hopeful;
Washington Monthly
, TEN MILES SQUARE, 21 August 2012

Campobello's sea change; FDR Campobello International Park, created by JFK and
Muskie, overcomes post-9/11 challenges;
Maine Sunday Telegram, INSIGHT, 19
August 2012, CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, p. D1

Susan Collins marries friend, mentor; US Senator from Maine weds Tom Daffron;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 13 August 2012

LePage spurns EPA, but supports greater access for alewives in St. Croix; Portland
Press Herald,
FRONT PAGE; 8 August 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Cheap Maine lobsters spark protests in Canada; New Brunswick lobstermen
blockade processors, Maine trucker;
Portland Press Herald, FRONT PAGE; 3 August
2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Collins, fiance "bring out the best in each other"; profile of Sen. Susan Collins'
mentor and fiance, Tom Daffron;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 29 July
2012, p. A1

Election 2012: King catches the money wave; update on money race to replace
Olympia Snowe in the U.S. Senate;
Maine Sunday Telegram, ELECTION 2012, 29
July 2012,  p. B1

Maine company leading the way as tidal energy comes of age; tidal power in the Bay
of Fundy region;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 22 July 2012, EASTPORT,
MAINE, p. A1

Ayuh, ye mateys!; Did the pirates of the Caribbean build a lair in Down East Maine?;
Maine Sunday Telegram, INSIGHT, 22 July 2012, MACHIAS, MAINE, p. D1

Tempting but insane; should the South be its own country?; a review of Chuck
Thompson's "Better of Without 'Em";
Washington Monthly, BOOKS, July/August 2012

What makes Paul LePage tick so strangely?; some background on Maine's erratic
governor;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 12 July 2012.

EPA orders state: Open St. Croix to alewives; Portland Press Herald, FRONT PAGE;
11 July 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

The alewives argument; the bitter fight over the future of alewives in the St. Croix
river on the Maine-New Brunswick border;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE,
8 July 2012, MILLTOWN, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, p. A1

On the rise of the (Deep) Southern Oligarchy; comment on a popular blog post on
American regionalism;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 5 July 2012.

A Crossing to Bear: border, US tax challenges to life on Canada's Campobello
Island;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 1 July 2012, CAMPOBELLO
ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, p. A1

Running for President on a Divided Continent; the 11 nations of North America and
their impact on the 2012 race;
Chronicle of Higher Education, CHRONICLE
REVIEW, 25 June 2012 PORTLAND, MAINE

The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America; sidebar to story above;
Chronicle of Higher Education, CHRONICLE REVIEW, 25 June 2012 PORTLAND,
MAINE

The War that Made Maine a State; the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812; Maine
Sunday Telegram
, INSIGHT, 24 June 2012, EASTPORT, MAINE, p. E1

Snowe, Collins reject bid to kill toxic air rules; New England senators unanimously
reject Sen. Inhofe's measure;
Portland Press Herald, FRONT PAGE; 21 June 2012,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

In New England, the fishing still stinks; why the region is the sore spot on NOAA's
otherwise positive record in fisheries;
Portland Press Herald, FRONT PAGE; 16
June 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

The Money Race to Replace Olympia Snowe: an update; Washington Monthly, TEN
MILES SQUARE, 10 June 2012.

More PAC money floods Saco area senate race; unusually high independent
expenditures in a Maine state senate race;
PressHerald.com, OPEN SEASON, 9
June 2012

Money separates U.S. Senate candidates; on eve of primaries, a look at the money
race for Snowe's seat;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 6 June 2012,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Racino developer pours over $13,000 into legislative races; Ocean Properties PAC
money backs pro-casino candidates, threatens clean election candidates;
Portland
Press Herald,
FRONT PAGE; 6 June 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

The ocean of life; a review of Callum Roberts' The Ocean of Life'; Christian Science
Monitor
; BOOKS; 5 June 2012

Forest for the Trees; a review of Eric Rutkow's 'American Canopy'; Washington Post;
OUTLOOK; 1 June 2012.

PACs give Michaud advantage in funds; a look at the money race in Maine's 2nd
Congressional District contest;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 3 June
2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

East-West highway link not yet on Quebec's agenda; Portland Press Herald, NEWS;
31 May 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A8

Some prominent names among those who gave to candidates; Maine donors to US
Senate and House races;
Portland Press Herald, STATE & LOCAL; 1 June 2012,
PORTLAND, MAINE, p. C5

Collins takes a call, panel takes 2 votes; Sen. Collins absence allowed committee
passage of ban on Pentagon biofuels program;
Portland Press Herald, STATE &
LOCAL; 31 May 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. C1

East-West Highway: answer or albatross?; Environmental impacts aside,
assessing the economic feasibility of the $2 billion toll-road project will depend on
what consultants use as frame of reference;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT
PAGE, 27 May 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

King gift to Obama draws fire from rivals; The independent donated to Democrats
before he became a candidate for the U.S. Senate;
Portland Press Herald, STATE &
LOCAL; 24 May 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. C1

On Obama's Greater Appalachian Problem; Obama, Romney both have trouble in
Greater Appalachia;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 23 May 2012.

Maine AG stays out of campaign-finance case He won't join with 22 states seeking
to limit the impact of the Citizens United court decision in a Montana case;
Portland
Press Herald
, STATE & LOCAL; 22 May 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. B1

Following the Money in the Race to Replace Olympia Snowe: an Early Snapshot;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 22 May 2012.

Malaga Island: A century of shame; A new exhibit at the Maine State Museum tells
the story of the eviction of Malaga Island's residents, one of the state's most
disgraceful official acts;
Maine Sunday Telegram, INSIGHT, 13 May 2012,
AUGUSTA, MAINE, p. E1

Campaign backers spending in Maine; Financial disclosures by the 12 candidates
for an open U.S. Senate seat let voters follow the money;
Maine Sunday Telegram,
FRONT PAGE, 13 May 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

Loophole in clean elections law allows private funds; revisiting the perennial issue
of clean candidates with PACs in Maine;
Maine Sunday Telegram, FRONT PAGE, 13
May 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE, p. A1

National GOP may bar Maine's Republican delegates; GOP convention problems
raise questions,
Portland Press Herald, FRONT PAGE, 8 May 2012, PORTLAND,
MAINE, p. A1.

Chaos at the Caucuses; Maine's 2012 GOP presidential caucus was a mess; Down
East
, TALK OF MAINE, May 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

The answers to life's big questions; review of Edward O. Wilson's "The Social
Conquest of Earth";
Washington Post; OUTLOOK; 15 April 2012, p. B1.

Net Loss; Are the Gulf of Maine’s cod — and cod fishermen — really doomed?;
Down East, TALK OF MAINE, April 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

Lessig: Occupy Americans Elect, reformist's call to action on money in politics;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES SQUARE, 14 March 2012.

Super Tuesday and the American Nations,  regional geography explains much of
the result on the GOP presidential primary;
Washington Monthly, TEN MILES
SQUARE, 8 March 2012.

Black and White and Red All Over, can new investors rescue Maine's largest
newspaper chain?;
Down East, TALK OF MAINE, March 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

Olympia Snowe: why she's leaving the Senate; the effect on Maine, US political
landscape;
The Daily Beast, ELECTION 2012,  29 February 2012, PORTLAND,
MAINE

Despite Walmart and Starbucks, divided we stand; American regionalism's effect on
history and current politics;
Maine Sunday Telegram;  INSIGHT, 19 February 2012,
PORTLAND, MAINE

To understand America, look to New Zealand; review of David Hackett Fischer's
"Fairness and Freedom";
Washington Post, BOOK WORLD, 19 February 2012

Mitt Romney edges out Ron Paul in Maine caucus; The Daily Beast, ELECTION
2012, 11 February 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

One nation, divided by regions; American regionalism's effect on history and current
politics
; Louisville Courier Journal, OP-ED, 11 February 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

Woodard: Not just North vs South; American regionalism's effect on history and
current politics;
Savannah Morning News, OP-ED, 10 February 2012, PORTLAND,
MAINE

Regionalism: united we stand?; American regionalism's effect on history and
current politics;
The Oregonian, OP-ED, 10 February 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

Regionalism: united we stand?; American regionalism's effect on history and
current politics;
Sacramento Bee, OP-ED, 9 February 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

America: united we stand?; American regionalism's effect on history and current
politics;
San Jose Mercury News, OP-ED, 9 February 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

America: united we stand?; American regionalism's effect on history and current
politics;
Contra Costa Times (California), OP-ED, 9 February 2012, PORTLAND,
MAINE

Regionalism: united we stand?; American regionalism's effect on history and
current politics;
Bellingham Herald (Washington), OP-ED, 9 February 2012,
PORTLAND, MAINE

Regionalism: united we stand?; American regionalism's effect on history and
current politics;
Bradenton Herald (Florida), OP-ED, 9 February 2012, PORTLAND,
MAINE

Not one America, many; American regionalism's effect on history and current
politics;
Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.), OP-ED, 5 February 2012,
PORTLAND, MAINE

Why did Norm Olsen lose the DMR post? Update on a fiery resignation in Maine;
Working Waterfront, PARALLEL 44, February 2012, PORTLAND, MAINE

The Making of Paul LePage, Part II: The Rise to Power; Portland Phoenix,  
FEATURE,  18 January 2012, WATERVILLE, MAINE

The Making of Paul LePage, Part I: Escaping Poverty or The Horatio Alger Years;
Portland Phoenix,  
COVER STORY,  11 January 2012, LEWISTON, MAINE
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