The Great Granite State Suck-Up — Politico Magazine, March 2015: America's most powerful politicians are brown nosing Renee Plummer and other obscure local bigwigs.
Stop Talking 'Bout My Generation — Politico Magazine, September 2014: It's time to take a stand against millennial hucksterism.
Millennial's Guide to the Clinton Scandals of the '90s — Politico Magazine, January 2015.
The Death of the WASP — Politico Magazine, April 2014: After centuries in power, is New England’s old political guard headed for extinction? You bet your ascot!
The Millennial-Industrial Complex — Politico Magazine, February, 2014: Does anybody really understand the politics of young people today?
- Boston: There's an App for That — Politico Magazine, June 2014 : 'Civic Hacking' and the transformation of local government.
NAFTA Vs. NASDAQ — The Atlantic, February 2014: How Obama's free-trade push could put Hillary in a tight spot.
Welcome to the Future: Congress Takes on 3-D Printing — National Journal, February 2013: An introduction to the widespread public policy implications of a potential proliferation of 3-D printing.
Economics and Business
'Unnovation' Can Move New England Forward — The Boston Globe, August 2014: Beyond Route 128, far from the startups and venture capitalists of Greater Boston, cities and rural areas are struggling. One idea: a return to their roots — farming and manufacturing — but with a new set of eyes.
Virtue Inc. — The Boston Globe Ideas Section, November 2012: Can the new ‘Benefit Corporation’ charters give companies a conscience?
Why Conservative Economists Will Like Liberal Senators' Plan to Tax Carbon — National Journal, February 2013: An explainer of the peculiar economics of Pigovian taxation. Posted by former Chairman of the president's Council of Economic Advisers Greg Mankiw as suggested reading to his blog.
Idolatry and Utility — 3 Quarks Daily, August 2013: How economics functions as a latter-day religion.
Culture and History
- The Rise of 2016's Hottest Political Buzzword — Politico Magazine, February 2015: Everyone from Hillary to Rand is giddy about 'Innovation.' It wasn't always that way.
- The Home of FOMO — Boston Magazine, August 2014: The madness began 10 years ago on the banks of the Charles River
- Abolish the Week — Slate, May 2014: It's unnatural. It's unnecessary. The seven-day week has got to go.
There Will Never Be Another American Revolution — Slate, February 2014: Bars are too loud and cafés are too quiet.
The Roger Williams Code — Slate, December 2012: How a team of scholars decrypted a secret language — and discovered the last known work of the American theologian.
When Beasts Were People: The Long, Strange History of Animals in Court — Salon, December 2013: Modern law scoffs at the suggestion that animals have legal rights. That wasn't always the case.
- The Road to Mandalay — Newsweek, July 2013: Once an isolated imperial outpost, Burma is now the center of a battle between East and West. (from Myanmar)
- Meet the O’Bama’s — Politico Magazine, November 2013: How the president's Irish 'cousin' is making shrewd use of the First Family. (from Dublin)
- LGBT Rights a Late Casualty of Northern Ireland's Troubles — GlobalPost, December 2013: As the rest of the British Isles moves forward on LGBT rights, the North’s ruling party is fighting tooth-and-nail to preserve the status quo. (from Belfast)
Bad Company — National Journal, October 2012: Mitt Romney points to a home-alarm business as a model for American capitalism. Just don’t tell the customers it ripped off. A 3,000-word investigation drawing on dozens of interviews, local news reports, and public records.
Former student claims misdeeds by U. officials in sealed case — Brown Daily Herald, April 2010: Breaks the news of a sealed civil lawsuit against Brown and two wealthy alums. Case subsequently unsealed and subject of national media coverage.
McCormick lawyer failed to report U. connection — Brown Daily Herald, September 2010: Uses federal court records to show that a prominent Providence lawyer broke Rhode Island's rules of professional conduct in connection with the case. Reporting cited by plaintiffs in later court filings.