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I don't know where I stand
When it comes to sex, there's something ambivalent about Michael Michaud. No, not that. I mean Michaud's position on abortion.
Politics + other mistakes
| May 04, 2013
The ProJo passes on controversial 'Doonesbury' series
Turn to the comics in this week's Providence Journal and there, near the top of the right-hand column, you'll find cartoonist and provocateur Garry Trudeau's "Doonesbury" in its usual spot.
As the ProJo Turns
| March 16, 2012
Breaking down the cost of Brown; birth control mirth; business as usual
Mayor Angel Taveras and Brown University are locked in a nasty fight over upping the school's payments to the city. And the university's governing board has announced it will hike tuition and fees by 3.5 percent next year.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 17, 2012
Contraception Objections Denied
Unfertilized eggs just don't taste as good.
Big Fat Whale
| February 17, 2012
Whether it's to flags, fraternities, or charities, privileged douchebags love pledging allegiance.
This campaign season, you’re not really committed to defending the GOP agenda unless you sign on the dotted line
CHRIS FARAONE AND DAVID EISENBERG
| July 29, 2011
Republicans continue to wage war on women
The Republican Party's unrelenting war on women is now being waged with such frenzied fury that sane people might well wonder if there is a GOP-wide obsession with punishing an entire gender.
Plus, Beacon Hill follies, youth violence
| May 13, 2011
He won't thank me for pointing this out, but Portland Press Herald columnist MD Harmon is a liberal's best friend.
| May 06, 2011
The sky is actually falling for Maine progressives, whose core values are under attack in Augusta.
With their values under attack, many Mainers view this legislative session as the stuff of bad dreams
| March 18, 2011
Regulating crisis pregnancy centers
New York City just passed a law that would force so-called pregnancy counseling centers to disclose, in advertising, signs, and over the phone, whether or...
| March 04, 2011
Orange alert for women in Maine
In the wake of cuts to both Title X, the federal family-planning funding mechanism that provides more than $300 million for health screenings, birth control,...
| March 01, 2011
Bob Pfeifer's debut novel, University of Strangers (published by Power City Press, the print arm of the punk label Smog Veil Records), is a fictionalized retelling of a sensational, true-life murder case, as related in the voices of real people.
In his stream-of-consciousness thriller University Of Strangers , former punk rocker, label head, and convict Bob Pfeifer turns real life into something really weird
| February 18, 2011
The Maine Republican Party has a death wish. Over giving birth.
Maine Republicans on abortion
| January 28, 2011
Pro-Life Blogosphere Aflutter on Rodriguez
With Rhode Island still in the depths of an economic crisis, social issues got little attention during the gubernatorial contest. But the pro-life blogosphere is...
| November 11, 2010
Mass. House Barely Stays Pro-Choice
The Massachusetts House of Representatives came within a hair's-breadth of losing its pro-choice majority as a result of Tuesday's elections, but will squeak through with...
David S. Bernstein
| November 04, 2010
Cutler for Governor
We've said before that it's time for change in Augusta.
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| October 22, 2010
Catholics United speaks out on abortion + healthcare
A few years ago, I interviewed sometimes-Portlander Chris Korzen about his book, A Nation For All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can...
| August 03, 2010
The family is society’s glue
Mr. Inglis's article in the June 25 edition of that paragon-peddler of urban vice, the Phoenix , launches a journalistic battle in his article on the war on "progress" by the unholy alliance of the conservative right.
Letters to the Portland editor, July 9, 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| July 09, 2010
Langevin and Abortion Politics
Ernest Greco, the latest Democratic entry in the other Congressional race - you know the race for Representative James Langevin's seat - will probably have a...
| June 22, 2010
Adventures of Cletis the Fetus
The gestational generation
| June 11, 2010
Heck of a Guy
Scott Brown’s stunning victory in January’s special US Senate election continues to reverberate through Massachusetts politics.
Despite a history of illiberal views and a boorish reputation, Guy Glodis enters the Democratic state convention unscathed
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| May 28, 2010
Cover the boobs; leave the guns at home
Spring has barely started, and I was expecting a few of the usual seasonal assaults to the eyeballs.
| April 30, 2010
Relentlessly ringing freedom
Amid relentless bell-ringing (“Let freedom ring!” chanted the enthusiasts as they deprived passersby of their hearing and sanity), the Tea Party came to Portland last week to greet President Barack Obama.
Northern New England’s Tea Partiers go local
| April 09, 2010
What the health-care bill really means
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed the new health-care bill into law.
Reforming the System
| March 26, 2010
A black leadership silent on abortion fabrications
Last month, controversial anti-abortion-rights billboards appeared in Georgia hinting that abortion is a tool of black genocide.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| March 26, 2010
Ask A Black Woman: Criminal intent edition
Ask A Black Woman: Why are Blacks committing all the crimes lately in Maine and doesn't this say something about Black people's natural inclinations?
| March 05, 2010
Langevin and Health Care
The Providence Journal has a story today suggesting that Congressman James Langevin could be a pivotal vote on health care reform, given the thin margins...
| February 25, 2010
How Brown won
As the Massachusetts US Senate election unfolded yesterday, all that the pols and pundits wanted to talk about was how Martha Coakley managed to lose the race. And there is plenty there to dissect. But there is another part of the story, and that is how
While Massachusetts Democrats assess blame for who lost the Senate seat, the truth is that Scott Brown won it
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 22, 2010
It will not be a dull year!
The New Year is shaping up as potent dope for the political junkie.
The governor’s race, gambling, drama on Smith Hill, and more is on tap in 2010
| January 08, 2010
Scott Brown's abortion problem
When the Globe profiled would-be US Senator Scott Brown last month, I asked whether the attendant description of Brown as "basically in favor" of abortion...
| January 04, 2010
Special delivery for Mike Michaud
As the US Senate continues debate on an increasingly anemic health care bill, two political action organizations are chastizing Democratic representatives who voted for the...
| December 15, 2009
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