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Mrs. Warren goes to Washington

Elizabeth Warren was the only senator on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, aside from the chair and ranking minority, to show up at last Thursday's hearing on indexing the minimum wage to inflation.
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s credentials, support, and savvy make her almost untouchable — and she knows it.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 22, 2013

Netroots Nation eyes Providence (again)

Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of progressive bloggers, has become a sort of whistle stop on the lefty campaign calendar.
Convening
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 03, 2011
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Net neutrality has become the biggest free speech issue of the 21st century. Is it doomed to failure?

One morning last month, Senator Al Franken stood at the podium of a hotel in downtown Austin, looking out at some of the most innovative minds in the country gathered at this year's South by Southwest Interactive conference. "I know that many of you hav
Net loss
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  April 08, 2011
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Letter Rip

Hollywood celebrities who fancy themselves pols and pundits don’t just bring impassioned everyman views to the legislative banquet.
The Phoenix discovers secret messages in Hollywood-connected political correspondence
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 13, 2009
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Where the wild things are

Venture out into the waters and woodlands of New England, and there's a chance you'll bump into "Champ," America's own Loch Ness Monster, who allegedly plies the muddy ripples of Lake Champlain.
As our planet edges closer to the apocalypse, the escapist, fantasy world of cryptids is suddenly coming to life
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 07, 2009
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00-Panetta

President-elect Barack Obama's pick of Leon Panetta as director of the Central Intelligence Agency caught Washington by surprise.
Why Leon might be right for the CIA. Plus: Al Franken, Roland Burris, and Caroline Kennedy.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 07, 2009


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It's out of this world

Uys’s new show takes its title from two things that were illegal when the now-63-year-old gay white man was growing up in South Africa: democracy and sex.
The ART hosts Elections & Erections; Trinity does Blithe Spirit
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 08, 2008
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The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008

Not accepted anywhere

I admit Winkle — it’s OK if I call you Winkle, isn’t it, Mr. Paw? — doesn’t have a lot to do with Maine politics.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  September 19, 2007

If you gotta go

It’s Saturday night, and you’ve had a few drinks at your favorite bar.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  April 25, 2007

Ten to beat


Which Republican Senate incumbents are ripe for the picking in '08?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 27, 2006


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Al Franken: God Spoke

Like Michael Moore, Al Franken is a larger-than-life left-of-center commentator who attracts a worshipful following. Watch the trailer for Al Franken: God Spoke  (QuickTime)
Larger than life
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 04, 2006

Ditto drama

It’s so reassuring when a holier-than-thou “family values” judgmental-type turns out to be human. Rush Limbaugh certainly made my weekend.
Limbaugh’s anti-drug rhetoric reeks of hypocrisy  
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 03, 2006
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Sundance kids?

Phooey on the narrative-film judges at Austin’s 13th South by Southwest Film Festival for bestowing awards on suffocatingly conventional movies.
Our man at SxSW
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 31, 2006
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Hostile encounters

Many well-intentioned guests simply end up befuddled and battered after entering a world in which Bill O’Reilly shrewdly selects his targets and then carpet-bombs them.
Bill O’Reilly is famous for attacking guests who dare disagree with him. So why do liberals keep going on his show?  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 19, 2006

Rants of the Right

GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 01, 1900