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Phillipe and Jorge don't normally like to lift items directly from other publications, but we need to repeat a few bits from The Week , which is one of our go-to pubs — essentially a better version of the Utne Reader .
That was The Week that was
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| January 18, 2013
Just a little bit of consistency
We frequently think that Governor Donald "Laughing Boy" Carcieri is an ideologue who uses data merely to confirm his already strongly held reactionary views. (Actually, when it comes to social issues, his wife's strongly held reactionary views.)
The loosey-goosey Gov; slipping with Scalia; keeping church and state separate
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| August 13, 2010
Elena Kagan, onetime dean of Harvard Law School and current US solicitor general, is a less than perfect candidate to sit on the Supreme Court.
She’s weak on free speech, but doesn’t deserve her ‘Seinfeld moment’
| May 14, 2010
Elena Kagan’s shaky record
As a potential Obama nominee for Supreme Court justice, Elena Kagan has liberal bona fides and the likely support of the right. But if her record is any indication, she’s more likely to side with the conservative bloc on matters of executive power and wa
What a Kagan appointment to the Supreme Court could mean for civil liberties
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND KYLE SMEALLIE
| April 23, 2010
Impeach John Roberts
It is time for an enterprising and courageous member of the US House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against the chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, John Roberts. The charge: lying under oath.
The Chief Justice lied
| February 05, 2010
The whole truth
It's the economy, stupid. Or maybe politics or literature. Fall non-fiction goes wide and deep, so plan for some marathon reading.
Tomes from the 'fact' department
| September 18, 2009
Judge Stephen Breyer, Bill Clinton's latest pick for the Supreme Court, has attracted support so broad that it spans ideological and political differences.
Stephen Breyer may be the right man at the wrong time
| June 05, 2009
There is a pleasing symmetry to President Obama's nomination of federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.
A noble pick that highlights a political flash point. Plus, California's shame.
| May 29, 2009
From Caligula to Bush...er Obama: Bruce Fein watches them all.
| November 19, 2008
The only thing standing in the way of Republican John McCain assuming the powers and prerogatives of a dictator should he be elected president is the vote of a single Supreme Court justice.
Don’t laugh: if the Arizona ‘maverick’ is elected, he’ll complete the job Bush started
| October 22, 2008
Boston Protests Bailout Plan - Among Other Things - On Government Center
If you have beef with harsh immigration policies, so-called Wall Street bailouts, or right wing goon supreme Antonin Scalia, then downtown Boston was your liberal...
| October 01, 2008
Obama and McCain: Repro Rights Checklist
It’s important to know where our next president stands with regard to reproductive rights — and to remember that those rights depend on who’s in charge.
How the presidential candidates measure up on reproductive rights
| September 24, 2008
This past week’s Supreme Court ruling, invalidating Washington, DC’s handgun ban, demonstrates just how far afield “movement conservatism” has taken our country.
Taking a shot at the Supreme Court’s recent gunplay
| July 02, 2008
Score: Constitution 5, Gulags 4
This past week, the Supreme Court rejected the Bush administration’s astonishing claim that it had the power to detain suspected “enemy combatants” at Guantánamo Bay — potentially for life — without fair proceedings or meaningful access to the federal co
The Supreme Court’s decision restored habeas-corpus rights to enemy combatants and gave us one our most important civil-liberty victories to date
| June 18, 2008
It’s been a very quiet spring for John McCain.
It’s time to cover John M c Cain again — and here are ten good places for the media to start.
| May 14, 2008
I wonder if Peary realizes just how detrimental his dismissive panning of this movie could be?
Letters to the Boston editor, April 4, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 02, 2008
Alito: hypocrisy in high places
The First Amendment took two big hits from the Supreme Court on June 25.
HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAMES TIERNEY
| July 03, 2007
My mission in this essay is to convince Greater Portland that mission statements are useless.
Small portions are in; no apology needed from David’s 388
| May 18, 2007
This article originally appeared in the August 19, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
No Scalia wag
| November 14, 2006
Flashbacks: August 18, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Paul Babin and Sam MacLaughlin.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| August 17, 2006
Alito: public enemy
How much damage will a conservative Court do?
The Phoenix editorial
| January 25, 2006
Tough time for Cheney
If the national media give attention to the totally demented ravings of the Christian Coalition’s ludicrous God-botherer Pat Robertson — most recently about Ariel Sharon — the Associated Press should pick up this following news.
The Veep is being punished for his misdeeds
| January 18, 2006
I am an Italian-American and proud of my roots in Italy. I speak Italian fluently, travel to Italy regularly, and treasure the ethic of my grandparents — and so many like them — who came here with nothing but hope and built solid lives for themselves a
A rebuke to Alito’s nationalistic supporters
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| January 09, 2006
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