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"Obama’s Wars" by Bob Woodward: The inside scoop — so far
Subcultures spawn defining rituals: fans of Insane Clown Posse have the Gathering of the Juggalos; practitioners of radical self-realization congregate at Burning Man; and for...
| September 24, 2010
Not your cup of tea?
David S. Bernstein asserts that Glenn Beck fans his audience’s fears, yet the headline for his piece on the Tea Party is “ ‘Tea’ Is For Terrorism.”
Letters to the Boston editor, April 30, 2010
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| April 30, 2010
Proponents make the case for National Popular Vote
During a fundraiser for FairVote Rhode Island at the Hi-Hat on Monday, supporters of the concept known as National Popular Vote several times used the acronym NPV with a wink and a smile, eliciting the question from a colleague, "What's NPV?," and then
| December 17, 2008
What happened to Bush’s responsibility for the war?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know how the American effort in Iraq was badly botched from the start.
| March 26, 2008
For real change, the chattering classes need to take a fall
The key word of the moment in America is “change.”
Phillipe and Jorge
PHILLIPE + JORGE
| January 09, 2008
Imagine that suicide bombers have just blasted three American shopping malls.
The ‘War on Terror’ in Jenny Holzer’s declassified documents
| May 29, 2007
Making the case
Bob Woodward wants us to believe he wholeheartedly thought we had to rush into war.
Letters to the Boston editor: March 2, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| February 28, 2007
Taking stock of an imperiled free press
Frontline ’s new PBS series on the shifting balance-of-power between the government and the media — New War: Secrets, Spin and the Future of the News — isn’t uplifting. Far from it. But it’s essential viewing for anyone interested in the future of a f
News you can lose
| February 07, 2007
Ford and the USA
Many of the thoughts recently expressed about Gerald R. Ford’s presidency remind your superior correspondents of just how dangerously far to the right this country has veered.
Where are the sensible conservatives these days?
PHILLIPE AND GORGE
| January 03, 2007
Under the influence
A whole lot of thawing goes on in The Ice-Breaker, David Rambo’s stew of global and romantic warming, which is heating up New Repertory Theatre.
The Ice-Breaker at New Rep; Aunt Dan and Lemon at Merrimack
| October 31, 2006
Off with their heads
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
| October 20, 2006
S.O.S. in the Biggest Little
What a joyful time in the Ocean State.
The possible private takeover of Harrah’s is more bad news
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| October 04, 2006
Lions and lambs
The season is notable for the return to bookstores of canonical names like Atwood, Ginsberg, Kinnell, le Carré, Munro, Pynchon, and Vidal plus a fair share of younger lions like Eggers, Julavits, and Muldoon.
Pynchon isn’t all you’ll be reading this fall
| September 13, 2006
Stop whining and do your job
A president with a history of antipathy toward the media complains openly about the “knee-jerk liberal press.”
The White House and the media are not supposed to get along, stupid
| May 28, 2006
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