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"Obama’s Wars" by Bob Woodward: The inside scoop — so far

"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...
By Peter Kadzis  |  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
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 30, 2010
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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
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  December 17, 2008
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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.
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By IAN DONNIS  |  March 26, 2008
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For real change, the chattering classes need to take a fall

The key word of the moment in America is “change.”
Phillipe and Jorge
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 09, 2008
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Fighting words

Imagine that suicide bombers have just blasted three American shopping malls.
The ‘War on Terror’ in Jenny Holzer’s declassified documents
By GREG COOK  |  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
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 28, 2007
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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
By ADAM REILLY  |  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?
By PHILLIPE AND GORGE  |  January 03, 2007
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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
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  October 31, 2006
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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.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 20, 2006


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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
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  October 04, 2006
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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  
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 13, 2006
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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
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 28, 2006