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Holy war

And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010

Latter day taint

Fifteen years ago, Glenn Beck was a small-market DJ with a drinking problem, no friends, and bleak professional prospects. Today, he’s a Fox News superstar averaging 2.4 million viewers, an inexorably successful author, and the leader of a popular movem
How Glenn Beck is driven by Mormonism — and why his fellow faithful (including Mitt Romney) should be worried
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 09, 2009

Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009

Booked up

Summertime, and the reading is easy.
Several shelves’ worth of summer reads
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 09, 2008

The passion of the candidate

Pity Mitt Romney, the object of religious persecution, forced to make a public speech confronting the antagonistic forces that have kept his candidacy down by attacking his faith.
Romney’s religion speech was aimed at Christian conservatives, but his model wasn’t JFK — it was Mel Gibson
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 12, 2007

Mitt’s thorny threesome

Whatever Mitt Romney is doing in a few years, he’ll always have the Summer of ’07.
How will a trio of new media developments affect the Romney presidential campaign?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 22, 2007


September Dawn

The violence, when it comes, is shot in slow, luxuriant detail that feels almost pornographic.
A descent into caricatures
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 22, 2007

Balloon wars

A wonderful, uplifting story is coming out of Utah.
Sports blotter: "Glory of Love" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 11, 2007

Romney's greatest gaffes - 'tar baby' update

Even by Mitt Romney’s gaffe-tastic standards, this was a bad one.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2006

Mitt can’t pull a JFK

Sorry, Mitt, but the JFK approach isn’t going to cut it.
The Mormon speech Mitt Romney needs to give
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 12, 2006

Romney’s greatest gaffes — so far

All of a sudden, Massachusetts is America’s poster child for health-care reform — and nobody’s happier about that than Governor Mitt Romney, who, as a result, has become a popular dark-horse pick for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 21, 2006


Great open road speed

Forget peanut butter and banana, Laurel and Hardy, Tango and Cash: almost nothing goes together quite like vehicular violence and football.
Plus, another college rape case
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 19, 2006