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Have you heard the one about Chappaquiddick?
Last week, during an appearance on the Washington, DC–based Diane Rehm Show on NPR, Ted Kennedy biographer Edward Klein suggested that if Kennedy could witness his own funeral he'd probably crack a joke.
| September 04, 2009
Shooting from the lip
Washington – Edward M. Kennedy's presidential campaign has a serious problem, and the problem appears to be Edward M. Kennedy. During the week in which leadership was transformed from a word in the lexicon of his campaign rhetoric to a measurable realit
Kennedy's gaffe on Iran manages to make a bad image worse
| August 28, 2009
Public and private affairs
Philandering, like heavy drinking, traditionally has been one of those activities that the boys in the press keep mum about when reporting on the boys on the Hill, or the boy in the White House, or any boy, for that matter. The rationales for this sile
The case for making a campaign issue of Teddy's reputation for philandering
| August 28, 2009
The broad brush strokes of Teddy Kennedy's presidential announcement may have uplifted liberal hearts, but Jerry Brown's announcement challenged liberal thinking with some pencil-sharp specifics about the role of government in economic planning for the 1
East Coast, West Coast: It's the Ted & Jerry Show
MARCO TRBOVICH AND CHARLES P. PIERCE
| August 28, 2009
Howie's gay love-in!
Wait, lemme get this straight: Was that Howie Carr — who's known for accompanying on-air references to homosexuality with a crude audio approximation of gay sex — happily schmoozing with guest Randy Price this past week?
Carr plays nice with Randy Price. Plus, the Globe's tough new Kennedy bio defies expectations.
| February 18, 2009
What Obama must do
For all the fawning press Barack Obama has received, the grace and favor with which he has been treated is nothing compared with the free ride McCain has enjoyed.
A new talent must wrestle with an old hand at political survival
| August 27, 2008
The friends of Jack Kelly
This article originally appeared in the July 4, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
In the end, the adventure killed him
DAVE O'BRIAN AND TOM SHEEHAN
| July 08, 2008
A leading theme among Democrats this year is how they won’t allow Barack Obama to be “Swift-boated,” as John Kerry was in 2004.
How to eliminate a bad decision or policy misstep and win back voters
| June 04, 2008
Take a sad song and make it better
In two weeks the Democratic candidates will gather for their first debate.
Hillary had better learn the art of apology — and fast
| April 11, 2007
Wet, hot American summer
On June 2, 2106, it’s hot.
What Boston will be like in 2106 if we do nothing to stop global warming
| June 02, 2006
Driving Mr. Kennedy
Where the hell was the chauffeur when US Representative Patrick Kennedy needed him?
A plurality of JFK and Jesus portraits shore up Patrick’s base
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| May 10, 2006
Where is the hate?
Once upon a time, no one whipped up conservative rage like Ted Kennedy.
The slow death of Kennedy loathing
| March 22, 2006
Do the Donald
Now that The Donald has emerged as the bankroller of a proposed casino in deepest Johnston — and wouldn’t the landfill be wonderful as a site, symbolic in so many ways — it’s time to get into full Trump mode.
Trump’s entry raises the casino sweepstakes
| February 23, 2006
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