Claiborne Pell

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Our quirky, compelling senator

Any faithful reader of the Providence Journal is familiar with the talents of G. Wayne Miller — a reporter with a remarkable knack for storytelling.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 30, 2011

That sense of entitlement

I read myriad newspapers. I also listen to radio and television news reports (with an affinity for the BBC, which has always seemed to know how to do broadcast news).
Musing on “me, now, more”; hope in RI; marriage doesn’t need defending
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 22, 2011

What now?

Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's campaigns were always about something far larger than Rhode Island's First Congressional District, which snakes from Burrillville down through the Blackstone Valley and into Newport.
Kennedy's exit rewrites the political game book.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 19, 2010

A look at a ‘very different senator’

Six-term Senator Claiborne Pell died at 90 early this year.
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 25, 2009

One of a kind

Phillipe + Jorge took time to attend the funeral of Claiborne Pell, in deference to all that he did for both Rhode Island and civility everywhere he went.
Rest in peace, Claiborne Pell, former senator and all-around class act
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 07, 2009

Obama for president

The Phoenix endorses Barack Obama for President and Joe Biden for Vice President.
Plus, Reed for Senate, Kennedy and Langevin for US House, and choices for State Senate, House, and more


30 on 30

The Providence Phoenix celebrates 30 years with 30 interviews  
30 local luminaries look back on 30 years of the New Paper and the Providence Phoenix
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2008

The Quiet Power of Jack Reed

As he closes out his second six-year term in the Senate, perhaps the most elite club in politics, Reed is the subject of ongoing speculation about his future.
Without seeking the spotlight, the senator and his star continue to rise
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 13, 2008

A vote is a terrible thing to waste

Yes, in a display of self-aggrandizement that would make Tom Cruise gasp, it is time for the mighty Phillipe & Jorge to make our endorsements.
Some helpful hints for November 7
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  November 01, 2006

Capital boneheads

The willing support of GOP US representatives for Dubya’s spying on innocent Americans, violating their civil rights on a daily basis for years, makes this all the more detestable, if not laughable.
Uproar over Jefferson investigation is stupid
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  May 31, 2006