David Petraeus

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Chilling in the Sunshine State; general mayhem; some music notes

Phillipe headed to Florida last week to meet with Jill Kelley, the Tampa socialite involved in the Petraeus-Broadwell scandal.
Come on down!
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 23, 2012

The independent herd

The big news in this election cycle is the rise of the Tea Party. Fair enough. But passing under the radar is an accompanying development that could have even more far-reaching consequences — the rise of an emboldened third force in our politics.
Is the nation in the midst of an unheralded political realignment?
By STEVEN STARK  |  October 08, 2010
"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

Grilling sessions

P+J have just finished watching the second day of the televised Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the confirmation of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
The senator is a supreme putz; General discontent; in praise of Byrd
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2010

You call this winning?

President Barack Obama scored.
Afghanistan complications multiply. Plus, Congress is heading for a weak wrap-up.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 02, 2010

Capuano for Senate

After a telescoped campaign, Massachusetts Democrats go to the polls Tuesday to choose a successor to a legend, Ted Kennedy.
Plus, Obama's Afghanistan blunder
By EDITORIAL  |  December 04, 2009


More sex, more Lincoln

The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 29, 2008

Best and the brightest

Phillipe + Jorge’s Roman Hruska Award, celebrating mediocrity in the General Assembly, goes to departing state Representative Joseph Scott. 
Departing lawmaker suggests closing Halitosis Hall for a few years
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 09, 2008

Twenty years pass, RI stays the same

Phillipe + Jorge were graciously asked to recall Rhode Island’s Monthly’s first dubious achievement-style Rhode Island Red Awards, as chosen in 1988 by your superior correspondents, during the mag’s 20th anniversary gala last week.
Acclaim for dubious deeds is an Ocean State mainstay
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 07, 2008

So to speak

The article attacking House Speaker Sal DiMasi by David S. Bernstein was offensive character assassination based on ethnic stereotyping and cute political correctness.
Letters to the Bostone editor, May 2, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 30, 2008

Trapped in Iraq

Watching the Senate Armed Services and the Foreign Relations Committees question Iraq proconsul General David Petraeus about the status of the war was a disturbing experience.
After suffering through the Petraeus hearings, it’s time for Congress to take responsibility for our sinkhole war.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 09, 2008


Slime time

Nasty presidential races are nothing new.

We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?

By ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008

Highway robbery

Not long ago, the path by which the recent Justice Department scandal traveled from tidbit to tsunami would have been seen as an exotic trip through an unknown land.

Is Internet populism destined for corporate ruin?

By DAN KENNEDY  |  October 04, 2007

In tragedy’s shadow

Jim Ogonowski, a 28-year military veteran and small-farm owner in Dracut, brings plenty of life story, personal accomplishments, and policy positions to his campaign for US Congress.
Politics encroached on 9/11 this year in Massachusetts, even if nobody wants to admit it
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 19, 2007

Disillusioning reality

It took the United States four years to get out of Vietnam.
The weight of public opinion will not get us out of Iraq. Plus, a huge boost for the arts.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 12, 2007

Locals push, in various ways, to end the war

Across Rhode Island, many people refuse to believe the hype that General David Petraeus’s September report to the nation actually means something.
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  August 22, 2007


Kennebunkport protest expected to draw around 5000

Cindy Sheehan seems unable to stay away from the peace movement that she publicly cut ties with just over two months ago.
Protest round-up
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 22, 2007