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Taking gay rights to Obama

You might have seen Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll, seniors at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, around town in the days leading up to November 3.
All Politics Is Local
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 20, 2009

After the Question 1 vote

Last Tuesday, Maine became the 31st state to put same-sex marriage to a public vote — and to have it lose.
Regrouping
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 13, 2009
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Politics on the ground

Convention , the opening-night feature at the fifth annual Camden International Film Festival, is a logistical triumph that chronicles a logistical triumph. AJ Schnack, the director of the Kurt Cobain documentary About a Son, organized a group of nine
AJ Schnack opens the Camden International Film Festival with Convention
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  September 25, 2009
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Interview: Shepard Fairey

"Denver wasn't great because I literally had a gun pointed at my head for putting posters up at the DNC."
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By EVAN J. GARZA  |  January 27, 2009

Capital cash

A well-connected Rhode Island couple has donated $100,000 for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
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By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 07, 2009

Forward thinking


Letters to the Boston editor, November 14, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  November 12, 2008


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California’s shame

The politics of division as practiced by lame-duck president George W. Bush at the connivance of his onetime Svengali Karl Rove are not dead.
Equal marriage rights suffers a setback, but there is hope. Plus, young voters.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 12, 2008
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Night of the living dead

It’s almost over. This is welcome news.
What if the election doesn’t end on Election Day?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 29, 2008
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Granite up for grabs

Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008

Facebooking the convention

We rounded up a few Maine luminaries who’ve alighted in the Mile High City for the Democratic National Convention, and translated their observations into Facebook speak.
News feed
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 27, 2008
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Opening-night jitters

The Democratic National Convention started off with a strange vibe that might be summed up in one word: restraint.
The DNC’s primary colors
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 27, 2008


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Photos: The '68 Democratic Convention


Images from the exhibit "The Whole World Was Watching" at Panopticon Gallery
By RON POWNALL  |  August 27, 2008
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  August 27, 2008
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A history of violence

It was August 28, 1968, and Ron Pownall could feel the storm brewing as he arrived at a Vietnam War protest during the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Ron Pownall’s photos of the ’68 Democratic Convention
By GREG COOK  |  August 26, 2008
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Photos: Democratic National Convention 2008


  The scene in Denver, from the protests to the podium. Updated daily.
By JOEFF DAVIS  |  August 26, 2008
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Mainers off to Denver

Two well-known Mainers will take a peace petition to the Democratic National Convention in Denver this weekend, aimed specifically at opposing military action, flat-out war, and economic sanctions against Iran.
Peace talks
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 20, 2008


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Women on the verge

At next week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver, Hillary Clinton’s delegates will get just about everything they’ve wanted — aside from the nomination of their candidate, of course.
Clinton die-hards have created a new-girls’ network bent on remedying decades of sexism by putting women in elected office
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 20, 2008
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Cash-strapped government

Most people realize that the nasty economic news is getting nastier.
Plus, what to do about Russia, and Obama’s upcoming convention
By EDITORIAL  |  August 20, 2008

Freedom RIDErs

This article originally appeared in the August 12, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A new civil-rights movement emerges
By SEAN FLYNN  |  August 14, 2008
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Flobots merge music and activism

Social justice will be an integral part of Flobots’ Providence visit this weekend.
Culture
By MATT JERZYK  |  August 06, 2008

Protesters will crash McCain fundraiser in Kennebunkport

McCain won’t be so luxuriously welcomed by all Mainers. Left-wing protesters are planning a counter-reception that will amount to quite the opposite of rolling out a red carpet.
A summer visitor
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 16, 2008


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Is this thing on?

In the modern age, America’s major-party conventions are love fests, feting their preselected nominees. But that may not be the case this year for Barack Obama.
Rather than get a bounce  from his convention, Obama might actually be hurt by the Democratic nominating event
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 09, 2008
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Reality bites

The war in Iraq has been on the back burner of the American political scene for some time.
Will Obama make good on his plan to exit Iraq by 2010? Don’t bet on it.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 09, 2008
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Local heroes 2008

In this, the eleventh annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Ramon Martinez, Bill Harley, Ren Whitaker, and Bob Fusaro
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2008
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Could America face a committee choice for president?

Like many thoughtful voters, I have privately wondered what would happen if John McCain, Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama were to die after being nominated.
Surprise Scenario
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  April 09, 2008
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Know your superdelegates

If they choose wisely, they’ll follow the will of the people all the way into the Oval Office.
Democratic insiders in Maine and throughout the country will decide the party's nominee
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  March 12, 2008


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The medium is the movie

In almost every movie you go to these days you’ll see another screen — a television, a computer, even another movie screen — within the screen you’re watching.
In new films, truth is fluid — and controlled by the click of a button
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 05, 2008
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Obama outside the Boom

A year ago, when I saw Obama speak on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire, he did not sound the way he does now.
The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 05, 2008
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The battle of the smallest state

Clinton bathed in the intense affection of an adoring crowd, her every statement punctuated by wild applause, chants, and a rising sea of blue signs touting her campaign.
The Rhode Island wields a rare impact as Clinton and Obama go head to head
By IAN DONNIS  |  February 29, 2008
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Courting dissent

One of the great principles of American jurisprudence, though not necessarily of film criticism, is a defendant’s right to confront his accuser in a court of law.
Interview: Brett Morgen defends his Chicago 10
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 27, 2008