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The Very Smart People have proclaimed that the Democratic Party is about to reclaim control of the Maine House of Representatives.
| January 13, 2012
Can Maine's Democrats come back from the dead?
Let's skip over several huge problems the Maine Democratic Party faces as it tries to recover from its historic losses in November, when for the first time since 1964 the Republicans took control of both houses of the Legislature and the governorship.
Or have they been Republicans for too long?
| January 21, 2011
Interview: Davis Guggenheim, director of Waiting for Superman
Davis Guggenheim has always been a man on a mission.
Out with the Old School
| October 01, 2010
Can the Netroots triumph in Rhode island?
Stories of State Representative David Segal’s nascent, underdog run for Congress invariably make a nod to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. And rightly so.
On the Hustings
| May 21, 2010
Murph’s Last Grasp?
The ever-restless Stephen Murphy is at it again, running anew for state treasurer — just a few months after voters re-elected him to the Boston City Council.
Can Stephen Murphy rally his troops one last time, or is this stab at higher office his last?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| March 26, 2010
The right loves to rant against the "liberal-media elite," but there's one key media sector where the conservative id reigns supreme: talk radio.
Talk radio helped energize Scott Brown's Senate campaign. Will it doom the Democrats in 2010?
| February 05, 2010
Does Scott Brown’s victory mean doom for RI Democrats?
Republican Scott Brown's stunning victory this week in the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts has created something approaching panic in the ranks of Congressional Democrats.
| January 22, 2010
Has Obama peaked? No, he hasn't
Barack Obama's popularity should not be judged by the day-to-day, media-driven vagaries of politics — nor by the wishful thinking of his opponents.
Obama’s days of greatest power and popularity lie before him. But be warned: he might not do what you want with it.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| November 13, 2009
Your description of senatorial hopeful Stephen Lynch as a “lunch-bucket pol” is certainly a departure from the accuracy in political portrayal and substance I have grown accustomed to in the Phoenix.
Letters to the Boston editor, September 4, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 04, 2009
Obama redraws the map
Barack Obama has made history. The next question is whether his victory has sparked a lasting electoral realignment.
But the electoral shifts may not last
| November 05, 2008
It doesn't matter how many negative ads are broadcast or how many moose are slain on the tundra, candidates and their actions don't transform our politics nearly as much as outside events and circumstances do.
George W. Bush’s failures may have set off a tectonic shift in US presidential politics, commencing a Democratic Party reign
| October 09, 2008
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