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Fleeing factions

David S. Bernstein’s piece on the resurgence of anti-government rhetoric in the last few months is a little unfair, particularly since it lumps together radical conservative Republican movements with the Libertarian strain of right-wing thought.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 3, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 01, 2009
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Eating like tourists

This year Portland's restaurant "scene" seemed to nudge its way into the consciousness of the national food media
Are Portland restaurants captive to visitors' dollars?
By BRIAN DUFF  |  December 23, 2008

Be Progressive

What Jeff Inglis and Deirdre Fulton fail to address in their coverage of Barack Obama.
Obama the non-progressive
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  December 23, 2008
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The Impeachinator

From Caligula to Bush...er Obama: Bruce Fein watches them all.
Watchdog Fein
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 19, 2008
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Intelligence deficit

The American press and public rarely get riled up these days over new revelations concerning President George W. Bush and his administration’s sorry history.
Bush fooled voters and the press once on Iraq. Can McCain get away with the same thing?
By EDITORIAL  |  June 11, 2008
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The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008


Give outsiders time

I do have to say your prediction that none of these “outsiders” has a chance of un-seating Republican incumbent Susan Collins seems both premature and unfair.
Letters to the Portland editor
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  March 26, 2008
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The outsiders

Just a few months ago, the story-line of Maine’s 2008 US Senate race seemed inevitable.
None of Maine’s indy candidates can win a seat in the US Senate, but they will have a say in who does
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 05, 2008
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Dance, monkey: Andrea Henry

Immediately projected all my unfulfilled dreams onto her. She’s already signed up for Patriots cheerleading camp.
We put a comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 04, 2008
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Dance, monkey: Louis CK

I think that the World Health Organization is probably better. I don’t even know what they do, but I’m sure they’re more productive than underpants.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 26, 2008
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Everything is coming up bacon

Pigs are noble creatures, selflessly giving of their delectable flesh — and we need as many of them as we can get.
That intoxicating smell, the siren-call sizzle — looks like pop culture has gone hog wild
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 22, 2008


Crossword: ''Vote early''


An invasion of the first six states to cast ballots
By MATT JONES  |  January 23, 2008
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Staying afloat

The only way I have found myself able to be an intensely passionate American, patriot, and political activist is through my support of Dennis Kucinich and his ideas.
Kucinich supporters won’t give up the ship
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 16, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Billy Gardell

We could have a couple of monkeys run this country from a Russian space station.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  January 16, 2008
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Hillary's triumph

Hillary Clinton’s breathtaking rebound in New Hampshire is, in a very real way, in line with Barack Obama’s Iowa win: it confounded expectations.
Plus, why Obama still matters, and the Edwards factor
By EDITORIAL  |  January 09, 2008
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Dubya’s final countdown

So the countdown begins on the last year in office of the cross-eyed, flash card-taught, flight suit-wearing little cowboy.
Thanks be, time’s running down on his disastrous presidency
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 02, 2008


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On the national affront

Where does one begin to recap 12 months of such willful self-parody?
An inescapable year reaches its inevitable conclusion
By BARRY CRIMMINS  |  December 19, 2007
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Dance, Monkey: Rich Jenkins

It’s graded on a curve. I’m pretty hot for a comedian.
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 10, 2007

Cracking the nutcase

Since Colbert is making fun of know-it-all, combative, mean-spirited talk-show hosts, except when he is going after targets such as Bush, he isn’t Rambo-like.
Letters to the editor
By LETTERS TO THE EDITOR  |  November 28, 2007
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Suffrage net city

Three years ago, when the Red Sox were winning and John Kerry was losing, YouTube hadn’t even been invented.
The Web has become key to presidential politics — we rate the candidates on how they’ve put Al Gore’s invention to use
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 28, 2007

Left hook

David S. Bernstein is very well-informed about the Allston-Brighton race for the Ninth District City Council seat.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 21, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 12, 2007


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Damn you, Barack Obama

Now that Obama's small contributors have effectively rewritten the history of political-campaign funding, even die-hard cynics are drinking the Kool-Aid.
Win or lose, Obama's small donors may have already brought a revolution in campaign financing
By AL GIORDANO  |  September 26, 2007
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Stable — within limits

There’s been very little movement in state and national Democratic polls over the past six months.
Clinton’s dominated the Democratic field since february, but voters are getting used to Obama
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 29, 2007

Lesser doesn’t mean loser

I have to complain that by literally writing off candidates such as Dennis Kucinich — candidates who actually stand for something besides a vague sound bite.
Letters to the Boston editor: August 31, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 29, 2007
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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.
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By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  August 22, 2007
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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


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About-face time

Conventional wisdom says that debates help everyone but the front-runner in the polls, because they give the pack exposure and face time next to the leader.
Debates usually help lesser-known pols. This season, they’re crushing them.
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 15, 2007
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Iraq and a hard place

Getting out of Iraq is going to be more difficult than getting in.
The Democratic presidential candidates must articulate clear exit strategies
By EDITORIAL  |  August 01, 2007
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Pushing to replace Bush

On an overcast night in early June, nearly 100 of US Senator Barack Obama’s local supporters crowded into the Peerless Lofts in downtown Providence.
Rhode Islanders are getting busy while supporting their favorite democrats
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  July 11, 2007