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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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The Mouth Behind the Eye

Norma Nathan, who looks for all the world like a naïve and guileless suburban homemaker (and knows it), was down on Long Wharf a couple of weeks back, snooping around. She was checking out a rumor that Ed King, his Cabinet, a group of political supporte
Maybe Norma Nathan is just a nice little Jewish mother from the North Shore. After all, she says she only assaults people who assault her.  
By DAVE O'BRIAN  |  August 21, 2009
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Sporting Eye

There were 7800 official entries and between 2000 and 3000 others along for the ride. By our crude calculations, the leaders were a mile and a half into the course by the time the last runner crossed the starting line.
See how they ran: No loneliness for these long-distance athletes
By GEORGE KIMBALL and MICHAEL GEE  |  May 01, 2009

Fair game

There is a big difference between games that are consciously edgy or controversial, such as Postal or Super Columbine Massacre, and games that are intended as nothing but exploitive pornography, such as Custer’s Revenge.
Boston Phoenix Letters: May 9, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 07, 2008
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Communication breakdown

You campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo famously claimed, but you govern in prose. Don’t buy the dichotomy.

How did Deval Patrick's greatest strength become a dangerous weakness?


By ADAM REILLY  |  April 24, 2008

Jackson's sweet dream

This article originally appeared in the March 4, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign


By SCOT LEHIGH  |  March 07, 2008


The high hurdles

This article originally appeared in the March 24, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Obstacles for Dukakis in the long run
By SCOT LEHIGH  |  April 09, 2007

Déjà Duke

This article originally appeared in the May 1, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Second verse same as the first
By SCOTT LEHIGH  |  November 14, 2006
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Deval’s New Hampshire Dilemma

Mitt Romney has left Deval Patrick a full raft of problems, from last Friday’s out-of-the-blue unilateral cuts to the state budget to a broken downtown tunnel system people are afraid to drive through.
Who to back, how to dis Mitt, and what about Nevada?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 14, 2006
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Night of the living dead?

Reading your feature on the Massachusetts Republican Party’s long slide into irrelevance, I’m reminded of that suddenly popular quote: “I used to be a Republican before they lost their minds."
Letters to the Boston editor: October 27, 2006
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 25, 2006
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Ground game

Forget Deval Patrick’s 5000-person rally on Boston Common last weekend. A humbler event that took place a few days earlier — an October 11 community meeting in Quincy — offers keener insight into the Patrick-campaign ethos.
Deval Patrick’s extreme grassroots approach
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 20, 2006


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Romney's greatest gaffes - 'tar baby' update

Even by Mitt Romney’s gaffe-tastic standards, this was a bad one.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2006
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Romney’s greatest gaffes — so far

All of a sudden, Massachusetts is America’s poster child for health-care reform — and nobody’s happier about that than Governor Mitt Romney, who, as a result, has become a popular dark-horse pick for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 21, 2006