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This year’s follies highlight the biggest problem in Rhode Island politics: amateurism

About halfway through Democrat Anthony Gemma's ridiculous Congressional campaign, I began to wonder if it was all an elaborate piece of performance art.
State House blunders
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 21, 2012

The gloves are off; Abel’s TV battle; parsing the polls

Phillipe and Jorge got a chuckle out of the recent complaint by GOP Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty that incumbent David "Little Chi-Chi" Cicilline was misrepresenting his record.
Playing hardball
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 05, 2012

Long term plan

Since you're reading this column, I assume you're a person well-versed in the important matters facing this state, or else you're insanely bored and found my stuff marginally more entertaining than the legal notices.
Maine Legislature in 2012
By AL DIAMON  |  December 09, 2011

Last choice

It's an outrage that a small group of devious political insiders has been allowed to manipulate the democratic process in a blatant attempt to restrict voting rights.
Voter suppression
By AL DIAMON  |  October 07, 2011

Hating the government you lead

The Augusta Civic Center lobby swarmed with soldiers, security guards, legislators, lobbyists, and Republican ladies in nice dresses with "Volunteer" badges.
LePage's inauguration
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 14, 2011

The circus came to town

In the days leading up to November 2, voters here and across the country heard a lot about the Tea Party — what various wins and losses would mean for the staying power of this relatively new political phenomenon, which candidates represented real Tea
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 05, 2010


Is The Wave Missing Mass.?


Just a little something to keep in mind as you watch returns tonight. There's a reason that Massachusetts's congressional seats are going to remain all,...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 02, 2010

Watching Turnout


Interesting fact: overall turnout numbers were almost exactly the same in the November 2006 statewide election (Deval Patrick) and the January 2010 special US Senate...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 02, 2010

Boston Turnout Up


Through 9:00am, 28,180 people had voted in Boston, according to official numbers obtained by the Phoenix. That's a very strong 7.6% of registered voters, and...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 02, 2010
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Caprio's Clinton fixation

It was the highlight of Democrat Frank Caprio's bid for governor: an endorsement by Bill Clinton before an enormous American flag at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
The gubernatorial hopeful is running an ‘It’s The Economy, Stupid’ campaign. But will the centrist approach work in a liberal-leaning state?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 22, 2010
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Beyond the polls

The presidential election got your knickers in a knot?
Electoral-entertainment guide
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 29, 2008


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Dear Mr. President . . .

Since March 1, Massachusetts school teacher B.J. Hill has been walking across the country in near Kerouacian fashion — though, unlike Sal Paradise, Hill has a greater mission than apple pie and Mexican trollops.
Redefining ‘Road Trip’
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 29, 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

Where do I vote?(1)

Polling hours November 3, 7 am-8 pm
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 01, 1900