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Review: Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer

Once the "sheriff of Wall Street," Eliot Spitzer was a "fucking steamroller," flattening foes like former NYSE head Dick Grasso and destitute former AIG CEO Hank Greenberg (his "worthless" stock valued at a paltry $100 million, boo-hoo) during his rise
Was the Gov a victim of a political hit?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 12, 2010
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After images

Karen Finley won’t be naked, or covered in chocolate. Candied yams will not be involved. If there are neighborhood morality-watch squads in Salem, they’ll have the night off.
Karen Finley does Jackie
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 28, 2010

Bay State not the bluest

Mr. Faraone’s sidebar to the recent feature “ ‘Tea’ is for Terrorism” states that “Massachusetts is the most socialist, hippie liberal moon-bat enclave in the country.”
Letters to the Boston editor, May 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 07, 2010
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The Curse of the Big Dig

Call it the Curse of the Big Dig: virtually every politician with statewide significance who has over the years become intertwined with the Central Artery Project (as it is officially known) has seen his or her dreams of higher office dashed.
Tthe mere mention of the Central Artery Project can derail one's hopes for higher office. Charlie Baker is finding that out now.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 19, 2010
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Post-steroid baseball

The bunting is hung. The chalk lines are laid out with Euclidian precision.
Nine questions that will shape the new season
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 01, 2009
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The elephant also rises

Four months ago, the Republican Party seemed headed for the scrap heap. Today, things don't look quite so bad.
The GOP has a bumpy road ahead of them, but if they're savvy they'll be back in power sooner rather than later.
By STEVEN STARK  |  February 25, 2009


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Head case

Who is Jim Marzilli, exactly? Is he a predatory letch? Or is he a deeply troubled man who needs to be kept from harassing women — but also from hurting himself?
Media coverage of a State House sex scandal reveals the pitfalls of reporting on mental illness
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 23, 2008
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The Double standards

Women get screwed in sex scandals — and men get a free pass.
Women get screwed in sex scandals — and men get a free pass
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  May 21, 2008

April 2008

April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
Monthly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  April 01, 2008

Whatchu talkin’ about?

“It’s like going through puberty again.”
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 26, 2008

March 20, 2008


Weekly forecast
By SYMBOLINE DAI  |  March 19, 2008


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Shocker: RI GOP in disarray

An internecine battle has broken out between the couple dozen or so people who claim to be members of the Rhode Island Republican Party.
A real two-party system requires an effective minority party
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 19, 2008
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Pants afire

The ratio of falsehood to truth in the universe has not, of course, altered one jot since the world began.
Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 13, 2008
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Spitzer screws himself

In times of personal hardship and anguish, Phillipe + Jorge are always the first to offer our understanding and consolation to the aggrieved.
Wandering NY governor annihilates a once-promising political career
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 12, 2008
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Patrick Lynch goes for broke

One small basketball photo lurks inconspicuously on a far wall in the spacious South Main Street office of Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch.
In gunning for Governor, the term-limited AG has little to lose
By IAN DONNIS  |  January 23, 2008
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Waffle, battered

Hillary Clinton is on the defensive, now that her opponents have honed in on her apparent flip-flops and “waffling” in this past week’s debate.
All  politicians flip-flop — Hillary’s just not very good at it
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 07, 2007


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Student loan scandal

Are students getting screwed, and will anybody stop it?
Is your college getting paid to steer you in the wrong direction?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 28, 2007
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2007: Same as the old year

And they are off and running, in the 2007 edition of “How Can We Embarrass Little Rhody Even More?”
Relatives of Cicilline and Mollis continue the Vo Dilun tradition
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  January 11, 2007
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It wasn’t a dream

Many observers believe the Democrats’ gains were mostly a one-time rejection of all things Republican. But is this just the beginning of a period of political ascendancy for the Democratic Party? Ten to beat: Republicans who are ripe for the picking.
Four signs that the Democratic gains in 2006 could mark the start of a new, blue era in American politics
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 28, 2006
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Weld: from nominee to defendant?

Weld's troubles stemming from the Decker College scandal are far from over.
All’s well that ends Weld
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 07, 2006
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Weld’s college try

Bill Weld has hit rocky shoals in his attempt to become the first person since Sam Houston to get elected governor of two states.
An obscure school in Kentucky may cost Bill Weld an election — and maybe more
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  February 18, 2006