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Highway robbery

Not long ago, the path by which the recent Justice Department scandal traveled from tidbit to tsunami would have been seen as an exotic trip through an unknown land.

Is Internet populism destined for corporate ruin?


By DAN KENNEDY  |  October 04, 2007
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The Mormonator

With the single-minded discipline and cold-blooded calculation of a cyborg, Mitt Romney is executing an aggressive campaign plan.
Mitt Romney has a steely-eyed mission to crush his opponents. Next battlefield: Ames, Iowa.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 23, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Using the Web to stop a war

Wesley Clark is 62 years old. He is a retired four-star general, and is the former supreme allied commander of NATO. He also has a MySpace page.
Wes is more
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 14, 2007
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The new armies of the ’net

More than a million people have downloaded the “Hello Garci” ring tone.
Can pop technology ramp up public interest in politics?
By ERICA SAGRANS  |  February 01, 2007
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Seven for seven

While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 2006


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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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The GOP’s tin ear

Anyone still wondering whether the GOP has lost touch with the electorate can find more evidence in the controversy over newly elected congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress.
Republican silence in the face of attacks on the first Muslim congressman speaks volumes. Plus, Deval Patrick misses a “teachable moment.”
By EDITORIAL  |  December 27, 2006
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Goodbye, cruel America

Toward the end of 2006, we woke up to the glad news that Chile’s former strongman Augusto Pinochet had saved everyone the trouble of hanging his sickly carcass for war crimes and atrocities by dying of a heart attack.
An in-death eulogy for 2006
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  December 20, 2006
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Not that there’s anything wrong with that

Want to make the mainstream press squirm? Suggest that a major public figure is gay.
Big media’s big gay baggage
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 21, 2006
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Can Mitt win?

To understand why Mitt Romney’s dream of capturing the Republican presidential nomination is not far-fetched, you first have to understand what Rudy Giuliani is doing — or rather, not doing.
Romney’s chances of winning the GOP presidential nod hinge on conservatives’ hatred of John McCain
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 21, 2006


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Blame game

For Democratic partisans, the pleasure of watching Republicans lose their shirts in last week’s midterm elections was matched only by the joy of watching Republicans admit defeat.
The conservative press grapples with a very bad week
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 15, 2006
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Windbags of change

Regardless of which major party sits astride Capitol Hill, Washington is a conservative city. Not in ideological terms, mind you.
A front-row seat at the midterm elections
By CHRIS LEHMANN  |  November 08, 2006
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Last of the Macacas

When we last saw George Allen, the Republican senator from Virginia was gamely struggling to explain why he’d kept a Confederate flag in his home and what looked to be a noose in his law office. Watch George Allen call S.R. Sidarth “Macaca” on YouTube
George Allen trumps noose
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 17, 2006
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Romney's first draft

If a few recent incidents are any indication, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, widely viewed as a likely Republican presidential hopeful in 2008, is quite concerned about the hometown press.
The Massachusetts media could play a big role in shaping Mitt’s ’08 bid — or close to none at all
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 19, 2006

Rants of the Right

GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 01, 1900