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The other side of the McGovern legacy
George McGovern's death on October 21 has inspired remembrances of his status as a longtime liberal champion, but also his losing 1972 presidential campaign.
| November 02, 2012
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
BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF
| August 28, 2009
Luis's Lost Years
It had been nearly half a century since Luis Tiant stood on the Cuban soil where he was born, and where he first learned the skills that would see him become one of the greatest and most beloved pitchers in Red Sox history.
After five decades of exile, Red Sox great Luis Tiant journeys back to Cuba
| April 24, 2009
Lou Dobbs in 2012?
On November 4, the United States will elect a new president. And, on November 5, in this era of the permanent campaign, the Road to the White House 2012 will begin in earnest.
As the GOP implodes, the financial crisis may present a white-hot moment for a third-party voice to enter the fray
| October 16, 2008
Where has all the Gonzo gone?
On top of everything else they’ve blighted over their awful eight-year reign, the Bushies did this: they killed Hunter S. Thompson.
In the first presidential election since the death of Hunter S. Thompson, we finally realize what we've lost
| July 23, 2008
Every candidate has vulnerable blind spots, especially one new to the national scene, so there are ways to run against Obama. But the current approach has a particularly fatal flaw: it’s untrue.
Conservatives are missing the mark on Obama’s vulnerability
| July 02, 2008
One odd thing is already clear about the fall campaign: in it, one of the two major candidates, John McCain, is going to play only a minor role.
If Obama is to win the general election, he’ll have to crib from the playbook of . . . Ronald Reagan
| June 11, 2008
Could America face a committee choice for president?
Like many thoughtful voters, I have privately wondered what would happen if John McCain, Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama were to die after being nominated.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| April 09, 2008
With the news that Florida and Michigan are unlikely to redo their primaries, it’s become even more probable that Barack Obama will be the Democratic presidential nominee.
An Obama win in November would be historic for reasons beyond race
| March 26, 2008
Know your superdelegates
If they choose wisely, they’ll follow the will of the people all the way into the Oval Office.
Democratic insiders in Maine and throughout the country will decide the party's nominee
| March 12, 2008
Those in the press always prefer presidential races to be close contests, and this year they’ve seemingly lucked out again.
Even if Obama goes three for three in January, he still faces a steep challenge from Clinton
| December 19, 2007
Take it for granite
With roughly a month to go until the nominating process actually begins in Iowa, the contours of the 2008 presidential race are now clear.
If Hillary clinton wins New Hampshire, she’ll be tough to beat for the nomination. But Iowa is up for grabs . . .
| November 28, 2007
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.
| August 15, 2007
Much of Barack Obama’s appeal is rooted in his promise to bring a new style of thoughtful politics to Washington.
Can race trump the egghead factor in Obama’s bid for the nomination?
| July 20, 2007
The measure of a mayor
This article originally appeared in the May 2, 1978 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
What have ten years of Kevin White meant for Boston?
| November 14, 2006
Off with their heads
The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
| October 20, 2006
Stuck inside of Warwick
This article originally appeared in the July 25, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The Rolling Stones at Boston Garden
| October 16, 2006
The U.S. VS. John Lennon
Those who are drawn to the darker side of John Lennon may find this documentary from David Leaf and John Scheinfeld’s about the murdered ex-Beatle’s political activism a tad squeaky clean. Watch the trailer for The U.S. VS. John Lennon (QuickTime)
A tad squeaky clean
| September 27, 2006
Lowlights from DemCon 2006
Yes, Virginia, there were some inspiring moments in Worcester’s DCU Center last weekend, with Deval Patrick’s first speech on Saturday topping the list.
| June 07, 2006
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