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Chavez dies; will poor be cold?

Last week, a man whose determination to embarrass the American government extended to helping US citizens when their own government wouldn't died, reportedly suffering a heart attack.
Fuel Price Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 15, 2013
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Education reform: The battle ahead

Five years ago, as George W. Bush was pushing No Child Left Behind, his younger, even sleazier sibling Neil was picking the initiative's pockets.
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 28, 2012
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46 Years of Phoenix Covers

We look back at some of our greatest hits.
A trip through the Phoenix cover archives
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 14, 2012
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Does Obama have the cojones to win?

To make sense of this bizarre and dispiriting moment in American politics, here are the things one needs to appreciate.
This WTF moment
By EDITORIAL  |  July 29, 2011
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From Morons to Assholes

A pyramid of political insults.
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By KARL STEVENS  |  July 15, 2011
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The plan to turn Rhode Island red

The Rhode Island Republican Party's reputation for ineptitude is, by any reasonable measure, richly deserved.
GOP strategist Ken McKay is quietly plotting a data-driven explosion of the state’s one-party rule
By DAVID SCHARFFENBERG  |  June 24, 2011


Strange bedfellows

It doesn't get weirder than this. A liberal Democrat from California wants to help conservative Republicans in Maine find somebody to run against moderate GOP US Senator Olympia Snowe.
Grossman conspires with wingnuts
By AL DIAMON  |  June 03, 2011
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Give Malalai Joya a visa

In a display of mendacity worthy of the days when the late Senator Joseph McCarthy stifled free speech from coast to coast, the United States Department of State has denied a visa to Afghanistan's most internationally recognized activist, Malalai Joya.
Plus, Obama's Libyan War
By EDITORIAL  |  March 25, 2011

Odd meter

It's time for that popular feature, Practical Advice for Political Nutjobs, the column that's been proven by complicated scientific-type testing to help weirdos avoid public humiliation. It also saves them money because they never again need to line the
Practical Advice for Political Nutjobs
By AL DIAMON  |  March 18, 2011

Pingree visits Guantanamo, advocates closure

Last week, Defense Secretary Robert Gates told Congress that keeping President Obama's promise to close the notorious military prison for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, would be difficult because of opposition from members of Congress. Ma
Gitmo state of mind
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 25, 2011
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Review: Bangor artist Kenny Cole lights the 'Hellfire' at SPACE Gallery

"The Hellfire Story" is a tough pill to swallow.
When there's smoke
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  November 26, 2010


Election whoas

Never before have a I seen such a classist, racist, lock-step-thinking set of election results in my time living here, and I — OK, kidding; kidding. Just wanted to get a rise out of the people who still think I'm all "Maine is a mess" and "White people
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 12, 2010

The view from the throne

We think we're turning Japanese, we think we're turning Japanese, we really think so. The Japanese have a tremendous obsession with toilets. But the Narragansett Bay Commission, which oversees treatment of metropolitan Providence's sewage, are getting
Toilet humor; They do? They don't?; The GOP is ont he clock; Dubya returns
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 12, 2010
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Review: Fair Game

Naomi Watts and Sean Penn tell the real Valerie Plame story
Naomi Watts and Sean Penn tell the real Valerie Plame story
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 30, 2010
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Review: South of the Border

Oliver Stone may have been easy on W. in his bio-pic, but he chops the dummy's head off in this revealing documentary about the social-welfare-minded neo-liberal leaders running South America, and the liars in the Bush administration who compared them
Oliver Stone's look at Hugo Chavéz, among others
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 01, 2010
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Just a reprieve? Unless Republican leaders learn from the past, another Iraq is in our future

In his address to the nation Tuesday evening, discussing the end of American combat operations in Iraq, Barack Obama took great pains to be apolitical, nonjudgmental, and even gracious toward his predecessor.
In terms of foreign policy, the Republican Party remains unapologetically committed to Bush/Cheneyism
By EDITORIAL  |  September 03, 2010


Cafeteria Americans

Congratulations to the national Republican Party. Dismissive of the Constitution and thoroughly addicted to whipping up fear and ignorance, they've now managed to get a rise out of the "booboisie" — H.L. Mencken's term for the clueless public — with thei
The mosque malarkey; constitutional showdown in Cranston
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 20, 2010
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Federal trans-formation

The LGBT community has had its complaints about Barack Obama and his administration, particularly concerning the pace of eliminating the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, and passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Frustrating on high-profile LGBT issues, Barack Obama has moved quickly, with little fanfare, on gender-identity issues.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 13, 2010
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Afghanistan: The war that's killing us

For several years now, I've been reading Andrew Bacevich's articles and books that argue for a reimagination of how American government conceives of and executes foreign policy.
Interview: Former Army colonel and current Boston University professor Andrew Bacevich explains why staying is a big mistake
By PETER KADZIS  |  July 30, 2010
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Bad behavior

The ghost of George W. Bush will haunt the this year's election season.
Corporate America's $200 million war chest, Apple's worm, Goldman's fine, BP's latest
By EDITORIAL  |  July 23, 2010
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Holy war

And so it came to pass, Roman Catholics, Mormons, and evangelical Protestants have banded together to battle, well, the rest of us — the heathens, the godless liberals, the Hitchens-reading progressives.
How an unholy alliance of Catholics, Mormons, and evangelicals seeks to control our lives
By JEFF INGLIS  |  June 25, 2010


Two sides to Guy

I’m a delegate at the state Democratic convention and I didn’t vote for Guy Glodis for auditor.
Boston Phoenix letters, June 25, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  June 25, 2010
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Say what?

Barack Obama is much more of an establishment-style president than the public generally realizes.
Obama should forget the feel-good and seize the opportunity in the Gulf
By EDITORIAL  |  June 18, 2010
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Mickey Mouse Multiculturalism

Massachusetts treasurer and independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill was off base when he accused incumbent governor Deval Patrick of "playing politics with terrorism" in the wake of Patrick's visit to the controversial Roxbury mosque maintained by
Governor Patrick's problematic Mosque visit. Plus, Bush — and the GOP — vote yes for torture
By EDITORIAL  |  June 11, 2010
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Walk for AIDS: 25 years(1)

Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
By EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010

High-octane coverage

Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 04, 2010


WALK FOR AIDS: 25 YEARS

JOIN IN THIS SUNDAY. DESPITE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS, MANY CHALLENGES REMAIN.
JOIN IN THIS SUNDAY. DESPITE SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS, MANY CHALLENGES REMAIN.
By  |  May 29, 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

Not a class act

I think the asshole label is apropos ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions 
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  May 28, 2010
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Meet Evan Thomas

Narrative is the throughline in the professional life of Evan Thomas.
The parallel careers of Newsweek's premier wordsmith
By PETER KADZIS  |  May 14, 2010