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Who are you voting for?

And could your vote be a waste ?
By KARL STEVENS  |  November 02, 2012

Stein or Supreme: What kind of voter am I?

I'm an Italian Bostonian from Korean Queens who's embarrassed by Caucasian corniness and loves soul food. Race isn't my big issue, though; I despise Glenn Beck and Tyler Perry equally, adore Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld, and loathe both Mitt Romney a
Scream On
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 02, 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

The Hipster Candidate

Stein has spent the past decade hammering inequities that the increasingly broke public claims it wants corrected." Truly, she's the hipster candidate.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, August 31, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 31, 2012

Talking points

Maine has had a favorable history when it comes to third parties in chaotic political times.
Letters to the Portland Phoenix Editor, April 22, 2011


Purple Mass Group

There's a message in how Governor Deval Patrick and Charlie Baker laugh off Tim Cahill's venom in the gubernatorial debates: neither Republicans nor Democrats are sweating their Independent rival in the 2010 election.
Massachusetts has more Independent voters — and candidates — than ever. Will they ever make a difference?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 08, 2010

Feed the animals

Nothing is more pathetic than the sight of destitute gubernatorial candidates scrounging through trash receptacles for returnable bottles and cans, sleeping in shelters, and eating in charity food kitchens.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 07, 2009

The alt-candidates

A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008

Four Greens fight for their party’s nomination

Supporters of Cynthia McKinney say that choosing a presidential nominee doesn’t have to mean selecting between a black and a female candidate.
Alternative Politics
By TIM LEHNERT  |  April 02, 2008

Alternative Politics

The Green Party’s 2008 vice presidential candidate is an articulate juggernaut of personality: Sedinam Kinamo Christin Moyowasifza-Curry.
Curry carries the VP banner for the Greens
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 08, 2007


The hippest guy in state government

The idiosyncratic crowd indicated just how different this event was from your standard legislative money-maker.
State Rep David Segal brings some youthful cool to the general assembly
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 26, 2007

Strange constitution

It would be easy to make fun of the Maine Constitution Party. So, I will.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  June 06, 2007

Portland Phoenix, the best in New England!

The Portland Phoenix had its best year ever at the New England Press Association (NEPA) awards banquet on Saturday, taking home 15 awards, including 10 for first place.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 14, 2007

Trotting out Trotsky

It’s a sign of the political times here in Portland when the Green Independent Party isn’t considered progressive enough.
 Surprise party
By SARA DONNELLY  |  December 13, 2006

Rebels in the general assembly

To the displeasure of progressives around Rhode Island, the Democrat-controlled General Assembly this year passed mammoth tax cuts for the wealthiest of Rhode Islanders — the same kind of tax cuts for which national Democrats have hammered President Geor
Can progressives change the debate on the issues that matter?
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  October 18, 2006


Toste and Jabour duke it out in District 5

Although Providence city councilor David Segal — the only Green Party member to win election in Rhode Island — became a Democrat to pursue a seat in the House of Representatives, Jeff Toste is maintaining his Green identification while making his third b
City watch
By TIM LEHNERT  |  October 11, 2006

Berg brings his anti-war message to RI

Running as a Green Party member against seven-term incumbent US Representative Mike Castle (R-Delaware), Michael Berg faces a scant prospect of winning the November election.
Annals of dissent
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 05, 2006

Activist Yurdin targets Ward One council seat

In 2002, David Segal emerged victorious in a four-way City Council race in Providence’s Ward One, becoming the first and only Green Party member to win election in Rhode Island.
Talking Politics, Pt. 1
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 28, 2006
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Grass roots fire fight

During its recent convention, the Maine Green Party transformed itself from a chronically decentralized group of activist-skeptics into a maybe, possibly, if-you-squint-your-eyes-could-be a unified party with a palpable lust for political power.
Maine Greens, burned by internal conflict, struggle to stay alive
By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 07, 2006

Local heroes

In this, the ninth annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight four people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Bill Shuey, Valerie Tutson, Greg Gerritt, and Scott Wolf

Free money

There is a program that might ease renter’s ache: Maine Residents Property Tax and Rent Refund Program.
Rent relief!
By AMY MARTIN  |  April 12, 2006
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Block Party

This November, Green party candidates will run for Portland City Council against incumbents Karen Geraghty and Will Gorham, according to the Portland Green Independent Committee's co-chairman.
Portland’s Greens go for the council
By SARA DONNELLY  |  April 05, 2006

Toste makes another Green bid for state Senate

After making two credible challenges to state Senator Frank Caprio, Jeff Toste of the Green Party has developed his name recognition among the voters of Providence’s District 5, which encompasses much of the West Side.
Talking Politics  
By TIM LEHNERT  |  March 29, 2006

Are you dead yet?

The Green Party is contracting, to the point where that’s about the only place it has any political impact, and once you get outside Portland, Green candidates for the Legislature are rare as profitable paper mills.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  March 29, 2006