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Approaching the ‘fiscal cliff’

The political class may be focused on the presidential race and the fight for control of Congress. But an enormously intriguing — and consequential — tilt lingers on the other side the election.
The Next Fight
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 15, 2012

Hitting a nerve

David Bernstein's summary of Right on Crime's common-sense, holistic approach to criminal justice reform (see "Strange Bedfellows," Talking Politics, January 28) really hit a nerve.
Letters to the Boston editor, February 4, 2011
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  February 04, 2011
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Strange bedfellows: The right and left team up on criminal-justice reform

The practical result of the new spirit of political civility is still an open question, but there is one area where small-government conservatives and do-gooder liberals might really be moving toward significant policy agreement, compromise, and action:
Away from the spotlight, criminal-justice-reform advocates are making progress - with the help of their new friends, the conservatives
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 28, 2011
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Review: Casino Jack and the United States of Money (2010)

Alex Gibney has a gift for turning stories of corruption so thick they're nearly impenetrable into simple tales of unfettered greed and malfeasance.
The globe-trotting misdeeds of Jack Abramoff
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  June 25, 2010
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Conservative group lands Norquist for fundraiser

Grover Norquist is probably best known for saying, “My goal is to cut government in half in 25 years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.”
Talking politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 19, 2007
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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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Does Rhode Island need tax cuts for the rich?

A lot more than just the minutiae of $6.6 billion in state spending will be on the line when the General Assembly soon presents its response to Governor Donald L. Carcieri’s latest budget.
The budget resolution will be something of a bellwether for the state  
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 14, 2006
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Republicans, large and small

Going into the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Samuel Alito Jr., prevailing wisdom held that the acid test would be abortion rights.
Bush, Alito, Abramoff ... and Healey
By PHOENIX EDITORIAL  |  February 27, 2006