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"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions

"Rapture?! I hardly know her!": 5 of history's greatest failed predictions


 So now all that bullshit Rapture hoopla is far behind us, it's time to revel in a little schadenfreude. While we laugh at those on...
By David Eisenberg  |  May 23, 2011
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Hallelujah!

The Democrats won and the Republicans lost. That, in a nutshell, is the bottom line.
Health-care reform is a new high-water mark
By EDITORIAL  |  March 26, 2010
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Cheney's latest crime

As if there were any doubt, the latest CIA scandal once again reminds the nation that whatever former vice-president Dick Cheney touched turned to slime.
Plus, Coakley's welcome move against DOMA
By EDITORIAL  |  July 17, 2009
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Toxic talk: Hating Obama

During and just after the 2008 presidential campaign, the antipathy of right-wing pundits toward Barack Obama reached remarkable, often repugnant depths.
Repugnant anti-Obama hate speech has dissipated for the moment. How likely is it to raise its ugly head again?
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 19, 2009
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Big Red

“Views and Re-Views: Soviet Political Posters and Cartoons” is one of the best exhibits you’ll see in New England this year.
Brown offers a mirror-view of the 20th century
By GREG COOK  |  September 17, 2008
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Going both ways

Right now John McCain is doing better than he and the Republicans deserve.
Here’s a strategy sheet for McCain on how to defeat Obama.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 28, 2008


Crossword: ''Two by two''


Dissecting a fearsome foursome
By MATT JONES  |  December 12, 2007
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Bravo Rivo!

September 30 was a delicious day for this secular Jew
Plus Flickipedia
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 17, 2007
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Wrapped up

The upcoming presidential election was never going to be an easy one for the Republicans to win.
If a third candidate crowds the 2008 presidential election, the GOP will have effectively handed the election to Hillary
By STEVEN STARK  |  October 17, 2007
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Rallying cries

Though the press focuses on organization, tactics, and fundraising, campaigns are won by unifying ideas.
Candidates on both sides have yet to define their campaigns. Any ideas?
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 19, 2007
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The Common Ground Fair offers uncommonly good fun

If Maine is the way life should be, then the annual Common Ground Country Fair gives us some reasons why.
Coming up
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 13, 2007


Genuine sense of outrage

Democratic US Representative Tom Allen is being accused by editorial writers and other whack jobs of demeaning the political process.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 29, 2007
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Power struggle

If the foibles and failings of presidential politics drive you crazy every election cycle, you may not be able to take the latest offering from 2nd Story Theatre.
2nd Story’s enjoyable State of the Union
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 21, 2007

The high hurdles

This article originally appeared in the March 24, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Obstacles for Dukakis in the long run
By SCOT LEHIGH  |  April 09, 2007
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The conspiracist

“Assassination-conspiracy theorist” is a relatively recent addition to Paul Kuntzler’s résumé. Watch Paul Kuntzler on the JFK assassination
Gay-rights crusader Paul Kuntzler turns a sharp mind for detail to the JFK assassination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 11, 2007

Ford and the USA

Many of the thoughts recently expressed about Gerald R. Ford’s presidency remind your superior correspondents of just how dangerously far to the right this country has veered.
Where are the sensible conservatives these days?
By PHILLIPE AND GORGE  |  January 03, 2007


Flashbacks: November 24, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 21, 2006

The Boston Red Sox

This article originally appeared in the August 17, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Are they racist?
By TOM SHEEHAN  |  November 14, 2006

Higgins at large

This article originally appeared in the February 17, 1976 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
 
By GEORGE V. HIGGINS  |  November 14, 2006

Flashbacks: September 22, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By BOSTON PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  September 20, 2006

Trump at the Dump

How exciting that Johnston got a taste of the “Trump Magic” Monday night as the mighty capitalist icon with the ludicrous hairdo sent his management team into deepest Vo Dilun, trying to convince the folks there that what they need is a “major destinatio
The Donald’s minions talk smooth in Johnston
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 22, 2006