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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
The broad brush strokes of Teddy Kennedy's presidential announcement may have uplifted liberal hearts, but Jerry Brown's announcement challenged liberal thinking with some pencil-sharp specifics about the role of government in economic planning for the 1
East Coast, West Coast: It's the Ted & Jerry Show
MARCO TRBOVICH AND CHARLES P. PIERCE
| August 28, 2009
Back to the barricades
In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.
Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
| October 15, 2008
A history of violence
It was August 28, 1968, and Ron Pownall could feel the storm brewing as he arrived at a Vietnam War protest during the Democratic Convention in Chicago.
Ron Pownall’s photos of the ’68 Democratic Convention
| August 26, 2008
“We will be fighting for forty years.” Reading those words at the end of Norman Mailer’s 1968 Miami and the Siege of Chicago , you can’t help but feel a chill.
Mailer on the ’68 conventions
| August 19, 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
Beyond the spin
The day after Barack Obama inched ahead of challenger Hillary Clinton in the superdelegate count, the indefatigable Clinton won the West Virginia primary.
Why Clinton's commanding West Virginia win is more show than substance
| May 14, 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
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
Rhode Island: Vote for Obama
The 2008 election is guaranteed to enjoy a special place in history.
Barack offers the best chance for a fresh start
| February 27, 2008
One for the books
It’s hard to believe that we just had a week without a primary.
Can tales of the Democratic party’s glory days help Obama and Clinton?
| February 27, 2008
Vote for Obama
If ever there were a need for clarity — of purpose and resolve — it is now.
Barack offers America the best chance for a fresh start
| February 06, 2008
On the national affront
Where does one begin to recap 12 months of such willful self-parody?
An inescapable year reaches its inevitable conclusion
| December 19, 2007
Say it ain’t so, Cindy Sheehan
The best place to observe the masochistic tendencies of the American left these days is in San Francisco.
Plus, the turd’s blossom has finally fallen off
| August 15, 2007
The shape of things to come
The Democratic front-runners and the Republican establishment will be making critical decisions in the coming weeks that will shape the course of the race.
The defining issues of each party’s campaign are being decided now
| May 09, 2007
Presidential toteboard: To run, or not to run
In virtually every election cycle, there is a group of candidates who linger on the sidelines, unable to decide whether to enter the race.
As saviors or spoilers, would-be candidates could still change the ’08 race
| March 21, 2007
More rules for pols
Well, there are less than 21 months before the election, and the “Tote Board” is already computing the odds.
Even Richard Nixon could get himself elected today with these tips
| February 21, 2007
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