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The Big Ligotti

Like his homeboy Scott Brown, Boston's elephant in the room is poised to make noise beyond Massachusetts
Like his homeboy Scott Brown, Boston's elephant in the room is poised to make noise beyond Massachusetts
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 05, 2010

Goldfarb speaks!


Back on Halloween, I had harsh words for then-McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb's reference...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 27, 2009
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Review: Dälek's Gutter Tactics

Bad-ass buzzkills 
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By MICHAEL PATRICK BRADY  |  January 27, 2009
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A meme deferred

Nobody knows exactly what Obama means yet, but Dyson is having a great time figuring it out.
Michael Eric Dyson changes the subject at Harvard
By RICHARD BECK  |  November 11, 2008

Bad spokesmanship


Earlier this year, when he was still the online editor for the Weekly Standard, Michael Goldfarb and I appeared together on NECN's NewsNight with Jim...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 31, 2008
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Rise of the political bogeyman

The Republicans appear headed to a second straight national pummeling, which will leave it marginalized in the federal government and an increasing number of state houses. Many party faithful are already noting the need for the GOP to move back toward t
Impotent on the issues, the GOP turns to scare tactics. Be afraid!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008


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Night of the living dead

It’s almost over. This is welcome news.
What if the election doesn’t end on Election Day?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 29, 2008
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Travels with Sarah

Apparently, the idea of Palin as the Queen Esther for our time has made it to New Hampshire.  
As Palin tours New Hampshire, signs of Biblical calling, talent on the stump, and a shot at 2012
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 22, 2008

Ben Dover’s big bailout

Phillipe + Jorge are furious over the $700 billion bailout of the pinstriped pirates of Wall Street, who are laughing as they return to their McMansions.  
Our congressional officials owe Rhode Island an apology
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 09, 2008
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Leggo my ego!

If Barack Obama loses the presidency this November, it won’t be because of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, or “Bitter-gate,” or sundry other vulnerabilities.
The GOP is smearing Obama as a narcissist. So why is the press playing along?
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 30, 2008

Who’s the real Obama?

Do we know who Obama is and what motivates him, and are we really looking to find out?
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 23, 2008


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Reality bites

The war in Iraq has been on the back burner of the American political scene for some time.
Will Obama make good on his plan to exit Iraq by 2010? Don’t bet on it.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 09, 2008
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Radical tweak

Every candidate has vulnerable blind spots, especially one new to the national scene, so there are ways to run against Obama. But the current approach has a particularly fatal flaw: it’s untrue.
Conservatives are missing the mark on Obama’s vulnerability
By STEVEN STARK  |  July 02, 2008

Baby mama drama

I’ve been working to kick my heavy diet of mainstream media programming.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 25, 2008
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Claiming the nomination, Obama achieves the re-markable

On Tuesday, the Democratic Party’s historic embrace of a black presidential candidate seemed both unremarkable and amazing.
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  June 04, 2008
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‘Sorry’ state

A leading theme among Democrats this year is how they won’t allow Barack Obama to be “Swift-boated,” as John Kerry was in 2004.  
How to eliminate a bad decision or policy misstep and win back voters
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 04, 2008


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Hit the brakes

New York senator Hillary and former president Bill Clinton, who not too long ago were seen as America’s pre-eminent and prototypical power couple, have recast themselves as a coed Thelma and Louise.
When the primary season closes on June 3, it is time for Hillary Clinton to exit the race
By EDITORIAL  |  May 28, 2008
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Issues, shmissues

During the past few weeks, we’ve heard yet more media laments from our self-appointed guardians of political civility, warning us that this campaign is about to go over a cliff.
Never mind the complaints about how the media are not focusing on the issues. Historically, they never have.
By STEVEN STARK  |  May 21, 2008
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Straight talk

It’s been a very quiet spring for John McCain.
It’s time to cover John M c Cain again — and here are ten good places for the media to start.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 14, 2008
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Emasculation proclamation

Though the press and Barack Obama supporters often maintain the opposite, by the rough-and-tumble standards of American politics, Hillary Clinton really hasn’t run that tough a campaign against the Illinois senator.
Is Barack Obama in danger of being outmanned?
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 30, 2008
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Local heroes 2008

In this, the eleventh annual edition of the Providence Phoenix’s “Best” issue, we highlight people and organizations who are doing exceptionally good work.
Ramon Martinez, Bill Harley, Ren Whitaker, and Bob Fusaro
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2008


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Endorsed by God

The press has begun to bury the Reverend Jeremiah Wright story, convinced by the polls that the issue — for the most part — has gone away.
Reverend Wright tarnished Obama’s image as America’s anointed savior
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 09, 2008

Truth hurts

The inflammatory "God damn America" soundbites of Barack Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright still in heavy rotation on the cable "news" channels were taken completely out of context.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  April 02, 2008
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More police problems

Anyone who watches police dramas such as Law & Order or CSI might get the idea that cops from time to time stretch the envelope.
Plus, Obama’s Philadelphia moment
By EDITORIAL  |  March 19, 2008

Rants of the Right

GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 01, 1900