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Holiday hysteria; vote for Kelsey; the Fiscal Cliff Clavins

What is it about this time of year? First there was the "holiday tree" controversy at the State House. Then there was the case of nut job Peter Zendran, who allegedly attempted to destroy a menorah on display at Providence City Hall.
That time of year
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 14, 2012
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Pledge class

Whether it's to flags, fraternities, or charities, privileged douchebags love pledging allegiance.
This campaign season, you’re not really committed to defending the GOP agenda unless you sign on the dotted line
By CHRIS FARAONE AND DAVID EISENBERG  |  July 29, 2011
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The GOP's top dog? It's T-Paw, not Mitt.

Whatever the reason, the field of Republican presidential candidates is failing to form, just a year away now Iowa and New Hampshire voting in the nation's first presidential caucus and primary.
Pawlenty tops our list
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 04, 2011

2012 GOP Presidential Rankings, Updated!


In the new issue of the Boston Phoenix – in print tomorrow, online now – I provide my first in-print rankings of the 2012 GOP...
By David S. Bernstein  |  February 02, 2011

GOP 2012 Rankings, New Year Update


I've been doing these rankings for two years now, starting on the final day of 2008. Looking back at that first list, seemingly so early...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 03, 2011

The weird get weirder; all about rubbers; farewell to Mr. Burke

When you consider the Democrats' disunity, ineptitude, and near-complete inability to present voters with a coherent program, it would seem that the pundits who have been predicting a Republican tsunami have a strong argument. But wait! Just in time, th
Republican theocrats
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 15, 2010


GOP 2012 Rankings, Updated 9/20/2010


With the completion of the 2010 primaries, and the latest 2012 meat-market (the Values Voters Conference), now's a good time to update my rankings of...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 20, 2010

GOP 2012 Rankings, Updated 6/10/10


I've been getting poked and prodded by folks about my extreme lateness updating these rankings -- nice to know you care! Sorry for the lengthy...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 10, 2010

GOP 2012 Rankings, Updated 3/1/10


 I’ve been doing these rankings every two months since right after the last Presidential election (here's the last one), and every two months I get...
By David S. Bernstein  |  March 01, 2010
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Romney's new character: Macho man

Few things are more predictable than a GOP presidential candidate posturing as a he-man protector of America, and depicting his Democratic counterpart as an effete, appeasing girlie-man on the dangerous world stage.
In his new book, Mitt makes himself over as a muscular defender of America
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010
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New and improved Romney

Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance
He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010


Quick GOP '12 Updates


A couple of updates to my most recent rankings of the GOP's top contenders for the 2012 Presidential nomination:--Mike Pence (#2) has declined to run...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 26, 2010
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Female Trouble

Conventional political wisdom says that for a party to oppose a woman — or a women's issue — it's best to send out a female spokesperson.
A shocking dearth of Republican female pols should have the party in a panic. So why doesn't it care?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 05, 2009
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Congress's war on toys

Incredible, but true: until this past Friday, America was on a fast track to outlaw grandmothers selling children's sweaters for charity.
A new US law threatens to handcuff local indie artisans — and could render certain kids' products contraband
By LISSA HARRIS  |  February 04, 2009