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Year in Greenview
While eco-friendly initiatives gained some local traction this year, the national environmental picture was relatively bleak in 2010 — and stands to get even more depressing next year.
| December 24, 2010
Strong-arming the First Amendment
President Barack Obama is a bright guy. In fact, he's a former constitutional-law professor.
Plus activist judges and fat versus gay
| December 17, 2010
The independent herd
The big news in this election cycle is the rise of the Tea Party. Fair enough. But passing under the radar is an accompanying development that could have even more far-reaching consequences — the rise of an emboldened third force in our politics.
Is the nation in the midst of an unheralded political realignment?
| October 08, 2010
Both of Maine's senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, have backed cybersecurity legislation in hopes of avoiding or averting the catastrophes described in David Scharfenberg's main piece. But their approaches have been different, leading to confli
Maine's senators on cybersecurity
| September 03, 2010
You call this winning?
President Barack Obama scored.
Afghanistan complications multiply. Plus, Congress is heading for a weak wrap-up.
| July 02, 2010
If Al Diamon wants to break down the political and other mistakes of the 21st century, he could include a few of his own.
Letters to the Portland Editor, January 15, 2010
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| January 15, 2010
Who’s the real Dem?
Here in Massachusetts, Congressman Stephen Lynch has a primary challenge from a guy named Phil Dunkelbarger.
Phil Dunkelbarger’s challenge to Steve Lynch could be a referendum on Democratic values — if anyone pays attention
| July 06, 2006
How to neuter the Republicans
A heavy burden lay upon the first convention of the “netroots” — that amorphous mass of progressive activists participating in blogs and grassroots organizations outside of the Democratic Party — in Las Vegas earlier this month. Netrooting for Dems: Te
Can netroots bloggers bring down the GOP?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 21, 2006
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