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Our favorite dead celebs; one more nod for Thom and Tom; huzzah to J.R. and Teny

The end of the year always brings a list of deceased celebrities, whatever that has come to mean when every plastic surgery-deformed slag on a Real Housewives of (insert city here, but "Human Zoo Hell on Earth" will easily substitute) claims to be a s
Honor roll
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 28, 2012

We’re still screwed

To everyone on social media who thanked "god" for the Obama win: next time, please pray for a president who isn't bankrolled by the likes of Goldman Sachs, who respects civil liberties, and who doesn't indiscriminately bomb civilians. For now, you're ju

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 16, 2012

Supreme machinations; Fox plays dumb; more bad gamesmanship

Phillipe and Jorge don't know about you, but we would prefer to have our health care options dictated by a guy who dyes his skin orange and chain smokes.
Baa-baaa, orange sheep
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 06, 2012

Boenher's shame: The putrid politics of Republican negativity.

Pity John Boehner. By rights, as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Boehner should be considered one of Washington's most powerful leaders.
Or, the GOP’s Payroll-Tax screw-up explained
By EDITORIAL  |  December 23, 2011

Political football

Sadly, the only upcoming event with the capacity to truly inspire hope for millions of Americans, the start of the 2011 NFL season, will be twice marred by our current political culture and media.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  September 09, 2011

Does Obama have the cojones to win?

To make sense of this bizarre and dispiriting moment in American politics, here are the things one needs to appreciate.
This WTF moment
By EDITORIAL  |  July 29, 2011

The GOP goes to "Town"

The GOP goes to "Town"

 According to the "Washington Post," House Republicans were shown a clip from Ben Affleck's movie "The Town"  to rally support for John Boehner's most recent...
By Peter Keough  |  July 27, 2011

Obama's rebirth

It was a good weekend for the president.
By exposing his haters, the president has forced the GOP into a corner
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 06, 2011

The cruelest month

When T.S. Eliot wrote "April is the cruelest month," was he talking about how the last few weeks unfolded for New England's major sports teams?
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 22, 2011

Legal questions remain after Obama disses DOMA

Gay-marriage advocates got good news last month, when the Obama administration admitted that it was incapable of defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.
Dismantling discrimation
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2011

Desert Storm

Two days before Saturday's horrific shooting in Tucson, Arizona, which gravely wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and left six people dead, a woman disrupted the reading of the US Constitution on the floor of the US House of Representatives by loud
Tragedy in Tucson re-opens the question of the GOP's dangerous embrace of extremists
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 14, 2011


Mapping out the New Year's political landscape

Five for 2011
By STEVEN STARK  |  December 31, 2010

SPACE to screen video banned from Smithsonian

A video banned from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery last week in the wake of threats from conservative politicians will be on view in the front window of SPACE Gallery (538 Congress St., Portland) this week and next, as part of a nationwide s
Fighting censorship
By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 17, 2010

Minority Blues

The historic national Republican wave, which saw the GOP gain at least 64 seats in the US House of Representatives, seemed to skip Massachusetts, which elected Democrats in all 10 congressional districts.
Massachusetts's Democratic Congressmen won their elections, but lost their power. What will they do in John Boehner's House?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2010

Baker, Boehner; Boehner, Baker

This morning, on Good Morning America, GOP House Minority Leader John Boehner outlined Congressional Republicans' prescription for the economy. It consisted of tax cuts and...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 08, 2010

Might as well jump

Last Thursday, Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island — the last of his legendary clan in Congress — announced that he will not run for re-election.
Recent retirements of key democrats paints a picture of a powerful Republican rogue wave forming. So why are a number of high-profile Republicans leaving office too?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 19, 2010

They said what?

GOP leaders have a reputation for shunning science in favor of politics: on stem-cell research, evolution, and of course, climate change. As the global-warming battle heats up, so has their often-nonsensical rhetoric.
Republican lawmakers sound off on global warming
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 08, 2009

Any more jobs at the Vatican?

The September 29 resignation of Republican congressman Mark Foley of Florida, who sent “naughty emails,” as White House spokesman Tony Snow put it, to underage male pages, has sent shock waves throughout Washington.
D éjà Vu
By BRENDAN LYNCH  |  October 04, 2006

Do the Donald

Now that The Donald has emerged as the bankroller of a proposed casino in deepest Johnston — and wouldn’t the landfill be wonderful as a site, symbolic in so many ways — it’s time to get into full Trump mode.
Trump’s entry raises the casino sweepstakes
By  |  February 23, 2006