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The Road to 2012: The New New Hampshire

For Mitt Romney and other likely presidential contenders, 2011 will be a busy year of campaigning and preparation for the first caucuses and primaries of the nominating process in early 2012.
Mitt Romney and the rest of the GOP field are about to find a whole new set of players standing between them and first-in-the-nation primary victory
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 31, 2010

The political story everyone missed

The headlines from this year's gubernatorial race were Democrat Frank Caprio's indelicate suggestion that the leader of the free world "shove it" and Lincoln Chafee's historic victory as Rhode Island's first independent governor.
John Robitaille almost beat Lincoln Chafee in the race for the corner office. How did he come so close -- and why did the local media leave him almost wholly unvetted?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  December 24, 2010

Tormenting Teddy

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
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
lynch list

Granite grind

Much of New England joined the march toward marriage equality this year, but in the comparably conservative Granite State, its legalization has heated up a partisan battle for control of the governorship in 2010, promising that this political war isn't
Same-sex marriage ignites partisan battle in New Hampshire
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  August 07, 2009

Left out

When it comes to national politics, New England just ain’t what it used to be. Charting New England: The six states' political stats and facts. By David S. Bernstein
Its population is stagnating and its vote is predictable. In the years to come, will the rest of the country care about New England?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 03, 2007

Charting New England

The six states' political stats and facts
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 03, 2007

Ten to beat

Which Republican Senate incumbents are ripe for the picking in '08?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 27, 2006

Flashbacks: October 20, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Ian Sands and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By PHOENIX FLASHBACKS  |  October 18, 2006

Roving lie

Thanks for the window in to the NH GOP dinner and Rove’s tactics (“ Is The Bloom Off The Turd? ”).
Letters to the Boston editor: June 30, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  June 29, 2006

Bush’s high crimes

President Bush’s penchant for authoritarianism — for executive power unchecked by either Congress or the courts — has been laid bare by his aggressive and unapologetic defense of the indefensible: the secret surveillance of Americans without warrants.
Plus, Romney’s whining and Menino’s grim job
By  |  January 04, 2006