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Bad blood at 'PRO

The ongoing Hatefest at Salty's Joint has hit the Urinal, with an absolutely ridiculous story alleging that veteran Rhode Island radio hand, Ron St. Pierre, inadvertently "assaulted" John "The Journalist" DePetro with an 8x11" sheet of paper loaded wit
Trouble at Salty's Shack. Plus, firefighters burn their bridges and Esserman's bad attitude.  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 19, 2009

Cicilline, the firefighters, and the politics of protest

It is, on some level, hard to pick any winners in the li'l Rhody's latest battle royale.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 19, 2009

Eyes on the prize

We interrupt the Lincoln Chafee buzz fest to bring you this little nugget of news: there are a few Democrats who'd like to be governor, too.  
Hold on, Linc Chafee! Dems Frank Caprio, Patrick Lynch, and Elizabeth Roberts would also like to be governor in 2010
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 24, 2009

President Obama

In retrospect, it all seems of a piece: suitably fitting, almost ordained.
The trek ahead
By EDITORIAL  |  January 21, 2009

One of a kind

Phillipe + Jorge took time to attend the funeral of Claiborne Pell, in deference to all that he did for both Rhode Island and civility everywhere he went.
Rest in peace, Claiborne Pell, former senator and all-around class act
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 07, 2009

Uh, race still matters, folks

In a few short days Barack Obama will go from being our first black president-elect to our first black president. Yes siree, the black guy is finally going to be in charge. We finally did it. Welcome to post-racial America!
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  January 07, 2009


She's back - almost

Why Clinton's appointment is good for Obama. Plus, better Boston graduates.
Why Clinton's appointment is good for Obama. Plus, better Boston graduates.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 19, 2008

Two many Americas

It's worth reminding ourselves that when the Republicans are out of power, they go apeshit.
Could an Obama administration mean an end to the red-state/blue-state divide?
By BY MIKE MILIARD  |  November 12, 2008

Say it ain't so, Joe

Breaking: Biden resigns the vice-presidency amid Wentzgate scandal
Breaking: Biden resigns the vice-presidency amid Wentzgate scandal
By BY DAVID THORPE  |  November 11, 2008

Obama for president

The Phoenix endorses Barack Obama for President and Joe Biden for Vice President.
Plus, Reed for Senate, Kennedy and Langevin for US House, and choices for State Senate, House, and more

We want a fresh start — and an untroubled election

Tuesday, November 4, Election Day, may be the most important day of our lives — and even more so for the children and grandchildren we will eventually leave behind. 
Election Day 2008
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  October 29, 2008


Obama for president

The past eight years have been disastrous for America.
Vote for ‘that one.’ Also, approve pot reform.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 29, 2008

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

Living la vida Republican

Trying to find college Republicans in Boston is like looking for a flattering pair of jeans: they’re elusive — either too stiff or completely out of style.  
Because at America’s colleges, even the dangerously misguided have a right to be heard
By KARA BASKIN  |  October 20, 2008

How to eat seed corn

It is now revealed that the first quarter revenue projections for the state have come in an additional $33 million less than expected, running our deficit up to $66 million.  
Fiscal due-diligence is a concept unfamiliar to denizens of Smith Hill
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 2008

Is John McCain crazy?

There is something not quite right about John McCain.  
Or is he merely disturbed? Plus, local congressmen who screwed up the bailout.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 02, 2008

Persistent image

On my Facebook profile I have quite a few photographs of myself with an ex-boyfriend.
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  September 25, 2008

Odium at the podium

In most presidential elections, the importance of the debates is over-rated.
This year, with such a close contest, the debates could have an impact like never before. Here’s what to watch for.
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 25, 2008

Rhode Islanders vie to make difference in NH

With less than 50 days until the presidential contest between Barack Obama and Sarah — whoops — John McCain, there is good news and bad news for Democrats.
Campaign 2008
By MATT JERZYK  |  September 17, 2008

Granite up for grabs

Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008

Getting religion right (and left)

“Religion is seen to be the province of the political right,” Chris Korzen says.
Portland author explores Catholic faith and politics
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 10, 2008


The right stuff

Politics is often a matter of perspective.
Senator John Kerry has it; challenger Ed O’Reilly doesn’t. Plus, Sarah Palin’s Hannah Montana equation.
By EDITORIAL  |  September 10, 2008

The good soldier

It can’t be easy being Mitt Romney nowadays.
In Minnesota, Mitt keeps the faith
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 03, 2008

The enthusiasm gap

The selection of gun-shooting, anti-abortion, creationist, doctrinaire conservative Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee has finally got the GOP’s conservative base excited.
This election, with Obama having stoked pennant fever in Denver, it is the Dems who have cornered the excitement market  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 03, 2008

Dumped by text

He might not like this comparison, but Barack Obama has pulled a Britney.
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 27, 2008

What Obama must do

For all the fawning press Barack Obama has received, the grace and favor with which he has been treated is nothing compared with the free ride McCain has enjoyed.
A new talent must wrestle with an old hand at political survival
By EDITORIAL  |  August 27, 2008


Photos: Democratic National Convention 2008

  The scene in Denver, from the protests to the podium. Updated daily.
By JOEFF DAVIS  |  August 26, 2008

The Obama two-step

Barack Obama lost his best vice-president option when Ohio governor Ted Strickland removed himself from consideration for the number-two spot.
Now that we know for sure Obama is going to the dance, who’s he gonna bring as his partner?
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 18, 2008


Members of the GOP must reject the shameless, dishonorable, dishonest former governor of Massachusetts, Willard Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is a liar, and Republican voters deserve better.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 09, 2008

The amazing race

For the past year, presidential politics has been building to the crescendo that is the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
We break down the Presidential campaign to its six essential parts, and predict your next Commander-in-Chief.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 26, 2007