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Patrick J. Kennedy
What is Linc hiding?; the Big East gets small; blunders at Halitosis Hall
"What's that you're holding behind your back?"
Show us your hands
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 15, 2013
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?
| December 24, 2010
R.I.P., Ben Mondor (1925-2010)
Flags at half-mast at Casa Diablo and black mourning mantillas over Phillipe and Jorge’s heads on learning of the death of Ben Mondor Sunday at his home in Warwick Neck at age 85.
The beloved Mr. Mondor; Environmental blinders; Volume control; Insane Clown Posse
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 08, 2010
An angry electorate? Eh, whatever
Whither the rage? Rhode Island's Great Recession — greater, even, than the national model — was supposed to conjure a once-in-a-generation anti-incumbent fever. But so far, it's looking more like a modest headache.
| August 20, 2010
Down ballot drama
The race for governor and the scramble to replace retiring Representative Patrick J. Kennedy have obsessed Rhode Island's chattering class. But all the talk has obscured an intriguing set of "down ballot" races for lieutenant governor, attorney general,
Important races to watch in '10
| March 12, 2010
Thanks for nothing!
We'd like to be thankful, we really would. Change came to Washington this year and the Mad Men returned.
In our first annual list of Rhode Island turkeys, the Phoenix fingers 10 people and institutions that made a bad year even worse
PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF
| November 24, 2009
Moderate Party touted as an antidote for RI’s woes
In February, a poll conducted by Brown University found that 74 percent of the respondents thought Rhode Island is going in the wrong direction.
| April 09, 2008
Why RI Republicans fail
Providence Journal op-ed columnist Edward Achorn has made repeated reference to the apparent “learned helplessness” of Rhode Islanders.
Quick to blame Democrats, the local GOP can’t seem to find candidates or a long-term plan of its own
| November 14, 2007
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