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Election attracting urine stains

For those who have felt that the entertainment value of Our Little Towne’s mayoral elections has been in serious decline since the Bud-I’s extended stay in New Jersey, look no further than the RIFuture blog.
Drama queens and vampire squids
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 23, 2010
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Has Obama peaked? Yes, he has

To listen to some pundits, Barack Obama's public image began taking a serious beating when the off-year election returns came in a week ago. Or maybe it was the undeserved Nobel Prize, his approach to the war in Afghanistan, or when he revved up his pur
Yes, he made history. Unfortunately, it’s all downhill from there.
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 13, 2009

Giles is one tough cookie

Phillipe and Jorge could not be more pleased to hear that President Barack Obama has nominated Cynthia Giles, the director of Rhode Island's branch of the Conservation Law Founda-tion.
Plus economic outrage, the clueless Pope, and listening to 'The Angry Man'
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 25, 2009
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Mr. Populist?

Barack Obama is an inspirational leader, a potential realigner, and a racial trailblazer.
Populism has many faces . . . but Obama's not one of them
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 24, 2009
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No laughing matter

The funnymen Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have a big edge over supposedly serious bloviators employed by the networks.
Anger, Obama, and AIG. Plus, doing nothing on Beacon Hill.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 18, 2009
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Appearing Act

Barack Obama is ubiquitous.
Obama's 'personal presidency' is overexposing the Commander in Chief, and painting him into the corners of the Oval Office.
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 04, 2009


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Wish upon a czar

Paul Krugman could be Obama’s economic dream come true
Paul Krugman could be Obama’s economic dream come true
By STEVEN STARK  |  February 18, 2009
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Revenge of the nerds

Barack Obama's new administration has been characterized many ways — as a return to liberalism, a Chicago Mafia, and the harbinger of a new age.
For the first time since JFK, 'the best and the brightest' are back in the White House. Will Ivy-League intellect be enough to set the country straight?
By STEVEN STARK  |  January 21, 2009

A new beginning?

Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
Obama augurs a fresh start, even with a stock of Clintonites
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  December 22, 2008
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The Year of living strangely

So let’s see if we have this straight.
A year in media
By JOHN CARROLL  |  December 20, 2006
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Alumnus interruptus

Rather than take pride in the bi-monthly’s stellar 108-year-old reputation, university administrators effectively declared war on Harvard magazine earlier this year when they brought out an in-house competitor.
How University, Inc. is controlling the message to its graduates — and funding base
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  November 16, 2006


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35 things you missed this summer

While you were off baking on the Cape/studying in Uganda/passed out on your couch in Allston, there was plenty happening in Boston this summer. Here’s a handy list.
A season in review
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 31, 2006

Pre-empt this

I’m surprised by how little your recent coverage of the war in Iraq encompasses the broken strategy of Bush’s pre-emptive war policy.
Letters to the Boston editor: March 24, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  March 22, 2006
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The Summers putsch goes awry

The Harvard presidential putsch, engineered by a minority faction of the Arts and Sciences faculty, may yet fail to accomplish the second half of its goal: to determine Lawrence Summers’s replacement.
Freedom watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  March 16, 2006

Freedom of screech

While I applaud your honesty, I cannot agree with your decision to not publish the Danish cartoons (“ World of Pain ,” February 10).
Letters to the Boston editor: March 3, 2006
By EDITORIAL  |  March 01, 2006