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Cheney's latest crime
As if there were any doubt, the latest CIA scandal once again reminds the nation that whatever former vice-president Dick Cheney touched turned to slime.
Plus, Coakley's welcome move against DOMA
| July 17, 2009
Man of the Century
Bo Diddley, a particular favorite of Lupo, was the first “name” performer to play the club.
The late, great Bo Diddley helped put Lupo’s on the map
PHILLIPE + JORGE
| June 04, 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.
| January 09, 2008
Legislature moves to protect Maine journalists
“The very fact that the court would grant a motion like this, when there’s no suit pending,” she says. “You’ve got to be kidding me.”
| October 17, 2007
Chimp Boy hits and runs
Gosh, what an honor when Dubya the Chimp Boy finally had the balls to make an appearance in the Biggest Little last week.
Warmonger’s handlers make mockery of 1st Amendment
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| July 02, 2007
The many reasons for Liquarry Jefferson’s death
As of press time, it appears that a 15-year-old left his handgun where a seven-year-old picked it up and killed an eight-year-old with it.
Responsibility for gun control begins at home and extends all the way to the federal government
| June 27, 2007
The debates so far
Watching the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates debate this week in New Hampshire leaves an uncomfortable but undeniable impression.
Why the Republican performance is so dangerous
| June 06, 2007
The rats in Romney’s corner
Mitt Romney’s powerhouse first-quarter fundraising numbers — he reports to have taken in more than $20 million — got him all kinds of press attention.
The dirty tricksters behind Romney’s money
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| April 04, 2007
Getting Justice back on track
There’s been more than a little political posturing over the latest Bush-administration scandal.
| March 21, 2007
Pressing the case
In the aftermath of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s perjury conviction last week, the journalistic fallout of the case remains a subject of intense interest for reporters and legal observers.
A limited federal shield law would be better than the post-Libby status quo
| March 14, 2007
“Turd Blossom.” That’s what President Bush affectionately calls Karl Rove, his top political aide. It’s an apt nickname, especially these days.
Where Karl goes, corruption is sure to follow. Plus, a solution to military immorality.
| March 14, 2007
A split personality
It is time for the new governor to smarten up.
Recent events suggest that there are two sides to Governor Deval Patrick
| March 07, 2007
The GOP lurches rightward
Did the Republican presidential candidates see something in the 2006 midterm elections that everyone else missed?
McCain, Romney, and Giuliani are all morphing into extremists — and that can only benefit the Democrats
| February 21, 2007
State of denial
Bush seems hell-bent on stretching the limits of presidential power even further than Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon did in Vietnam.
The dangerous irrelevance of President George W. Bush
| January 26, 2007
An empty gesture
Boston mayor Thomas Menino’s plan for a panel of three civilians to review complaints about the police is vintage Menino. And that, sad to say, is not a compliment.
Why Menino’s police reform is a bad joke
| September 05, 2006
Keep the Internet free and open to all
The Internet may not be free for much longer. The Broadband, "God Save the Internet" (mp3) "The Death of the Internet." Commentary by COANews.org Support the Internet Freedom Preservation Act? Email your senator.
Plus: Bush’s war, Kerry’s call to get out, and Clinton’s silence
| June 15, 2006
When pigboys fly
For those of you old enough to remember the TV show Car 54, Where Are You? , it is time to do your best Gunther Toody impersonation, with an excited shout of “Ooh! Ooh!”
Is Karl Rove’s comeuppance at hand?
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| May 17, 2006
Like anyone who works a specific beat — sportswriters and political writers come to mind — media critics acquire lots of impressions, opinions, and stray observations that never actually make it into print, and yet they are worth musing over.
Sometimes a media critic just wants to herd a few cats
| May 03, 2006
The new McCarthyism
We were going to write in praise of fired CIA official Mary O. McCarthy for her assumed role in leaking the details of the Bush Administration’s network of overseas secret prisons for captured terrorist suspects, but then the admirable lady threw a monke
Bush tries to scare the wits out of whistle blowers — and the press
| April 26, 2006
Hunting with Cheney
That Dick “Sure Shot” Cheney lacked a necessary stamp for shooting quail when he accidentally plugged one of his hunting buddies sounds about right.
It’s no surprise that “Big Time” poses a danger to others
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 16, 2006
Schwarzenegger, torture, cocaine, and college: it must be Christmas.
Bidding good night to 2005
| January 07, 2006
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