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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
By EDITORIAL  |  July 17, 2009
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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
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  June 04, 2008
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Shameless

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
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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.”
Shield law
By JEFF INGLIS  |  October 17, 2007
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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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 02, 2007
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  June 27, 2007


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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
By EDITORIAL  |  June 06, 2007
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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
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 04, 2007
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Getting Justice back on track

There’s been more than a little political posturing over the latest Bush-administration scandal.
Freedom Watch
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  March 21, 2007
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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
By JIM TARICANI  |  March 14, 2007
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Rove’s footprints

“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.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 14, 2007


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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
By EDITORIAL  |  March 07, 2007
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2007
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  January 26, 2007
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  September 05, 2006
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  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?
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  May 17, 2006
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Listing forward

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
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 03, 2006
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  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
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 16, 2006

Happy Hollandaise

Schwarzenegger, torture, cocaine, and college: it must be Christmas.
Bidding good night to 2005
By  |  January 07, 2006