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Weenie Roast!

A year ago, with scandals and embarrassments swirling around Massachusetts state politics, the Phoenix tossed some well-deserving pols on the flames in our first annual Memorial Day political roast. I'm pleased that I've been invited back.
The Phoenix 's second annual Memorial Day political roast
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 04, 2010
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Murph’s Last Grasp?

The ever-restless Stephen Murphy is at it again, running anew for state treasurer — just a few months after voters re-elected him to the Boston City Council.
Can Stephen Murphy rally his troops one last time, or is this stab at higher office his last?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 26, 2010
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How Brown won

As the Massachusetts US Senate election unfolded yesterday, all that the pols and pundits wanted to talk about was how Martha Coakley managed to lose the race. And there is plenty there to dissect. But there is another part of the story, and that is how
While Massachusetts Democrats assess blame for who lost the Senate seat, the truth is that Scott Brown won it
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 22, 2010
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Mass betrayal

Is the Massachusetts House of Representatives beyond all hope? Under Democratic leadership, the song has pretty much remained the same for the last decade and a half: an insular and out-of-touch legislature is lost in its own constricted and often petty
How House progressives have let you down — and why they'll do it again
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 19, 2009
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The rain in Maine

If you're planning a trip to Vacationland this summer, be sure to bring your galoshes — the "gay storm" that's been satirized all over the Internet rolled into Maine last week.
Gay Marriage Ratified — and Jilted
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 15, 2009

Unsexy is right

Two weeks in a row your paper trumpeted the fact that Rush Limbaugh is at the top of your “Unsexiest Men” list.
Letters to the Boston editor, April 17, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  April 17, 2009


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All quiet on the Times Co. front

When I heard this past Friday that the New York Times Company had delivered a radical ultimatum to the Boston Globe 's 13 unions I called Globe spokesman Bob Powers to check it out. He wasn't talking.
The Globe crisis leaves New York speechless. Plus, Morrissey Boulevard's problematic political fan club
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 10, 2009
Who broke the Walsh story? Or, DQM regrets the error.

Who broke the Walsh story? Or, DQM regrets the error.


 In my latest Phoenix column, I argue (among other things) that it's not fair to accuse the Gl...
By Adam Reilly  |  April 08, 2009
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Is it Tim time?

Whereas a few months ago it seemed that no one could pose a serious threat to any re-election campaign mounted by Governor Deval Patrick, a recent string of missteps has suddenly made him very vulnerable.
As Deval Patrick flails, Tim Cahill is positioning himself to run. And that's a-okay with the Patrick team.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 01, 2009
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Tone deaf

March has not been kind to Deval Patrick.
Can Deval hear the thunder of jeers?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 25, 2009

Shape up, governor

IT'S TIME TO TALK THE TALK
IT'S TIME TO TALK THE TALK
By EDITORIAL  |  March 25, 2009


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Menino’s hit list

At a recent political event, Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino asked Robert Crane, the former long-time state treasurer, how many years he had held that office.
40 potential candidates for the 2009 election who could take on the mayor — if they have the courage.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 28, 2007
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Incumbency

After state Senator Dianne Wilkerson’s bizarre failure, earlier this year, to collect enough signatures to get on September’s Democratic primary ballot, an obvious question loomed: did the senator still want her job?
How Wilkerson, Galvin, and Murphy are using it
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2006