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Taking the long view

The surprising and dramatic death in Pakistan of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American Special Forces operating under shoot-to-kill orders from President Barack Obama was a triumph of singular rarity in the annals of international conflict.
Obama's secret. Plus, Bill Taylor, RIP.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 06, 2011
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Why did the liberals help construct our concentration camps for the poor?

Why did middle-class liberals, historically the leaders of compassionate social reform, allow, with nary a peep, the construction of our colossal Prison Complex? Two books, one new and one a few years old, explain why liberals not only went along with
Prison complex
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  September 10, 2010

Bay State not the bluest

Mr. Faraone’s sidebar to the recent feature “ ‘Tea’ is for Terrorism” states that “Massachusetts is the most socialist, hippie liberal moon-bat enclave in the country.”
Letters to the Boston editor, May 5, 2010
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 07, 2010
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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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Judge Stephen Breyer, Bill Clinton's latest pick for the Supreme Court, has attracted support so broad that it spans ideological and political differences.  
Stephen Breyer may be the right man at the wrong time
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  June 05, 2009
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Communication breakdown

You campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo famously claimed, but you govern in prose. Don’t buy the dichotomy.

How did Deval Patrick's greatest strength become a dangerous weakness?


By ADAM REILLY  |  April 24, 2008


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Presidential toteboard: To run, or not to run

In virtually every election cycle, there is a group of candidates who linger on the sidelines, unable to decide whether to enter the race.
As saviors or spoilers, would-be candidates could still change the ’08 race
By STEVEN STARK  |  March 21, 2007

Patrick's Power of Positive Thinking

THE GOVERNOR WANTS TO MAKE A FEEL-GOOD CASE FOR RE-ELECTION. THE QUESTION IS, THESE DAYS, IS ANYBODY FEELING GOOD?
THE GOVERNOR WANTS TO MAKE A FEEL-GOOD CASE FOR RE-ELECTION. THE QUESTION IS, THESE DAYS, IS ANYBODY FEELING GOOD?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 01, 1900