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The enthusiasm gap

The selection of gun-shooting, anti-abortion, creationist, doctrinaire conservative Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee has finally got the GOP’s conservative base excited.
This election, with Obama having stoked pennant fever in Denver, it is the Dems who have cornered the excitement market  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 03, 2008
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Using the Web to stop a war

Wesley Clark is 62 years old. He is a retired four-star general, and is the former supreme allied commander of NATO. He also has a MySpace page.
Wes is more
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 14, 2007
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Out-of-body politic

The January 27 march against the Iraq War in Washington DC attracted tens of thousands of protestors, but did it crash the Capitol? Its virtual counterpart did.
Peace, protest, and pig grenades in Second Life
By SARA DONNELLY  |  February 07, 2007
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Welcome to the real world

When it comes to Second Life ( SL ), the immersive “metaverse” that’s gotten reams of breathless media coverage over the past six months, hard numbers are hard to come by.
Virtual insanity
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 24, 2007
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Seven for seven

While coverage of the Red Sox is always excessive (except for the sweet deals they get from the politicians, but whatever), the arrival of Daisuke Matsuzaka will make things even worse than usual.
What’s news in the New Year? Plan on these stories dominating Boston’s media landscape.
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 29, 2006

Ten to beat


Which Republican Senate incumbents are ripe for the picking in '08?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 27, 2006


Conspiracy of silence

Your editorial on  security in the US post-9/11  made me angry enough to actually write back.
Letters to the Boston Editor: September 1, 2006
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 30, 2006
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Hunting the wild Deaniac

Former Virginia governor Mark Warner was in New Hampshire last weekend trying very badly to capture the insurgent-outsider mantle that Howard Dean almost rode to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004.
Mark Warner switches from right-winger to insurgent outsider. Will the grassroots buy it?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 29, 2006
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The real anti-Hillary stands up

According to John Edwards, America has too many politicians (focus-grouped, poll-obsessed, expedient) and not enough leaders (principled, candid, sincere).
John Edwards stakes his claim
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 11, 2006
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Will Harvard get presidential in ’08?

As the pool of presidential candidates starts to take shape, some people are looking for leadership, ideas, or experience.
Crimson pride
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 26, 2006
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How to neuter the Republicans

A heavy burden lay upon the first convention of the “netroots” — that amorphous mass of progressive activists participating in blogs and grassroots organizations outside of the Democratic Party — in Las Vegas earlier this month. Netrooting for Dems: Te
Can netroots bloggers bring down the GOP?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 21, 2006


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Hoosier daddy

You already know the plot for the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries.
Spooked by Hillary? Evan Bayh could be your man in 2008
By ADAM REILLY  |  March 31, 2006
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The wrong stuff

You can’t blame Democrats for feeling optimistic. In 2005, George W. Bush staggered through as rough a stretch as any modern president has experienced.
These should be the best of times for Democrats. So how will they blow it in 2006? Let us count the ways
By DAN KENNEDY  |  December 29, 2005