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Massachusetts Rally for Wisconsin at Massachusetts State House

Photos: Rally for Wisconsin at Massachusetts State House

Photo slideshow of the rally for Wisconsin at the Massachusetts State House  
Massachusetts Rally for Wisconsin | Massachusetts State House | February 23, 2011
By ABILGAIL PETERSON  |  February 25, 2011
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The crying game

If you are wondering why Democrats in Washington can't get anything done, even though they control both houses of Congress, take a look at the glacial pace we often see closer to home on Beacon Hill.
House Speaker Robert DeLeo tolerates dissent. Then why do some call him a bully?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 26, 2010
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State of flux

A few weeks ago, the state legislature headed into its winter break with what might be called a flurry of inactivity.
Inside the Massachusetts State House, a forecast of political chaos for 2010 promises extreme gridlock
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 11, 2009
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You're all guilty!

Silverglate's thesis is as provocative as it is simple: justice has become sufficiently perverted in this nation that federal prosecutors, if they put their minds to it, could find a way to indict almost any one of us for almost anything. It is a truly r
In his new book, Three Felonies a Day , Harvey Silverglate dissects the corrupt justice practiced by federal prosecutors
By PETER KADZIS  |  September 25, 2009
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Weakened watchdogs

If the Globe shrinks, will Beacon Hill run amok?
If the Globe shrinks, will Beacon Hill run amok?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 19, 2009
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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


Flashbacks(1)

The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966. These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
From the archives of the Boston Phoenix
By  |  October 27, 2008
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What’s wrong with being sexy?

“Laughing is good,” she tells them, and her students laugh uncomfortably. And then the lesson begins. 
One woman’s story of gaining empowerment as a sex educator
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  February 13, 2008
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Mitt’s pit bull

Flackdom rarely leads to fame. But Eric Fehrnstrom, the traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney, has already joined the pop-culture firmament.

Meet Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s teeth-baring press secretary


By ADAM REILLY  |  February 01, 2008
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Moldy justice

A California law prohibits a woman from driving while wearing a house coat.
Archaic laws are often funny, but they’re no laughing matter
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE AND JAN WOLFE  |  October 12, 2007
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Listen up, newbie

Hey, kid. Yeah, you with the hat on backward. New in town? Big city, huh? Not at all like back home. Scary. Unfamiliar. Fraught! Want some advice?
We will make you one of us — all you have to do is trust
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  September 04, 2007


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Shattered illusions

This past weekend in Boston, nine people were shot, 13 stabbed, and feuding gangs used families at Roxbury’s annual Caribbean Festival as duck-and-cover props.
No, not the window!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 29, 2007
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Eire apparent

Visiting Dublin recently, I was dismayed by a telling bit of sartorial sociology: Yankees caps outnumbered Red Sox caps by about 10 to one.
Whither the Boston Irish?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 14, 2007
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Reversal of fortune

On January 30, Tom Reilly — the Democratic attorney general and would-be governor of Massachusetts — was supposed to formally announce that Chris Gabrieli, the wealthy Democratic activist from Boston, was joining his campaign as a candidate for lieutenan
Tom Reilly quiets the skeptics — but at what cost?  
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 02, 2006