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The Asian Dubya

Well, you can bet they're sleeping with one eye open in South Korea these days, now that the recently deceased porn fan and Oriental Fatty Arbuckle impersonator Kim Jong Il appears to have passed his role as Great Oppressor to the Great Successor, his so
Let’s hear it for the boy; Gina hits Fountain Street; hometown rockers
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 23, 2011
Bachmann's Convictions

Bachmann's Convictions

A quick stipulation: for the purposes of this review, I will pretty much pretend that Core of Conviction, by Michele Bachmann, ends with her 2006...
By David S. Bernstein  |  December 21, 2011

Photos: 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College

The 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on October 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 | Hanover, NH
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  October 21, 2011

The Anti-Vax Vaccine

Most effective before becoming politically active.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  September 23, 2011

Romney-Perry II

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry have something in common as campaigners: they are both much better on offense than defense. Perry, as both New Guy...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 13, 2011

First Amendment battle in the Bucket

As regular readers of this column know, Jorge is a native of Pawtucket. It was with great pride that I attended the celebration at McCoy Stadium this past Tuesday evening, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation.
A Catholic controversy; Taibbi’s straight talk; dandy Don; wisdom from Warren
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 26, 2011

At the trough

In another example of the wonderful money management skills of government everywhere in Rhode Island, it appears that when it comes to getting rid of a budget deficit, you do it by throwing money at lawyers.
Good money after bad; letter from London; road woes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 19, 2011

From Morons to Assholes

A pyramid of political insults.
By KARL STEVENS  |  July 15, 2011

Romney Leaves A Lot On The Table

According to reports, Mitt Romney will report raising $18.25 million since officially launching his Presidential campaign in early April. This is way ahead of the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 06, 2011

Debate Nonsense

Man, you could just feel the stupid last night, at the GOP Presidential debate up in Manchester, New Hampshire. The idiocy, the closed-information-loop spiral of...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 14, 2011

Thanks all around

"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  May 13, 2011


Republican whisper campaigns

Republican would-be candidates have some unusual secrets.
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  May 06, 2011

Bridge to somewhere

Phillipe and Jorge were flabbergasted — and Casa Diablo rocked to its very foundation — by the recent actions of Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority chairman David Darlington and his board.
RITBA gets it right; the Gipper's Day; Chan's has the blues; more shame in Afghanistan
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 04, 2011

2012 GOP Presidential Rankings, Updated!

In the new issue of the Boston Phoenix – in print tomorrow, online now – I provide my first in-print rankings of the 2012 GOP...
By David S. Bernstein  |  February 02, 2011
Bernstein Brothers Handicap GOP 2012

Bernstein Brothers Handicap GOP 2012

Michele BachmannDavid S. Bernstein: I invited you to have this email conversation about the 2012 GOP Presidential campaign because you and I both follow politics, but...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 07, 2011

Lie of the land

In his new film, The Invention of Lying , Ricky Gervais plays Mark Bellison, a pudgy everyman who lives in Anytown in a utopian world where lies don't exist — until he tells one.
Lying liars, and the end of accountability
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 09, 2009