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Cannonball quiets Harvard quad
It’s been awhile since we had to worry about the multi-colored national danger spectrum, but last week, the northwestern quadrant of Harvard Square was put on high alert.
| November 06, 2009
Comic writers go nuclear — they think Amazon's the bomb
It was reported last week that "Iran has agreed 'in principle' to an international proposal that could significantly reduce its stocks of uranium."
Gone Fission Dept.
| October 09, 2009
Interview: Jim Langevin
Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin has been in the news of late.
This Just In
| July 31, 2009
Trying out an anti-demonstration ‘sonic cannon’
The Maine Marine Patrol is considering purchasing a “sonic cannon” capable of broadcasting earsplitting, “disorienting” sounds, like those that have been used to break up peaceful demonstrations in public spaces in Iraq and the country of Georgia.
| July 16, 2008
March 19 marks the fifth anniversary of the start of our war in Iraq.
Taking stock of the war in Iraq
| March 12, 2008
Obama backers rap Clinton contributions from Textron
Textron’s work for the defense industry has a controversial past.
| February 20, 2008
A tragicomedy of errors
It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
| November 20, 2007
Iran: the next crisis
All politics are local, so said the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.
Trying to make sense of Ahmadinejad at Columbia will not shed light on Bush’s emerging plans to attack Iran
| September 26, 2007
When you’re commuting by car to your cubicle in real life, it’s unlikely that you’ll launch, say, a rocket-propelled grenade at the Ford Taurus in the lane ahead of you.
Forza never kicks into high gear
| June 12, 2007
Tales of bravery
Thanks for the wonderful article on the old Boston Braves .
Letters to the Boston editor, May 25, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| May 23, 2007
La Tourneuse de Pages|The Page Turner
A girl needn’t go to the trouble of losing her leg and replacing it with an assault rifle, à la Grindhouse , to get even.
Something sinister is brewing
| April 18, 2007
Bush's secret army
The 9/11 attacks provided a catalyst: an unprecedented justification to forge ahead with a radical agenda molded by a small cadre of neoconservative operatives.
Meet the American mercenaries of Blackwater, who fight outside of the law and take direction from the radical Christian right
| March 21, 2007
Activists protest the ongoing toll in Iraq
Twenty people gathered in Bristol to discuss what will happen when the soldiers come home.
Four years later
| March 14, 2007
The longest-running debate among video-game fanboys is whether graphics “matter.”
Blood runs cold on a hollow Planet
| January 23, 2007
King of the freaks
I’d like to honor the best of the recently deceased political campaigns. Unfortunately, “best” turned out to be in short supply this year, but there was a surplus of worst. And I have just the prize for that.
Politics and other mistakes
| November 08, 2006
Shooting under fire
What began as an exotic summer job — shooting for the Israel-based photo agency Flash 90 — ended up being a crash course in combat journalism. Audio slideshow: Phil Sussman's photographs of Israel
Life during wartime: My summer in Israel
| October 04, 2006
The witty, political landmines that dotted Regina Spektor’s debut, Soviet Kitsch , spared the Russian-born singer-songwriter a lifetime of comparisons with that other beloved classically trained singer-pianist.
Begin To Hope | Sire
| October 02, 2006
Letters to the Portland editor: September 22, 2006
I was not surprised when told of the closing of the art show at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.
Thomas Manning in his own words
PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 20, 2006
The brutal truth
The carnage is due to the aggression — the terror — of Hamas and Hezbollah, groups that at best are dedicated to the destruction of Israel and at worst want to kill as many Jews in the Middle East as they can.
Hezbollah and Hamas, Iran and Syria — not Israel — are to blame for the unexpected war in the Middle East
| July 28, 2006
Playing craps with Iran
In Iran, we'll have to make choices from a host of lesser evils
Now that a real threat is emerging, what’s Bush going to do?
| April 12, 2006
Black plays like an ode to gleeful, cathartic violence.
A distilled shooter that goes down smooth
| March 28, 2006
The conclusion is inescapable: the position of the United States in the Middle East is far worse today than it was even two or three weeks ago.
The Phoenix editorial
| February 02, 2006
Why We Fight
As Eugene Jarecki’s documentary of the same title points out, Why We Fight was originally a series of propaganda movies produced by Frank Capra during World War II.
Rating: 2 stars
| January 25, 2006
Ace is high
Ace Combat 5 soars
| December 18, 2005
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