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High-octane coverage

Despite admirable wall-to-wall coverage from the national mainstream press and unusually in-depth reports from network television and cable, the Huffington Post has emerged as perhaps the single best go-to source for developing news and wide-ranging com
The Huffington Post owns Gulf coverage; plus, that Hitchens memoir
By PETER KADZIS  |  June 04, 2010

Meet Evan Thomas

Narrative is the throughline in the professional life of Evan Thomas.
The parallel careers of Newsweek's premier wordsmith
By PETER KADZIS  |  May 14, 2010

Burn, baby, burn

The Phoenix opposed President Barack Obama's efforts to help Chicago win the 2016 Summer Olympics on the grounds that doing business with the International Olympic Committee is always bad news for the host community.
The Olympics, zipper-gate, stimulus money, and why Coakley must investigate City Hall
By EDITORIAL  |  October 09, 2009

The Big Hurt: Peace capes

The dismissal of the drunk-driving case against Britney Spears has brought a ceremonial end to the downfall that ushered in a new Golden Age of tabloid journalism.
Plus Moz yarns, Osmond extensions
By DAVID THORPE  |  November 04, 2008

Intelligence deficit

The American press and public rarely get riled up these days over new revelations concerning President George W. Bush and his administration’s sorry history.
Bush fooled voters and the press once on Iraq. Can McCain get away with the same thing?
By EDITORIAL  |  June 11, 2008

I didn’t give at the office

Hats off to the brave lawmakers at Halitosis Hall!
Halitosis Hall gets an ‘F’ for long-range thinking
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 30, 2008


The morning after

Democrats and Independents are voting in record numbers.
Hillary is rejuvenated, but perils lie ahead
By EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2008

Slime time

Nasty presidential races are nothing new.

We already know about politicians’ capacity for coarse behavior. But how low can the press go?

By ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2008

Raising Hill

Hillary Clinton took only two questions from the audience at the end of her 35-minute speech at the American Association of Retired Persons conference.
Hillary Clinton’s ‘aura of inevitability’ might hide her weaknesses — at least until the Republicans get their hands on her
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 12, 2007

Political cartoons

Among its hordes of firsts, The Simpsons helped transplant politicians from the cartoon funny pages to our television sets.
The 20 Best Animated Politicians in Cartoon History  
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  July 26, 2007

Conquering Cleopatra

Packer returns to Shakespeare’s far-flung tragedy as Cleopatra.
Shakespeare + Company’s Tina Packer boards the barge
By IRIS FANGER  |  July 24, 2007


Notes on a scandal

The saga of gossip columnist Jared Paul Stern has entered a n phase that could end up generating the biggest political and the biggest media story of the year.
Could a botched sting operation compromise Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes?

High time for high principles

Every now and then a case comes before the US Supreme Court that has as much entertainment value as constitutional significance.
Why the Supreme Court should back the bong guy
By EDITORIAL  |  March 21, 2007

Blame game

For Democratic partisans, the pleasure of watching Republicans lose their shirts in last week’s midterm elections was matched only by the joy of watching Republicans admit defeat.
The conservative press grapples with a very bad week
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 15, 2006

Off with their heads

The signs are getting bleak for the man in the White House and the party in power.
Recent polls are giving the GOP the willies. So should the movies.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 20, 2006


House Speaker Dennis Hastert took office in the wake of one Republican sex scandal, and it looks like he might lose his chair in the wake of another.
The former congressman’s true crime
By EDITORIAL  |  October 05, 2006


Lowlights from DemCon 2006

Yes, Virginia, there were some inspiring moments in Worcester’s DCU Center last weekend, with Deval Patrick’s first speech on Saturday topping the list.
Worcester come-down  
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 07, 2006

Stop whining and do your job

A president with a history of antipathy toward the media complains openly about the “knee-jerk liberal press.”
The White House and the media are not supposed to get along, stupid
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 28, 2006

Sincerity matters

Dear Dr. Lovemonkey, I recently started dating this great guy.
Dr. Lovemonkey gives advice to those having relationship woes
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  February 23, 2006

The “I” word

Greg Mitchell had a very nice piece in the trade magazine Editor & Publisher about how our mainstream media — an absolute disgrace throughout the Bush administration — is avoiding using the word “impeachment” concerning the Boy in the Bubble’s affro
Why is the mainstream media afraid of George W. Bush?
By  |  January 25, 2006