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Can the Netroots triumph in Rhode island?
Stories of State Representative David Segal’s nascent, underdog run for Congress invariably make a nod to the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. And rightly so.
On the Hustings
| May 21, 2010
Back in February 2007, a few months after a political neophyte named Deval Patrick cruised to victory in the Massachusetts governor's race with help from a political blog named Blue Mass Group (BMG) — which whipped up pro-Patrick sentiment while aggressi
While conservatives have ruled radio, liberals have dominated the net. But as the rise of Red Mass Group demonstrates, the left's Web supremacy is hardly a sure thing.
| February 19, 2010
Free speech for me, but not for thee
Last Thursday's Supreme Court opinion striking down corporate campaign advertising restrictions might as well have been divorce papers in the rocky marriage between the political left and the First Amendment.
| January 29, 2010
Review: Astro Boy
Five-year-olds who attend MoveOn.org rallies in between tee-ball and bath time are sure to love the new David Bowers–directed interpretation of Osamu Tezuka’s flagship character.
Partisan politics rain down like meatballs
| October 23, 2009
Are progressives winning on the Web?
Action Speaks!, the panel discussion series at Providence art space AS220, continues its fall run with a chat about the state of community organizing.
| October 09, 2009
Sympathy for Palin, advice for Gates
I found your article on Sarah Palin ("Sarah, Inc." July 17) to be surprisingly informative and balanced. Usually when there are media articles about Palin, they are loaded with personal attacks against both her and her daughters — something we Republica
Letters to the Boston editor: August 7, 2009
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| August 07, 2009
Inauguration Day Round-up
Most people round these parts will be celebrating President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration on January 20. But, even those rare local GOPs who are mourning the loss of a Republican administration will be looking for a good time.
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| January 15, 2009
Back to the barricades
In the fall of 2005, when the artist and curator Mark Tribe began teaching at Brown University, he was struck by how little protest there was on campus at a time of war.
Can reenacting Vietnam-era protests help us rethink Iraq?
| October 15, 2008
Bad words and warnings
And now, a few positive words about negative advertising.
Politics and other mistakes
| May 28, 2008
Letters to the Portland editor: March 14, 2008
I must add though, if I was born black, I would most likely be dead or in jail as I cannot stand discrimination or selective authority.
At last, she gets it!
LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR
| March 12, 2008
Know your superdelegates
If they choose wisely, they’ll follow the will of the people all the way into the Oval Office.
Democratic insiders in Maine and throughout the country will decide the party's nominee
| March 12, 2008
A one-stop guide to RI’s delegates and superdelegates
Get a load of how the Democratic Party selects its presidential nominee — and how Rhode Island fits into this process.
| February 27, 2008
Already some candidates have come and gone, but the field remains wide open as candidates prepare for the June 2008 primaries.
Twelve people want to represent you in Washington; we explain who they are as the winnowing begins
| December 26, 2007
Not long ago, the path by which the recent Justice Department scandal traveled from tidbit to tsunami would have been seen as an exotic trip through an unknown land.
Is Internet populism destined for corporate ruin?
| October 04, 2007
Locals push, in various ways, to end the war
Across Rhode Island, many people refuse to believe the hype that General David Petraeus’s September report to the nation actually means something.
| August 22, 2007
People have been lamenting the media’s coverage of anti–Iraq War activism for about as long as people have been opposing the Iraq War.
Memo to the anti-war movement: don’t blame the media
| March 30, 2007
The new armies of the ’net
More than a million people have downloaded the “Hello Garci” ring tone.
Can pop technology ramp up public interest in politics?
| February 01, 2007
Go for the gelt
Much has been made of how Mitt Romney has been courting evangelical-Christian support for his presidential ambitions. But Romney is also seeking friends — and, more important, money — among Jews.
Romney woos the jews. Plus, The Mass GOP fails to anoint a leader; negative funding in ’06; and a slow start to the at-large city council field
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 10, 2007
When it comes to national politics, New England just ain’t what it used to be. Charting New England: The six states' political stats and facts. By David S. Bernstein
Its population is stagnating and its vote is predictable. In the years to come, will the rest of the country care about New England?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| January 03, 2007
Does peace have a chance?
Four weeks after Democrats rode a wave of anti-war discontent to gain control of the US House and Senate, only four protestors show up to the weekly “Bridges for Peace” demonstration on the Casco Bay Bridge.
The anti-war movement faces its biggest challenge yet — politics
| December 27, 2006
A day of phony electioneering
Let’s say you live in New Jersey. You’re a registered Democratic voter, but, for reasons known only to you, you passed up the right to vote a couple of times in the last few elections.
| November 08, 2006
Jean Hay Bright tried once before to run against US Senator Olympia Snowe. Snowe's tracks: How moderate is Maine's senior senator?
Jean Hay Bright’s fight to topple a political icon
| October 18, 2006
Jeff Cohen on the weird and disturbing world of CNN, Fox, and MSNBC
In his new book, Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media , Jeff Cohen writes about his years with cable news channels as a pilgrim who’s returned from a strange and hostile land.
| September 18, 2006
The Phoenix decided to ask ten people prominent in a range of fields a question.
Eleven thinkers reflect on how their ideas have changed since September 11
| September 11, 2006
Moving on up
The first time I met Eli Pariser, I had to stand in line to get to him.
Eli Pariser talks about virtual campaigning, winning back the house, and his move back to New England
| July 05, 2006
Earlier this month, the Phoenix talked with Eli Pariser, who became the executive director of MoveOn.org in November 2004.
Eli Pariser, the wonder-boy executive director of MoveOn.org, now lives in Portland. Progressives, start puckering
| July 05, 2006
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?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 21, 2006
Crossword: 'Hey four eyes!'
That's what you'll shout
| May 24, 2006
NYC’s alternative crisis
These days, you can’t tell the players in New York’s suddenly volatile weekly-newspaper world without a scorecard.
The Voice gets a wake-up call as the Press takes a walk
| February 16, 2006
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