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John Silber, tough witness, R.I.P.
John Silber, like anyone, had his faults.
| October 05, 2012
The 13th Annual Muzzle Awards
A year and a half into the Age of Obama, we are learning a lesson we should have figured out long ago — that repression, once in place, is rarely rolled back all the way, and that liberals no less than conservatives are reluctant to give up power.
A look at the dishonorable enemies of free speech and personal liberty in New England
| July 02, 2010
The recording industry vs. free speech
Download of Nonsense
This past week, US District Judge Nancy Gertner granted the industry's request to postpone the trial, originally scheduled to begin January 22, until February 24.
KYLE SMEALLIE AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE
| February 04, 2009
Blueprint for disaster
It figures that Attorney General Martha Coakley would scapegoat an epoxy manufacturer for the Big Dig disaster.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 7, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 05, 2007
When they began their careers in the 1960s, few would have predicted that TV broadcaster Dan Rea and US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner would make history together.
Lefts and rights
| August 15, 2007
A judge speaks with candor about judicial cop-outs
Rarely does an audience get to hear a sitting judge deliver anything more than the usual clichés about “blind justice” and the like.
| March 28, 2007
A return to the shooting gallery
In Boston, one gunshot victim every other day is the norm; one every day is a crisis.
Over the Past six months, Boston has seen an average of one shooting a day — a level not reached since the early ’90s
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| March 28, 2006
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