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Say what?

Barack Obama is much more of an establishment-style president than the public generally realizes.
Obama should forget the feel-good and seize the opportunity in the Gulf
By EDITORIAL  |  June 18, 2010
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Springtime for Militia

I’m scrubbing my armpits in the campground bathroom at Fort Hunt Park in Virginia. It’s taken more than 20 hours for me to get here for today’s firearm-friendly Restore the Constitution rally, which is supposed to commence shortly.
Gun nuts from around the country converge upon the murder capital of the nation, Washington, D.C.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 23, 2010
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'Tea' is for terrorism

A year ago, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) produced a memo outlining the growing threat posed to this country from right-wing extremists. It compared the situation to that of the early 1990s — which culminated in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred
When even the most ‘legitimate’ voices of the right validate dangerously unhinged anti-government rhetoric — DUCK!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 09, 2010
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The next Scott Brown?

Republican Scott Brown's victory last month in the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat has every two-bit GOP hopeful in the Northeast claiming the mantle of the pick-up truck populist.
John J. Loughlin’s suddenly high-profile campaign to oust Patrick Kennedy
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 12, 2010
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Ted Kennedy's real record

When a 32-year incumbent seeks re-election, there is a long and well-documented record that can be examined. So it's disconcerting to note that admit all the miles of newsprint and videotape that have been expended covering the US Senate campaign, littl
A note on the 32-year-incumbent's accomplishments
By AL GIORDANO  |  August 28, 2009
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Please, just leave

The next four to eight years are gonna be some fun!
Right-wing crackpots plot to abandon the union
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 18, 2009


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Fair is foul

These are scary times for far-right conservatives.
What's the fuss over the Fairness Doctrine really about?
By ADAM REILLY  |  November 12, 2008
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Wacko patrol: America's 25 scariest conservatives

Imagine what will happen once the relatively sane folks now running the White House and the Republican National Committee pack up and go home?  
The Phoenix ranks the individuals who will hold the most sway over the right-wing message machine in 2009, and beyond.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008
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Granite up for grabs

Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008
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Voter apathy remains a primary staple

The big story from Tuesday’s primary election, understandably enough, was the seeming upset by Michael J. Pinga of state Senator Stephen D. Alves.
Talking Politics
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 11, 2008
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Ricochet ruling

Good news, Bostonians: you can own guns! The bad news: so can your weird neighbor.
Supreme Court makes Mass gun laws target for debate
By KIM LIAO  |  July 02, 2008


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Crackpot court

This past week’s Supreme Court ruling, invalidating Washington, DC’s handgun ban, demonstrates just how far afield “movement conservatism” has taken our country.
Taking a shot at the Supreme Court’s recent gunplay
By EDITORIAL  |  July 02, 2008
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The Obama two-step

Barack Obama lost his best vice-president option when Ohio governor Ted Strickland removed himself from consideration for the number-two spot.
Now that we know for sure Obama is going to the dance, who’s he gonna bring as his partner?
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 18, 2008
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Shameless

Members of the GOP must reject the shameless, dishonorable, dishonest former governor of Massachusetts, Willard Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney is a liar, and Republican voters deserve better.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 09, 2008
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Don't tase me, bro

2007 was the year that viral humor hit critical mass.
The year in would-be catch phrases
By JAMES PARKER  |  December 21, 2007
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King said George Romney didn't march

Romney was not satisfied with what George Romney actually did. He inflated it, placing his father into the iconic position of marching alongside the civil rights leader.
But, as usual, the truth wasn't good enough for Mitt
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 21, 2007


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Frankly speaking

Your superior correspondents were somewhat amused by comments made last week by Carlo Pisaturo in the Warwick Beacon .
Sore loser misses the mark on Ferri’s Warwick triumph
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 05, 2007
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Say it ain’t so, Cindy Sheehan

The best place to observe the masochistic tendencies of the American left these days is in San Francisco.
Plus, the turd’s blossom has finally fallen off
By EDITORIAL  |  August 15, 2007
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Why ‘fairness’ fails

Anyone who has ever sampled the auditory sewer that is right-wing talk radio can understand the impulse to reinstate the so-called “fairness doctrine.”
The excesses of right-wing talk radio have sparked a move to re-impose an equal-time doctrine. It’s a bad idea.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 25, 2007
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Tragic correspondence

Staged before a machine-gunshot-spangled American flag, Letters to the NRA has some strong messages for the nation’s purveyors of gun-lust.
Winter Harbor's Letters to the NRA
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 20, 2007
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Feeding the rabid right

Mitt Romney’s attempt to follow George W. Bush’s formula to the Republican presidential nomination has hit a snag.
If Mitt Romney can’t persuade conservatives that he’s one of them, his hopes are dead. But convincing them could be fatal too.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 28, 2007


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The GOP lurches rightward

Did the Republican presidential candidates see something in the 2006 midterm elections that everyone else missed?
McCain, Romney, and Giuliani are all morphing into extremists — and that can only benefit the Democrats
By EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2007

Can Bush be beaten?

This article originally appeared in the November 15, 1991 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
It won’t be easy, but here’s one scenario for a Democratic victory
By JOHN KELLER  |  November 14, 2006
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Third-degree burns

Special-interest groups are the kibitzers of the political game, circling the table, looking at everyone’s cards, offering unwanted advice.
Advocacy ads a factor in Governor’s race
By JOHN CARROLL  |  September 20, 2006
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The guns of Boston

More people were murdered in Boston over the past two months than in any May-to-June stretch since 1990.
Why this could be the most bullet-riddled summer in 15 years
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 06, 2006
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Your ombuddy

Part internal-affairs cop, part complaint department, American news ombudsmen are truly a unique breed.
Once the most thankless job in journalism, the lowly ombudsman is now poised to be a star
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  June 19, 2006


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Africans suffer while the world stands by

Raised on a steady diet of “Never Again,” members of Brown University’s Darfur Action Network found it infuriating to watch the international community stand idly by as murder and rape in Darfur continued unabated.
Despite the efforts of student activists, it’s hard to get Americans to care about death, rape, and disease in Sudan
By ALEXANDER PROVAN  |  June 07, 2006

Flashbacks: May 26, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966 .  
By EDITORIAL  |  May 24, 2006
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Christy’s choice

The conventional wisdom is already fixed: if Christy Mihos — the convenience-store magnate and Big-Dig whistle blower who has pledged to run for governor — campaigns as an independent, he’ll be doing the Massachusetts Democratic Party a huge favor.
Mihos could be a contender — but only if he loses his Republican baggage
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 22, 2006
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Alito: public enemy

How much damage will a conservative Court do?
The Phoenix editorial
By EDITORIAL  |  January 25, 2006