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Stars, bars, and open arms

The first thing I noticed when pulling into the Preble Street parking lot on Back Cove for last Sunday’s open-carry firearm event, which had been organized to encourage Mainers to legally wear their guns in public, was the Confederate flag.
Flags + Guns Dept.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  April 30, 2010

The question of Iran

Once again, Washington’s gunslingers are agitating for a war with Iran. Cheered on by Fox News and enabled by uncritical talking heads such as NBC’s David Gregory and PBS’s Charlie Rose, the let’s-bomb-or-invade-or-maybe-do-both-to-Iran brigade is busy s
Plus, Tim Flaherty for State Senator
By EDITORIAL  |  April 09, 2010

Lonely island

This Tuesday, the sixth and final season of Lost will launch onto home screens (ABC; February 2 at 9 pm). When the show last left us, you'll recall, it appeared to have killed off one of the Island's main string pullers, Jacob (Mark Pellegrino), in 2007
Michael Emerson sheds some light on Lost
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 29, 2010

MC Paul Barman | Thought Balloon Mushroom Cloud

Note how the title of Paul Barman's third and latest sounds corny at first glance but deserves a "ha" — or at least an "I smell this dude" — on further contemplation.
Househusband (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010

An Obama confidant on the surge in Afghanistan

Twenty-four hours before President Barack Obama announced a 30,000-troop escalation of the Afghan War, one of his key foreign policy advisors provided a view of the president’s thinking at Brown University.
War Dept.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  December 04, 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.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 09, 2009

jim list

Interview: Jim Langevin

Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin has been in the news of late.
This Just In
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 31, 2009

Time bombs

Timely new exhibitions look at the lust for power and risky business.
‘Atomic Afterimage’ at Bu, Foreclosures and Risk Structures at MIT, and the Cultural DMZ At Simmons
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  August 27, 2008

Critics say bill co-sponsored by Langevin and Kennedy heightens tensions

Rhode Island peace activists say a resolution co-sponsored by US Representatives James Langevin and Patrick Kennedy could lead to war with Iran.
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  August 13, 2008

March to war

During the course of two weeks in May, America’s top-ranking military officer went from warning that war with Iran could cripple the US military to rattling his saber at Tehran.
Why isn’t the press paying more attention to a possible attack on Iran?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 04, 2008

What about Tibet?

It is about money.
The Olympics may prove to be China’s Achilles’s heel
By EDITORIAL  |  March 28, 2008


Know nukes

I’ll never shake the sense memory of that numbed shiver.
Why is our worst national nightmare so misunderstood?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 31, 2007

Dumb or dishonest?

For some reason, wisdom maintains that Republicans hold an edge over Democrats when it comes to commanding the military and conducting foreign policy.
Bush and Iran. Plus, disturbing news about AIDS, and Romney’s illegal problem
By EDITORIAL  |  December 05, 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
By EDITORIAL  |  September 26, 2007

The Last Atomic Bomb

It’s difficult to criticize a documentary about the horror of nuclear warfare and how to prevent it from happening again.
Terror on repeat
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 01, 2007

BeloJo celebrates Black History Month

Is it just Phillipe & Jorge, but something seemed patently wrong, if not offensive, when the Urinal ran a headline on the top of its February 20 Vo Dilun section that read: “Black lawyer named to judicial panel.”
Carcieri appointment wins Casa Diablo approval
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 21, 2007


Mugged by reality

Lesser mortals are captive to the world, but supermen make their own reality.
North Korea, Iran, Iraq, and those pesky congressional scandals have finally caught up with George W. Bush
By EDITORIAL  |  October 19, 2006

The comic possibilities of North Korea

In North Korea, the omnipresent portraits of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il are wider at the top than on the bottom, which a) eliminates any glare that might distract your rapt attention, and b) dramatizes their looming presence.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 11, 2006

Seeing the unseeable

In tonal music and in dance it never happens.
Harold Edgerton’s science as art
By CHRISTOPHER MILLIS  |  May 11, 2006

The new McCarthyism

We were going to write in praise of fired CIA official Mary O. McCarthy for her assumed role in leaking the details of the Bush Administration’s network of overseas secret prisons for captured terrorist suspects, but then the admirable lady threw a monke
Bush tries to scare the wits out of whistle blowers — and the press
By EDITORIAL  |  April 26, 2006

Won’t get fooled again

Seymour Hersh’s April 17 New Yorker article, which reported that a “messianic” Bush White House was contemplating regime change and tactical nuclear strikes to pre-empt Iran’s bomb-building program, landed with its own explosive power last week.
With reports of Iran-war drums beating, how will the media react this time around?  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 25, 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?
By EDITORIAL  |  April 12, 2006

Fantasy World

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
By EDITORIAL  |  February 02, 2006