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Mission creep: The 'long war' on al Qaeda terrorists

America is a prisoner of the War on Terror, which military and diplomatic policy makers once called the Long War.

By EDITORIAL  |  February 15, 2013
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Chafee’s number

This week, we continue with a running feature, the Gubernatorial Scorecard. Every so often, we'll rate Lincoln Chafee from 1 to 10 on both the politics and substance of his most recent maneuverings.
Gubernatorial Scorecard
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  July 29, 2011
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Infopocalypse: The cost of too much data

At any given time, federal agencies use more electronic storage units than could fill every NFL stadium from Oakland to Foxboro.
Meet big government's next big problem: Digital Overload.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 31, 2010
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Reinventing Boston's schools

For everyone who wants to make Boston's public schools better, Tuesday, September 28, was a banner day.
Throw the teachers' contract out the window
By EDITORIAL  |  October 01, 2010
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Federal trans-formation

The LGBT community has had its complaints about Barack Obama and his administration, particularly concerning the pace of eliminating the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, and passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
Frustrating on high-profile LGBT issues, Barack Obama has moved quickly, with little fanfare, on gender-identity issues.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 13, 2010