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Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Densely detailed, superbly shot and acted, illuminating and thrilling, it is the best film of 2012.
Dark passage
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 04, 2013
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The Obama imperative

Two things stand between almost certain economic and social catastrophe: the prospect of the Democrats maintaining — or expanding — their majority in the Senate, and the reelection of President Barack Obama.

By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 02, 2012
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The Obama imperative

Two things stand between almost certain economic and social catastrophe: the prospect of the Democrats maintaining — or expanding — their majority in the Senate, and the reelection of President Barack Obama.

By EDITORIAL  |  November 02, 2012
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Obama's actual plan

It's not what you'd expect.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  September 21, 2012

Mosque welcomes visitors

Don't believe what you read or hear in the news about Muslims.
Community Building  
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 17, 2012
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Richard Clarke’s dark vision

Richard Clarke famously warned his superiors in the Clinton and Bush White Houses about the destructive potential of a small terrorist network run by Osama bin Laden. To little avail.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 25, 2011


The Lion King and the Elephant Man

The Lion King and the Elephant Man


 Why "The Lion King?" Why now? Seventeen years after the film entered the ranks of Disney animated classics, its 3D re-release last weekend shot to...
By Peter Keough  |  September 22, 2011
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Inside the 9/11 Truth Movement

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Who are the people who want to know what really happened?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 09, 2011

Declare yourself

The 8000-plus-word play-by-play of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, written by freelancer Nicholas Schmidle and published in the New Yorker recently, is a fascinating read, with lots of juicy details (example: the plan was always to kill bin Lade
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 26, 2011
Brett Michel interviews Brit Marling

Brett Michel interviews Brit Marling


After reading the story about Rep. Peter King threatening to investigate the White House's cooperation with Kathryn Bigelow for her upcoming Bin Laden film, I...
By Peter Keough  |  August 14, 2011


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The politics of killing Granny

All politicians love gimmicks. But Republicans seem to be especially fond of them.  
And why it matters to Scott Brown
By EDITORIAL  |  May 27, 2011

Too soon?

June 17, 2007 was Father’s Day. I was at Fenway with my buddy, Brian Liddy, for an interleague game.
Balls, pucks and monster trucks
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 20, 2011
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Seeing things

Early last week, US Senator Scott Brown claimed to have seen pictures of the dead Osama bin Laden, which he implied were shown to him in briefings. Hours later, his office put out word that the photos Brown had seen were not "authentic."
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By PHOENIX STAFF  |  May 13, 2011
Lisa Nesselson: Cannes report

Lisa Nesselson: Cannes report


The Cannes Film Festival started yesterday, and our crack correspondent Lisa Nesselson is on the scene. Here's her first dispatch: There are people who don't...
By Peter Keough  |  May 12, 2011
The case for capturing bin Laden alive: we’re a nation of laws not bullets

The case for capturing bin Laden alive: we’re a nation of laws not bullets


 A friend asked earlier this week what I thought of President Obama's late-night speech to the nation, announcing the death of Osama bin Laden, in...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  May 09, 2011


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Taking the long view

The surprising and dramatic death in Pakistan of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American Special Forces operating under shoot-to-kill orders from President Barack Obama was a triumph of singular rarity in the annals of international conflict.
Obama's secret. Plus, Bill Taylor, RIP.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 06, 2011
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Obama's rebirth

It was a good weekend for the president.
By exposing his haters, the president has forced the GOP into a corner
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 06, 2011
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The death of Osama bin Laden proves that pragmatic progressivism works

You saw the meme buzzing around the Net on Monday: Barack Obama, in dark sunglasses, smirking: "SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET YOU A COPY OF MY BIRTH CERTIFICATE," it read, in I Can Has Cheezburger all-caps. "I WAS TOO BUSY KILLING OSAMA BIN LADEN."
Hope at last
By GREG COOK  |  May 06, 2011
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Will anything change now that Osama is dead?

The death of Osama bin Laden and the impending 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks have many people contemplating the gains and futility of nearly a decade of American engagement overseas.
Give peace a chance
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 06, 2011

OSAMA BIN LADEN TWITTER DEATH WATCH: Or, the day the MSM discovered Storify


We thought about starting our own Storify curation widget, since this is the second biggest story since they came out of beta. But everyone beat...
By Carly Carioli  |  May 02, 2011


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The Kennedys will rise again!

As you've probably heard a couple thousand times by now, Rhode Island Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's retirement means Washington is without a member of Team Camelot for the first time in 64 years.
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By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 07, 2011
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Review: The Oath

The oath referred to is that swearing fealty to Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
An indictment on the War on Terror
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 11, 2010
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Reality bites again

At the tail end of February, for the second consecutive year, I (barely) escaped a late-winter hurricane to enter a Midwestern oasis of grass-fed beef, cheap cigarettes, Johnny Depp impersonators, and some of the finest documentaries you might just see t
Getting a jump on the year in documentaries at True/False
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  April 02, 2010

Change? What change?

Nice to see Goldman Sachs employee Barack "President" Obama get rolled by Gen. Stanley McChrystal so we can send more troops to Afghanistan on a hopeless mission.
Operation Afghan Tragedy. Plus, getting steamed over global warming and men in tights.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 18, 2009

Capuano for Senate

After a telescoped campaign, Massachusetts Democrats go to the polls Tuesday to choose a successor to a legend, Ted Kennedy.
Plus, Obama's Afghanistan blunder
By EDITORIAL  |  December 04, 2009


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Afghanistan: Just say no!

The idea that the war in Afghanistan has reached a critical junction, a “now-or-never” moment that requires an additional 40,000 troops to win, is rubbish.
Plus, Obama and the Nobel
By EDITORIAL  |  October 16, 2009
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Remembering 9-11

Eight years ago, on a sunny Tuesday September morning in New York City and Washington, DC, a sickeningly well-orchestrated terrorist attack took flight, in part, from Boston’s Logan International Airport.
Eight years later
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 11, 2009
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Three Day Threshold take pride in roots

Three Day Threshold take pride in their roots
The undiscovered country
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  January 26, 2009
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Toxic talk: Hating Obama

During and just after the 2008 presidential campaign, the antipathy of right-wing pundits toward Barack Obama reached remarkable, often repugnant depths.
Repugnant anti-Obama hate speech has dissipated for the moment. How likely is it to raise its ugly head again?
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 19, 2009