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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009
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Sarah Palin, Inc.

Confused commenters have no clue as to the opportunities that await Palin — because few understand the extraordinary, multi-billion-dollar marketplace that has developed for movement conservatives.
The biggest brand name in conservative politics is about to enter the burgeoning right-wing marketplace — and she's perfect for it. Ka-ching!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 17, 2009

Defy Shepard Fairey

There is nothing radical about Shepard Fairey. There is nothing guerilla about Shepard Fairey.
Letters to the Boston editor, November 7, 2008
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The alt-candidates

A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008
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Travels with Sarah

Apparently, the idea of Palin as the Queen Esther for our time has made it to New Hampshire.  
As Palin tours New Hampshire, signs of Biblical calling, talent on the stump, and a shot at 2012
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 22, 2008
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Lou Dobbs in 2012?

On November 4, the United States will elect a new president. And, on November 5, in this era of the permanent campaign, the Road to the White House 2012 will begin in earnest.  
As the GOP implodes, the financial crisis may present a white-hot moment for a third-party voice to enter the fray
By STEVEN STARK  |  October 16, 2008


Stopped, dropped, and rolled

I’d like to thank and commend Adam Reilly for writing about the journalists arrested covering the Republican convention in St. Paul.  
Letters to the Boston editor, October 17, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 16, 2008
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Is John McCain crazy?

There is something not quite right about John McCain.  
Or is he merely disturbed? Plus, local congressmen who screwed up the bailout.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 02, 2008
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Where has all the Gonzo gone?

On top of everything else they’ve blighted over their awful eight-year reign, the Bushies did this: they killed Hunter S. Thompson.
In the first presidential election since the death of Hunter S. Thompson, we finally realize what we've lost
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 23, 2008
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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

A portrait of Thompson as era-defining and inimitable, and eventually a victim of his own image.
An entertaining, if hagiographic portrait
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 01, 2008

Dartmouth's right is wrong

This article originally appeared in the April 15, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
A bad Review of some campus elitists
By SEAN FLYNN  |  April 18, 2008


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For real change, the chattering classes need to take a fall

The key word of the moment in America is “change.”
Phillipe and Jorge
By PHILLIPE + JORGE  |  January 09, 2008
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Man of the people

This past week, CNN’s Lou Dobbs posted an online commentary in which he predicted the victory next year of a surprise presidential candidate not yet in the race.
Yes, he’s a long shot, but no other independent “candidate” has Lou Dobbs’s potential, platform, or populist appeal
By STEVEN STARK  |  November 14, 2007
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Leftward ho!

The Daily Worker has nothing to fear — yet.
How liberal can the Herald’s editorial page get?
By ADAM REILLY  |  June 06, 2007
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The Mormonator

With the single-minded discipline and cold-blooded calculation of a cyborg, Mitt Romney is executing an aggressive campaign plan.
Mitt Romney has a steely-eyed mission to crush his opponents. Next battlefield: Ames, Iowa.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 23, 2007

Reagan gives good speech

This article originally appeared in the February 3, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Spurious
By SPURIOUS  |  February 02, 2007


The AIDS story

This story originally appeared in the December 9, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
On an ever-worsening subject
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 05, 2007
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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