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Everybody is in favor of free speech — as long as it’s not too free. Or too speechy.
Politics + Other Mistakes
| August 30, 2013
The year ahead in visual arts
While the PORTLAND MUSEUM OF ART is about to wrap its wildly successful Winslow Homer exhibit, something tells me we'll be feeling the various expressions of "Weatherbeaten" for awhile.
See and be seen
| December 28, 2012
Our list of who’s done Maine wrong this year
Thanksgiving has arrived. Time to disagree over politics, sporting events, and who should get to finish the gravy.
It's Turkey Time
| November 23, 2012
We voted!; the old ball game; hear them roar
Like all good Vo Dilunduhs, Phillipe and Jorge used our unaffiliated voter status to become "Republicans for a day," cast our ballots in the GOP primary, and then switch back to being independents immediately afterward.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| April 27, 2012
There is no mystery to the debt crisis. Plus: Scott Brown, and the Boston Foundation
Understanding the debate about raising the debt ceiling, and imagining the economic crisis that will follow if Congress fails to do so, is really very simple.
| July 22, 2011
Daily Show vet stumps for Planned Parenthood
Lizz Winstead has a cold. The New York–based comedian is speaking with me from her home town of Minneapolis, where she has been working on a book due out later this year — and where she caught a heckuva bug.
No More Bargains
| July 02, 2011
Republicans continue to wage war on women
The Republican Party's unrelenting war on women is now being waged with such frenzied fury that sane people might well wonder if there is a GOP-wide obsession with punishing an entire gender.
Plus, Beacon Hill follies, youth violence
| May 13, 2011
Turning feminist theory into a visceral rape deterrent
In Africa, your vagina can get spikes for $2. No longer just a revenge dream, this device — called Rape-aXe — was actually distributed for free last year at the World Cup in South Africa.
| April 29, 2011
Scum along the Potomac
As of this writing, a shutdown of the federal government appears to be a serious possibility. Perhaps sensible heads will prevail, but either way the Republicans now leading the US House of Representatives have been exposed as destructive fools with no
The Republicans strike again, aiming to shut down government, but keeping Gitmo alive
| April 08, 2011
Your phone needs this list
You need phone numbers. Your cell phone needs programming. Spend a few minutes now, and reap the rewards all year long.
PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF
| August 27, 2010
It takes an identity thief
In late April 2006, shortly before the hearing to evict his tenant Karen Keester, Lee Gersch received a phone call from Keester’s twin sister, Michelle. She had just gotten divorced, Michelle claimed, and needed to move to Boston from Arkansas for a new
How Karen Keester made off with $250,000 — and became one of Boston's most accomplished con artists
| April 23, 2010
Hot controversy over sexuality center in Pawtucket
Too hot for Pawtucket?
| October 02, 2009
Unveiling the new (old) Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood wants abortions for everyone! Well, not exactly.
Rebranding the Branded
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| March 25, 2009
Parental discretionary donors
Polarizin’ Palin has people everywhere opening their pocketbooks to the pro-choice movement’s benefit.
How Sarah Palin generated over $1 million in donations to Planned Parenthood
| October 09, 2008
I had an abortion
Does anyone think about us, the people who have actually gone through with an abortion, and accepted that it was the right decision, for whatever reason, at that time?
Forty percent of American women have abortions by the time they're 45. I'm one of them.
| September 24, 2008
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