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Review: Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Morgan Spurlock ( Super Size Me ) is at it again.
Morgan Spurlock's new "docbuster"
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 22, 2011

Election whoas

Never before have a I seen such a classist, racist, lock-step-thinking set of election results in my time living here, and I — OK, kidding; kidding. Just wanted to get a rise out of the people who still think I'm all "Maine is a mess" and "White people
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  November 12, 2010
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Local activists crusade to cut circumcisions

What do William Shakespeare, Don Johnson, Sean Hannity, Redd Foxx, and Ralph Nader have in common with Jenna Jameson flicks and 70 percent of men worldwide? They're all uncut.
Protesting male circumcision
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 31, 2009

Trigger unhappy

Guns don’t kill people. People kill people.
Letters to the Boston editor, May 1, 2009
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 01, 2009
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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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Granite up for grabs

Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008


Crossword: ''Bizarro world''


Everyone's against me!
By MATT JONES  |  July 23, 2008
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Four Greens fight for their party’s nomination

Supporters of Cynthia McKinney say that choosing a presidential nominee doesn’t have to mean selecting between a black and a female candidate.
Alternative Politics
By TIM LEHNERT  |  April 02, 2008
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The 100 unsexiest men in the world

Welcome to the first installment of ThePhoenix.com's 100 Unsexiest Men in the World.
Who would Scarlett least like to be with?
By BILL JENSEN & RYAN STEWART  |  March 27, 2008
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Know your superdelegates

If they choose wisely, they’ll follow the will of the people all the way into the Oval Office.
Democratic insiders in Maine and throughout the country will decide the party's nominee
By BRIDGET HUBER  |  March 12, 2008
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Obama outside the Boom

A year ago, when I saw Obama speak on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire, he did not sound the way he does now.
The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 05, 2008


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Dance, monkey: Andrea Henry

Immediately projected all my unfulfilled dreams onto her. She’s already signed up for Patriots cheerleading camp.
We put a comic on the hot seat
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  March 04, 2008
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The amazing race

For the past year, presidential politics has been building to the crescendo that is the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.
We break down the Presidential campaign to its six essential parts, and predict your next Commander-in-Chief.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 26, 2007
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Trash talk

Trash night. Trash night, trash night, trash night. Abfallnacht , as they probably call it in Germany.
Who knew recycling, shorter showers, and organic spinach could cause such angst?
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 07, 2007
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Wrapped up

The upcoming presidential election was never going to be an easy one for the Republicans to win.
If a third candidate crowds the 2008 presidential election, the GOP will have effectively handed the election to Hillary
By STEVEN STARK  |  October 17, 2007
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The hippest guy in state government

The idiosyncratic crowd indicated just how different this event was from your standard legislative money-maker.
State Rep David Segal brings some youthful cool to the general assembly
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 26, 2007


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Say it ain’t so, Cindy Sheehan

The best place to observe the masochistic tendencies of the American left these days is in San Francisco.
Plus, the turd’s blossom has finally fallen off
By EDITORIAL  |  August 15, 2007
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Rudy's mayor problem

The biggest threat to Giuliani’s campaign can be summed up in two words: Michael Bloomberg.
Giuliani’s campaign-trail fortune could lay in the hands of New York City’s pesky other Hizzoner, Michael Bloomberg
By STEVEN STARK  |  August 08, 2007
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In sickness and in health

Michael Moore seems a little down on himself.
The Sicko director takes his own pulse
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 27, 2007

Letter to the Boston editor: April 13, 2007

Ralph Nader was not the reason for Gore’s loss.
Another inconvenient truth
By LETTERS TO THE BOSTON EDITOR  |  April 11, 2007
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Can McCain make it work?

The biggest story of the campaign so far has been the semi-collapse of John McCain.
Now that Perot-style independence is on the skids, will McCain’s ‘straight talk express’ be derailed?
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 04, 2007


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An Unreasonable Man

If you’ve grown tired of the hysterical one-note demagoguery of Michael Moore’s documentaries, then An Unreasonable Man may seem a welcome relief.
Epic documentary on the life of Ralph Nader
By PAUL BABIN  |  February 07, 2007

Get out of town?

Your editorial “ On Moving City Hall ” shows a common misunderstanding: City Hall Plaza is not Mayor Menino’s to sell.
Letters to the Boston editor: January 12, 2007
By LETTERS  |  January 10, 2007
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Fractured fairy tales

Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006
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Trotting out Trotsky

It’s a sign of the political times here in Portland when the Green Independent Party isn’t considered progressive enough.
 Surprise party
By SARA DONNELLY  |  December 13, 2006
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Ralph Ginzburg, American provocateur (1929–2006)

I first read Ralph Ginzburg’s magazine Fact in 1964, and it was a revelation.
In memoriam
By MICHAEL BRONSKI  |  July 12, 2006


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A wild, wild, wide-open race

Here are five Big Things about the recent primary election that were missed or underemphasized by the “straight” press.
What you won’t learn from the rest of the media about Maine’s upcoming elections
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  June 21, 2006

What Republicans can teach the Greens


Take advantage of the chaos
By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 08, 2006
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Grass roots fire fight

During its recent convention, the Maine Green Party transformed itself from a chronically decentralized group of activist-skeptics into a maybe, possibly, if-you-squint-your-eyes-could-be a unified party with a palpable lust for political power.
Maine Greens, burned by internal conflict, struggle to stay alive
By SARA DONNELLY  |  June 07, 2006

Flashbacks, May 12, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  May 11, 2006