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Maine RNC delegates stand for Paul

At the 2016 Republican National Convention, Maine delegates will probably be seated on the roof, somewhere between Michael Steele and American Samoa.
Convention Report
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 31, 2012

Live Coverage: RNC 2012 updates

Live dispatches from the RNC.
David S. Bernstein and Chris Faraone cover the convention
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 24, 2012

Officials arm themselves for onslaught of democracy

With the Republican and Democratic national conventions approaching, federal, state, and local officials are working tirelessly to ensure that Tampa and Charlotte welcome all visitors to their cities with rose petals and open arms. Just kidding – they'r
Batten down the hatches
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 24, 2012

Next week’s Republican convention offers Mitt Romney a chance to get the voting public to like him — but he might as well not bother

Heading into his party's nominating convention, Mitt Romney faces a problem similar to one that confronted Bill Clinton in the summer of 1992: a lot of people don't like him.
Love me not
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 24, 2012

What are they protesting? Whaddya got?

There are at least 99 reasons to grab a bullhorn this summer.
Once more, with feeling

Prayers for Atheists take it personally

Prayers for Atheists follow up their 2009 debut EP with a full-length punk scorcher, New Hymns for an Old War .
Rising against
By CHRIS CONTI  |  May 06, 2011


Review: Better This World

Young activists sometimes do stupid things.
Our government opposes social justice
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 29, 2011

New and improved Romney

Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance
He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010

Protestors head to the G-20 summit

As President Obama prepares to ask representatives of the world's largest economic powers for more money to help reverse the global recession, thousands of activists will take to the streets to protest the policies of the G-20 and its members, who are
Global Outrage
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2009

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

How much rock would a Woodstock stock if

Hopes are high among the quartet of rock entrepreneurs – John Roberts, Joel Roseman, Michael Land, and Arnie Kornfeld – who think they can succeed where George Wein, Newport promoter, has not.
Three-day festival of peace and music
By ELEANOR WEBER  |  August 14, 2009


Psalms For The Deaf

Sage Francis addressed the densely-populated crowd at Rock the Bells at Comcast Center last weekend: "This song helped get a friend of mine out of jail. Thank you to all who donated. This song is called 'Conspiracy to Riot.' Strange Famous fucking Recor
Jared Paul Unleashes Prayers For Atheists
By CHRIS CONTI  |  July 24, 2009

Hope city

Filmmaker looks at life Under the Bridge
Under the Bridge
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  May 22, 2009

Human-rights campaigner to tour Maine

On the heels of news that Maine's unemployment rate is on the rise (2600 jobs were lost here in February), the state will host one of the nation's most powerful speakers on economic human rights this week.
Ending poverty
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 01, 2009

Judge dismisses RNC protest case

The defendants — who became known as the "Wall 7" — were in St. Paul during the RNC because, as Wilson puts it, "we think that our government should be held accountable for the crimes it has committed."
Justice for protesters
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 04, 2009

Year in pictures

Imagery 2008
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 24, 2008


Fourth-estate follies!

Granted, other years have had flashier media embarrassments (Jayson Blair, Stephen Glass), but that doesn't mean that 2008 lacked for media misdeeds.
Remembering the year in media malfeasance
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 23, 2008

Rise of the political bogeyman

The Republicans appear headed to a second straight national pummeling, which will leave it marginalized in the federal government and an increasing number of state houses. Many party faithful are already noting the need for the GOP to move back toward t
Impotent on the issues, the GOP turns to scare tactics. Be afraid!
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

Choosing my religion

There’s nothing that strikes me as heroic or important about Gregg Housh’s farcical jihad against Scientology.  
Letters to the Boston editor, October 24, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 22, 2008

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

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

Thugs on parade

I would like to commend Anne Elizabeth Moore on a fantastic job of reporting from the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.  
Letters to the Boston editor, October 10, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  October 08, 2008

Among the Republican thugs

Minnesota is known innocently enough as the Gopher State, but for one terrifying, riot-gear-and-grenade-filled week this past summer, it was a police state.  
Fear and pepper spray in St. Paul
By ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  October 01, 2008

Photos: Bulls on parade

"Security" at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN, September 3, 2008.
By KATHY CHAPMAN  |  October 01, 2008


Where’s the outrage over media mistreatment at the RNC?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 01, 2008


Is Twitter bad for journalism?
Is it time to dial down journalism’s latest fad?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 25, 2008


McCain’s crooked talk on torture

It might surprise some that McCain’s record in opposing torture and the Bush administration’s terror-war approach is more complicated than his comments suggest.
Critics, including a local former army interrogator, say he’s trying to play both sides of the issue
By IAN DONNIS  |  September 17, 2008

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

Beating the press

If you’re a liberal, you quadrennially reconcile yourself to the fact that the GOP is going to win the White House. Again.
Why M c Cain’s Machiavellian war on the media could cost him the presidency
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 10, 2008

Peacock problem

A recent Rasmussen Report poll shows that about half the country thinks the press is out to get Sarah Palin, with a full quarter saying this makes it likelier they’ll vote Republican.
MSNBC is in Barack's corner, which may cause an electoral backfire for the Democrats
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 10, 2008