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We’re still screwed

To everyone on social media who thanked "god" for the Obama win: next time, please pray for a president who isn't bankrolled by the likes of Goldman Sachs, who respects civil liberties, and who doesn't indiscriminately bomb civilians. For now, you're ju

By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 16, 2012
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Sad Boy

The Irish playwright Brendan Behan, known for his plays The Hostage and The Quare Fellow and for his memoir Borstal Boy, was a raucous, charismatic, hard-drinking Irish Republican who began to write after he got out of prison for shooting at Engl

By STEVE VINEBERG  |  October 05, 2012

Drinking with the devil

As the dog days of August drag on, you may be unlucky enough to encounter a campaigning politician.
Politics + Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  August 24, 2012
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Review: The Newsroom

The Newsroom is a dose of concentrated Sorkin, by turns maddening and exhilarating.
All in the family: Sorkin does Sorkin in 'The Newsroom'
By RYAN STEWART  |  June 22, 2012
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Dog daze

Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012.
Letters to the Boston editors, March 9, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 09, 2012

Question authority

Maine journalists appear to disbelieve their own eyes, decline to do their own research, and prefer to quote officials instead of relying on independent knowledge and experience.
Press Releases
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2012


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Getting the Ron-around

While fellow Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum fight it out in Florida, Ron Paul, dark-horse candidate and Constitutional fundamentalist, sallied forth along his unorthodox campaign trail, hitting states with upcoming cauc
Checking in with presidential hopeful Paul
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  February 03, 2012
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Boenher's shame: The putrid politics of Republican negativity.

Pity John Boehner. By rights, as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Boehner should be considered one of Washington's most powerful leaders.
Or, the GOP’s Payroll-Tax screw-up explained
By EDITORIAL  |  December 23, 2011

Senator Collins helps derail prison reform

As a result of the apparent decision by congressional Republicans to oppose almost everything Democrats are for, Maine Senator Susan Collins — who claims to be above partisanship — helped derail Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb's bill to establish a
'Toxic' Washington
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  November 11, 2011
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Night of the Republican Debate, Part X

Death won't stop them from campaigning!
Big Fat Whale
By BRIAN MCFADDEN  |  October 28, 2011

Photos: 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College

The 2012 Republican Presidential candidates debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on October 11, 2011.
October 11, 2011 | Hanover, NH
By JOE DIFAZIO  |  October 21, 2011


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Review: The Ides of March

Though more contemporary than Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), George Clooney's new directorial effort seems less topical.
George Clooney's new directorial effort
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 07, 2011

Drawing a line

Remain calm. You've probably heard that a special commission has failed to reach bipartisan agreement on a plan to redraw the boundary between Maine's two congressional districts in order to make their populations as close to equal as possible. Don't p
Bipartisan agreement
By AL DIAMON  |  September 09, 2011
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Boston's last congressman?

At the moment, neither the Senate president nor the Speaker of the House lives in the city. And in two years, the unthinkable could become reality: Boston might not have a single congressman residing in its borders.
Musical chairs dept.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 02, 2011
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Mitt's best week ever

The quadrennial farce known as the Ames Straw Poll has once again made its mark on the race for the Republican presidential nomination — by rewarding the candidate smart enough to avoid it.
Romney's presidential quest is looking better than ever - no thanks to his own campaign
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 19, 2011

How they hate him

Republican Governor Paul LePage has every right to be angry at Maine journalists for depicting him as a clueless buffoon with the political skills of a rabies-maddened raccoon and the public-relations prowess of day-old bait.
LePage vs. The Media Alliance to Ridicule, Degrade, and Eviscerate Normal Society
By AL DIAMON  |  August 12, 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
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  May 13, 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

Easily distracted

Contrary to popular belief, Republican Governor Paul LePage is not an idiot.
The LePage mantras
By AL DIAMON  |  April 08, 2011
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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
By EDITORIAL  |  April 08, 2011


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Sarah Palin wilts as Glenn Beck self-destructs

Common sense has bloomed among right wingers — not once, but twice. And while these episodes are unlikely to become regular events, we should enjoy them while we can.
Trouble on the right
By EDITORIAL  |  February 11, 2011

Family feud

Republican Governor Paul LePage is a remarkably consistent guy. LePage doesn't just do stupid things in public. He can be just as big an idiot in private.
Politeness and politics
By AL DIAMON  |  February 04, 2011
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What's gotten into Egypt?

Being a dictator is a tough business. Just ask Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Plus, Republicans for same-sex marriage, and trying to kill health-care reform
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2011

A critical reading of LePage’s inaugural address

Governor Paul LePage's inaugural address was fairly short, and was filled with rhetoric much like that from his campaign.
Starting points
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 14, 2011

Hating the government you lead

The Augusta Civic Center lobby swarmed with soldiers, security guards, legislators, lobbyists, and Republican ladies in nice dresses with "Volunteer" badges.
LePage's inauguration
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  January 14, 2011


The stain

"If the diaper fits, you must acquit." According to press accounts from 2003, that was the wording on a sign carried at a State House rally by a supporter of Republican state Representative Robert Nutting of Oakland.
The Nutting case
By AL DIAMON  |  December 03, 2010
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Why Deval Patrick deserves your vote

When Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2, we urge them to cast their votes for the re-election of Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray.
A more-solid-than-recognized record, plus a realistically humane view of the future
By EDITORIAL  |  October 22, 2010
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Sam who?

Sam Meas was hardly a household name, even when he was running for the United States Congress seat in Massachusetts's Fifth District — and he's even less of one now that he lost.
Six weeks on the campaign trail with a barely known Cambodian refugee who's running for Congress
By LAWRENCE BERGMAN  |  October 15, 2010
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Charles in charge?

Voters should already have a good idea what they think about the candidates — which is why an increasing number of observers, across the political spectrum, are expressing surprise at how few Bay Staters like Charlie Baker.
Republican Charlie Baker has been ready to be governor for years. But was he ready to be a candidate?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 08, 2010