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Camelot: The Next Generation

Senator Ted Kennedy's months-long battle with brain cancer inspired endless commentary about the demise of Camelot.
Patrick Kennedy is a square peg in his family's historic round table
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  October 02, 2009
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The Year of the Nerd

Barack Obama is many things. Dedicated senator. Devoted husband and father. Adept orator. President-elect. Nerd.
Screw the jocks and prom queens — in 2008, geeks took control of entertainment, pro sports . . . even the White House
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 23, 2008
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The Obama two-step

Barack Obama lost his best vice-president option when Ohio governor Ted Strickland removed himself from consideration for the number-two spot.
Now that we know for sure Obama is going to the dance, who’s he gonna bring as his partner?
By STEVEN STARK  |  June 18, 2008

Jackson's sweet dream

This article originally appeared in the March 4, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign


By SCOT LEHIGH  |  March 07, 2008
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For the Bible Tells Me So

Daniel Karslake’s earnest documentary offers a string of familiar but poignant true-life stories of young gays and lesbians being alienated from mom and dad.
Homosexuality in the Bible
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 10, 2007

The high hurdles

This article originally appeared in the March 24, 1987 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Obstacles for Dukakis in the long run
By SCOT LEHIGH  |  April 09, 2007


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Feeding the rabid right

Mitt Romney’s attempt to follow George W. Bush’s formula to the Republican presidential nomination has hit a snag.
If Mitt Romney can’t persuade conservatives that he’s one of them, his hopes are dead. But convincing them could be fatal too.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 28, 2007
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Rocky stars

Hillary narrowly won the opening round of New Hampshire presidential campaigning this week.
Clinton, Obama, and the people who really make or break Presidential dreams in the Granite State
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 14, 2007
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Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore?

Even his mom thinks it’s a goofy idea, but 29-year-old Jeff Smith, a novice politician bursting with liberal idealism, decides to seek a congressional seat in inner St. Louis previously held by Dick Gephardt. Watch the trailer for Can Mr. Smith Get to
A worthy contemporary follow-up
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 01, 2006
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Housewives desperate for Mitt

The midyear campaign-finance reports are in, giving us a look at what Mitt Romney’s been getting from all those fundraising trips out of state.
Romney watch  
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 19, 2006