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As much as we were entertained by the former Illinois governor's alleged raffling off of a vacant U.S. Senate seat, we just can't get past the coif. People who insist on yapping about his “railroading” should just spy from the neck-up for evidence that B
As much as we were entertained by the former Illinois governor's alleged raffling off of a vacant U.S. Senate seat, we just can't get past the coif. People who insist on yapping about his “railroading” should just spy from the neck-up for evidence that Blago has been doing business with greasy palms for years.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009
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Blackballed

Turner might want to avoid hitching his fortunes to those of such utterly disreputable pols as former DC mayor Marion Barry, ex-Newark mayor Sharpe James, and Dianne Wilkerson.
If Chuck Turner is innocent, why is he aligning himself with a coterie of disreputable African-American leaders?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 04, 2009
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The elephant also rises

Four months ago, the Republican Party seemed headed for the scrap heap. Today, things don't look quite so bad.
The GOP has a bumpy road ahead of them, but if they're savvy they'll be back in power sooner rather than later.
By STEVEN STARK  |  February 25, 2009
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Interview: G. Xavier Robillard

There just aren't many career options for a washed-up superhero these days.
Of politics, capes, and fame-whoring
By MARY PHILLIPS-SANDY  |  February 18, 2009

Office Buzz


Here's what we are reading around the office:All Hail Senator Oprah! Apparently Illinois Governor...
By webteam  |  January 26, 2009
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Toxic talk: Hating Obama

During and just after the 2008 presidential campaign, the antipathy of right-wing pundits toward Barack Obama reached remarkable, often repugnant depths.
Repugnant anti-Obama hate speech has dissipated for the moment. How likely is it to raise its ugly head again?
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 19, 2009


Search continues for our next chief justice

Ah, the PR campaigns and infighting continue to see who will be chosen as Vo Dilun's newest Supreme Court chief justice.
Maureen is no Diana for the RI Supremes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 14, 2009

Feed the animals

Nothing is more pathetic than the sight of destitute gubernatorial candidates scrounging through trash receptacles for returnable bottles and cans, sleeping in shelters, and eating in charity food kitchens.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  January 07, 2009
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00-Panetta

President-elect Barack Obama's pick of Leon Panetta as director of the Central Intelligence Agency caught Washington by surprise.
Why Leon might be right for the CIA. Plus: Al Franken, Roland Burris, and Caroline Kennedy.
By EDITORIAL  |  January 07, 2009

Sweet Caroline for Senate?

Just like everyone else, P+J have been following the saga of Caroline Kennedy and the New York senate seat.
Thoughtful leadership could dispel the stench of celebrity
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 29, 2008

Blagojevich indicted? Not quite


If you've been reading about Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's recent arrest, you've probably hear...
By Adam Reilly  |  December 09, 2008