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Will anything change now that Osama is dead?

The death of Osama bin Laden and the impending 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks have many people contemplating the gains and futility of nearly a decade of American engagement overseas.
Give peace a chance
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 06, 2011
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The Rhode Show in outer space

Easily the most otherworldly, bizarre event in this year's busy campaign season was the August 23 appearance on Channel 12's The Rhode Show by Providence mayoral candidate Christopher Young, renowned for his multiple bids for office in the Biggest Li
Crooning with Chris Young; Nazi talk; Clemens v. congress; the lure of the bucket
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 27, 2010
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Mickey Mouse Multiculturalism

Massachusetts treasurer and independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill was off base when he accused incumbent governor Deval Patrick of "playing politics with terrorism" in the wake of Patrick's visit to the controversial Roxbury mosque maintained by
Governor Patrick's problematic Mosque visit. Plus, Bush — and the GOP — vote yes for torture
By EDITORIAL  |  June 11, 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

Debating the Middle East muddle

US military aid to Pakistan and Afghanistan is being wasted and should be redirected to the police and moderate non-violent groups working for education and the rule of law, according to two Middle East experts who spoke Sunday at the Community Church
Global Politics
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  June 19, 2009
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Full shelf

Hot town, summer in the city. . . . or in the country. . . . or at the beach. Wherever you are, don't forget your books.
The best in summer reading
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  June 12, 2009


Drinking muddy water

There's something in the water
Eco-Whacko Syndrome!
By AL DIAMON  |  May 15, 2009
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Propping up a puppet

"If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer," Yogi Berra once said. President Obama should do the same.
Obama gets it wrong on Afghanistan
By TED RALL  |  February 25, 2009
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What's wrong with Augusta?

Charlie Colgan couldn't predict a recession if its arrival was signaled by warning lights and sirens.
Whatever it is, it isn't new. Things were just as screwed up a decade ago — in the opposite direction
By AL DIAMON  |  January 28, 2009

What's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?

Bipartisanship.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  December 17, 2008

Menino's mosque II

Making sense of what went on; taking action for the future
Making sense of what went on; taking action for the future
By EDITORIAL  |  December 10, 2008


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Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008
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Are universities selling out to oil nations?

As Academia searches for elusive dollars in a downward economy, oil-rich nations are enticing American schools to open satellite campuses in the Gulf.
As their big bucks beckon, Gulf campuses boom
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  September 24, 2008
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Georgia on your mind?

So much for the Republican Party’s long-standing boast that Ronald Reagan neutered the Soviet Union.
Why the Russians are acting like Soviets! And why it will be difficult to stop them!
By EDITORIAL  |  August 13, 2008

Iraq = oil

Joseph Stiglitz fails to support his assertion that the connection between the Iraq invasion and oil is not plausible.
Letters to the Portland editor: April 11, 2008
By LETTERS TO THE PORTLAND EDITOR  |  April 09, 2008

Crossword: ''When in Rome''


Letters and numbers
By MATT JONES  |  April 02, 2008


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Iraq: Five years later

Five years later, President George Bush and his minions were wrong about the need to fight in Iraq, wrong about the way to fight in Iraq, and wrong about what the war in Iraq would ultimately cost.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the punishing cost of staying any longer
By PETER KADZIS  |  March 12, 2008
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Poppy parks the tiger amidst Crawford holiday splendor

Phillipe + Jorge’s invitation to share Christmas with the Bush family and their closest friends in Crawford, Texas, was once again lost in the mail.
Phillipe and Jorge
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  December 26, 2007
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News from not for nothing

During his time on Boston’s WBUR, Christopher Lydon’s The Connection had a number of listeners in Rhode Island.
Best of the blog
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 28, 2007
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It’s not brain surgery

Whew, don’t say that at Rhode Island Hospital these days or you might come home holding the upper part of your cranium in your hand. Trepan this, baby!
Keep your head protected on trips to the hospital
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  November 28, 2007
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A tragicomedy of errors

It was not until after George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were narrowly re-elected that many Americans began to realize that the Iraq War represented a dangerous moment in American history.
In an excerpt from his new book, The Fall of the House of Bush, author Craig Unger details how Bush is, well, screwing up the world
By CRAIG UNGER  |  November 20, 2007


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The Kingdom

Revenge has taken over the screen lately.
Let the carnage begin!
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 26, 2007
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Political cartoons

Among its hordes of firsts, The Simpsons helped transplant politicians from the cartoon funny pages to our television sets.
The 20 Best Animated Politicians in Cartoon History  
By DAVID MASHBURN  |  July 26, 2007
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Heat waves

“Summer joys are spoilt by use,” wrote John Keats, meaning the less you do between June and August, the better.
Summer reads to cool off with
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  June 28, 2007
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Rushdie’s courage

Bombay-born Salman Rushdie, educated at Rugby and Cambridge, is now Sir Salman Rushdie.
Why Sir Salman’s knighthood matters
By EDITORIAL  |  June 20, 2007

Sad state of affairs

Thank you for your moving story about the happy life and sad death of  Kelly Wallace .
Letters to the Boston editor: June 1, 2007
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  May 30, 2007


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A plea to the democrats in congress

Perhaps the new Democratic majority in Congress can slow down, if not bring to a halt, the current presidential insanity.
State of the nation
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  January 10, 2007

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By BLY LAURITANO-WERNER  |  December 27, 2006

Africa's invisible slaves

This article originally appeared in the June 30, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Human bondage resurfaces in the dark heart of Sudan
By TIM SANDLER  |  November 14, 2006
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Border-garde

Next week, in conjunction with the Portland Museum of Art’s exhibit "American ABC: Childhood in 19th Century America," documentary photographer, MacArthur Fellow, and fine human being Wendy Ewald will give the museum’s Nelson Fund for Social Justice Lect
A talk with photographer Wendy Ewald
By CHRIS THOMPSON  |  November 08, 2006