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After Kerry, who?

As word circulated on Thursday, December 13, that Susan Rice was withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state, it was like a 2013 starting gun going off in Massachusetts.

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 28, 2012
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The case for John Kerry

Despite it being against Massachusetts's best interests, our view is that Senator John Kerry is about as perfect a candidate to be the nation's top diplomat as can be found in either political or policy circles.

By EDITORIAL  |  December 07, 2012
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War crimes

Secretary Clinton's quest.
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By MATT BORS  |  June 08, 2012

The best money can buy

Much attention being paid this week to Secretary of State Ralph Mollis's push to open a visitors center and gift shop at the State House, and Phillipe and Jorge are right on board with the idea — passed along to Ralphie Boy by the governor's office.
Cool, Cool World
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 23, 2012

That sense of entitlement

I read myriad newspapers. I also listen to radio and television news reports (with an affinity for the BBC, which has always seemed to know how to do broadcast news).
Musing on “me, now, more”; hope in RI; marriage doesn’t need defending
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  July 22, 2011
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After Clinton

With a world full of crises in full flower, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton surprised a lot of people last week by declaring, in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, that she will not continue to serve beyond 2012, should Barack Obama win a second t
The State of State
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 25, 2011


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Rabble-rousers, re-enactors, and the New World Order

Charles Picerno, a disheveled rabble-rouser, stands at the back of the crowd while Lincoln Chafee is inaugurated as the state's 58th governor.
The Inauguration
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 07, 2011
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The Looey Guv lunacy; a few endorsements; notable quotes; fond farewells

"You guys have the easiest job in the world," our fellow Vo Dilunders often tell Phillipe and Jorge. "There’s so much political fodder in this state you have enough material for a lifetime."
Fodder by the ton
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 24, 2010

Diamon Flip-Flops

If Al Diamon wants to break down the political and other mistakes of the 21st century, he could include a few of his own.
 Letters to the Portland Editor, January 15, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 15, 2010

Double Check Your Voter Registration


I have just been informed that I am not allowed to vote. Despite mailing in my voter registration, ON TIME, to the CORRECT ADDRESS, apparently...
By Sara Faith Alterman  |  October 30, 2008