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Man bites newspaper

It's not news that newspapers are in huge trouble — victims of technological change and a mini-depression. What is news is the unadorned glee that is greeting the demise of newsprint.
The genesis of the newspaper problems can be traced to Richard Nixon.
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 17, 2009

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

Sarah, get your AK-47

Ever since John McCain selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate, she has been the focus of the campaign.
The Alaska governor is dominating the election as we head into the fall — Why that is bad news for the Obama campaign
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 17, 2008

Peacock problem

A recent Rasmussen Report poll shows that about half the country thinks the press is out to get Sarah Palin, with a full quarter saying this makes it likelier they’ll vote Republican.
MSNBC is in Barack's corner, which may cause an electoral backfire for the Democrats
By STEVEN STARK  |  September 10, 2008

Pressing the case

In the aftermath of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s perjury conviction last week, the journalistic fallout of the case remains a subject of intense interest for reporters and legal observers.  
A limited federal shield law would be better than the post-Libby status quo
By JIM TARICANI  |  March 14, 2007

Three in the Third

This article originally appeared in the November 7, 1972 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Drinan, Linsky, and Jack
By JAMIE ROSENTHAL  |  February 02, 2007

Close to the edge

The last time Republicans won control of both chambers of the Maine Legislature, the country was engaged in an unpopular foreign war, Washington was on the verge of a major scandal, Congress was meddling with social issues, and the vice-president was cal
Politics and Other Mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  October 25, 2006

Stop whining and do your job

A president with a history of antipathy toward the media complains openly about the “knee-jerk liberal press.”
The White House and the media are not supposed to get along, stupid
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  May 28, 2006