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Latter day taint

Fifteen years ago, Glenn Beck was a small-market DJ with a drinking problem, no friends, and bleak professional prospects. Today, he’s a Fox News superstar averaging 2.4 million viewers, an inexorably successful author, and the leader of a popular movem
How Glenn Beck is driven by Mormonism — and why his fellow faithful (including Mitt Romney) should be worried
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 09, 2009
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Gay Activists Work for Ted

Gay-and-lesbian community activists are heavily involved in what the chairman of the Lesbian/Gay Political Alliance of Massachusetts, Todd Fernandez, calls "a full-court press to ensure that Ted Kennedy's re-elected."
Activists note Kennedy's gay rights work
By LIZ GALST  |  August 28, 2009
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Tormenting Teddy

After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
By BOSTON PHOENIX STAFF  |  August 28, 2009

Killing time

Every once in a while a playwright comes along with a distinct point of view and a voice that can’t be ignored.
Theater of Thought’sBash is a must-see
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2008
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King said George Romney didn't march

Romney was not satisfied with what George Romney actually did. He inflated it, placing his father into the iconic position of marching alongside the civil rights leader.
But, as usual, the truth wasn't good enough for Mitt
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 21, 2007


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Prudish publication makes its debut

You won’t see any bikinis in Eliza’s swimsuit spread, just one-pieces and a few belly-covering tankinis.
Return to modesty
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 10, 2007
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Mitt’s thorny threesome

Whatever Mitt Romney is doing in a few years, he’ll always have the Summer of ’07.
How will a trio of new media developments affect the Romney presidential campaign?
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 22, 2007
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Mitt's equity army

The predictions coming out of Ames, Iowa, hold that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win this weekend’s closely watched straw poll.
Romney’s war chest is overflowing with the contributions of his financial-world pals. But what is the price of their loyalty?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 10, 2007
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Next stop: marriage

If we had asked the leadership at Equality Maine about their plan for gay marriage say, two years ago, they would have likely said, “If we told you, we’d have to kill you.”
As New Hampshire enacts civil unions, Maine’s gay-marriage advocates get ready
By TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  June 08, 2007
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To Hell in a handbasket

The epic poem The Wild Party is most famous for inspiring two musicals that appeared in the same millennial year.
The Wild Party; Confessions of a Mormon Boy; Buried Child
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 01, 2007


Letter to the Boston editor: April 13, 2007

Ralph Nader was not the reason for Gore’s loss.
Another inconvenient truth
By LETTERS TO THE BOSTON EDITOR  |  April 11, 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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Conservatives shrug off the Globe’s Romney-lawn exposé

As stumps around the country, wannabe president and occasional governor Mitt Romney likes to crack wise about the nutty Massachusetts media.
Teflon Mitt  
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 06, 2006
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From Mass hack to Romney conspirator

In the recent controversy over Mitt Romney’s alleged attempt to shake down Mormon business leaders for campaign money, Don Stirling’s name popped up.
Stirling performance
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 08, 2006
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The wild bunch

One of the lies I tell myself is that some day I’ll care about the Rolling Stones as much as I care about the New York Dolls.
Another triumph for the New York Dolls
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  October 30, 2006


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The Mormonator

Political dynasties are as American as apple pie.
Mitt Romney’s blinding ambition. Plus, the inexplicable opposition to an Armenian-genocide memorial.
By EDITORIAL  |  October 30, 2006

Iran, Mormons, and the bottle

Emissaries of Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan allegedly work behind the scenes with Iran to derail Democrat Jimmy Carter’s negotiations to free US hostages held in that country.
Great October surprises of yore
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 04, 2006
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Feel-good movie of the summer

With the upcoming November elections poised to determine the future of Congress, what better gift could Republicans ask for than a popular Hollywood movie that conjures the image that for five years has granted them power and impunity? Watch the trai
Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican sellout of World Trade Center
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006
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Romney's greatest gaffes - 'tar baby' update

Even by Mitt Romney’s gaffe-tastic standards, this was a bad one.
He may be the GOP’s new golden boy, but the country doesn’t know Mitt like we do
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2006
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Mitt can’t pull a JFK

Sorry, Mitt, but the JFK approach isn’t going to cut it.
The Mormon speech Mitt Romney needs to give
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 12, 2006