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What's wrong with the Palestinians' U.N. gambit

The Palestinian campaign to upgrade their diplomatic status at the United Nations is a train wreck in the making.
A dangerous charade
By EDITORIAL  |  September 16, 2011
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Hoop nightmare

It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 30, 2009
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Six for the seat

Over the next few months, as candidates for the US Senate travel the state, you're likely to hear them say again and again that nobody can ever truly replace Ted Kennedy. That's the truth. But what does the state want next, after such a legendary, la
After a tumultuous week, these half dozen are still in the mix for Kennedy's seat.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 18, 2009

Easy to love

Given the water wings of a viable performance, one-person shows about historical figures tend to sink or swim on the raconteurship of their subjects.
According to Tip debuts at New Rep; the ART sings Cole Porter
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 01, 2008
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Sunshine needed

Sal DiMasi has a track record of great accomplishment as Speaker of the House, with victories that include health-care reform, gay-marriage protection, and an economic-development package that offers unprecedented support for the arts, to cite just three
Political transparency is key if DiMasi is to transcend his crisis
By EDITORIAL  |  May 14, 2008

Jackson's sweet dream

This article originally appeared in the March 4, 1988 issue of the Boston Phoenix.

Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign


By SCOT LEHIGH  |  March 07, 2008


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Iran: the next crisis

All politics are local, so said the late Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.
Trying to make sense of Ahmadinejad at Columbia will not shed light on Bush’s emerging plans to attack Iran
By EDITORIAL  |  September 26, 2007
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The green governor?

Governor Deval Patrick promised to bring new faces and fresh perspectives to his administration, and he certainly has done that.
Few on Deval Patrick's ‘fresh blood’ staff have been seasoned in the State-house hallways
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 07, 2007
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Gerald Ford, Betty’s husband

It is the great irony of Gerald Ford’s public life that he is remembered so fondly in death because he lost an election. James Brown: 1933 - 2006. By Ted Drozdowski
The 38th president got a lot of things right
By FRANCIS J. CONNOLLY  |  January 03, 2007

The Reagan revulsion

This editorial originally appeared in the December 12, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The President should resign
By EDITORIAL  |  November 14, 2006

Striking similarities

This article originally appeared in the August 20, 1998 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Mike Barnicle, this is A.J. Liebling. Have you met?
By DAN KENNEDY  |  November 14, 2006


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A Handy Guide to the Big Dig Screw-Up

As people try to sort out responsibility for the fiasco that led to the death of Milena Del Valle in the I-90 connector tunnel, you might have a hard time keeping the players straight.
Who was watching out for the integrity of the work on the Big Dig? Everyone and no one    
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 27, 2006
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All poetry is local

The poems achieved are graspable physical objects, not “infinite,” but so wide and so deep, and solid.
Heaney’s District encompasses the world
By WILLIAM CORBETT  |  July 11, 2006
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The MBTA’s new fare-hike plan

It’s a ritual of most Boston University and Boston College students, enacted on lazy Monday mornings as well as on big-party Friday nights: taking the free outbound ride on the B Line, up through Allston and beyond.
Outbound Green Line may cease to be free
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 03, 2006