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Might as well jump

Last Thursday, Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island — the last of his legendary clan in Congress — announced that he will not run for re-election.
Recent retirements of key democrats paints a picture of a powerful Republican rogue wave forming. So why are a number of high-profile Republicans leaving office too?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 19, 2010
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Finally, a GOP gubernatorial contender!

Speaking of the GOP, it appears the party has a candidate — at last! — for the gubernatorial race, provided he doesn't wimp out like Rory Smith did when he realized he was in a no-win, not-ever situation.
Robitaille gives it a go. Plus, voter unrest, Reid puts his foot in it, and more.
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 15, 2010

Bad schooling

When it comes to top advisors, it’s good to see John “Dubya” McCain keeping up his streak of employing clapped-out old political whores like Phil Gramm and Trent Lott, not to mention a rich lobbyist who represent brutal foreign dictators.
McCain’s education advisor has the whiff of debacle around her
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 23, 2008
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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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Marijuana reform

There is no sense to be found in the prosecution of individuals for possession of small amounts of marijuana.
A less-than-perfect but much-needed initiative. Plus, more evidence that Trent Lott is a weasel.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 28, 2007
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Brokeback men's room

Once upon a time there was a barbershop quartet known as the Singing Senators.
A curiously Republican story
By EDITORIAL  |  September 05, 2007


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Why ‘fairness’ fails

Anyone who has ever sampled the auditory sewer that is right-wing talk radio can understand the impulse to reinstate the so-called “fairness doctrine.”
The excesses of right-wing talk radio have sparked a move to re-impose an equal-time doctrine. It’s a bad idea.
By EDITORIAL  |  July 25, 2007
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It wasn’t a dream

Many observers believe the Democrats’ gains were mostly a one-time rejection of all things Republican. But is this just the beginning of a period of political ascendancy for the Democratic Party? Ten to beat: Republicans who are ripe for the picking.
Four signs that the Democratic gains in 2006 could mark the start of a new, blue era in American politics
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 28, 2006
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Today’s illegal-immigrant haters uphold a proud tradition

The “Day Without Immigrants” and Nuestro Himno , the Spanish-language version of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” have prompted lots of gum flapping about whether these gestures would actually reduce support for a more lenient policy on illegal immigration.
Angry white men
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 17, 2006
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Les Moonves Leads Commencement Charge

Talk about poor alumni relations.
BU to Howard Stern: Drop Dead
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 03, 2006

Rants of the Right

GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
GOING WHERE FEW REVIEWERS DARE TO TREAD.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 01, 1900