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Among the Republican thugs

Minnesota is known innocently enough as the Gopher State, but for one terrifying, riot-gear-and-grenade-filled week this past summer, it was a police state.  
Fear and pepper spray in St. Paul
By ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE  |  October 01, 2008
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Twitheads

Is Twitter bad for journalism?
Is it time to dial down journalism’s latest fad?
By ADAM REILLY  |  September 25, 2008
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One of our drummers is missing

The Somerville-based Latin-jazz ensemble Either/Orchestra has gigs scheduled this weekend in London and Glastonbury, but their long-time percussionist won’t be along for the trip.
Either/Ordeal
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 25, 2008
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Smith Hill mulls Senate succession; minstrel show heats up ICE

The mantra from US Senator Jack Reed, who’s up for reelection this year, is that he’s not about to take a Cabinet position in a Democratic administration.
Not for nothing
By IAN DONNIS  |  April 16, 2008
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Behind the immigration debate

Over the desk in Stella Carrera’s cubicle are a few ceramic angels, a colorful bundle of rosary beads, and a cartoon of a fat, lazy American watching a televised protest for immigrants’ rights.
Stella Carrera helps newcomers navigate a rigid bureaucracy
By AMY LITTLEFIELD  |  April 02, 2008
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Hope amid setbacks

On December 8, Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out another Massachusetts immigration raid.
Migrant workers' rights
By NEELY STEINBERG  |  January 03, 2008


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Immigration raid substitutes for a comprehensive policy

The divisions couldn’t have been any clearer as immigrants’ advocates and critics of illegal immigration seized on last week’s federal raid in New Bedford.
Aftermath
By IAN DONNIS  |  March 14, 2007
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Blogs vs. reality

They came, they marched, they chanted. Now they wait.
Dissecting the immigrant backlash
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 13, 2006

Immigrant Rights

Starting in January, a buzz about a supposed upsurge in federal immigration raids kept undocumented immigrants away from work, classes, and errands in Providence.
“Raids” prove overstated, but concerns remain  
By VANESSA HUANG  |  March 22, 2006