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Romney's new character: Macho man

Few things are more predictable than a GOP presidential candidate posturing as a he-man protector of America, and depicting his Democratic counterpart as an effete, appeasing girlie-man on the dangerous world stage.
In his new book, Mitt makes himself over as a muscular defender of America
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 12, 2010

2009 had some redeeming qualities - really

Let's get serious: For many Portlanders, 2009 was a crap year.
Don’t look back in anger
By DEIRDRE FULTON AND JEFF INGLIS  |  December 25, 2009

Giles is one tough cookie

Phillipe and Jorge could not be more pleased to hear that President Barack Obama has nominated Cynthia Giles, the director of Rhode Island's branch of the Conservation Law Founda-tion.
Plus economic outrage, the clueless Pope, and listening to 'The Angry Man'
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 25, 2009
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Wish upon a czar

Paul Krugman could be Obama’s economic dream come true
Paul Krugman could be Obama’s economic dream come true
By STEVEN STARK  |  February 18, 2009
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Can the geeks save Rhode Island?

The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
The tech sector offers promise for the economic future, but a small labor pool and other hurdles must be overcome
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 04, 2009
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Apologies in advance

As the dominoes have fallen, one after another, in the Great Financial Crisis of 2008 and Almost Certainly 2009 and It's a Safe Bet Most of 2010 Too, we've noticed a disturbing and little-discussed undercurrent: many of the major players have names tha
A pun-ishing economic climate
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 23, 2008


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As RI struggles, entrepreneur sees promise

The revelation that Rhode Island faces a $300 million-plus deficit for the current year is just the latest bit of dire economic news about the state.
Techwatch
By IAN DONNIS  |  November 12, 2008
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The alt-candidates

A revolutionary, Ralph Nader, a Baptist minister, and two former congressmen from Georgia are all running for president in Rhode Island.
On the Rhode Island ballot: a revolutionary, conservatives — and Ralph Nader, of course
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  October 29, 2008
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Bull disclosure

As the presidential candidates prep for the final debate of 2008 — which will take place on October 15 in Hempstead, New York, with CBS’s Bob Schieffer moderating — it’s a fitting time to ask: why do some journalistic conflicts of interest become semi-sc
As the candidates prep for the final debate, it’s a fitting time to ask: why do some journalistic conflicts of interest become scandals, while others get almost no attention at all?
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 08, 2008

'Tote Board' is destroying America?

Steven Stark, I want you to look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself this question: what good does your column do for voters?
Letters to the Boston editor, September 19, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 17, 2008
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A sobering question

With every passing week the nation’s already-screwed-up economy becomes even more distressed.
Can Obama make Democrats face up to economic reality?
By EDITORIAL  |  July 30, 2008


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A sobering question

With every passing week the nation’s already-screwed-up economy becomes even more distressed.
Can Obama make Democrats face up to economic reality?
By EDITORIAL  |  July 30, 2008
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Is RI making the most from its tourism appeal?

If you were going to promote Rhode Island's plate of idiosyncratic attractions to potential visitors in other states, what would be the best way to do it?
Critics call a variety of agencies a wasteful approach in this small state
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 23, 2008
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Open book?

On any given day, New England Cable News features more smart, substantive politics coverage than any other Boston television station.
Sal DiMasi is an embattled politician. His wife is an aspiring talk-show host. Welcome to New England Cable News’ ethics problem.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 21, 2008
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Straight talk

It’s been a very quiet spring for John McCain.
It’s time to cover John M c Cain again — and here are ten good places for the media to start.
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 14, 2008

Trading barbs

I expect more skepticism from my newspapers.
Letters to the Boston editor, March 21, 2008
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 19, 2008


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Iraq: Five years later

Five years later, President George Bush and his minions were wrong about the need to fight in Iraq, wrong about the way to fight in Iraq, and wrong about what the war in Iraq would ultimately cost.
Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explains the punishing cost of staying any longer
By PETER KADZIS  |  March 12, 2008
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Common cents

Our government is now taking its cues from late-night infomercials.
Free money? Well, sort of.
By DOUG HEYE  |  March 12, 2008
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Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007

Union-buster

Did anyone actually watch Bush do his State of the Union song and dance on Tuesday evening?
What will the Decider step in next?  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 24, 2007
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A pleasure doing business

While Fred Durst has praised the Rhode Island locations used for his independent film The Education of Charlie Banks , he has a particular reason to appreciate the Ocean State.
The social side of the film boom
By IAN DONNIS  |  August 02, 2006


The hardest way to make an easy living

Dolo Pill is a surprising guy.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 26, 2006

Flashbacks: March 31, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
By EDITORIAL  |  March 29, 2006