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It was, quite obviously, big news when President Barack Obama came to town last week.
| April 09, 2010
Relentlessly ringing freedom
Amid relentless bell-ringing (“Let freedom ring!” chanted the enthusiasts as they deprived passersby of their hearing and sanity), the Tea Party came to Portland last week to greet President Barack Obama.
Northern New England’s Tea Partiers go local
| April 09, 2010
Change? What change?
Nice to see Goldman Sachs employee Barack "President" Obama get rolled by Gen. Stanley McChrystal so we can send more troops to Afghanistan on a hopeless mission.
Operation Afghan Tragedy. Plus, getting steamed over global warming and men in tights.
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| December 18, 2009
Can we have class dismissed?
What, you might ask, does Ahmed Hussein Ismail, the alleged gun-toting robber mistakenly let out of jail in Portland, have in common with Tareq and Michaele Salahi, alleged White House party-crashers?
| December 11, 2009
Crossword: ''King John''
Goodbye, Mr. Hughes
Goodbye, Mr. Hughes
| August 28, 2009
There comes a time in a woman's life when she just has to leave her husband at home with his mistress, toss her suitcase in a roadster, and head Downeast for a little timeout with her new, butch girlfriend. In July 1933, that's exactly what first lady
A lesbian journey through Maine's history
| June 26, 2009
Carter vs. the Clamshell: round one is a standoff
The presidential party arrives in a rush through the side door near the stage, and those in the audience at Portsmouth High School stand to applaud. Many are on their toes and crane their necks to catch a glimpse of Jimmy Carter in the confusion down fr
Inside, an impeccable incumbent fields the easy questions
| May 08, 2009
Toxic talk: Hating Obama
During and just after the 2008 presidential campaign, the antipathy of right-wing pundits toward Barack Obama reached remarkable, often repugnant depths.
Repugnant anti-Obama hate speech has dissipated for the moment. How likely is it to raise its ugly head again?
| January 19, 2009
Red, white, and blue balls: Bringing the party to the people
Are there any jobs on Earth more virile-sounding than commander in chief?
A history of our Inaugural West Swingers and White House Hoedowns
| January 14, 2009
Choosing my religion
There’s nothing that strikes me as heroic or important about Gregg Housh’s farcical jihad against Scientology.
Letters to the Boston editor, October 24, 2008
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| October 22, 2008
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
ANNE ELIZABETH MOORE
| October 01, 2008
The 11th Annual Muzzle Awards
Freedom of expression may be guaranteed by the Constitution. But it’s an idea we have to fight for every day.
Silencing free speech
| June 25, 2008
My niece Rachael was graduated from Wesleyan this past Sunday, an accomplishment perhaps overshadowed for some by the highly publicized circumstances surrounding the commencement ceremony.
| May 28, 2008
Could America face a committee choice for president?
Like many thoughtful voters, I have privately wondered what would happen if John McCain, Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama were to die after being nominated.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| April 09, 2008
And the beat goes on
All Phillipe + Jorge can say after Tuesday’s presidential primary is that we are overjoyed the Patriots resigned Randy Moss.
Hillary Clinton proves the Rasputin of primary politics
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 05, 2008
Vantage Point neither resolves its own mysteries nor says much about the Rashomon effect it’s trying to emulate.
| February 20, 2008
The ‘A’ word
How can the media cover a subject that nearly everyone’s thinking about, but is almost too abhorrent to discuss?
Is there one political story the press shouldn’t report?
| February 15, 2008
The rites of Robby
“At first he was a douchebag,” says Roadsteamer (a/k/a Rob Potylo) of the character he created.
Roadsteamer’s new message of unity
| July 09, 2007
Youth may be “a stuff will not endure,” but Noël Coward’s Present Laughter — which takes its title from the Shakespearean ditty that tells us so — certainly does.
Present Laughter shines at the Huntington; plus Hillary and Monica
| May 29, 2007
Notes on a tragedy
Seung-Hui Cho got what he wanted: a whole nation is talking about him and his horrific killing spree on the Virginia Tech campus last week.
More than a week after the Virginia Tech massacre, we still have more questions than answers
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| April 25, 2007
Notes on a scandal
The saga of gossip columnist Jared Paul Stern has entered a n phase that could end up generating the biggest political and the biggest media story of the year.
Could a botched sting operation compromise Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes?
ADAM REILLY AND HARVEY SILVERGLATE
| March 29, 2007
Chisley and his chisel
One of America’s longest-running sports-crime suspense stories may come to a close this week, as police are expected to arrest former Penn State defensive end LaVon Chisley in connection with the stabbing death of PSU senior Langston Carraway.
Sports blotter: "Penn State murder" edition
| January 17, 2007
“Assassination-conspiracy theorist” is a relatively recent addition to Paul Kuntzler’s résumé. Watch Paul Kuntzler on the JFK assassination
Gay-rights crusader Paul Kuntzler turns a sharp mind for detail to the JFK assassination
| January 11, 2007
Beating around the Bush
When the title and the premise alone piss off Hillary Clinton and Rush Limbaugh, why cop out when making the film itself? Death watch: Gabriel Range on his President. By Peter Keough
Death of a President misfires
| October 25, 2006
Randy Hien was a sun around which thousands of people orbited.
He opened the doors to the Living Room, with enthusiasm and encouragement
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| September 27, 2006
So that’s how World War II started.
Hits and misses
PETER KEOUGH AND PAUL BABIN
| September 22, 2006
The Ninth Annual Muzzle Awards
Nearly five years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, our political culture has been warped beyond recognition.
Our annual New England roundup of those who undermined freedom of speech and civil liberties. But first, a word about George W. Bush.
| July 04, 2006
Gone are the salad days when you could stroll into Ford’s Theater, shoot the president and flee; today, he can’t take a leak without five agents holding his dink.
If you like 24 you might like this
| April 25, 2006
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